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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1/13/2022

Plan to charge shippers for abandoning empty containers is on hold at Port of L.A.

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest for container traffic, has deferred a plan to charge ocean carriers that fail to clear empty containers off the docks and is consulting with the logistics industry about alternatives on how to cut the backlogs.
1/12/2022

Zim offers incentives for container pickup at Port of Los Angeles

Zim in December added an incentive to speed the flow of loaded containers at West Basin Container Terminal in Port of Los Angeles, according to a web advisory.
1/10/2022

'Container Dwell Fee' On Hold Until Jan. 17

The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles announced today that consideration of the Container Dwell Fee? will be held off another week, until Jan. 17.

The two ports have seen a combined decline of 45% in aging cargo on the docks since the program was announced on Oct. 25.
1/5/2022

New index measures supply chain pressure and it's really high

Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve have a new way to measure the logistics chaos that's being partially blamed for consumer price inflation: the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI).
1/3/2022

PORTS KEEP 'CONTAINER DWELL FEE' ON HOLD

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will delay consideration of the Container Dwell Fee? for another week, this time until Jan. 10.
12/30/2021

PORT OF LOS ANGELES PLANS FEES FOR EMPTY CONTAINERS

The Port of Los Angeles plans to begin charging a fee to ocean carriers that allow empty containers to linger on the Port's marine terminals for nine days or longer. The fee, subject to approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, would take effect on Jan. 30, 2022.
12/30/2021

Port of LA announces new fee, this time for empty containers that linger

The Port of Los Angeles will implement a fee on ocean carriers with empty containers that linger at least nine days on marine terminals, pending harbor commission approval.
12/30/2021

Port of LA announces new fee, this time for empty containers that linger

The Port of Los Angeles will implement a fee on ocean carriers with empty containers that linger at least nine days on marine terminals, pending harbor commission approval.
12/27/2021

Ports of LA, Long Beach delay container fee for 8th time

The two busiest ports in the nation announced the delay on Monday, Dec. 27. The fee won't be implemented until at least Monday, Jan. 3.
12/27/2021

Ports of LA, Long Beach delay container fee for 8th time

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have delayed a fee on companies whose containers linger at marine terminals for the eighth time and seventh straight week with officials once again citing continued improvements in reducing aging cargo.
12/27/2021

SSA Long Beach says new fee improving container dwells

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once again postpone the long-dwell container fees as a major terminal operator in Long Beach imposes fees of its own.
12/27/2021

Citing backlog progress, Long Beach and LA ports again delay fines for idling containers

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced today that implementation of a Container Dwell Fee on companies whose containers linger at marine terminals will be delayed again, with it now potentially taking effect if necessary next Monday.
12/23/2021

In an East Coast first, New Jersey will phase out diesel trucks

New Jersey joins California, Oregon, and Washington in setting ambitious goals to electrify trucks by 2035.
12/22/2021

Cargo containers, trucks to be stored in Carson amid congestion at ports of LA, Long Beach

The Carson City Council has approved a $2 million deal with a local shipping company that will allow cargo containers and trucks to stay on Marathon Petroleum's refinery property until they are ready to be moved out.
12/20/2021

Port of LA, Long Beach container dwell fees on hold again

The fee will be reconsidered on Monday, Dec. 27, when both port directors will reassess implementation based on cargo flow data.
12/20/2021

What Supply-Chain Woes Mean When You Live Next to a Port

Forget shipping delays. A deluge of truck traffic and abandoned containers at the Port of Los Angeles creates daily hazards for residents in the neighboring community of Wilmington.
12/20/2021

DECISION ON CONTAINER DWELL FEE? ON HOLD UNTIL DEC. 27

Further consideration of the Container Dwell Fee? will be postponed until Dec. 27, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles announced today.
Since the fee was announced on Oct. 25, the twin ports have seen a combined decline of 46% in aging cargo on the docks. The executive directors of both ports will reassess fee implementation after monitoring data over the next week.
12/20/2021

White House laying foundation for next-generation trucking workforce?

Truck driver action plan includes $30 million to expedite CDLs.
12/17/2021

1st Nikola battery-electric trucks delivered to Port of LA trucking company

In an ongoing push to transition to a zero-emissions truck fleet by 2035, the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 17, welcomed the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle or BEV pilot trucks, which Total Transportation Services Inc., one of the most prominent port trucking companies in Southern California, will use.
12/17/2021

In the shadow of LA congestion, Port Hueneme becomes cargo magnet

Small port sees surge in containers, leverages Navy base to handle charter vessels.