supply chain

Government, Business, Logistics

Freight Stakeholders Seek Supply Chain Action From Biden

Trucks at Port of Oakland Trucks carrying shipping containers wait to enter the Port of Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations joined nearly 100 freight stakeholders in calling on President Joe Biden to amplify his administration’s response to ongoing supply chain woes nationwide.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

New Utah Inland Port Seen as 'Relief Valve' for West Coast Facilities

Train at Utah Inland Port Authority Class I railroad Union Pacific on Oct. 27 announced direct rail service between Long Beach, Calif., and Salt Lake City. (Utah Inland Port Authority)

Just 60 miles south from one of the most famous locations in American transportation history, Promontory Point, Utah, a new transportation and logistics center is open for business and still being built out.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Cyber Official Warns ‘American Way of Life’ at Risk From Hackers

Jen Easterly Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, appears before the House Homeland Security Committee. (House Homeland Security Committee via YouTube)

A top U.S. cybersecurity official offered a dire warning to members of Congress Nov. 3, saying the “American way of life” faces serious risks amid the drumbeat of ransomware attacks and physical threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

November 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Fifty Years in Idle Time Seen for Trucks at Two Major US Ports

Port of Los Angeles Cargo trucks parked at the Port of Los Angeles. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

Trucking trips originating around the country’s busiest ports are showing massive increases in idle time, another sign of the supply chain logjams plaguing American transport hubs.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

CMA CGM Near Deal to Buy California Terminal Operator

CMA CGM A CMA CGM ship at the Fenix Terminal. (Fenix Marine Services via YouTube)

CMA CGM SA, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, agreed to buy Fenix Marine Services, which operates a container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles, in a deal with an enterprise value of $2.3 billion.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2021
Business, Top 100, TCA

Walmart to Hire Drivers, Supply Chain Workers in N.Y. Capital Region

Walmart to Hire Drivers, Supply Chain Workers in N.Y. Capital Region A Walmart truck driving down a highway. (TT File Photo)

Retail giant Walmart plans to hire thousands of “supply chain associates” nationwide ranging from warehouse workers to truck drivers during a job fair Nov. 3-4.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
November 2, 2021
Government, Logistics

USDOT, California Announce Supply Chain Strategic Partnership

Cargo trucks travel past shipping containers in the Port of Los Angeles The Emerging Projects Agreement is meant to to assist with the transport of freight at key West Coast hubs where stakeholders have identified supply chain disruptions. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

With the Biden administration seeking remedies to ameliorate freight connectivity concerns related to the national supply chain, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a partnership with agencies in California.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022 A crane unloads a Maersk shipping container. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S expects shipping markets to remain tight at least into the first quarter with global container demand set to grow faster than previously expected.

November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

Ship Queues Worsen Port Delays From Singapore to Greece

Ship Queues Worsen Port Delays From Singapore to Greece CMA CGM SA cargo ships are moored as shipping containers stacked among gantry cranes in the BNCT Co. container terminal at Busan New Port in Busan, South Korea. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

The world’s largest shipping hubs are suffering elevated levels of congestion as containers pile up at seaports from Singapore to Greece’s Piraeus.

Kevin Varley | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls A worker operates a forklift to move shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

With a near-record 75 containerships waiting outside the U.S.’s largest port complex in Southern California, unionized dockworkers have strengthened their indispensable role in the supply chain.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2021

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