Final innings are coming soon on the fate of Oakland’s Howard Terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

Deciding the future of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal and whether it might disappear to make way for a baseball stadium is in what looks like the end game of the long process. Unlike the east Oakland site, it is not served with a close-by station on the BART rapid transit system.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2


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Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


<p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network.</p>

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The company has about 200 of their own coffee shops; Peet’s also sells coffee bags and K-cup packages through 15,000 warehouse clubs, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide. These DSD warehouses in turn receive less-than-truckload size shipments on at least a weekly basis.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

Box ship arriving in congested Port of Oakland (Photo: Flickr/Darren Marshall). If the margins on the imported goods allow it, the most obvious importer strategy to avoid empty store shelves might be to just bring in as much as possible and store more goods in warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. The Port of Oakland reported cargo in April dropped 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago due to factory and port shutdowns in China. One of the issues with electric cars thus far has been the life of the battery.

The Year the Ports Stole Christmas? Hopefully Not.

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: Ports of LA, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle-Tacoma. LA and Long Beach account for the majority of west coast port volumes, approximately 75 percent of the volume (LA, Long Beach, Oakland, and Seattle-Tacoma) in September 2021 – the most recent month on record.

Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

Indeed, the Port of Los Angeles is dealing with maxed-out rail yards and warehouses, as well as chassis shortages, Executive Director Gene Seroka said recently. Chassis shortages and efforts to dig out containers at rail terminals continue to characterize the rail side of the U.S.

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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

For example, San Bernardino, home to much of Southern California’s trucking and warehouse infrastructure, had 130 bad air days for ozone pollution in 2020. New air quality regulations for warehouses in California’s Inland Empire have been in place since May.

ACT Expo notebook: Peterbilt’s math lesson and Volvo’s big day

The Supply Chain Journal

Peterbilt delivered 10 Model 579EVs to the Port of Oakland , California, in July to haul cargo containers. The El Segundo, California-based company operates a North America warehousing and distribution network of 45 locations and a fleet of 215 trucks.

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


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. If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly. Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

ports are improving, the supply chain still needs better chassis utilization and more warehouse capacity to keep goods moving. The container market is seeing exorbitant charter rates — as high as $135,000 per day — while Oakland has topped LA and Long Beach as the most congested U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). According to the press release: Founded in 1951, OHL is one of the leading 3PL companies in the world, operating more than 120 value-added distribution centers in North America with over 36 million square feet of flexible warehouse space, and providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services.

Can you hear me? US ports not 100% connected

The Supply Chain Journal

Containers are piled high to the heavens and warehouses are packed to the rafters. Containers clogging the yards, full warehouses, increased railcar dwell times and vacant truck appointments are all impediments in the port’s pipe system of trade.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. Those two markets have benefited from harvests in August and September, but last week's volume may also include ocean freight from the ports of Tacoma and Oakland, respectively.

America Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos

Operations and Supply Chain Management

imports from Asia are still overwhelming some of the nation’s biggest ports, especially in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland. Businessweek. Planes, Cranes, and Barges: How America Is Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos.

No lull to see here: Spot rates post fresh all-time highs

The Supply Chain Journal

As congestion mounts in San Pedro Bay, beneficiaries will be the major East Coast ports: New York/New Jersey, Savannah, Georgia, and Houston, as well as auxiliary West Coast ports like Oakland, California, which has been dealing with congestion itself for much of the year.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), headquartered in San Francisco, represents the dockworkers that man the USWC ports. . Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money. The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing.

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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

West Coast ports (and to Matson at three of those facilities – Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma). In addition, it provided third-party logistics services, including warehousing, distribution, less-than-container-load (LCL) consolidation and international freight forwarding.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition, the company has a variety of land-based facilities and equipment, including “port terminals, warehouses, tank farms, gas stations, office buildings, trucks, trailers, containers, chassis, cranes and other specialized vehicles.”.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

And HighJump Software announced a new partner in the Middle East, Dubai-based Norq Solutions that provides mobility solutions for warehouse management, field service, retail, and other industries. This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, 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. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc.,

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses


Ensuring my order would be included in the earliest shipment that the distributor was planning to make from Seattle to the Oakland warehouse. Rajesh Mani, Director of Presales, Supply Chain Apps, Bristlecone.

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. Any dip in cargo traffic from Tianjin will have a big effect on West Coast container traffic, and there are already reports of factories and warehouses closing indefinitely as inventory and buildings see irreparable damage.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The massive tide of imports has cascaded into air transport, trucking, rail and warehousing, overwhelming capacity in many commercial centers.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

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. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.