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. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweightIt can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers.

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. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

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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. 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.

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

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). 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.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fully secured yard with two separate entryways, and a training facility.

Where Should I Locate My SoCal Warehouse?

West Coast and California Logistics

But if you import goods via the Port of LA or Long Beach and you’ve made the choice to distribute from Southern California, analyzing the best SoCal warehouse location is a bit easier to do. west coast warehouseThe logistics question of where to locate your company’s distribution centers and how many you should have is pretty complex. Some consultants charge tens of thousands of dollars to gather the details and develop a software-aided recommendation.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. 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.

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

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York. Warehouse Efficiency

POLA/POLB Marine Terminal Gates Closure

American Global Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will observe a special stop work meeting for union business on Thursday, Oct. Consequently, no marine terminal gates at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be operating between 5:00 p.m. 3, 2019, starting at 5 p.m. October 3rd through 3:00 a.m. October 4th. The post POLA/POLB Marine Terminal Gates Closure appeared first on AGL. Industry Updates

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. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 30 – May 3, Fort Worth, TX. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S.,

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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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.

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

Cerasis

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. 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.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

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. This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

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

Talking Logistics

The situation at the West Coast ports took a turn for the worse this week, with the Pacific Maritime Association announcing yesterday that the ports will stop loading and unloading vessels from Thursday morning through next Monday unless a contract settlement is reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (work will still continue in the dockyards, rail yards and terminal gates). With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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

Talking Logistics

And HighJump Software announced a new partner in the Middle East, Dubai-based Norq Solutions that provides mobility solutions for warehouse management, field service, retail, and other industries. This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

19th TPM Annual Conference , March 3-6, Long Beach, CA. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 28 – May 1, Columbus, OH. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship. Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Descartes Systems Group : Evolution 2018 , March 6-8, West Palm Beach, FL. SMC3 : Jump Start 2018 , January 22-24, Atlanta, GA and Connections 2018 , TBA (2017: June 26-28, Palm Beach, FL). 18th TPM Annual Conference , March 4-7, Long Beach, CA. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , May 6-9, Charlotte, NC.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Alan’s team can see the 40’ containers arriving at the port and they can track the freight as it is moved to a warehouse and is consolidated onto 53’ intermodal containers. Generac has reduced containerized freight from LA Long Beach to Whitewater, WI by 33% and saved multimillions of dollars on its global freight spend. How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

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. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration. In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

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. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration. In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5 Amazon implemented a strategy which includes trucks leaving its warehouses in Cuatitlán Izcalli travel in a convoy with security vehicles to accompany the trucks during times when robberies are known to be more frequent. It is a free trade zone with Class I railroad UP operating at the location – this allows for easier access to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Economists have cited how Irma and Harvey could have long-term repercussions on the American economy , while scientists have expressed concern about the rampant formation of Category 5 storms across the world. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

Intermodal service continues to be strong and while there is uncertainty in the over-the-road market, it is a great time to secure long-term intermodal rates and capacity. Many shippers are moving orders direct and by-passing intermediate warehouses. a backlog of import containers are unable to deliver to non-essential businesses closing their delivery warehouses or distribution centers. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

destination, the combined Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. on Friday, as the re-scheduled freight emerged from warehouses and headed east and north. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Expect the seasonal pressure to continue through much of November, as a massive typhoon in Hong Kong caused scheduling delays on inbound ships at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the arrival point for 49% of Asian imports. Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution

FLEXE

Through their logistics division, they offer warehousing services including the stocking of buffer inventory and JIT delivery to anywhere in North America.</p> Particularly for customers located far from their New York warehouse that needed regular LTL shipments of components, the shipping cost was becoming an unacceptably large portion of total costs.</p>

December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. These dropping averages suggest that the severe congestion caused by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) slowdown is over.

This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Goods If Trump Taxes Cars (Bloomberg) Developers Woo Retail Tenants With Tallest-Ever Warehouses (WSJ – sub. The online retailer is offering to pick up shipments from merchants’ warehouses and deliver them directly to shoppers. are sent from ports in China to either the Port of Long Beach in California or the Port of Seattle in Washington state and from there to Amazon distribution centers.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

As the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, “Resurgent demand in the long-stagnant industrial sector and a big seasonal boost in e-commerce are pushing more goods through shipping networks on the land, water and air, say operators who expect the strengthening U.S. The nation’s top ports of entry, Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, in October imported a combined 1,031,127 20-foot-equivalent units…That amounted to a 2.5% In-depot / in-warehouse management.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17-21, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Now, moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse (Recode). Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand. Long Beach ports emits only water from tailpipe (OCR). In case you’re wondering, my daughter did pass her driving test a couple of weeks ago.