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

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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9/11/2020

Western Canada port expansions will attract more US cargo: report

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9/10/2020

West Coast Freight Networks Bursting at the Seams? With Surging Imports

Backups stretch into inland distribution channels as importers rush to restock and prepare for the holiday sales seasonREAD MORE »
9/10/2020

COVID-19 Disruption Continues to Affect Freight, Rates

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9/9/2020

PORT SEES BEST AUGUST ON RECORD

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9/4/2020

New Heim Bridge comes online in Los Angeles, Long Beach port complex

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9/4/2020

Trucking jobs surge in August, continuing employment growth streak

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9/4/2020

Port of Los Angeles Introduces New Data Tool, The Signal?

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9/3/2020

Fate of Independent Contractors in California Has Another Day in Court

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8/28/2020

Texas trucking rules and regulations to ease in wake of Laura

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8/28/2020

CARB Formally Adopts Low-NOx Omnibus Rule

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8/27/2020

California adopts major pollution cuts for diesel trucks and ships

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8/27/2020

State board OKs regulation requiring further pollution reduction at Ports of LA, Long Beach

Executive Director Mario Cordero and LA Executive Director Gene Seroka penned a joint letter to the Air Resources Board, in which they generally appear to favor the regulations but opposed many of the specifics, including the deadlines.READ MORE »
8/27/2020

California adopts major pollution cuts for diesel trucks and ships

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8/27/2020

Truckers press LA-LB ports to seek more data from carriers

Truckers and cargo owners are urging the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to incentivize ocean carriers to share more shipment information earlier to improve cargo velocity in Southern California.READ MORE »
8/21/2020

ATA files suit against ocean carriers, alleges violations of U.S. Shipping Act

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8/20/2020

IMCC Files Claim Against OCEMA, Ocean Carriers

Alleges $1.8 Billion in Overcharges for Port ChassisREAD MORE »
8/20/2020

Pausing port vessel plug-in shouldn't have severe impact on environment, officials say

Temporarily preventing cargo ships from using shore power, to reduce the burden on the electrical grid during the heat wave, will have minimal impact on emissions because the coronavirus pandemic has led to fewer ship calls.READ MORE »
8/19/2020

Strain on electrical grid shuts down pollution-cutting measure at LA, Long Beach ports

The anti-pollution measure that requires ships to "plug in" to electrical power when in port was suspended this week. READ MORE »
8/14/2020

LA City Council OKs environmental study for port terminal, but activists vow to regroup

The activists argued the port's supplemental environmental study of the expansion was not sufficient to cut pollution at the proposed 142-acre China Shipping terminal at Berths 97-109, near the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro.READ MORE »
8/14/2020

LA, Long Beach ports ready for uncertain holiday shipments, cargo bounces back in July

In a year that's been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, which has no end in sight, the shopping season that fuels the peak cargo numbers of the year isn't expected to be quite as robust as it's been in the past, officials said this week.READ MORE »