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.

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). Anticipate congestion for future peak shipping periods. 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.

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West Coast Importers: ‘Tis The Season To Consider Long Beach Warehouse Space

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, for companies that import containers into the Port of Long Beach, there’s a lot to love about this busy international gateway – and its nearby distribution centers. And top it all off with service from 175 shipping lines. Together with the nearby Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach handles more than a third of all ocean containers that arrive in the United States.

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%

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

The repercussions for global trade, and shipping in particular, have also been significant. Shipping Impact from COVID-19. Shipping by sea to either the U.S. In the first quarter of 2020, containership operators have already canceled 60+ trans-pacific sailings to the ports of LA and Long Beach. It’s highly likely that the economic impacts of COVID-19 will be more far-reaching than other outbreaks, depending on how long the outbreak lasts.

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. Today, on average, there are 10-25 ships sitting on the water waiting to unload. 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.

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. Anticipate Capacity Needs with Better ETAs Available storage and shipping capacities have decreased, making ocean shipping’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness more important than ever. With the aid of technology, companies can easily manage shipping risks.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. 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.

Coronavirus Update: Pandemic’s Effect on the US Logistics Market

Zipline Logistics

According to an article published in Freight Waves , “ Fewer ship calls in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as well as lingering effects from the United States’ trade war with China resulted in a 17.9% year-over-year drop in imports at the Port of Long Beach in February. ” . What are the Long-Term Effects of Coronavirus? . T he long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the US supply chain remains uncertain. .

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

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Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

3rdwave

At its core, terminal operations represent the transition from international to domestic shipping. As such, we’re not just talking about off-loading containers from a ship, but coordination between entities that include carriers, terminal operators, U.S.

Cruel Summer: Shipping Won’t See Seasonal Surge in Profits

Elementum

I Know What You Shipped Last Summer. Summer is supposed to be the busiest time of year for freight and air shipping, but given slow demand and overcapacity in recent months, expectations for the third quarter have changed, and not for the better. This year, shipping companies are not seeing the rise in demand they desperately need. In addition, the new ships are more fuel efficient, which will reduce costs.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. The rules are part of the Safety of Life at Sea [SOLAS] regulations intended to ensure vessels are properly balanced before they cast off to prevent containers or even ships from toppling over. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. The rules are part of the Safety of Life at Sea [SOLAS] regulations intended to ensure vessels are properly balanced before they cast off to prevent containers or even ships from toppling over. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. Since two of the re-scheduled ships docked in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend of September 10-11, demand has surged for vans in the L.A.

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

Cerasis

Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union. 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.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

While the labor strikes are over, fears of continued unrest are leading some shipping companies to avoid West Coast ports. percent decline in container volumes from 2014 , while Long Beach reported its best month ever during the same time. percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season.

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

Talking Logistics

As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

With so much buzz today around e-commerce, international shipping has been a historically challenging area for online retailers. There’s also a lot more visibility than there ever was in the past, whether you’re shipping a container or a sweater overseas. 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.

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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. According to Jonathan Pulitzer, a managing director of GE Ventures: GE is a global shipper with large business tied to shipping, as well as a logistics business. Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

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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. Businesses should opt to temporarily ship products to other ports—besides using the more costly air freight alternative—to avoid inventory buildup. 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.

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are vital to the LA economy, not only because they provide a significant number of jobs in the shipping and logistics industries, but also because they give the city itself a competitive edge with regard to shipping times and transportation costs when it comes to operating a global businesses here. Jaimie Conley, Jeremy Fuller, Tucker Herbert, and Felipe Caro.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

Elementum

On July 21, truckers working for the Pacific 9 Transportation company went on indefinite strike, causing further congestion problems and delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Aside from easing cargo shipping, these new platforms would help truck drivers earn more income by removing steep freight broker fees from the equation.

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

Talking Logistics

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. The larger ships will further test the capacity of ports and canals and the skill of their captains and crews. Kinsey added that human error is a factor in most shipping accidents. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Considered jointly, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the 9 th largest port in the world, handling most goods transiting between China and the United States. Given the various limitations of the Panama Canal (tolls, congestion, ship tonnage limitation), most goods that need to be delivered from East Asia to the United States are currently unloaded in the Port of Los Angeles and shipped by train to their final destination. [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

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

Talking Logistics

Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). Here are some details from the press release: The solution will help manage and track the paper trail of tens of millions of shipping containers across the world by digitizing the supply chain process from end-to-end to enhance transparency and the highly secure sharing of information among trading partners. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

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.” The center will focus on the development of key long-term technologies [including autonomous driving technology] that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.”. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Although the situation on the ground is changing day by day, some trends can be identified which are likely to continue, or in some cases be exacerbated, for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll. The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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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. Shipping delays are expected to cost the retail industry $7 billion this year and as much as $37 billion by 2016. However, it is not easy to quickly transition from distribution strategies built around receiving at ports in Long Beach and New York.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival

Freightos

It’s Mind-Bogglingly Cheap to Ship To China. 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. Trucking that same container from Long Beach to Chicago can cost more than double that price. Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival.

Records Set As West Coast Ports Barrel Through Backlog

Elementum

The volume of containers handled at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is reaching historic levels as longshoremen barrell through what was once a three month long backlog of containers waiting to be unloaded. The month also marked the busiest March on record for the Port of Long Beach, and its 16th busiest month on record in terms of total inbound containers handled at 317,520. at Long Beach compared to the same time last year.