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. 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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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Headlines UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Los Angeles Business Journal. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Headlines UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) with the UCLA Anderson forecasters. Michael Peck (’15) Finds Game in Anderson’s Los Angeles Location.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 13, 2020)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News ClearMetal coronavirus COVID-19 DHL Force Majeure Hy-Vee Kuehne + Nagel Locus Robotics logistics Los Angeles ports supply chain news transportation truck drivers trucking XPO Logistics

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. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin.

Search Underway for Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

Supply Chain Network

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a global executive search to fill the the top post at the Port of Los Angeles. Under Mayor Garcetti’s direction, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners established an ad hoc search committee to oversee the process, which is comprised of Harbor Commission President Vilma Martinez and Commission Vice President David Arian.

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

The business was a small operation in the beginning with my father and three other employees helping pack and ship zippers to customers in Los Angeles. As his customer base grew, my father was able to expand operations here in Los Angeles with local manufacturing.

AGL’s Jon Slangerup to Speak at USC Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

American Global Logistics

The 7th Annual USC Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit will take place August 8-9 in Los Angeles, CA. AGL’s CEO Jon Slangerup will participate in a panel discussion regarding Logistics/Transportation […]. This event is designed to stimulate ideas and provoke conversation on a broad range of important topics. This year’s theme is Evolution, Revolution & Disruption.

What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It?

PLS Logistics

Drayage transportation is handled by trucks and is usually part of intermodal transport. The service is in extremely high demand in large port cities, like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Baltimore, […].

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. A Look Inside Our Los Angeles Consolidation Center.

Hyperloop – the next mode of transportation

DELMIA Quintiq

Are we heading towards a Futurama-like era where self-sustaining robots have their own community, wheels are no longer used in transportation, and spaceships are a common sight? Transport & Logistics By: Ina Centaur.

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]. 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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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. percent in the Los Angeles area alone.

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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. A Look Inside Our Los Angeles Consolidation Center.

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 Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

NC State SCRC

To keep yourself in business, there are plaintiffs attorneys that are finding out what transportation is doing, and trying to find the big deep pockets to pay damages like the $281M damage awarded in Texas – because the smaller carrier won’t be able to pay.”

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

PINC

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?

U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Your transportation provider should bring all options to you. If this is the case, look into a solution that diverts your freight to Los Angeles for unloading/transloading. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track. Two weeks ago, U.S.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

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 management

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Furthermore, manufacturers, especially small to mid-sized manufacturers, are likely to begin exploring drone delivery options, following the recent announcement from the Los Angeles Times that Google and UPS will begin looking into drone delivery as well.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Air Global Forwarding Global Transportation

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

But as history has shown in the transportation industry, overcoming “the way we’ve always done things” is always the biggest obstacle. “I am playing rugby this semester,” my daughter, a freshman in college, announced a few weeks ago.

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.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

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. ports, whether it be for the purchase of super-post Panamax cranes, rebuilding of berth understructure or expansion of gates and inland transportation connectors is that they must be prepared to spend money — lots of it,” states the JOC report.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

WGA will operate the aircraft for the forwarder twice a week between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, until September when it goes up to three times a week. The decline in truck drivers, the ELD mandate and high demand has already led to increased transportation costs for shippers this year.

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.

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.”. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology.

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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.”

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Air Freight Global Forwarding Global Transportation

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

Talking Logistics

Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc.

“Infrastructure Deficit” Getting Worse

Supply Chain @ MIT

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx acknowledges the funding gap for transportation projects. The supply chain community has long argued that America’s transportation infrastructure is in dire need of new investment.

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.