Night moves: Long Beach begins trial of extended-hour cargo pickup

The Supply Chain Journal

Total Terminals International is the launch partner for the Port of Long Beach’s new initiative to increase cargo velocity by expanding gate hours for truck pickup. The Port of Long Beach on Friday announced the plan for extended gate hours.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Long Beach celebrates 110 years of service

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Long Beach was founded 110 years ago today – June 24, 1911. Today, the Port of Long Beach encompasses more than 7,600 acres of “state-of-the-art cargo terminals, roadways, bridges, rail yards and shipping channels.” Photo: Port of Long Beach).

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Happening Now: Record number of ships in port at L.A./Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

As we head into peak season, supply chain congestion at/near the ports of Southern California is only getting worse – especially when it comes to container ship congestion. Happening Now

Long Beach Port Chief: ‘Shop Early’ as Snarls to Last All Year

Supply Chain Brain

Americans should buy their holiday gifts early this year, as the container glut plaguing ports and the supply chain will persist through at least year-end, the head of California’s Port of Long Beach said

West Coast Chassis Pool Challenges at Ports of LA and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

most notably the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – are experiencing severe backups due to increased import activity after the initial pandemic-related slowdown of 2020. As we examined in our recent blog post on port congestion , ports across the U.S.

Industry Insights: As the Holiday Season Arrives, Constraints at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Tighten Even More

NFI

As the country heads into the holiday peak season, gridlock at the LA/LB port complex continues. Struggles with delayed vessel arrivals, congestion, labor availability, chassis shortages, and appointment system shortcomings continue to hamper the flow of containers.

‘Ongoing cargo boom’ drives Port of Long Beach’s record April

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Long Beach sailed past the previous April cargo-handling record by more than 118,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). “An Port of Long Beach volume jumps 43.3% Port of Long Beach has best January on record.

Happening Now: Shippers can face container dwell fines at Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

and Long Beach, shipping companies will be fined if their containers aren’t moved off-port quickly enough. In an effort to help relieve congestion at the Ports of L.A. Happening Now

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.

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.

Long Beach Eases Container Rules to Tackle ‘National Emergency’

Supply Chain Brain

Officials in Long Beach, California, relaxed restrictions on storing shipping containers in a bid to ease a bottleneck that’s left nearly 80 vessels waiting offshore to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for ocean freight

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.

Walmart boosting off-peak container processing in LA by up to 50%

The Supply Chain Journal

Big-box retailers including Walmart, along with FedEx and UPS, have detailed plans to expand container operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to unclog a massive bottleneck at the country’s largest container terminal complex.

Viewpoint: Here’s the truth behind the 24/7 port operations pledge

The Supply Chain Journal

Only one terminal out of the 12 in San Pedro is operating 24 hours a day — Total Terminals International (TTI) at the Port of Long Beach — and that every-second schedule is only Monday through Thursday, making it a 24/4 situation, not 24/7.

How fast can LA clear out its ships?

The Supply Chain Journal

Now that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have moved to 24/7 operations , pressure is mounting to reduce the backlog of ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay.

Biden to meet with ports, labor on supply chain bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

American Shipper Maritime News Top Stories Agriculture Transportation Coalition Home Depot International Longshore and Warehouse Union John Porcari port congestion Port of Long Beach Port of Los Angeles President Joe Biden Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force U.S.

OceanWaves: Los Angeles port boss lays out congestion-fighting plan

The Supply Chain Journal

And how long could this last? This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ OceanWaves Summit. TOPIC: Port perspective on managing import surge. DETAILS: Ocean carrier arrivals are surging, while the capacity of rail, trucking and warehousing is limited.

China port congestion falls sharply, trans-Pacific shipping rates retreat

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s a very different story in Los Angeles/Long Beach. 19, when 73 container ships were anchored or drifting off Los Angeles/Long Beach.). Premiums fall, but for how long?

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California port pileup shatters record and imports still haven’t peaked

The Supply Chain Journal

French carrier CMA CGM is the latest in a long line of market participants to push back its timeline on normalization. The Marine Exchange data shows that Los Angeles/Long Beach terminals accommodated an average of 28 ships each day this month.

Record shattered: 61 container ships stuck waiting off California

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships at anchor or drifting in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has now blown through all previous records and is rising by the day. Marine Exchange data reveals the constraints of the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex.

Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

has reopened a Memphis-area terminal in Arkansas that will receive trains arriving from Pier T at the Port of Long Beach, the company said. Chassis shortages and efforts to dig out containers at rail terminals continue to characterize the rail side of the U.S.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Container Wait Times Continue Rising at LA and Long Beach

Supply Chain Digest

Dwell Time Approaching Six Days on Average

Ship at anchor off California ports may have caused major oil spill

The Supply Chain Journal

Up to 144,000 gallons of oil is estimated to have spilled from a pipeline off scenic Huntington Beach, California, and within eyesight, an armada of commercial ships are stuck waiting at anchor or drifting. After they are used up, ships fill 10 “contingency” anchorages off Huntington Beach.

How supply chain chaos and sky-high costs could last until 2023

The Supply Chain Journal

Prior to COVID, the last major congestion crisis in Los Angeles/Long Beach resulted from contentious contract negotiations between the union and employers in 2014-15, leading to a surge in container ships at anchor in Q1 2015. According to Poskus, “How long will this last?

Navigating Port Congestion Challenges at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one of those ramifications – port congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – and get you up to speed on what’s happening at the Ports and what, if anything, you can do about it.

Los Angeles port braces for Yantian catch-up, peak season combo

The Supply Chain Journal

This mirrors the pattern seen in Long Beach. Loaded import containers to Long Beach declined 20% in June versus May. Chart: American Shipper based on data from ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach.

West Coast port crisis caught in infrastructure debate

The Supply Chain Journal

trillion proposal — Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero told lawmakers that a lack of containers, intermodal chassis and on-dock rail capacity has hit an inflection point. Trans-Pacific container rates from Asia to the U.S.

Rail Roundup: BNSF reopens intermodal facility; KCS, Savage plan railport

The Supply Chain Journal

All international intermodal shipments originating at the Port of Long Beach’s Pier T Terminal will now terminate at the Harvard facility, BNSF ( NYSE: BRK.B ) said. BNSF reopens Memphis-area intermodal facility to meet increased demand.

Broken records: ‘Historic cargo surge’ still making waves at US ports

The Supply Chain Journal

Port of Long Beach. Wednesday’s announcement from the Port of Long Beach said the United States’ second-busiest port “continued its unprecedented streak of single-month records in May by moving more than 900,000 cargo containers for the first time in its 110-year history.”.

Container shipping’s stranger-than-fiction first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

creates a colossal traffic jam of container ships in San Pedro Bay, where ships are stuck at anchor for weeks off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ( story here ).

OceanWaves: How to navigate the port congestion minefield

The Supply Chain Journal

Also, how long could current peak conditions actually last ? BIO : Poskus leads long-term ocean strategy, working with clients and carriers to innovate ocean services. On how long it now takes to get cargo from China to the U.S.: “It

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News Blume Global Blume Maps Boston Dynamics cargo theft China tariffs Kaleris Long Beach Navis ocean ports Suez Canal supply chain news world tradeQ1 2021 is in the books.

NFI Leads the Inauguration Ceremony Procession Celebrating the New Port of Long Beach Bridge

NFI

The Port of Long Beach celebrated the completion of its new, state-of-the-art bridge opening Monday, October 5, 2020.

Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight

The Supply Chain Journal

As a result, Freightos’ East Coast-West Coast spread — the premium importers pay to take the long route via the Panama Canal — hit $2,976 per FEU on Thursday, a record high. Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates.

Global Supply Chain News on Growing Congestion has Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Pondering 24 x 7 Operations

Supply Chain Digest

Would be Enormously Complex Undertaking, Requiring Synchronization of Many Parts