Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo is senior editor with The Journal of Commerce, based in Long Beach, Calif.

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An unexpected 40 percent increase in import volumes since May overwhelmed the Southern California supply chain and infrastructure, creating logistical headaches for truckers and equipment providers.

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US imports from Asia and China turned positive in July, but US retailers predict a short peak season they say will be the weakest in four years.
Spot rates from Asia to both US coasts spiked by several hundred dollars last week as carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific prepare to implement an Aug. 15 general rate increase.
Oakland is beginning to experience the equipment shortages and declining productivity at warehouses and marine terminals that Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen over the past month.
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