Logistics News Oct. 24, 2014

Long Beach Chief acknowledges “3-5 day delays” – At the annual “State of the Trade and Transportation Industry” town hall at Cal State Long beach, leaders called for integrated solutions to the gridlock at the Ports of LA and Long Beach. Read the story here. (AJOT)


Long Beach port extends free time due to delays – From October 18 through October 31, the Port of Long Beach is adding three days to “free time” at terminals for import containers. Cargo interests have made noise recently as they try to retrieve cargo that is unavailable in the normal 4 day allotment. Read the story here. (Cargo Business News


CKYHE Alliance will expand US services – The CKYHE (Cosco, K Line, Yang Ming, Hyundai, Evergreen) have announced that beginning in 2015 the alliance will expand services to the US. Read here (Cargo Business News) and here. (JOC)


 Teamsters make inroads at organizing FedEx Freight drivers – The first FedEx Freight to have drivers vote to become Teamsters is in Croydon, Pennsylvania. Read the store here. (Heavy Duty Trucking)


Weekly Fuel Update – Please see this week’s fuel price averages here. (Dept. Of Energy)