Lightning-fast shipping speeds and real-time tracking updates are more important to consumers than ever. The biggest players in the game have set expectations sky high for ecommerce retailers, and many companies are seeking out any opportunity available to gain an edge.
If you find yourself at the Port of Los Angeles this year, you might notice something unusual in the sky. Not a bird, not a plane, but a drone — unmanned aerial vehicles will start flying over the Port of LA in 2020.
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two busiest container ports in the U.S., are leading the way on emissions and pollution reduction, according to new reports.
The trade war between China and the U.S. has had an outsized impact on the nation’s largest west coast cargo destination. The U.S. continues to place tariffs on incoming goods from China, and China is planning tariffs on a staggering $75 billion in U.S. products.
Drayage has long been one of the least understood and most critical processes in the supply chain. Without effective drayage systems, cargo doesn’t get unloaded from container ships and international trucks in a timely manner, creating backups that slow operations at warehouses, retailers, ecommerce hubs, and more.
While the global supply chain has been transformed by software solutions and tech innovation, many of the systems that drive modern ports haven’t been updated since the start of the 20th century. Now, several major shifts in technology are revolutionizing portside drayage.
As we move into the second half of 2017, port drayage continues to experience significant growth-related challenges. The rapid growth of eCommerce in recent years has increased the demand for goods, but also reshaped the routes they travel. To meet this demand, large eCommerce companies have increasingly built regional warehouses to enable the fast delivery […]
As global shipping losses continue to slow and confidence steadily rebuilds from overcapacity concerns, recent news from the National Retail Federation has many logistics providers and transport coordinators increasingly hopeful. The NRF’s 2016 economic forecast projects retail industry sales growing at a higher rate than previously anticipated — 3.1 percent over the 10-year average of […]
According to Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research, global shipping has a major problem that needs to be addressed. According to Stopford, the industry has become entangled in an ultra-competitive, old-fashioned mindset that keeps shipping technology stuck in the past. The solution? Getting with the times and integrating automation into across the industry.
It’s not exactly been smooth sailing for the global shipping industry of late. But there are rays of light in this cloudy period and there is ample cause for optimism moving forward. One of the largest reasons for maintaining a bright outlook comes from a recent review that shows the shipping industry saw losses decline […]