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 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.
The speed of global commerce is only increasing thanks to new customer demands and advancements in shipping and warehousing technology. To stay ahead of the curve, port systems need to strengthen strategic partnerships and stay up to date on the latest hardware and software available.
2023 marked record cargo numbers for the Port of Los Angeles, as it celebrates its 23rd consecutive year as the busiest container port in the US. In January, Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of LA, gave his annual State of the Port of LA address. He announced priorities for 2023 and a firm […]
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 […]
For several years, a plan has been in the works to improve the Port of Long Beach via dredging. But what is the purpose of the plan, what exactly does it entail, and when will it come to fruition?
Despite the challenges 2021 brought, it was still a year of significant growth at the Port of LA. In fact, it was a record year at the Port of LA and Long Beach that included an overall 13% increase in processed Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) – around 10.7 million in total.
Unexpected changes to the balance of essential supply chain components have impacted shipping and fulfillment across the country in recent weeks. Ports have faced a number of simultaneous challenges — container shortages, drayage backlogs, and much more — but it looks like things are heading in the right direction thanks to some quick thinking and […]
Sustainability is very much in the spotlight right now. Part of this focus is a natural extension of the coverage from negotiations at COP26, the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow. Cuts to greenhouse gas emissions have been a hot topic as government officials, business leaders, and cultural fixtures negotiate a path […]