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. However, it is feared that a similar situation in Los Angeles will be created if there is significant change in volume to alternate ports. Anticipate congestion for future peak shipping periods. Global Transportation Supply Chain

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.

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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin. A much broader challenge is how these ships will change the cost of shipping cargo from East Asia to the United States and the competitiveness of U.S.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin. A much broader challenge is how these ships will change the cost of shipping cargo from East Asia to the United States and the competitiveness of U.S.

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.”.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

As you may or may not know, Cerasis is a transportation management company who works with manufacturers and distributors so that they may have efficient transportation and logistics processes so that they do not spend more money in time or direct carrier costs which could add up to a lot of money and hurt the competitiveness of the manufacturing company. As his customer base grew, my father was able to expand operations here in Los Angeles with local manufacturing.

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

Talking Logistics

Prince Rupert, for instance, is the closest North American port to Asia due to the curvature of the Earth, and is more than 68 hours closer to Shanghai by boat than Los Angeles, according to its port authority [emphasis mine]. 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. While the delays at the U.S.

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A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

The transportation sector of the logistics industry grew by 3.6 As a result, the link between the cost of crude oil, gas prices, and consumer spending comes back to the forefront of the transportation industry. Motor carrier transportation cost for 2014 was approximately $702 billion, and an additional $10 billion was found to exist within costs related to shipping. percent in the Los Angeles area alone.

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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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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.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. The new company hopes to bring this new technology to ports, shipping, and logistics companies around the world. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a hyperloop transport system for seaport and inland shipping container operations.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

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.

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.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. Robinson, that offers services for all your transportation needs—including air, ocean, and customs brokerage—and has experience working with the largest, most sophisticated shippers in the world to help you find the balance you need.

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

Talking Logistics

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.”. Finally, there are more than 20 cargo ships anchored at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to be unloaded. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it. Alibaba now testing drone deliveries. Sound familiar? Mashable).

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics). Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System. Dubai and HERE Technologies to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation. Shipping with Amazon. Amazon expects to roll out the new delivery service in Los Angeles in coming weeks with third-party merchants that sell goods via its website, according to the people.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). Trucks might not be as sexy as space ships, but that’s not stopping entrepreneurs from imagining better ways to build and power them.

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation technology, a long-awaited “fifth avenue” of transportation that uses vacuum tubes and linear induction motors to shuttle pressurized air capsules along a track, using a lack of friction to achieve speeds as high as 700 mph (approx. The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The service will begin in Los Angeles and New York on November 17, with plans to expand it to Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities next year. And in Women’s Wear Daily , an interesting article highlighting how the Gap is rolling out ship-from-store capabilities across its network, and introducing a new program called “Reserve” where shoppers select items online and have them held in the stores for purchase and pickup. transportation trucking USPS

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. Robinson, that offers services for all your transportation needs—including air, ocean, and customs brokerage—and has experience working with the largest, most sophisticated shippers in the world to help you find the balance you need.

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. They’re showing mixed recovery: In July, Los Angeles posted a 3.5 percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season. 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.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. Under Los Angeles’ new requirements, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50 A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. .

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This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. Free shipping? In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

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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This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping. Supply Vision Launches New Transportation Management System Software, Supply Vision 3.0. Hot off the wires this morning, Descartes announced that it has acquired ShipRush , a leading provider of e-commerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

Building predictive analytics in an unpredictable age

EFT

With wild demand fluctuations and consistent disruptions to both production and transportation, supply chain managers are in dire need of accurate modelling and predictions. A small change in a plan, or a forecast may have big impacts on suppliers, on physical transportation, etc.,

Building predictive analytics in an unpredictable age

EFT

With wild demand fluctuations and consistent disruptions to both production and transportation, supply chain managers are in dire need of accurate modelling and predictions. A small change in a plan, or a forecast may have big impacts on suppliers, on physical transportation, etc.,

March Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We’re hearing a lot about mega ships and an increase in shipments to East and West Coast ports, a technician shortage, and changes in government regulations. We welcome your thoughts on them and others that impact the transportation industry and your business. With mega ships in the trans-Pacific, carrier mergers, and the continued expansion of the Panama Canal , East and West Coast ports are expecting a large influx in shipments.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping. Pigs flew over a frozen hell this week, which means Congress actually passed a multi-year transportation bill. Two startups — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Hyperloop Technologies Inc.

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

Talking Logistics

January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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. Department of Transportation. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.