Trucking and container chassis again moves into the spotlight. But now it’s how much to pay for the ground the chassis get stored on at the port. The dislocation caused by ocean lines trying to foist off chassis ownership on truckers continues to hurt US ports.
Chassis provision has played a key role in the port container supply chains since ocean lines divested in 2013. The issue was a key factor in the West Coast labor dispute at ports, and now is headed eastward.
The whole problem with pools, of chassis or otherwise, is how to allocate the burden of maintaining them, or, put another way, allocate the gains of pooling among the participants. Again it seems, truckers will not be benefiting; these players will fight over fees and split them while truckers will wind up paying in lease rates for whatever adjustments there are. The ILA is at least bringing attention to the problem.
Increasingly high rents charged to chassis providers by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could hurt the port’s overall competitiveness, says Dennis Daggett, executive vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association.
Source: ILA concerned about NY/NJ chassis depot rents
Posted in Labor Economics, Logistics, Ports, Shipping, Supply Chains, Trucking
Tagged Chassis, container shipping, intermodal, labor economics, Logistics, ports, trucking
Not everyone thinks assembling big data is a good idea! Perhaps they have alternative facts.
I just subscribed to this source. Even though they do not disclose who they are, it might provide interesting information.
Labor-related concerns were cited by the Senate, but the project will likely move forward without the funding.
Source: FMC plan to develop pilot information portal fails to receive Senate funding | Supply Chain Dive
Posted in Advanced Computing, Logistics, Ports, Production Operations, Quantitative Methods, Supply Chains
Tagged analytics, computing, container shipping, intermodal, Logistics, ocean shipping, ports, Production Operations, Shipping, supply chains, technology
Some US ports are flourishing…
Import volumes at major container ports in the U.S. are projected to rise 4.7 percent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period a year
Source: U.S. Ports Upbeat on Container Volumes