Dave Arsenault, president of Oakland, Ca based GSC Logistics and a former president of Hyundai Merchant Marine America, warned that container space has become a more important factor than cost for booking imports and exports on ocean carriers:
The State of California is developing regulatory strategies to support the development of two offshore floating wind farms planned for Northern and Central California. California’s ports will be providing infrastructure and supply chain support.
In the past two years, a lot of attention has been paid to global supply chains. According to Google Trends, searches for “supply chain” have increased more than 64% since the beginning of 2019 – with interest more than doubling at the height of the West Coast port crisis last fall.
Gene Seroka, executive director, Port of Los Angeles says supply chain dislocations impacting ports, warehouse and trucking operations will be reduced with better jobs including better pay and benefits for employees.
SEKO Logistics issued a March 13th report stating that the spread of the Omicron virus was causing a shutdown at a number of Chinese ports and logistics operations stretching from Shenzhen to Shanghai.
Mario Cordero, executive director Port of Long Beach, said the Port has prioritized rail improvements as part of its 10-year/$2.278 billion Capital Program designed to “… improve velocity in the Port and reduce emissions.”
Stephanie Loomis, vice president, International Procurement at CargoTrans, Inc. based in Manhasset, New York, said that higher Trans-Pacific freight costs are making imports of low-priced products from Asia increasingly uncompetitive in the United States.
By Shaman Ahuja, Senior Director – Product Management, Axele
Today’s supply chains are in a flux. Trucking companies and shippers can’t find drivers to haul loads and make deliveries. Trucking companies need to be creative to find and hire drivers and then use technology to maximize the driver's time and keep them moving.
The COVID crisis and import surge into the United States has increased ocean carrier revenues and resulted in some companies investing in supply chain operations that will allow them to “get closer to their customers,” says Ulrik Sanders, managing director and senior partner, The Boston Consulting Group, Copenhagen.