Shipper Alert: West Coast Port Congestion Expected through Lunar New Year

As reported earlier this month, U.S. West Coast terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing heavy volumes and severe congestion that is expected to last through the upcoming Lunar (Chinese) New Year. 5 TOP CAUSES OF U.S. WEST COAST CONGESTION 1. EQUIPMENT & CHASSIS For West Coast supply [...]

2018-12-20T20:45:55+00:00December 20th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News, Warehousing|

Intermodal’s PSR Impact on Shippers, Chicago Hit Hard

2019 will be a transitional year for the United States’ rail industry; known for its inefficiencies, U.S. rail freight is on the quest to increase train speeds and improve services by taking steps towards precision scheduled railroading (PSR). In September, CSX, the leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North [...]

2018-12-14T19:54:58+00:00December 14th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Los Angeles Pool of Pools Calls for Chassis as Mega Vessels Arrive

Recent events have created a dislocation of chassis in LA/LB Port complex and in part, is due to the lingering effects of the Typhoon in the Eastern Pacific. According to the figures provided, there will be 12 extra loader vessels and 3 up-sized vessels calling the LA/LGB port complex over [...]

2018-12-07T21:29:48+00:00December 7th, 2018|Domestic, Import, Shipping News|

Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California and Supply Chains

Three fast-moving wildfires have raged across California within the past week wreaking havoc on millions of  lives. One of them, Camp Fire, has destroyed Paradise, California and leveled the town’s 26,000 homes, leaving most the residents homeless. The wildfire has become the state’s deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s [...]

2018-11-15T13:34:31+00:00November 15th, 2018|Domestic, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

U.S. Shippers Frustrated with Chassis Split Delays

Nationwide, importers are struggling to ensure their freight is picked up efficiently from U.S. ports as chassis inaccessibility continues to rise amid cost increases, limited availability and quality of equipment. The decade-long issue has been an increasing problem at ports and railroad terminals for years, resulting in complex arrangements that [...]

2018-11-06T18:45:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import|

The State of 2018 Logistics, a Peek into Peak Season

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR-TO-DATE FREIGHT NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES    International shippers expecting calm, profitable peak season markets, after toiling consolidation of the steamship line industry last year, are finding the path to consumers is political, congested and, once again, expensive. POLITICS OF TRADE While most hesitate in labeling it [...]

2018-08-29T15:25:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

Shortages Strain U.S. Trucking as Peak Season Approaches

It’s difficult for shippers to ignore the tight capacity and backlog of deliveries plaguing domestic transportation across the United States.  Fleets nationwide are desperate for drivers and equipment as freight rates, diesel prices, and container volumes continue to soar heading into the August peak season.  Intermodal providers may have locked [...]

2018-08-13T20:23:06+00:00July 24th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Quarterly Freight Market Overview

Trade & tariffs If you’re a business owner, then chances are you’ve been following as the United States trade agenda sent waves of change across international waters.  After implementing  tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the Administration also announced the first round of additional 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on [...]

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