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.

‘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.

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Peak shipping season in with a roar at Port of Long Beach

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Long Beach reported Thursday that the “peak shipping season started with a roar” and had resulted in its strongest August on record. The number of empty containers moved through the Port of Long Beach was up 19.7% Port of Long Beach volume jumps 43.3%

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).

LA, Long Beach Ports Move Record Cargo Despite Logjams

Supply Chain Brain

The Port of Los Angeles moved record cargo volumes last year amid an import surge at the U.S.’s s biggest container gateway and supply chain snarls brought on by the pandemic

Long Beach Port Chief Sees Congestion Easing in Six Months

Supply Chain Brain

The head of one of the two ports in the U.S.’s s busiest maritime gateway said he expects congestion that has caused upheaval throughout supply chains to improve in about six months’ time

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

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.

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

L.A., Long Beach to Delay Start of Fee for Lingering Containers

Supply Chain Brain

The $100-per-day fee for containers was put on hold until Nov. 22 because the ports have seen a “significant improvement in clearing import containers” in recent weeks

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 1, 2022)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News Airhouse April Fool's Day Boston Dynamics China clean truck fund COVID-19 driverless cars drones FedEx Google Cloud Keppel Logistics Keppel T&T Port of LA & Long Beach robots Shanghai STG Logistics TECSYS UPS WaymoWelcome to April. The first of April.

Global Supply Chain News on Will New Container Dwell Time Fees Unclog Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Supply Chain Digest

The Key Question as Always is Who will Pay the Potentially Huge New Fees on Top of Existing Charges

Global Supply Chain News on Attempt to Operate 24 Hours per Day Floundering at Ports of LA and Long Beach

Supply Chain Digest

Most Nights the One Terminal Operating Overnight Fails to Reach the Minimum 25 Carrier Appointments

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.

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

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.

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.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Container Ship Backlog at Ports of LA and Long Beach is not Abating

Supply Chain Digest

Queue Waiting for a Berth Sets Fresh Record Last Week, with Union Contract Expiring in July

Happening Now: Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to collect Clean Truck fees

West Coast and California Logistics

As if drayage providers didn’t have enough to content with, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have each announced that they will begin charging Clean Truck Fund Rate fees beginning April 1, 2022.

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

Viewpoint: LA empty containers tell a compelling story

The Supply Chain Journal

The rate of empty containers leaving the Port of Long Beach and Port of New York/New Jersey is slightly higher. Charts based on data from Port of LA, Port of Long Beach, Port of NY/NJ. Charts based on data from Port of LA, Port of Long Beach, Port of NY/NJ.

Just how many containers of cargo are stuck off California’s coast?

The Supply Chain Journal

With around 70 container ships loaded with cargo now waiting at anchor or drifting off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, how deep of a hole are the terminals actually in? The combined import throughput of both Los Angeles and Long Beach in August was 893,118 TEUs.

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

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.

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.

California congestion nears new high, East Coast gridlock worsens

The Supply Chain Journal

1, the Marine Exchange of Southern California reported an all-time-high 40 container ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay, awaiting berths in Los Angeles or Long Beach. Container ships at anchor, drifting and at berth in Los Angeles and Long Beach on Monday (Map: MarineTraffic).

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.

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.

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.

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.

1 month, 1 million-plus containers at Port of LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Long Beach and South Carolina Ports Authority last week also reported record Mays. At the neighboring Port of Long Beach, the volume of empty containers in May was up 80.7%

US ports face peak-season ‘gridlock plus’ as anchorages fill

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rose back to 30 on July 23. On June 19, the total number of ships in the complex (at berths in Los Angeles and Long Beach, and at anchor) fell to 30.

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.

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.