How Will Clean Truck Fund Rate Fees Impact Port Drayage in 2022

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 13, 2022 11:50:19 AM

Ports in Southern California are trading in the phrase “New Year, New Me” for “New Year, New Fee.” The spring cleaning of the two largest ports in the United States is expanding beyond its bottlenecked port — they aim to clean the air too. By incorporating clean truck fund rate fees, California port authorities are working toward their goal of a zero-emission port by 2035. This article will provide a birds-eye view of the situation and its effect on port drayage this year. 

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UPS, FedEx, Walmart & Target Step up Nighttime Operations to Ease Port Backlog: Why It Impacts Drayage Most of All

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 30, 2021 11:17:56 AM

Supply chain shortages continue to be the norm in today’s economy. Unfortunately, the efforts to overcome disparities and shortages arising from the pandemic have created massive backlogs at many major ports. However, there is hope on the horizon as major retailers look to curb total supply chain costs in anticipation of potential fines for excess idle time. Furthermore, additional operating hours at ports are helping to avoid issues on both sides of the country. According to Maritime Executive, “The Georgia Ports Authority is reporting an initial success at clearing some of the containership congestion at the Port of Savannah while the port also recorded its first-ever month handling more than 500,000 TEU.” Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening and how it will impact port operations and port drayage in your supply chain.

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The Capacity Challenges of Drayage and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 16, 2021 9:58:31 AM

Transporting cargo to ports, warehouses, storage centers, transportation facilities, and final customers generally falls under the umbrella of drayage transportation. With its prevalence and vital role in the market, the challenges of drayage cannot be overlooked or ignored. As highlighted by PR Newswire, “The global drayage services market is set to grow by USD 2.90 billion during 2021-2025, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.  The market is expected to witness a 1.49% YOY growth in 2021 and register a CAGR of 2% during the forecast period.” With such a powerful and direct impact on the supply chain and with such potential for future growth with e-commerce importers and shippers, the everyday challenges of drayage must be addressed in a practical and adaptable manner.

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