In July 2023, Governor Newsom announced that $1.5 billion in state funding will go toward upgrading California port infrastructure. These upgrades will come in a sweeping overhaul geared toward sustainability and increased efficiency. Of that funding, almost $600 million will go toward the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles.
The widespread port congestion that has plagued the West Coast is dissipating at a steady rate. But the impact of port congestion has been particularly acute at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and questions linger ahead of container shipping peak season.
The pandemic brought to light a host of visibility and transparency gaps in the supply chain. Within the last few years, these gaps culminated in huge disruptions, backlogs, and delays, which especially impacted the ports of California.
COVID-19 had major impacts on global supply chains and shipping management trends in recent years. Demand increased while simultaneously the ability to meet the demand decreased due to delays and supply chain issues.
Port congestion has become something of a fact of life at West Coast ports since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak back in the Spring of 2020. Clogged shipping channels, labor disputes, and backed-up drayage have become a common plight around the world, even as the most acute and pronounced effects of the epidemic […]
The pandemic brought with it a tidal wave of challenges, many of which are still impacting the supply chain. Companies have adapted with perseverance in the face of huge ecommerce spikes, manufacturing slowdowns, high demand for warehousing space, driver shortages, and a massive backlog of shipping containers at ports waiting to be unloaded — not […]