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. Southern California Ports Drayage supply chain cycle time logistics in California

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

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. This will continue to be a challenge as long as the oil price per barrel remains above $70 (USD). Additional chassis are being injected into the supply by the chassis providers and daily positioning reports are now being provided to assure they are being used effectively.

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

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

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I was having breakfast with a CEO of a leading software supply chain management company. “Lora, you write about cognitive computing often stating that it will usher in the Third Act of Supply Chain Planning. Today’s supply chain is like the Flintstone era. The example I used is RuleX/ToolsGroup partnership and the evolution of the self-correcting supply chain. Cognitive learning will redefine rule the supply chain.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

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. 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 […].

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve? Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal. If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

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. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

I worked with consultants defining a business case for cloud-based supply chain solutions and new vendors looking to use artificial intelligence to solve the problems of master data management. It was not a good week for supply chain leaders. 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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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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

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

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. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin?

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

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


As a non-technologist working in supply chain management, I live in awe of the human mind and its ability to develop applications that create visibility into the international movement of goods.

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. Supply Chain Challenges 3PL Outsourcing Fulfillment WarehouseAnd, 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.

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. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach.

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

Talking Logistics

Defining Global Trade Data, determining which supply chain processes benefit from it, and figuring out how supply chain applications integrate with and use the data aren’t always straightforward. 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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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., This kind of volume leads to congestion that can really slow down your supply chain, and your cash cycle. 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.

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


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

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

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 […].

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers. 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.

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


And for the C-Level Executives who are pressuring their supply chain team to “do something,” it may be time for a reality check. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do? Most supply chains are by nature, robust entities that can weather almost any challenge. But occasionally an outside force so intense occurs that can cause part of your supply chain to weaken and put at risk your bottom line.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. With dynamic product lines (more than 8,000 styles of boots, shirts, jeans and more), the company requires flexibility in how it operates throughout the supply chain, and HighJump’s solution helps to improve order accuracy and efficiency from top to bottom.

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. As I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent. Long lead time for U.S.

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic


Visibility has been the major topic of Supply Chain professionals for the past 20 years. That is a question that anyone involved in the global supply chain is asking…sometimes hysterically. In the time of Covid-19, supply-side visibility may very well prove to be a saving capability. Covid-19 wreaks havoc with global supply chains. The vast majority of these supply-side shipments come in through the port of Long Beach/LA.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

Though the impact on supply chains was not immediately felt, their repercussions are now becoming more apparent. According to Harvard Business Review : Supply lead times will also have an impact. In the first quarter of 2020, containership operators have already canceled 60+ trans-pacific sailings to the ports of LA and Long Beach. There are a variety of ways that a continued pandemic will impact supply chains and shipping. Supply Chain

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market. And it’s growing even more complicated with the new demand for biologics-based products that need to be stored at colder-than-average temperatures during their long journey to patients, hospitals and pharmacies. Let’s look at a recent example of a seemingly simple complication that could ultimately foil cold chain supply for pharma.

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

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. Maersk and IBM Unveil First Industry-Wide Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution on Blockchain. Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). It’s snowing outside.