Final innings are coming soon on the fate of Oakland’s Howard Terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

Deciding the future of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal and whether it might disappear to make way for a baseball stadium is in what looks like the end game of the long process. Unlike the east Oakland site, it is not served with a close-by station on the BART rapid transit system.

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on this week’s logistics news. How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. The Port of Oakland reported cargo in April dropped 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago due to factory and port shutdowns in China. logistics news Logistics News


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This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. XPO Logistics launched a Ship Net-Zero program, giving shippers the option to purchase carbon credits to offset emissions from shipments. logistics news Logistics News

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The company has about 200 of their own coffee shops; Peet’s also sells coffee bags and K-cup packages through 15,000 warehouse clubs, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide. These DSD warehouses in turn receive less-than-truckload size shipments on at least a weekly basis.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


<p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network.</p>

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

The Year the Ports Stole Christmas? Hopefully Not.

Logistics Viewpoints

I assume many Logistics Viewpoints readers are busy with their day-to-day responsibilities and have been unable to dig deeper into the status of the port congestion, but would like to know more as it is directly related to one’s day to day responsibilities at work.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors. I didn’t do it.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The stores and warehouses are full, and it’s time for the shopping to begin,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line


Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly. XB Logistics’ is a U.S.-based 3PL Logistics 3PL Costs

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Embark knits BYD electric trucks with its autonomous tractors for cleaner air

The Supply Chain Journal

For example, San Bernardino, home to much of Southern California’s trucking and warehouse infrastructure, had 130 bad air days for ozone pollution in 2020. New air quality regulations for warehouses in California’s Inland Empire have been in place since May.

Can you hear me? US ports not 100% connected

The Supply Chain Journal

It makes sense to make sure this funnel has no cracks so trade can flow smoothly through the entire network of logistical pipes. Containers are piled high to the heavens and warehouses are packed to the rafters.

ACT Expo notebook: Peterbilt’s math lesson and Volvo’s big day

The Supply Chain Journal

Peterbilt delivered 10 Model 579EVs to the Port of Oakland , California, in July to haul cargo containers. The El Segundo, California-based company operates a North America warehousing and distribution network of 45 locations and a fleet of 215 trucks.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), headquartered in San Francisco, represents the dockworkers that man the USWC ports. . Corina Meoño is director of operations at Dedola Global Logistics , a global freight forwarder and provider of supply chain management services.

US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

ports are improving, the supply chain still needs better chassis utilization and more warehouse capacity to keep goods moving. Meanwhile, the Logistics Managers Index noted continued tightness in transportation capacity in May.

FreightWaves Classics: Matson helps provision Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories and more

The Supply Chain Journal

West Coast ports (and to Matson at three of those facilities – Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma). A third Matson subsidiary is Matson Logistics , Inc., Matson Logistics increased Matson’s transportation network.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland. How nimble is your supply chain logistics program? We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He joined Con-way Freight in August 2008 from sister company Menlo Worldwide Logistics. Before joining Menlo in 2001, he held logistics and operations management positions with Delphi Automotive Systems and Penske Logistics. where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business with emphasis on materials and logistics management. He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

One ocean carrier told a company it would cost $32,000 to ship a group of standard containers from Shanghai to Los Angeles, Craig Grossgart, senior vice president of ocean at SEKO Logistics, said during a briefing for reporters late last month. “It Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses


Ensuring my order would be included in the earliest shipment that the distributor was planning to make from Seattle to the Oakland warehouse. New sources of revenue and increased staff productivity await logistics service providers.