The Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture have designed a temporary solution for a large issue – equipment congestion. A pop-up shipping site in the Port of Oakland is now available for staging empty containers that are needed to support exports. For Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, this short-term solution is, “effectively, a way to make sure more of these empty containers get filled with U.S. agricultural exports, instead of being sent right back to China with nothing in them at all.” Although this will not alleviate all of the backlog, we are experiencing in the supply chain, we can hope this provides some assistance to the ports drayage partners and shippers alike.
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Headquartered in Oakland, California, GSC Logistics is a leading provider of high-volume, full-service shipping programs including ocean and intermodal drayage, domestic and import/export cross-dock deconsolidation, overweight transportation, D.C. bypass programs, brokerage, and refrigerated and dry truckload services. Understanding the challenges commercial organizations face in resources, capacity, and scalability, GSC Logistics guides its clients through the complexities of supply chain and freight management logistics, helping them transform the way they do business.