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. .

FreightWaves Flashback: Oakland targets intermodal

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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.


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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.

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.,

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

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

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. Transportation Supply Chain

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.

FreightWaves Classics: Matson helps provision Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories and more

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owned and -operated transportation services company, carries tons of supplies to these two U.S. West Coast ports (and to Matson at three of those facilities – Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma). Matson Logistics increased Matson’s transportation network.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed. Box ship arriving in congested Port of Oakland (Photo: Flickr/Darren Marshall). The good news for U.S.

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. 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.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

Among the services that Crowley Logistics provides are: ocean shipping, land transportation, managed transportation, vehicle shipping, warehousing and cargo insurance. Transportation Command, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

The ability of some retailers to modify their transportation programs on the fly, in response to serious external disruptions (i.e. 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. We owe a good deal of our ability to drive competitive advantage to our logistics IT solutions like our TMS and transportation optimizer tool.

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.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board


PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc., the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board.

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.

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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. We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports


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. 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. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Loading and discharging operations at the ports of Shanghai, Jingtang, Lianyungang, Tianjin, Caofeidian, and Huanghua are slow due to lack of stevedores, while a shortage of licensed trucks and drivers is restricting the transport of cargo to the ports.

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Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

Purchasing ocean transportation has become so expensive that many companies with lower-value commodities can’t afford to import anymore, analysts and logisticians say. Soaring transportation inflation is more than some can absorb.