While the new bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress will result in long-term improvements at the nation’s ports, where backlogs of intermodal containers have been a focus of the supply-chain problems that have plagued the country and the globe, near-term efforts from the federal government are still continuing.
November 10, 2021
What can be done about the supply-chain crisis and the backlogs at West Coast ports? As California’s governor follows President Biden’s example in taking action to try to address the issue, no one can agree on how to fix it.
October 22, 2021
The White House plan to open up the gates at the Ports of Long Angeles and Long Beach 24/7 doesn't address many of the core issues clogging up the supply chain, say trucking groups.
October 14, 2021
President Biden announced that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as major retailers, will move to 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operations to address supply-chain bottlenecks.
October 13, 2021
As containers pile up, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced new measures to improve freight movement and reduce delays.
October 1, 2021
Many trucking companies involved in intermodal and drayage operations are concerned that new duties on intermodal chassis and sub-assemblies coming from China are only making supply chain problems worse.
May 7, 2021
Intermodal freight transportation is booming, but port congestion and problems getting enough containers and chassis to the right place at the right time are snarling logistics for many companies.
April 27, 2021
Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021, which is likely to exacerbate ongoing problems with congestion and turnaround times.
March 8, 2021
Blume Global has developed a digital platform that aims to help speed truck turnaround times at ports, starting with the Fenix Marine Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
March 8, 2021
As the COVID-19 vaccine helps return life to normal later in the year, the effect on trucking freight and rates will vary as consumer spending is expected to shift back toward services. That’s one takeaway from the transportation analysts at FTR in a recent webinar, “Preparing for 2021.”
January 18, 2021