Weekly Logistics News Headlines: West Coast Container Moves, East Coast Weather
A Nor’easter storm system slammed New England and the mid-Atlantic states this week, knocking out power for thousands and crippling cargo movement. According to FreightWaves, the storm brought hurricane-force winds near 100 mph in some areas. Rollover risks and traffic hazards threatened trucking in the region.
Southern California is far from the only region experiencing port delays – the ports of Seattle and Tacoma have endured their share of the burden as well. According to The Loadstar, multiple major steamships lines skipped Seattle on their weekly service to avoid congestion impacting schedule reliability. The report indicates that the measure is temporary.
As part of its effort to reduce congestion, the Port of Long Beach has partnered with Union Pacific to take containers by rail to an intermodal hub in Utah. From there, the containers can reach their final Mountain West regional destinations by rail or truck. According to American Shipper, it’s the start of a four-year partnership to more reliably reduce container dwell time at the port.