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Video shows what a crane operator sees while loading containers onto a cargo ship from over 100 feet in the air

Associated Press A retired crane instructor shared videos documenting what it's like loading hulking cargo ships. Crane operators are typically dock workers with decades of experience. The role is precise and physically demanding, requiring operators to move at least 25 containers per hour. Backlogs at the nation's largest ports underscore the importance of the everyday mechanisms that help keep the supply chain running.The role of crane operators has taken center stage this year as l...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trends, Supply Chain, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Associated Press, Seattle, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, Shipping Container, Port of Long Beach, Tech Insider, Cargo Ships, International Longshore


Truck drivers really aren't surprised that the industry's struggling to hire and retain workers

Truckers told Insider that prolonged periods away from home, coupled with generally low pay, had made it an undesirable job.Mike Raabe/Getty Images Truckers say the industry's huge labor shortage is no surprise. They attributed it to time away from family, low pay, and the experience of living in a truck. One trucker said he spent more time video chatting to his family than seeing them in person. Truckers aren't surprised that trucking companies are struggling to recruit and retain dr...
Tags: Work, Transportation, Jobs, News, US, Alabama, Employment, Trends, Supply Chain, Georgia, Economy, Unemployment, Missouri, Arizona, Nebraska, Truckers


Giving Old Tech New Life

No one wants to be disappointed for holiday shopping season. Make sure you don’t wait until the last minute – especially since the tech gadgets you’re looking for might be out of stock. Yes, tech shortages are real – fixing our old tech may be a bright spot to save the day. Learn more about this phenomenon and what you can do about it in the infographic below:
Tags: Infographics, Seo, Supply Chain, Tech


Amazon is confident it can deliver your holiday packages in time. It's chartering its own ships and reportedly using half-empty trucks

An Amazon driver carrying packages.Patrick T. FALLON / AFP Amazon has spent $4 billion to combat shipping delays, according to a Bloomberg report. Amazon chartered its own ships, built up Amazon Air, and hired 150,000 seasonal workers. The retailer is one of many to take extra steps to move goods in time for holiday shopping season. From chartering its own ships to building up its air cargo fleet and adding thousands of seasonal workers, Amazon has been operating in overdrive to make sure it ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, News, Washington, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Economy, Ikea, Retail, Houston, Shortages, Patrick T Fallon


SpaceX has pushed back delivery times for some Starlink preorders and apologized to customers, saying that silicon shortages have slowed production of its internet kit

Elon Musk's SpaceX offered an apology to some of its Starlink customers.Picture Alliance/Getty Images Elon Musk's SpaceX apologized to Starlink preorder customers for shipping delays. Silicon shortages have slowed down Starlink's production rate, per the company's email. A Starlink customer said the mid- to late 2021 delivery date he was given was delayed to January 2022. SpaceX has apologized to Starlink customers after pushing back some preorders, saying that silicon shortag...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Internet, Trends, Supply Chain, Customer, Reddit, San Diego, Shortages, Delay, Silicon, Nowlin, StarLink, Tech Insider, Kate Duffy


Here's how the supply-chain crisis could impact your holiday turkeys, toys, travel plans, and more

Betsie Van Der Meer/ Getty Images The supply chain has been in chaos since the pandemic started, causing shortages and price hikes. Holiday shopping demand is set to worsen the shipping crisis. This holiday season Americans can expect soaring prices, shortages, and travel cancellations. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new shortage popping up. Major supply-chain disruptions have coincided with a boom in consumer demand, which has caused mass shortages and price hikes. Experts warn thi...
Tags: Apple, Holiday Shopping, News, Oregon, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Features, Sony, Hilton, Retail, Christmas Gifts, Pacific Northwest


Goods stuck in California port jam will likely miss holiday shopping season

AP Cargo ships at the nation's largest port have taken as long as two months to unload. Shipments from China to the US take about 73 days to reach their destination — over a month after Christmas. Several major retailers have taken steps to side-step the issue, but it might not be enough. It might already be too late to start holiday shopping.A major traffic jam at the nation's largest port has spawned shortages and price hikes just in time for peak holiday shopping season. Cargo ship...
Tags: Amazon, Holiday Shopping, Home Depot, News, California, China, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Economy, Ap, Retail, Victoria, Levi's, Southern California


For the third time in one month, Southern California ports delayed doling out millions of dollars in fines for lingering shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 29. The fines have been delayed three times since they were announced on October 25. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack up at terminals on Monday — t...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Trucking, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, National Retail Federation


Cargo ships aren't the only bottleneck — shipping containers sat on land longer than ever last month

Containers at the port of Los Angeles, California, US.Xinhua/Getty Images The Southern California ports also face backlogs on land as containers wait to be picked up. Dwell time for containers traveling by truck hit a new record in October. Overloaded warehouses and shortages of workers and chassis have made it difficult to pick up cargo. Backlogs on land at the nation's largest ports hit a new record in October.While the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have continued to break records...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Retail, Long Beach, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, PMSA, Cargo Ships, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Jessica Alvarenga


Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?

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Tags: Asia, Business, New York, Texas, News, China, America, Los Angeles, Supply Chain, Levi, CBS Local, CBS Baltimore, Norm Elrod


Manufacturers are airlifting Beanie Babies to get around supply chain logjams

To get out of using slow boats, the Beanie Babies manufacturer is booking cargo planes to get the plush toys to the States. As many. as 150 flights have brought Beanie Babies to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, where domestic distribution occurs. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Supply Chain, Chicago, Commerce, Hare International Airport, Airlift, Beanie Babies


Cargo ship queues have been pushed 150 miles off the coast of Southern California

Halbergman/Getty Images Cargo ships in California began queuing further out to sea this week. The new policy is part of a bid to address safety and environmental concerns from the traffic jam. One expert told Insider this policy is likely to reduce harmful emissions on the coastline.  Cargo ships queues for the nation's largest ports were pushed over 100 miles further out to sea this week, as a part of a bid to improve air quality and safety along the California coast.Over 100 ships, whic...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Container Ship, University of California Davis, Kleeman, Cargo Ships, Spire Global


Cargo ships queues have been pushed 150 miles off the coast of Southern California

Halbergman/Getty Images Cargo ships in California began queuing further out to sea this week. The new policy is part of a bid to address safety and environmental concerns from the traffic jam. One expert told Insider this policy is likely to reduce harmful emissions on the coastline.  Cargo ships queues for the nation's largest ports were pushed over 100 miles further out to sea this week, as a part of a bid to improve air quality and safety along the California coast.Over 100 ships, whic...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Container Ship, University of California Davis, Kleeman, Cargo Ships, Price Hikes


Lower-income households may have to decide between paying for food and buying gifts this holiday season

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Nearly 12% of US consumers don't plan to shop this holiday season, a Deloitte survey found. Most of them are lower-income households who cited the rising cost of food as a main concern. A combination of inflation and shortages could mean that the holidays are more expensive this year. Rising prices could mean some families won't be able to afford holiday gifts this year. The percentage of consumers who don't plan to shop this holiday season is spiking at...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Christmas Shopping, Retail, Inflation, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Deloitte, Wall Street Journal, Shortages, Spencer Platt Getty, Andy Kiersz, DOMINICK REUTER, Avery Hartmans


California lawmakers call for a state of emergency at ports, warning of a 'massive crisis with no signs of slowing'

Governor Gavin Newsom at the Port of Long BeachAssociated Press Eight US representatives urged Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a State of Emergency for the ports. The lawmakers called for Newsom to suspend several regulations for ports, warehouses, and truckers. On Tuesday, the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach broke another record for backlogged ships. California lawmakers are calling for Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for backlogged ports in Los Angeles and Long Be...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Congress, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Long Beach, Trucking, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Shortages


See a birds-eye view of the traffic jam in Southern California ports

Courtesy of Nearmap Nearmap captured aerial footage of the nation's largest ports. The pictures show how the ports unload and organize hundreds of thousands of shipping containers. On Wednesday, the ports broke another record as 179 ships were recorded at the locations. Aerial footage of the largest ports in the US highlights the enormity of the traffic jam off the coast of California.The backlogs at the twin ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have quickly become a symbol of the supply-c...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Southern California, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, Crane


10 transformers wrangling supply chain chaos, from former driver collectives to mastering drone deliveries

For the Delivery section of this year's edition of Insider's 100 People Transforming Business, we've highlighted 10 people up and down the supply chain who are charting new paths through the tumult.Halfpoint Images/Getty Images The effects of a congested global supply chain will make themselves felt through the end of 2022. American consumers are ordering more goods than ever, and expect affordable and timely delivery. Here are 10 people changing their companies and industri...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Trends, Supply Chain, UPS, Npr, North America, Delivery, Instacart, Caruso, Alex Davies, Amazon Alphabet, Peter Sagal, Yariv Bash, David Liu, Carol Tomé


Supply Chain Shortages: 10 Things You May Have Trouble Finding In The 2021 Holiday Season

This  2021 holiday season , there’s no shortage of warnings about, well,  shortages . With  several links  in the  supply chain  compromised, consumers are  advised by CEOs on down to shop early  for Christmas and the winter holidays — the better, it is said, to avoid being shut out of everything from tech to turkey. But what specifically should you be on the lookout for? Here’s an overview of 10 products and categories that are said to be feeling the effects of the domestic labor shortage, the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Asia, Nordstrom, Toys, Thanksgiving, Shopping, Microsoft, California, Ebay, Cbs News, Supply Chain, Nike, Walmart, Turkey


At the last minute, Southern California ports delayed doling out $4.8 million in fines for companies who haven't picked up nearly 50,000 shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 22. The aggregate fines currently come to over $4.8 million, but will continue to rise rapidly. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack up at terminals on...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Shipping Containers, National Retail Federation, Port of Long Beach


At the last minute, Southern California ports delayed doling out over $4.8 million in fines for companies who haven't picked up nearly 50,000 shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 22. The aggregate fines currently come to over $4.8 million for Monday alone, but will continue to rise rapidly. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack u...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Southern California, Shortages, Shipping Containers, National Retail Federation, Port of Long Beach


Builder confidence soars as demand overshadows supply chain issues

Despite shortages of materials, lots and labor, consumer demand beat expectations, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Tags: Supply Chain, Materials, Radio, Agent, Construction, HMI, Markets & Economy, National Association of Home, Labor Shortage, Homebuilder Confidence


Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Consumers?

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Tags: Asia, Business, Texas, News, China, America, Los Angeles, Supply Chain, Levi, CBS Local, CBS Baltimore, Norm Elrod, Oakland Shipping


Photos show The Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal is repaired and back in action

Zhang Jingang/VCG via Getty Images The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal returned to shipping freight between Europe and Asia on Sunday.  Last month, The Ever Given dry-docked in China to undergo repairs after the canal damaged its bow. Newly released photos show cranes and trucks loading containers onto the restored ship — see them here.   The Ever Given container ship has completed its repairs in Qingdao, China, and is back on shipping schedules. Yu Fangping / Costfoto/Barcroft M...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Europe, News, China, Trends, Supply Chain, Features, Getty Images, Shipping, Retail, Container Ship, Suez Canal, QINGDAO China, VCG, Freight


Supply Chain Creates Garage Door Waiting Game; City Inspectors Allow Lenience

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Supply Chain, City Of Sacramento, HARRIS, Consumer, Jeff Harris, Home Building, Maxton, Garage Door, North Natomas, Coronavirus, Building Division


Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Consumers?

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Tags: Asia, Business, Texas, China, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Supply Chain, CBS Local, CBS Baltimore, Norm Elrod, Oakland Shipping


A second mate explains how cargo ships 'race to anchor' outside backlogged ports and vie for spots in weeks-long lines

Touring the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thomas Pallini/Insider Second mate Bryan Boyle explained the supply-chain crisis from a mariner's perspective. Cargo ships at some ports race to anchor and reserve spots in lines that can span weeks. Boyle describes how cargo ships vie for spots in line in a YouTube video. A merchant marine said the shipping crisis has turned leisurely trips between nearby ports into races.Second mate Bryan Boyle said in a YouTube video that efforts to g...
Tags: Transportation, News, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Atlantic, Boats, Long Beach, Houston, Maersk, Southern California, Shortages, Charleston, Savannah, Container Ship


Lordstown Motors drops 10% after it announces production delayed by supply-chain issues

Lordstown factory. Photo by MEGAN JELINGER / AFP Lordstown Motors stock dropped 10% after announcing a "modest delay" to production. Production of the Endurance electric pickup will now begin in the third quarter next year. The latest delay was a result of supply-chain issues, the CEO said. Lordstown Motors stock slumped 10% early Friday after the EV maker delayed production of its Endurance pickup - again.The company said it now expects commercial production of the pickup to begin in the...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Supply Chain, Markets, Ceo, Gm, Reddit, Ohio, Foxconn, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Endurance, Lordstown Motors, Hindenburg Research, MEGAN JELINGER


Supply Chain Delays Disrupt California Tree Nut Exports

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Tags: Asia, News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, California News, Supply Chain, Manteca, Cbs, Oakland, Yuba City, Southern California, Silva, Andrew Hwang, Port of Oakland


No More Wire Hangers? Supply Chain Crisis Now Impacting Businesses You Least Expect

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Tags: News, US, Local, Sacramento, Supply Chain, United States, Williams, KU, Sacramento News, Cresco, COVID, Addison Williams, Ha Wan Ku, Ku Supply, Swansons Cleaners, Ku Businesses


A trucker explains the truck driver shortage: We're 'tired of carrying the country on our backs'

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce. Mint Images/Getty Images A trucker explained why companies are reporting a truck driver shortage. Port driver Shauntai Robinson said it has become increasingly difficult to sustain a trucking career. In October, the American Trucking Association said the US needs 80,000 more truck drivers. A trucker broke down the key issues that are causing the truck driver shortage...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, United States, Retail, Trucking, South Carolina, Port, Shortages, Robinson, CDL, American trucking association, Price Hikes