Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

Transportfolio

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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

Trending Sources

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 […].

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 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

Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017

Freightos

Take a look at the range in carrier prices for forwarders along one the world’s busiest routes (Shanghai to Long Beach, CA), in a data snapshot from mid-December 2016. Transparency and Overcapacity. Where Freight is Going in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

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. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis.

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.

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.

Toyota Puts Zero Emission Fuel-Cell Semi Truck to Test at The Port of Los Angeles

Supply Chain 24/7

Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo, quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions, Toyota is working to make this vision a reality

Breaking: Federal Mediation Invoked in U.S. West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

Supply Chain Matters

According to various media reports, tensions among the PMA and labor union negotiators escalated substantially on Friday of last week after the PMA announced a move to lower the number of workers unloading cargo ships at both the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles at night. One report indicates that early this week, nine container ships were waiting for unloading berths at either Long Beach or Los Angeles.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). Moving on to trucking news, a platooning demonstration was conducted this week at Long Beach. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

Other ports that bear foreign fruit include East Coast docks at Philadelphia/Wilmington, and NY/Newark, as well as Los Angeles/Long Beach, the largest port complex in North America. There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. Two main factors are involved.

Severe Congestion and Paralysis Among U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Four

Supply Chain Matters

West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Supply Chain Matters highlighted that conditions on the ground were not showing any signs of improvement. In last week’s Update Three commentary regarding the current crisis involving the near paralysis among the U.S. As this week draws to a close, the situation appears to be deteriorating even more, and now involves clear impacts and continued disruption for both U.S. exports as well as imports.

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.

What’s Behind the Reported Volume Numbers from U.S. West Coast Ports?

Supply Chain Matters

Two of the busiest ports, estimated to represent upwards of 40 percent of container volume in the United States, are the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Both have recently announced their highly anticipated annual operational volume statistics for 2014. By now, most industry supply chains are aware of the significant disruption and gridlock conditions that occurred at these ports in the latter-half of 2014 that have cascaded to other supply chain dimensions.

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.

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).

Trends—June 2015

Inbound Logistics

Short-term Highway Trust Fund extension renews call for national transportation strategy; Medical cost inflation and cyber risk are the most prying business concerns; Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach create shared working groups to explore operational efficiencies; GS1 Simple Product Listing creates new standard for e-commerce marketplace

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

FusionOps

The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market. While the number of pharma companies currently involved in the space is modest, the long-term opportunities and health benefits are tremendous.

Potential West Coast Port Disruption Raises Questions on Impacts to Upcoming Peak Shipping Period

Supply Chain Matters

News Editor Jeff Berman makes note that inbound container shipments destined for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together account for upwards of 40 percent of incoming U.S. A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S. West Coast port disruptions as a result of current ongoing labor union contract negotiations raises an open question as to “peak shipping season” this year.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. Competition for container traffic is increasingly giving way to coordination between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

With close proximity to the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, a top 50 global port that gets a significant amount of freight from Asia Pacific, C.H. Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Flexibility, in particular in manufacturing, is an important skill that when implemented well can produce long term efficiencies and robustness to the supply chain. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival

Freightos

Supply and demand on US-China exports, combined with historically low freight prices, meant that, shipping a 40′ foot container from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Shenzhen costs less than the price of a mid-range MacBook. Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival.

Port Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find Relief

Supply Chain Collaborator

Compounding the problem is the emergence of megaships which are taxing the aging infrastructure of US ports leading to long back-ups for trucking. However, it is not easy to quickly transition from distribution strategies built around receiving at ports in Long Beach and New York.

Supply chain impact of West Coast Port disruptions

OPS Rules

East Asia is the primary manufacturing hub for products Americans use everyday: consumer electronics, clothing and appliances make the long journey by sea to major West Coast ports. By Tim Kachur and Zhiheng Ivan Xu.

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.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

With close proximity to the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, a top 50 global port that gets a significant amount of freight from Asia Pacific, C.H. Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

Kewill

Our confidence that this is going to go smoothly is not great,” Cameron Roberts, a Long Beach transportation and customs attorney, told the Journal of Commerce. In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry.

What Role Does Global Trade Data Play in Today’s Supply Chains?

Talking Logistics

Fifteen years ago, you would have an idea when your container was going to hit Long Beach. As long as you knew within a day or two when it was going to come in, it was probably going to be okay. Global Trade Data (aka “trade content”) is one of the “3Cs” of Global Trade Management , but its value extends well beyond facilitating import and export processes.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

According to Mashable , “Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has begun testing drones for one-hour deliveries in several cities across China as part of a three-day-long promotional campaign.” Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it. Alibaba now testing drone deliveries.

Freight Volumes Are Up, So What About Profits?

DAT Solutions

The paper also noted that, even though imports are up 26% year-over-year at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, uneven demand and loose capacity in other parts of the country have kept rates down. I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the market conditions for trucking in Q1. There’s more cargo moving through the country right now, but pricing hasn’t moved up at the same pace.

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.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

While some of the volume has returned to Long Beach and Oakland, there is still a significant contingent that continues to bypass the West in favor of eastern and southern entry points.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Focus on long-haul, not local. billion dollars, enough to dig in for the long-haul in the long-haul space. It maybe be 1,100 trucking miles from the Port of Long Beach to Denver, Colorado, but it’s 7,250 miles by boat first.