Industry: Warehousing
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May 18, 2015
Steve Gardner’s yard, where 90 additional containers of frozen foods and California agriculture sit, is an example of what can go wrong with what academics and economists call the goods movement industry. In Southern California, it’s a multimillion dollar industry that employs tens of thousands of workers, and is rife with congestion problems that’s slowing the region’s economy.
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May 11, 2015
The labor strife not only slowed shipments through the enormous facility and its network of trains and trucks that transport goods throughout the country, it also created an opening for competitors to show that they could fill the void. As containers sat and goods spoiled during the port slowdown in California in January and February, the ports along the Gulf of Mexico and on the East Coast took advantage by stepping up to handle the cargo with greater efficiency.
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May 11, 2015
Together with officials from the adjacent Port of Los Angeles, “we will look at every possible way to improve that system,” Slangerup said in an interview last week. “The goal is to cut costs and improve speed. When we are done, it will revolutionize the entire marine supply chain.”
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May 1, 2015
According to the Teamsters, the job action this week delayed the movement of goods for major retailers because most terminals did not accept trucks from the four companies.
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April 30, 2015
But the floating behemoths are overwhelming many U.S. ports that weren’t built to handle such supersize ships. Of the 10 busiest U.S. ports by container volume, as calculated by the American Association of Port Authorities, at least seven are grappling regularly with congestion.
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