The Port of Long Beach is partnering with technology consulting firm UNCOMN to help shippers, ocean carriers, trucking companies and others in the supply chain track cargo across all modes of transportation; a soft launch is planned for February 2022.
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Port of Long Beach dockworkers and terminal operators moved more than 8.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) through November, and are on track to process more than 9 million TEUs by the end the year.
While limited marine terminal capacity hampered imports at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., last month, the port recorded its second-busiest October on record.
The state of California and the U.S. Department of Transportation are teaming to modernize supply chain infrastructure and speed goods movement.
The Port of Long Beach (POLB), Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and Union Pacific (UP) are adding capacity to an existing regularly scheduled direct rail intermodal service connecting the Port of Long Beach to Salt Lake City. The initiative is meant to “bring rapid relief from existing port congestion by optimizing rail deliveries between California and Utah.”
Union Pacific (UP) and BNSF are offering their ocean carrier customers incentives to expedite the flow of freight out of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles; meanwhile, the two California ports on Nov. 1 will start charging ocean carriers a daily fee for containers that linger on terminals.
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in California are expanding night and weekend hours to boost throughput and reduce delays as record cargo volumes move through the San Pedro Bay.
John D. Porcari, who served as the Obama administration’s Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Transportation, has been named as Port Envoy to the Biden administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $1.4 billion for state projects to improve transportation infrastructure. Of that total, $67.78 million is for 11 rail-related efforts.
California’s Port of Long Beach has completed the final phase of its $1.493 billion Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) project at Middle Harbor to boost capacity and improve cargo flow.