Sunday, November 27, 2022

Supply Chain

Trans Pacific spot rates trend lower while high transit times remain a concern

Trans Pacific container spot rates between Chinese ports and the US West Coast and East Coast have been fluctuating substantially since April 2021.  "2021 has...

US Army Corps of Engineers to help Port of Long Beach with improvements to enable navigation of bigger ships

Officials announced recently that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is receiving $8 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding help to make navigational efficiency...

US importers pay millions in additional interest due to port congestion in US West Coast ports

Billions of dollars worth of cargo waiting outside West Coast ports in 2021 racked up millions in interest due to port congestion Importers pay...

The impact of Supply Chain disruptions and mitigation – A conversation with the FMC

Supply Chain can perhaps be termed as the "Phrase of the Year" in 2021. Whether you were involved in the business of supply chain...

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry in 2021 in terms of the maritime and global trade, shipping and freight practices, Global Shipping Alliances, Carriers and their profits and mostly about the disruptions surrounding supply chain.. Welcome to The View from the Top..

Significant Supply Chain Progress as the Holidays Draw Near says The White House

"Months of Coordination Bring Signs of Good Cheer" - this is the word from the White House about the supply chain disruptions that we have...

Average Transit time from China to New York outperforms Los Angeles/Long Beach transits

As many container vessels continue to loiter across Southern California and farther, waiting for berths at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach...

Federal Maritime Commission kicks off Maritime Data Infrastructure initiative

In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the...

Export container dwell times soar at main ports globally as berthing delays bite

Export containers are building up not just in the ports of LA/LB but at many major ports globally Dozens of ships are slow steaming way off the coast of...

Federal Trade Commission wants to know causes of empty shelves and sky-high prices – launches inquiry into supply chain disruptions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the latest entrant to enter the fray to try and identify the issues surrounding the massive supply chain disruptions...

CMA CGM to incentivize early pick up of import containers at Los Angeles and Long Beach

CMA CGM posted a net profit of $5.6bn for Q3 increasing its consolidated revenue by 89%, compared to 2020 on the back of incredible...

Consumers will have to wait an additional 17 days for delivery in November, as congestion drags on  

Suffern, NY, November 23, 2021 — Digital freight forwarder Shifl is warning businesses that supply chain delays are far from over. Long transit times,...

Container Dwell Fee postponed yet again at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

In what is seen as a possible improvement in the situation of full containers dwelling in the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach...

California Governor and U.S. Port Envoy vow to take action to curb supply chain disruptions

Long Beach, Nov. 17, 2021 : Gov. Gavin Newsom and U.S. Port Envoy John D. Porcari visited the Port of Long Beach on Wednesday to...

Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” will not end

The American shipping crisis has been making news all over the world and has been the subject of discussions across many media platforms and the industry..

Even US President Joe Biden commented on the supply chain disruptions and set up task teams to find solutions for the problems.. Biden announced a number of steps to achieve this objective including moves by the nation’s two largest ports Los Angeles and Long Beach to expand to 24-hour operation, and also to ramp up efforts by big conglomerates like Walmart, FedEx, UPS, Samsung, Target and The Home Depot for quicker cargo clearance..

There have been several commentaries across the whole spectrum of supply chain from various experts from shipping, freight forwarding, trucking and trade backgrounds..

However, none of the discussions and explanations seem as lucid as the message conveyed by a 20 year veteran US truck driver..

I am sharing this article written by Ryan Johnson that explains his perspective on the situation and why he feels that America's "Shipping Crisis" will not end unless.....................

Biden administration’s action plan to ease US supply chain disruptions

Recognizing the critical role American ports play in the global economy, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal includes an unprecedented $17 billion to improve infrastructure at coastal ports, inland ports and waterways, and land ports of entry along the border.

How a pain point in Egypt spurred the timber industry towards efficiency and cooperation

A dramatic increase in the prevalence of supply chain pain points has presented an opportunity for innovation and collaboration, whilst underscoring the importance of digital solutions in the timber logistics sector.

Timber companies used the term “pain point” to refer to an inefficient port or a particularly cumbersome customs authority.

These pain points stood out because they were isolated pockets of inefficiency, delaying an otherwise well-functioning network that carried everything from raw materials to finished goods from one corner of the world to the other.

Over the last year, that has all changed. Pain points became endemic.

Theft of cargo in transit highest amongst all cargo theft in 2020

Theft of cargo in transit remains highest among all types of cargo theft in 2020. This is one of the trends identified in the...

Learn How to Add Value to Global Food Supply Chains 

Join Tim Crumley, Vice President of Global Logistics at Sysco International Food Group, Robin Jaacks, Chief Commercial Officer at Ocean Insights and Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Founder and Host of Lets Talk Supply Chain in a webinar on "How Visibility adds Value to Food Logistics" where they will discuss issues facing the food logistics industry such as port congestion, carrier capacity, equipment shortage and lack of transparency on shipment statuses and how to manage them.

Issue with certification agency on exports to China

A question from a reader about an issue with a certification agency which lead to the reader's containers being stopped by customs in China.. Comments welcome..

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