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Happening Now: Warehouse Lease Renewal Costs Skyrocket

Dec 8, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, companies that are renewing – or about to renew – multiyear warehouse leases are in for severe sticker shock.

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Happening Now: California Drayage Driver Frustration Mounts

Nov 29, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, recent comments from drayage drivers at California’s major ports reveal that they are “drowning” in supply chain challenges such as long wait times, appointment system issues, and other inefficiencies.

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Happening Now: Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to collect Clean Truck fees

Nov 11, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As if drayage providers didn’t have enough to content with, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have each announced that they will begin charging Clean Truck Fund Rate fees beginning April 1, 2022.

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Happening Now: Shippers can face container dwell fines at Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Oct 26, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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In an effort to help relieve congestion at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach, shipping companies will be fined if their containers aren’t moved off-port quickly enough.

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Happening Now: Trucking Association Responds to 24/7 Port of L.A. Operations

Oct 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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The Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) has issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Port of Los Angeles will operate 24/7 in hopes of clearing congestion at the Port.

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Happening Now: Major retailers resort to chartering ships to avoid delays

Oct 12, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, some of the largest retailers in the U.S. are trying to sidestep import supply chain delays and congestion by chartering their own ships overseas.

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Happening Now: Drayage Rates Jump 32% in September

Oct 6, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in DC Velocity, drayage spot rates in September were 6% higher than August, and 32% higher than September 2020.  These rates are only expected to increase, as further hikes of 10% to 15% are predicted for October.

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Happening Now: Will Vaccine Mandate Keep Drivers Away?

Sep 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, trucking companies are concerned that the new federal vaccination and testing mandate which seeks to curb the spread of COVID-19 may keep drivers away from available trucking positions.

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Happening Now: Record number of ships in port at L.A./Long Beach

Sep 13, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As we head into peak season, supply chain congestion at/near the ports of Southern California is only getting worse – especially when it comes to container ship congestion.

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Happening Now: Drayage Surcharges from C.H. Robinson

Sep 2, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Yahoo! Finance, logistics provider C.H. Robinson has announced that it will begin levying drayage surcharges to its customers. These surcharges are a response to continued congestion-related issues at ports across the U.S.

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