The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain

Elementum

West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. The shortage poses risks to the peak-shipping season, as new employees take time to hire and train.c. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. The Uberization of Trucking Continued Another defining factor in the peak shipping season goes back to the Uberization of trucking. Shipping technology integration, and more.

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Supply Chain News on US Gets First Stop Ever from New Generation of Megaships, but Ports ae Far from Ready for Regular Service

Supply Chain Digest

Giant CMA CGM Ship Visits Port of Los Angeles, Heads to Oakland, but Major Systemic Changes Needed, Drewry Says

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

Container Shippings Post-9/11 Security Overhaul. 9/11 forced a new security regime on seaports and ocean-going container ships. MarketWatchs Alexander Davis reports from Oakland, Calif. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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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. percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season. The Port of Oakland, on the other hand, posted an increase of 8.7 To get back on track, the Port of Oakland announced that they are hiring 400 more workers to ensure the speed and efficiency to customers.

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

Cerasis

Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. domestic parcels -- with identical rates and delivery times as if shipped from within the U.S. – It guarantees its customers 30% savings over their current 3PL’s pick, pack, ship and value-added service charges.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. 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.

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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. to Stockton , possibly due to expanded capacity at the Ports of Stockton and Oakland.

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East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

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Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. 5 Oakland, CA: Oakland, CA has one of the busiest ports on the west coast and is situated at the intersection of several interstate highways. Companies paying a premium for warehouse space in the Oakland area can recoup some of the cost by making their unused space available to companies looking for dynamic warehouse space in the Oakland area right now.

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Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. </p> <p><strong>#5 Oakland, CA:</strong></p> <p>Oakland, CA has one of the busiest ports on the west coast and is situated at the intersection of several interstate highways.

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The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

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. The effect of localizing agricultural production on existing shipping practices could be significant if the timely trend achieves critical mass and takes off across the country.

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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. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

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Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

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. The retailers surveyed for this post categorically reported heavy reliance on their TMS solutions to effectuate the quick and seamless shift in shipping lanes from origin points in California to origin points in Louisiana, Georgia and New York.

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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.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. For other products, the cost savings of shipping through the Panama Canal will likely outweigh the extra time in transit. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

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East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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SAVE up to 50% with our new USA-Canada Cross-Border LTL Rates

Freightera

Owen Sound, ON to Oakland, CA – Was: $508.35 Happy shipping! See Our New, All-Inclusive LTL Freight Rates — Ready for Online Booking on Freightera.com. How are you doing this summer? With the heat waves baking so much of the US and Canada, Vancouver’s mild weather has been a godsend. Meanwhile, we haven’t been announcing many rate updates lately with a lot of our programming resources shifted to other areas of your experience.

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