FreightWaves Classics: Port of Portland helps serve the Pacific Northwest… and beyond

The Supply Chain Journal

Congestion at other West Coast ports has caused an increasing number of ships to use the Port of Portland in hopes of being unloaded quicker and being able to return to Asia for more goods during the 2021 peak season. Portland is the leading port on the U.S. Photo: Port of Portland).

Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) opened their Electric Island charging project near the truck maker’s Oregon headquarters Wednesday.

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Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Asean Corporation’s StalkMarket, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Moda Center. Asean’s StalkMarket brand of Ingeo-based foodservice ware has been growing steadily in the last few years, and the StalkMarket logo is easy to find on a walk through any of Portland’s many coffee shops and restaurants. Mr. Chandler reported that one of the retailers they had contacted was a natural food chain in Portland, and they responded very positively to the idea.

First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts in Portland, Ore

Supply Chain 24/7

UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Jan, 27, 2020 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Greg Fox of DeltaOne Software and Dave Swanson of Portland, Maine, Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

Global Supply Chain News on Trend to Larger Container Ships Threatens Small and Mid Sized US Ports

Supply Chain Digest

Container Traffic Almost Totally Gone Now from Portland. Impact on US Exports

The state of electric trucks — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

Aneja discusses a number of recent advances in the electric delivery truck world, from the order books being opened for the eCascadia and eM2 trucks to a new heavy-duty vehicle charging station opening up in Portland, Oregon.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

The same was true for roundtrips between Portland, OR and Stockton : Stockton to Portland was up 28¢ to $2.92/mile. Portland to Stockton added 44¢ for a $2.04/mile average. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014. Back then, it was a series of winter storms that disrupted supply chains and pushed load-to-truck ratios unusually high for several months.

Flood threats for Gulf Coast, Northwest this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

The heaviest rain will soak places from the Cascades westward to the coast, including the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas, as well as far northern California.

Columbia Distributing selects Canby, Oregon for new metro area warehouse

EFT

Walnut in Canby, will consolidate the beverage distributor's three current locations situated on Portland's Swan Island, NW Yeon Avenue and NW Guam Street. Tualatin-based Perlo Construction has been selected as the general contractor and Portland based VLMK Engineering + Design has provided the project design and permitting services. The approx. 530,000-square-foot facility, located at SE 1 st Ave. and S.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

Starting Saturday, a Pacific storm system will cause heavy snowfall from Portland to Seattle. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

service fee for deliveries beginning August 30 in the Boston and Chicago areas, as well as Manchester, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine, and Providence, Rhode Island.

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington

EFT

The Centralia distribution centre is located in close proximity to two existing UNFI DCs in Tacoma and Portland. and a 923,000 square-foot warehouse in Portland, Ore. Once construction of the new Centralia DC is complete and the expansion of the Ridgefield DC is finished, UNFI plans to close its Tacoma, Portland and Auburn warehouses, as well as reduce its dependency on outside storage and third-party logistics services.

Bus and battery maker Proterra exits SPAC with $640M payout

The Supply Chain Journal

Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon. Electric bus and battery maker Proterra Inc.

Long view: Preparing logistically for extreme weather

The Supply Chain Journal

Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees each day for about a week, reaching as high as 116 degrees in Portland, Oregon.

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 2 – Oregon and Washington)

The Supply Chain Journal

West Coast, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle. The relatively rural terrain of extreme northern California continues as Interstate 5 enters southern Oregon in Jackson County near Ashland and enters Washington north of Portland.

Why is carrier compliance increasing along with spot rates?

The Supply Chain Journal

213% Portland, OR to Los Angeles $1.15 -30% Dallas to Los Angeles $1.56 -17%. Chart of the Week: Van Outbound Tender Reject Index, Truckstop.com top 100 all-in van rate per mile – USA SONAR : VOTRI.USA, TSTOPVRPM.USA.

An Old Soul Blazing Her Way in Modern World

BlueYonder

Vancouver, Washington (a suburb outside of Portland, Oregon), is now home and I am in total awe of the beauty in the state of Washington. I attended the University of Portland and double-majored in Global Business and Spanish, spending one semester in Spain.

Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

2 export region is the Pacific Northwest, near Portland, Oregon, or Seattle, Washington. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

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About 70 Teamsters walk off job in dispute with supermarket chain

The Supply Chain Journal

An Associated Press report quoted business agent Joe Piccone of Teamsters Local 340, based in South Portland, Maine, as saying 70 drivers and mechanics had gone on strike. Both are south of Portland.

Truck crash closes large sections of I-84 in Oregon

The Supply Chain Journal

Westbound lanes are open for local traffic only between Ontario and Baker City, ODOT said, according to a report from KOIN-TV in Portland. Virtually all eastbound and westbound lanes on a stretch of Interstate 84 are closed in eastern Oregon due to a truck crash.

FreightWaves Classics: Maine Turnpike carries traffic in the Pine Tree State

The Supply Chain Journal

Until then, Route 1, which follows Maine’s coast, was the primary road between Kittery and Portland. The first four-lane section of the turnpike opened on December 13, 1947, and ran between Kittery and South Portland. Maine is the northeasternmost U.S. state.

Daimler Trucks is short of workers across the board, CEO says

The Supply Chain Journal

DTNA has begun taking orders for its Class 8 eCascadia and Class 6 eM2 models for production in late 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Production workers. Service technicians. Parts depot staff.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say. For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX. Register now and save $300. From left to right, Cori Purrington, David Domencic, and Gerald Hahn during a panel discussion at the DAT User Conference.

Semiconductor shortages not over yet, Daimler warns in Q2 earnings report

The Supply Chain Journal

DTNA in April opened an “Electric Island” charging area in Portland, Oregon, that will eventually support 1 megawatt charging for trucks. Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon.

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

Talking Logistics

Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. According to the press release: This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Ore., On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

Exclusive: SEKO Logistics chartering vessels for clients

The Supply Chain Journal

The charters are destined to smaller ports on the West Coast such as Portland, Oregon, and San Diego. “We SEKO Logistics tells American Shipper it is expanding its logistics footprint by chartering vessels. The logistics provider began chartering the box ships in July. “We

Sizzling heat wave continues for truckers out West

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the past few days, all-time record highs were set in Vancouver (112 degrees), Olympia (110), Spokane (109) and Seattle (107), Washington; and Pendleton (117), Salem (113), Portland (112), Redmond (112) and Eugene (111), Oregon. Extreme heat continues to sizzle across the Northwest.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say. For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX. Register now and save $300. From left to right, Cori Purrington, David Domencic, and Gerald Hahn during a panel discussion at the DAT User Conference.

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

Sureshoring was also a concept discussed at FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week in March by Rich Mason, executive adviser to Portland, Oregon-based Parsons Corp., Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

Sureshoring was also a concept discussed at FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week in March by Rich Mason, executive adviser to Portland, Oregon-based Parsons Corp., Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

Consumers Demand Supply Chain Accountability Down to the Last Straw

Material Handling and Logistics

Portland, Ore., Is your business at risk due to unethical supply chain practices? The board at Monster Energy Drink had a decision to make. They were staring at a petition, signed by 21,000 consumers, who said that if they knew that the company used products that were produced by slave labor, they would all be drinking Red Bull from now on.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload.

Global Logistics News on West Coast Port Talks Reaching Crisis Stage, as Tensions Rising Despite Federal Mediator Joining the Talks

Supply Chain Digest

PMA Presents Work Slowdown Data, While ILWU Walks Out in Portland The Environment has become Worse Since Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh oined Talks Last Week.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77 While Sacramento to Portland was up, Los Angeles to Portland rates fell 31¢ to $2.77/mile. Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years. Load availability was up 30% compared to May, and 84% compared to June 2015.