Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
The cost of boosting truck driver pay at Con-way Freight will be passed along to shippers starting Oct. 27 in the form of an across-the-board general rate increase, the company said today.
New U.S. inland port projects are being launched after consultations with supply chain participants, including importers and exporters, trucking companies and logistics providers.
Maersk line on Friday doubled its congestion surcharge for shipments from the U.S.
Importers and exporters can mitigate supply chain disruptions, such as the terrible congestion in Los Angeles-Long Beach, but their planning must begin months in advance, attendees at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference were told Friday.
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
Shippers and their logistics and transportation providers must collaborate, and not simply negotiate, if they hope to resolve a host of supply chain problems, starting with equipment, personnel and capacity shortages.
Union Pacific Railroad said the “opportunity pipeline” of domestic intermodal isn’t showing any signs of losin
Sensing an opportunity from the woes of Southern California, Oakland says it should be considered an attractive port for diversions from Los Angeles-Long Beach.
A senior executive of XPO Logistics, one of the largest and fastest growing U.S. third-party logistics providers, says the company sees potential in driverless trucks and is closely following advancements in the technology.
The Hub Group said poor U.S. rail service, chassis shortages and inadequate gate reservations at Union Pacific Railroad terminals cost it intermodal volume in the third quarter and doesn't expect rail service improvement until the spring of 2015.
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
While the Port of Tacoma reported year-over-year growth in container volumes in September, Seattle suffered another month of double-digit volume decline.