FreightWaves Flashback: Oakland targets intermodal

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. But Oakland is investing in new marine and intermodal facilities and believes it will soon have the right tools to broaden its market.

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. The scheduled rotation is Ningbo-Shanghai-Oakland-Long Beach-Honolulu-Ningbo, the carrier said in a marketing sheet sent to customers. .


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Port of Oakland tests drayage with Class 8 Peterbilt electric trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

Ten Class 8 Peterbilt Model 579EVs running drayage in the Port of Oakland illustratrate two facts of heavy-duty electrification: Class 8 Battery-electric trucks are for real. Shippers Transport Express (STE) has both working for it in a three-month demonstration.

Port of Oakland becomes next overflow valve for shippers

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Inbound Ocean TEU Volume Index – Port of Oakland, Outbound Tender Volume INdex – San Francisco, Stockton SONAR : IOTI.USOAK, OTVI.SFO, OTVI.SCK. The largest reason for this surge is the fact that Oakland is the fastest point of entry into the U.S.

Pearl lesson: Safe transport of dangerous goods essential

The Supply Chain Journal

The TT Club says the fire aboard the X-Press Pearl off the coast of Sri Lanka once again illustrates the need for ensuring the safe transport of dangerous cargo. This includes promotion of the adoption of the Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units — the CTU Code.

Yantian Port Congestion: How Can Shippers Navigate Another Major Supply Chain Disruption?

CH Robinson Logistics

A good example of how this plays out is in the case of congestion at the Port of Oakland. Over the last few months, as the delays at the LA port were mounting, carriers started diverting sailings to Oakland.

Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

You can learn more about this topic on Land Line and Transport Topics. Now, this congestion is spreading to Oakland, Vancouver, and Seattle ports. Freight and Transportation Services Transportation Market Featured freight market market insights Transportation market

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation). According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), the eyebar chain design was chosen because it was less expensive. magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake that struck Oakland, California on October 17, 1989.

Tampa 82

C.H. Robinson announces drayage congestion surcharges

The Supply Chain Journal

As you are aware, the past year has brought about unprecedented challenges for the transportation industry. The notable exceptions were Norfolk, Virginia, and Oakland, California, where the incremental fees will not be assessed. Freight broker C.H.

Diesel Prices Keep Climbing, Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Passes with Attempt to Lower Shipping Costs

Intelligent Audit

As ocean transportation costs astronomically increase, the U.S. Exporters using refrigerated containers will get $400, and shippers in Oakland can receive an extra $125 for each pickup of an empty container.”

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Southern Pacific Railroad

The Supply Chain Journal

There are many people interested in former transportation companies, whether they were trucking companies, railroads, airlines or ocean lines. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Mark Hopkins) sought to control California’s rail transportation network.

This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Earlier this week, the Port of Oakland said it is defraying its rising costs through new funding from the U.S.

Study: Biodiesel packs major health and economic benefits

The Supply Chain Journal

Up to 45% of cancer risk could be reduced, and 203,000 asthma attacks annually could be avoided or lessened in the areas evaluated by switching to B100, according to the study, “ Assessment of health benefits from using biodiesel as a transportation fuel ,” conducted by Trinity Consultants.

Study 81

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). For example, although Infor has acquired various transportation management system applications over the years (CAPS Logistics, Arzoon, ShipLogix), GT Nexus offers a more modern, network-based solution for clients, and as I discussed earlier this week in my takeaways from the GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference , GT Nexus is making significant investments in expanding and enhancing its TMS capabilities and footprint.

UP temporarily stopping eastbound container service to Chicago

The Supply Chain Journal

The suspension applies to UP-served terminals at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, California, and Tacoma, Washington.

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.,

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W.

Congestion, weather and chip shortages cloud rail’s outlook: Cowen

The Supply Chain Journal

Given network challenges, we see a scenario where rails revise 2021 outlook downward,” Jason Seidl, Cowen (NASDAQ: COWN) senior transportation director, said in the Friday note. Surface Transportation Board: How are railroads addressing intermodal congestion?

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Thus, in addition to their roasting plant with an inbound warehouse attached to it, and a warehouse for outbound finished goods in nearby Oakland, the company also has 700 reps that source their product from roughly 100 small DSD warehouses across the nation.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


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.

Daimler’s electric trucks cross 1 million real-world driving miles

The Supply Chain Journal

At the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in September, California environmental authorities announced they would cover most of the cost of 80 Freightliner eCascadias for NFI Industries and for-hire carrier Schneider , whose fleet consists of about 95% Freightliners.

Embark knits BYD electric trucks with its autonomous tractors for cleaner air

The Supply Chain Journal

Several truck manufacturers are testing Class 8 BETs and fuel cell electric trucks at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, California, BET a growing market. BYD introduced a third-generation 8TT at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo earlier this month.

US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

On the flip side, the supply chain across multiple transportation modes will continue to face intense pressure through 2021 as demand for goods and services grows amid capacity constraints. Meanwhile, the Logistics Managers Index noted continued tightness in transportation capacity in May.

FreightWaves Flashback: World ports reach 201 million TEUs

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. You may also like: 2002: Oakland targets intermodal. If there are topics that you think would be of interest, please send them to

ACT Expo: California subsidies make battery-electric trucks a sweet fleet deal

The Supply Chain Journal

Announced Tuesday at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, it is the largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks to date. Port of Oakland tests drayage with Class 8 Peterbilt electric trucks. LONG BEACH, Calif. Schneider National Inc.

Can you hear me? US ports not 100% connected

The Supply Chain Journal

The fight for a slice of the transportation bill pie is as fierce as a Florentine gladiator match. The argument for an efficient transportation system is not new. Lobbyists are doing their best to grab a nibble of this behemoth bill.

FreightWaves Flashback: Ford reduces in-transit damage by 70%

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. s efforts to reduce in-transit damage of automobiles during over-the-road and rail transport. You may also like: 2002: Oakland targets intermodal.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

FreightWaves Classics: First Transcontinental Motor Convoy crosses Nebraska

The Supply Chain Journal

Army Motor Transport Corps convoy drove over 3,250 miles from Washington, D.C., to Oakland, California. In Nebraska, the first real sand was encountered,” noted Eisenhower in the report he prepared on the transcontinental trip for the chief of the Motor Transport Corps.

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


Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. The post Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Trends 142

America Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Although air cargo is usually the priciest mode of transport, it became the only way to ensure timely delivery given the dismal state of ocean reliability during the pandemic. Businessweek. Planes, Cranes, and Barges: How America Is Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos.

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The decrease is not due to lower import demand, but rather, to lines diverting sailings to Oakland and Tacoma, Washington, as well as the blank sailings. “As As Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra told American Shipper back in March , “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” He was right.

FreightWaves Classics: Federal Maritime Commission is regulatory watchdog for maritime trade

The Supply Chain Journal

transportation-related agencies. Due in large part to the efforts of Malcom McLean and SeaLand , intermodal shipping containers that could be transported on ships, as well as by rail and truck, began a transportation transformation. The current situation at most U.S.

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. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers TruckingThe Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment.

Gridlock at US Ports is Reshaping the Supply Chain


Oakland’s container port lost 32 percent of imports year over year , and Seattle and Tacoma’s import volume also declined more than 10 percent last year. Supply Chain Transportation