New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up. Fortunately for shippers, enhancements are in place to speed container drayage in Los Angeles and Long Beach now and in the future.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. It can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers. This price tag can be greatly reduced, however, by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in overweight container logistics.

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Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This will continue to be a challenge as long as the oil price per barrel remains above $70 (USD). The post Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions appeared first on Transportfolio. There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. The Federal Maritime Commission hosted a few open forums to discuss this situation.

Weber Opens New Long Beach Drayage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has opened a new port drayage facility in Long Beach, CA, less than 1 mile from the port.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

Global Supply Chain News on Port Delays at LA and Long Beach, Across the World Cause Logistics Headaches

Supply Chain Digest

Delays at Ports of LA and Long Beach Getting Severe, with Chassis Issues Continuing to Be Key Source of Problems. Cannot Keep Doing This, Sears Exac Says

Supply Chain News on Toyota Ready for Second Real Test of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks at Ports of LA and Long Beach

Supply Chain Digest

Beta Version Increases Range to 300 Miles on a Single Charge of Hydrogen

Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015

Elementum

Ports Of LA and Long Beach Fail To Continue Record Setting Growth. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to deal with the after-effects of February’s total port shutdowns, reporting mixed container volume growth for April. Long Beach managed to continuing an upwards trend, posting a modest 7.9% Long Beach, though catching up faster to year-to-date totals, has still handled.3%

Global Supply Chain News on Union, West Coast Ports Say they Have Reach Deal on Contentious Chassis Issue, While Long Beach Paper Says Enough is Enough

Supply Chain Digest

Union Did not Want Chassis Repair and Maintenance to be Moved Outside of the Ports

Recent Port Shutdowns Highlight the Advantage of Modeling for Supply Chain Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle nearly half of the nation’s cargo, and are the main gateway for imports from Asia including automobiles, furniture, clothing, electronic products and […]. Recent massive strikes among dockworkers on the California coast brought the reality of supply chain continuity planning to the forefront once again for global businesses.

Supply Chain News on Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks be the Answer in the End

Supply Chain Digest

Maybe Yes, Maybe No, as Toyota Expands Pilot at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Importing Into LA: 5 Cost-Saving Tips for Shippers

West Coast and California Logistics

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest ports in the U.S., If you are importing into LA or Long Beach, here are 5 tips that can save you time, money, and quite a few headaches. handling over $450 billion worth of goods each year. This kind of volume leads to congestion that can really slow down your supply chain, and your cash cycle. Southern California Ports Port Logistics

Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

Kane is Able

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to experience record-setting growth, the entire Southern California logistics industry is in full “boom” mode. And, it’s not just Los Angeles and Orange Counties that are benefiting. The Inland Empire logistics industry has the room for growth that these counties do not and is poised to continue setting records of its own. Supply Chain Challenges 3PL Outsourcing Fulfillment Warehouse

Supply Chains that Rock Around the Clock: Everybody's Doing the Locomotion

Inbound Logistics

This story follows the progress of an intermodal container during its three-day, round the clock trip from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to a distribution center in Dallas

VALUABLE INSIGHTS FROM TPM, 2019

Gravity Supply Chain

I’ve just enjoyed the incredible opportunity of joining over 2,400 attendees at the TPM annual conference , organized by JOC Events, which took place March 3-6 2019 in Long Beach, U.S.A. The post VALUABLE INSIGHTS FROM TPM, 2019 appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Articles

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

The ports of Long Beach and LA, representing 40% of port capacity in the United States, are gridlocked. Jon Slangerup, CEO of the Port of Long Beach , made a public statement that this is a new normal. When the mediators’ chairs cool following a labor settlement, the Port of Long Beach will still struggle with the instantaneous capacity and unloading of megaships. Action: Expect the issues in the west coast Port of Long Beach to linger.

Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive —Dive Brief: • An import surge across the country — led by a rush to bring in product before Chinese New Year and a scheduled tariff increase on March 2 — is leading to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a customer advisory sent by American Global […].

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Jan. 15, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Never Again 100 Dollarr Oil, Target Abandons Canada after Just Three Years, at Big Cost, Just One Third of Needed Crane Operators at La and Long Beach, Here Come the Mexican Truckers.Maybe

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Sept. 30, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Alibaba Investing Big in Logistics Capabilities,Truck Drivers in Run on Less Event Produce Impressive Mileage Levels, Prospects for Global Trade Suddenly Brightening, Terminal Operators in LA and Long Beach Oppose Latest Emissions Proposal

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach. Getting a port, like Long Beach, with issues since February, to recover following the work slowdown is going to take a LONG TIME. Shipping will not return to normal at the west coast ports for a LONG time.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Supply Chain Digest

UPS Asks Retailers to Cut Back Delivery Christmas Commitments, How Should Made in USA be Defined, Delays at Ports of LA and Long Beach a Big Concern, Machines to Eliminate 33 Percent of Jobs by 2025

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading a container in Long Beach varies by the season; yet the planning systems have a fixed value. Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987. While the Flintstones rolled around in crude vehicles with stone wheels, the Jetsons rode high over the city buildings in airborne space craft.

POLA/POLB Marine Terminal Gates Closure

American Global Logistics

Consequently, no marine terminal gates at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be operating between 5:00 p.m. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will observe a special stop work meeting for union business on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, starting at 5 p.m. October 3rd through 3:00 a.m. October 4th. The post POLA/POLB Marine Terminal Gates Closure appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California.

PierPass Increase Effective August 1

American Global Logistics

Please be advised that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (PierPass) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be increased by 1.9 percent beginning August 1, 2019. The incremental fee mirrors the 1.9 percent increase in longshore wage and assessment rates that went into effect on June 29. The TMF will increase from $31.52 to […]. The post PierPass Increase Effective August 1 appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

All The News You Need To Know: 8/14-8/17

Aborn and Co.

State Senator Ricardo Lara, who represents the Port of Long Beach, proposed bill, SB 1402, would create a public list of companies that committed labor violations and failed to render payment to truckers. California looks to pass new bill ending trucker misclassification. Retailers who use carriers on the list could then be liable for any

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

percent decline in container volumes from 2014 , while Long Beach reported its best month ever during the same time. Now, as traffic from Tianjin slows to a crawl, Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are poised to suffer the most from the decreased volumes. According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Descartes Systems Group : Evolution 2017 , March 28-30, West Palm Beach, FL. 17th TPM Annual Conference , February 26 – March 1, Long Beach, CA. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion. While the delays at the U.S.

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US Deliveries Hit by Delays as Record Imports Spark West Coast Port Congestion

American Global Logistics

We’re seeing unprecedented levels of cargo,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of Port of Long Beach. The Loadstar —US importers are bracing themselves for more delays in the coming weeks, as congestion at the major west coast container gateways worsens, exacerbated by shortages of container chassis and rail cars. “We’re And a spokesperson for the port of […]. The post US Deliveries Hit by Delays as Record Imports Spark West Coast Port Congestion appeared first on AGL.

Trans-Pacific Port Congestion

American Global Logistics

Carriers are reporting heavy congestion at some US ports due to unprecedented volumes being discharged in the period leading up to Chinese New Year, particularly in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Please note the following news concerning trans-Pacific Ocean freight. In some cases, vessels are waiting 2-3 shifts after arriving before labor […]. The post Trans-Pacific Port Congestion appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments

Freightos

At JOC ’s TPM in Long Beach last month, no less than fifteen sessions featured technology, digitalization, and freight future-proofing. Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos. Today Freightos announced a $25 million dollar funding round , led by GE Ventures. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

An expired contract between dock workers and shipping companies has caused an unprecedented slowdown at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where the United States receives about 40% of all imported goods. Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF).

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath

Elementum

Months after the West Coast port strikes have ended, Los Angeles and Long Beach are finally picking up speed. Think long-term to act short-term. But retailers are still recovering, and it could hurt their holiday preparations. After the strikes, some companies are left with too much stuff. Second quarter inventories swelled after massive gridlock forced companies to double down on production.