Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This is the primary mode of transportation inland throughout the United States and will continue to compete for capacity with the oil and gas industry and truck-intermodal conversion moves into the interior of the United States. 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. Global Transportation Supply Chain

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

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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 Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic

3rdwave

Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. The vast majority of these supply-side shipments come in through the port of Long Beach/LA. However, the impact on the supply side is more long-term. carriers ability to transport goods, . 3rdwave Supply Chain Transportation Visibility

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Generac implemented our global transportation management system (TMS), Navisphere ® and integrated it with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. With a global TMS, Generac can also optimize shipments more effectively and choose the best mode of transportation.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption.

Transportation Trends: What’s Ahead for Trucking with California’s Gig Economy Bill?

PINC

It didn’t take long for trucking industry officials to jump into the conversation around California’s new gig-economy law. Industry groups say the measure that passed the state’s legislature would upend road transport business across the state, WSJ’s Jennifer Smith reports. ” The post Transportation Trends: What’s Ahead for Trucking with California’s Gig Economy Bill? innovation technology transportation trucking

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

3rdwave

At large ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach that feature appointment systems, chassis pools, and thousands of drayage drivers, the job gets really tough. 3rdwave Trade Compliance Transportation Visibility

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. Global Trade Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management Canadian ports imports ocean transportation Prince Rupert port Vancouver port West Coast ports While the delays at the U.S.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read more on infrastructure funding and other relevant transportation industry news in this month’s Market Update, and then share your thoughts on these topics. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach achieved a post-congestion milestone this week, with no container vessels arriving for brief periods on two separate days. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests? Washington is once again working to address infrastructure spending.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. On the technology front, TomTom Business Solutions launched “new road toll reporting functionality for its fleet management platform, providing transport companies with greater cost transparency for all European routes.” In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S.,

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

Talking Logistics

Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). For example, goods from Schneider Electric were transported on a Maersk Line container vessel from the Port of Rotterdam to the Port of Newark in a pilot with the Customs Administration of the Netherlands under an EU research project. Moving on to trucking news, a platooning demonstration was conducted this week at Long Beach.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

This is a week-long celebration in China. In 2014, a port strike at Los Angeles-Long Beach caused severe congestion and freight delays. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management ocean shipping transportation managementPeak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

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April Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We welcome your thoughts on the issues that are impacting the transportation industry and your business. According to the recent Freight Analysis Framework study by the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, freight tons moving on the U.S. transportation network are expected to grow 40% over the next three decades to 25 billion tons. The U.S.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Rule sets –like ATP, VMI, Transportation Routing, Allocation and Assortment logic– are simple rule sets. 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. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A provider with large freight volumes can put a plan into place that puts your freight on a truck and on the road, better utilizing truck space and a swifter transportation delivery model. 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. Global Transportation Supply Chain Freight Consolidation LTL Truckload

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. Descartes Systems Group : Evolution 2017 , March 28-30, West Palm Beach, FL. 17th TPM Annual Conference , February 26 – March 1, Long Beach, CA. 2017 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 5-7, Orlando, FL.

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

Talking Logistics

SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). 3PL Mergers/Acquisitions Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems DSV GT Nexus Infor MatchBack Systems Uber UberRush UPS UTi Worldwide Whole Foods Market

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A provider with large freight volumes can put a plan into place that puts your freight on a truck and on the road, better utilizing truck space and a swifter transportation delivery model. 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. Global Transportation Supply Chain Freight Consolidation LTL Truckload

December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read the December Market Update for more highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. According to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, the amount of time trucks spend inside terminals has decreased to averages that have not been seen since 2014. According to the National Transportation Institute, the two main factors are a softening economy and the fact that third quarter of 2014 saw huge pay increases.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

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. There remains a long lead time for U.S. 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.

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. This was one of the things that ICV saw in Freightos: Freightos provides large global shippers with the transparency and information required to lower not only direct costs, but also, through Freightos’ carbon footprint calculator, indirect costs to the environment from the transportation modes and trade routes they choose. #2:

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.

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. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home.

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.

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. This term is used to describe an intermodal freight service that utilizes ocean and truck or rail to transport to another port location, for example, a shipment coming from Shanghai to New York via Long Beach.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

In the first quarter of 2020, containership operators have already canceled 60+ trans-pacific sailings to the ports of LA and Long Beach. In addition, we’re seeing an increase in transportation costs for US exporters in China due to congestion at Chinese ports. 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.

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

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). 0 TEUs 0 meters long. Development of intermodal container shipping is impacting other transport modes. Airline Deregulation Act becomes law, the first of a wave of American transport deregulation that continues through until the mid-1980s.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s Much of the transportation data coming from carriers is inherently flawed. He gives the example of a container that is supposed to arrive at Long Beach but actually arrives at Los Angeles.

Port Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find Relief

Supply Chain Collaborator

Guest Blogger, Rich Chrzanowski — Container volume at US ports hit an all-time high in 2014 and a DOT transportation study projects volume to more than triple in coming years. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). In addition to the workforce visibility, Roadnet Anywhere Tracking also includes several exceptions which can be uniquely configured to the fleet’s business model to define exception thresholds including max speed exceeded, GPS gap, late GPS, road speed exceeded, drivers out of contact, or stationary too long.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Long lead time for U.S.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

The ability of some retailers to modify their transportation programs on the fly, in response to serious external disruptions (i.e. 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. We owe a good deal of our ability to drive competitive advantage to our logistics IT solutions like our TMS and transportation optimizer tool.