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 […]
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 […]
This past year and a half has been unprecedented on many, many levels. The earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic ground production to a halt in some segments, while creating rushes on other consumer goods that strained supply chains around the globe.
2020 was a tumultuous year across the country and around the globe. No surprise that both uncertainty and the innovative spirit stood out as key themes at the Port of LA as well. But what is in store for the year to come? Once a year, Executive Director of the Port of LA Gene Seroka […]
Drayage can seem like a relatively straightforward part of the overall supply chain, but technology is revitalizing and reshaping this vital function all the same. In recent years, drayage has become something of a black hole in logistics data systems. While warehouses and shippers use data to streamline picking, packing, and shipping, operations at many […]
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.