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Cargoccino is our bi-monthly post for logistics professionals and importers, delivering bite-sized industry news straight to your inbox. Stay informed while enjoying your favorite drink, with updates every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.


LBCT - automated facility in Los Angeles/Long Beach

🚒 Longshore Labor and Employers Agree on Manning for LA-LB Terminals 🚒

Longshore labor and employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have settled on manning requirements for non-automated terminals. This paves the way for a new coastwide contract as negotiations near the one-year mark. Discussions in San Francisco will now focus on wages and pension benefits. Stay tuned for more updates.


Bayonne, New Jersey

πŸ—½ Port of NY-NJ Modifies Free Time Tariff to Ease Congestion πŸ—½

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has altered its free time tariff to address terminal congestion. The new rule aims to improve container velocity by reducing the time between free storage and demurrage or detention. The Federal Maritime Commission has extended the comment period on its proposed interpretive rule-making, which could impact how demurrage and detention fees are assessed.
Source: JOC‍

πŸ“ˆ Amid all the doom and gloom on container shipping πŸ“ˆ

US imports have continued to surge in April, a trend that reflects a return to pre-COVID market conditions. This is a positive sign for the US economy and indicates an increase in consumer demand for goods. The data shows that the Port of Los Angeles saw a 30.8% increase in imports, while the Port of Long Beach saw a 32.8% increase compared to April 2020. This upward trend is expected to continue in the coming months, but there may be some challenges due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints.

Overall, this news is a welcome development for the transportation and logistics industry, which has been grappling with the effects of the pandemic for over a year.
Source: FreightWaves


🌱 Walmart Goes Green with Zero Emission Fleet 🌱

Retail giant Walmart is taking steps towards a more sustainable future with its recent announcement of plans to move towards a zero-emission fleet. The company aims to have 100% of its vehicles powered by renewable energy by 2040. Walmart has already ordered 130 Tesla Semi electric trucks and has pledged to transition its entire fleet to electric power by 2045.

The move towards a zero-emission fleet is part of Walmart's broader sustainability goals, which also include a commitment to using 100% renewable energy in its operations and achieving zero waste. By embracing sustainable practices, Walmart hopes to set an example for other companies and inspire positive change in the industry.

This latest development is a promising sign for the future of the transportation industry and the environment as a whole.
Source: Transport & Logistics International


A barrel of DDT-laced waste off the coast of Catalina Island (David Valentine / UC Santa Barbara)

🌊 The Lingering Danger of DDT Pollution in Our Oceans 🌊

The discovery of thousands of barrels seeping DDT into the Californian seabed highlights the issue of a threat to marine life and human health even decades after being banned in many countries.Recent research has found that DDT, which was dumped in the ocean as far back as the 1940s, remains highly toxic and has barely degraded over the years.

This is a significant problem as DDT pollution causes reproductive and developmental issues in marine life and poses a risk to human health. Despite being banned in the US in 1972 and globally in 2001, DDT's dense chemical bonds can resist degradation for decades, meaning that it remains in our oceans and food chain.
Source: The Maritime Executive


πŸ‘©β€πŸΌ A Bright day is ahead - let’s celebrate our Mothers! πŸ‘©β€πŸΌ

This Mother's Day, let's give a shout-out
To all the moms who work about,
Balancing family, career, and more,
With BlueCargo to manage containers galore.

BlueCargo's software for containers at the Ports
Helps moms handle shipping with comfort and support,
Tracking, scheduling, and much more,
So these big cans are returned to the right shores.

With BlueCargo by their side,
Moms can easily and efficiently guide
Their shipping needs with just a click,
And still have time for family and things that stick.

Managing containers, big or small
Is no longer a daunting call,
Thanks to BlueCargo's helpful tech,
Moms can rest easy, with less stress to check.

With endless patience and sacrifice
They make our days so bright and nice,
Their love, devotion, and care,
Are beyond what words can compare.

So here's to all the moms out there,
Who go above and beyond with grace and flair!

The BlueCargo team honors you snd all the wonderful things you do.

Happy Mother's Day!

β˜• What is Brewing at BlueCargo β˜•

BlueCargo is getting ready to set up a booth and meet with you in person at DrayTech,
on May 19th, 2023 at the Double Tree Hotel in San Pedro, CA.

What is DrayTech? It is the HTA's Signature event that highlights how the supply chain has become more digital, and how technologies are changing the way we move cargo, allowing the industry to evolve in ways we never thought possible.

Schedule a meeting with us during DrayTech HERE.

And if you are curious to test BlueCargo to save money and time, click HERE.


Stay Tuned for our next Cargoccino, on May 23rd, 2023. πŸ‹