Inland Container Congestion in Chicago, Dallas

Fully loaded, geared container ship departing port of Xiamen, Ch

Inland congestion is causing a major supply chain disruption among the nation’s busiest ports due to a severe chassis shortage, causing an influx of containers to pile up in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis and Kansas City. This is an ongoing issue, which has only been exacerbated due to an influx of inventory overflowing already full warehouses. As a result, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has been stacking … Read More

New Potential Rail Strike Looming Before the Holidays

A new potential rail strike is in the works after the largest rail union in the U.S. rejected its labor contract as of Monday, November 21st, over concerns about schedules and lack of paid sick time. Fear is setting in on what this means for potential shutdowns and the timelines, as this marks the fourth union to date to have failed to approve contracts. SMART-TD, … Read More

New Baltimore container terminal under development

OCEAN REGULATIONs

Listen to this article: GLC INC. · New Baltimore Container Terminal Under Development The Port of Baltimore is located in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, and is considered the deepest harbor in the area. This port, closer to the Midwest than all other East Coast ports, was ranked first in the nation in 2020 for handling automobiles, light trucks, farm, and construction machinery, and lastly imported gypsum. … Read More

Port of Miami Expansion Projects Underway

Listen the article here: GLC INC. · Port Of Miami Expansion Projects Underway The Port of Miami, located in Florida, is geographically placed between North and South America, making it a “cargo gateway” for trade in the Americas. It is a powerhouse for east coast transportation because it is increasingly stable for trade from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Recently, the Port of Miami released its … Read More

Latest Imposed GRI for FedEx marks history

Thursday, September 22nd FedEx Corp announced a 6.9% general rate increase (GRI) to be imposed starting 2023. This GRI marks the largest percentage of increase year-over-year in the company’s history.   All services will be affected by the GRI, except for the LTL, or less-than-truckload service, FedEx Freight, which could fluctuate between 6.9% and 7.9%, according to the customer’s scale.  On average, FedEx’s annual tariff rates … Read More

Los Angeles Container Ports Lessen Congestion

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Listen the article here: GLC INC. · Los Angeles Container Ports Lessen Congestion Records are being broken at one of the nation’s biggest Ocean Ports. According to the Port of Los Angeles, July 2022 was a record month for them in processing containers. On Aug 17, 2022, a press release was announced by the Port, claiming they processed an estimated 935,345 Twenty-foot TEUs in July. … Read More

Los Angeles Port holding strong among Shanghai lockdowns

Miami Ports

The Port of Los Angeles, as of May 6th is still holding firm, not showing any reported impacts from the COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai, China. According to Director Gene Seroka, There has been “no dramatic change” in the number of vessels leaving China, as vessel numbers bound for the San Pedro Bay remain “pretty consistent,” Seroka said. The number of ships departing Asia on Friday … Read More

The Future of International Air Cargo Services

What are international cargo services?  Simply, international cargo refers to any goods being transported through an air carrier. Airfreight, as most call it is arguably the most valuable form of transport due to its nature. Freight transported by an air carrier is the fastest mode of transportation for international freight, and domestic freight if moving across large areas. Due to its fast nature, it’s critical … Read More

“The Great Resignation” and Its Impacts on Supply Chain

By: Grace Cronin What is the Great Resignation? A term recently coined to describe the phenomenon of large groups of people, mainly in the U.S., quitting their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, the supply chain industry is not immune from this phenomenon, and many fear it only adds to the current Supply Chain Crisis.  

Shipper-Owned Containers, What Are They?

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Ocean containers are everywhere and are a key role in shipping freight, and in the Global Supply Chain as a whole.  As a freight forwarder or any person in the logistics field, understanding the differences between Shipper-Owned Containers (SOCs) and Carrier-owned containers (COCs) can help expand your logistics knowledge.