Night moves: Long Beach begins trial of extended-hour cargo pickup

Total Terminals International is the launch partner for the Port of Long Beach’s new initiative to increase cargo velocity by expanding gate hours for truck pickup. The move comes amid a huge container surge that is choking productivity and jeopardizing retailers’ holiday deliveries

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Shortages have created a ‘traffic jam’ om construction

Although lumber and other material costs remain high, it’s shortages of labor and other key items that are delaying production for builders and biting into sales.

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Containers Piling Up at U.S Rail Yards Add to Port Strains

To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, it helps to keep tabs on the congestion that’s building at another key junction of freight transportation: rail yards.

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Container ships now piling up at anchorages off China’s ports 

There are over 60 container ships full of import cargo stuck offshore of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but there are more than double that — 154 as of Friday — waiting to load export cargo off Shanghai and Ningbo in China, according to eeSea, a company that analyzes carrier schedules.

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