09/07/2021

ACT Expo Wrap-up: How NFI is Leading the Charge

For ten years the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo has been the largest and most comprehensive assembly of advanced technology commercial vehicles. This year was no different as experts in the industry gathered in Long Beach this past week. Various projects and announcements were featured at the show, all of which will have a significant… Continue reading ACT Expo Wrap-up: How NFI is Leading the Charge

07/01/2021

What the Approaching ILWU-PMA Contract Renewal Means for Shippers

After a year marred by congestion, skyrocketing cargo handling costs, increased demand as a result of the pandemic, and looming clean air mandates, West Coast marine terminal operators have had all the more reason to explore productivity improvements and cost-saving options like automation.  Historically, concern about displacing and replacing employees with robotics had prompted the… Continue reading What the Approaching ILWU-PMA Contract Renewal Means for Shippers

05/03/2021

How to Navigate the Complexities of Today’s Drayage Market

North America’s drayage market is as complex as ever. Congestion at the ports, increasing demurrage costs, competition for chassis, and other mounting issues have created havoc for shippers attempting to get a hold of their supply chain. As NFI continues to help customers navigate through the intricacies of the continent’s port complexes, NFI Vice President… Continue reading How to Navigate the Complexities of Today’s Drayage Market

01/22/2021

Port Drayage 2021 Outlook

Port Drayage 2021 Outlook Featuring Aaron Brown, Senior Vice President, NFI Cal Cartage What do you think will be in store for the drayage industry in 2021? I fully expect that the huge increases in volume that we’ve seen so far through the third and fourth quarter will continue in the next year and more… Continue reading Port Drayage 2021 Outlook

11/11/2020

Industry Insights: As the Holiday Season Arrives, Constraints at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Tighten Even More

As the country heads into the holiday peak season, gridlock at the LA/LB port complex continues. Struggles with delayed vessel arrivals, congestion, labor availability, chassis shortages, and appointment system shortcomings continue to hamper the flow of containers. The industry continues to push for a more collaborative approach to problem-solving that looks to address the many… Continue reading Industry Insights: As the Holiday Season Arrives, Constraints at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Tighten Even More

10/05/2020

NFI Leads the Inauguration Ceremony Procession Celebrating the New Port of Long Beach Bridge

The Port of Long Beach celebrated the completion of its new, state-of-the-art bridge opening Monday, October 5, 2020. After seven years of construction, the bridge will replace the shorter, narrower Gerald Desmond Bridge, which currently carries 15 percent of all containerized goods coming into the U.S. Designed to improve traffic and cargo flow, the six-lane… Continue reading NFI Leads the Inauguration Ceremony Procession Celebrating the New Port of Long Beach Bridge

09/29/2020

Southern California Port Congestion Worsens; Experts Weigh in on Addressing the Gridlocked Ports and Chassis Shortage

Peak season has arrived and as the number of imports increases, the Los Angeles / Long Beach Port Complex continues to experience the worst congestion it’s seen in years. The biggest challenges presented to shippers in Southern California are the shortage of import pickup appointments, empty container return appointments, and chassis. These factors combined result… Continue reading Southern California Port Congestion Worsens; Experts Weigh in on Addressing the Gridlocked Ports and Chassis Shortage

07/17/2020

Insight Into Chassis Availability Shortage: Contributing Factors and What to Expect

The industry is witnessing some pressure on chassis availability currently and an uptick in volume in the coming weeks which will increase the probability the issue will worsen. The main drivers limiting the availability of chassis are: 1. Appointments at the terminals for returns of empties are scarce -Appointment times must be planned two to… Continue reading Insight Into Chassis Availability Shortage: Contributing Factors and What to Expect