SELECT G.Goods_Movement_Timeline_ID, G.GM_Date, G.Headline, G.Source_Name, G.Source_URL, G.Date_Added, G.Summary FROM GoodsMovementTimeline as G WHERE (G.Goods_Movement_Timeline_ID > 0) AND (G.Headline <> '') ORDER BY G.GM_Date DESC ; METRANS | Goods Movement Timeline

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Welcome to the METRANS Goods Movement Timeline. This is a searchable timeline of activities tied to goods movement, logistics and international trade based upon items from the popular press.

Given our location and the importance of this region as an international trade gateway, many of the entries pertain to Southern California. We do however draw from state and national press as well. Some articles' links may have expired, or you may have to pay a fee or register on the Web site where they originally appeared to access the complete article. Our goal however is to provide the researcher with enough information to track significant events over time as they have occurred in key areas like legislation, finance, and security.

This timeline grew out of timelines initially developed for METRANS research projects in the area of goods movement. Earlier entries (before 2005) were therefore not prepared with a searchable database in mind and will be less detailed. We hope, however, that they remain a useful resource.
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11/16/2020

HTA Leads Coalition to End Unreasonable Detention & Demurrage

The HTA submitted a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission with nearly 50 other organizations, representing truckers, shippers, and intermediaries, asking them to help provide relief by suspending detention and demurrage in the San Pedro Bay port complex.READ MORE »
11/12/2020

California ban on diesel opens new front in hydrogen vs. electric trucking battle

Nine California legislators sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to take a 'technology-neutral? approach to decarbonization and not focus the state's transportation sector investments solely on battery-electric vehicles, especially in medium- and heavy-duty trucking. The three-page missive came in response to Newsom's recent executive order on zero-emission vehicles, which called for, among other things, all drayage trucks to be zero emission by 2035 and all other heavy-duty vehicles to reach zero emission by 2045.READ MORE »
11/11/2020

Frozen COVID-19 vaccine heats up logistics complexity

The world greeted news of a potential vaccine with relief, but the supply chain logistics required to transport doses at extreme temperatures will be daunting.READ MORE »
11/9/2020

E.U. IMPOSES $4 BILLION IN TARIFFS ON U.S. PRODUCTS, PROLONGING TRUMP TRADE WAR DESPITE BIDEN VICTORY

The list of tariffs includes a 15 percent tariff on Boeing airplanes and a 25 percent tariff on a sweep of products including tractors, frozen shellfish, gin, suitcases, video game consoles, cotton and salmon.READ MORE »
11/9/2020

PACIFIC RIM: MORE CARGO AT RISK OF DIVERSION TO BRITISH COLUMBIA?

This growing source of competition for valuable discretionary cargo is yet another wake-up call, especially for the Ports of LA, Long Beach, Seattle and TacomaREAD MORE »
11/9/2020

In global trade, California will have an ally in a Biden administration

A new administration in the White House will strengthen California's position on the world stage and in global trade.READ MORE »
11/6/2020

Associations seek relief from detention, demurrage fees in backed-up LA/Long Beach ports

Two key trade associations representing drayage companies that operate in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are asking for a temporary suspension of detention and demurrage charges from the key entry ports that are currently overwhelmed with business.READ MORE »
11/6/2020

National election results could point to more gridlock for trucking industry

The November 3rd election could lead to some major changes in the trucking industry, like through new legislation, impact on the economy, and the presidential appointments to federal agencies. READ MORE »
11/4/2020

CARGO CRISIS 2020: Truckers Request Relief from Unreasonable Detention & Demurrage Charges

The California and Harbor Trucking Associations? have requested the temporary suspension of detention and demurrage charges in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by ocean carriers and marine terminals. Cargo flow is nearing a
complete gridlock due to a lack of dual-transactions and a 3-month chassis shortage. Unreasonable detention and demurrage
charges are at an all-time high as truckers struggle to overcome ocean carrier and marine terminal related restrictions and
hurdles.
READ MORE »
11/3/2020

The Logic of Logistics for the New Normal: How the Trucking Industry Is Changing Amid Covid-19

Well, after the coronavirus has been brought under control, lasting changes will linger. Some of them will be positive, and others still will permanently improve the trucking industry's status quo.READ MORE »
10/30/2020

MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES NEW REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR ZERO EMISSIONS TRUCK PROGRAM AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES

Mayor Garcetti today announced a new Request for Information (RFI) to solicit proposals to expand the use of zero-emission technology at the Port of Los Angeles. The RFI will help advance the Mayor's goal to transition all drayage trucks serving the San Pedro Bay port complex to zero emission by 2035.READ MORE »
10/27/2020

LA-LB taking steps to cut surge-induced congestion

Responding to demands by port stakeholders to take immediate action to relieve congestion, Long Beach opens a near-dock container storage yard and Los Angeles is rolling out financial incentives for carriers and truckers for productivity improvementsREAD MORE »
10/26/2020

Straight to the source: DCLI exiting NIVO business to contract directly with truckers

Uber has sold a minority stake in its Uber Freight truckload brokerage unit to a private equity group for $500 million, a sign it intends to take a longer-term view toward creating a large logistics provider than its previous, venture capital-fueled path had suggested. READ MORE »
10/22/2020

Chassis shortage in LA-LB likely to persist into 2021

Intermodal equipment providers issue a dire warning that chassis shortages in Southern California will persist into next year, but truckers say that is unacceptable.READ MORE »
10/21/2020

Business Beat: Restaurants from Walt's to soft serve, electrifying port

The Port of Long Beach continues to live up to its moniker as a Green Port. READ MORE »
10/21/2020

Completion of Iconic New Bridge Celebrated in Long Beach with a Parade of Green Trucks

The $1.47 billion 2 mile-long bridge opened Monday, October 5th.READ MORE »
10/21/2020

California Dreaming: Zero-Emissions Goals Lack Strategies for Successful Implementation

The plan to make California 100% zero-emission lacks a strategic approach, raising serious questions as to how the state will reach its goal by 2035. READ MORE »
10/21/2020

FMC Grants Temporary Relief Requested by CMA CGM

The Federal Maritime Commission grants temporary relief to CMA CGM from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements.READ MORE »
10/8/2020

Judge Weighing Appeal to Determine if Chassis Case Will Proceed

The Appeal will determine if the Intermodal Carrier Conference's challenge filed to the U.S. Maritime Commission on August 17th against the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association will proceed. READ MORE »
10/5/2020

Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge opens for traffic

The Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge opened to traffic on October 5th, and is expected to surpass the Old Gerald Desmond Bridge's daily average of 70,000 cars a day. READ MORE »