Port activity indicating economic growth on the horizon?

Cj Logistics America Port Drayage

Businesses may still be facing economic headwinds, but there are some indications the U.S. could actually be on the path to better times ahead. FreightWaves recently reported a 9.2% year-over-year uptick in inbound container volume activity in January 2024, and the Port of Los Angeles saw a 60% jump in Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in YoY February numbers. This all comes on the heels of 8.9% YoY growth in December and five straight months of YoY volume growth.

We’d like to call out a few things regarding this news.

  • This increase in port activity, which is mainly occurring on the West Coast, is a very positive sign after 15 straight months of volume declines at major U.S. ports.
  • The growth also reflects similar increases in demand flows within the supply chain further upstream from ports.
  • Most of the volume is going straight to portside rail for transit inland.

Forward-thinking businesses need to consider how their logistics operations might be impacted as intermodal traffic at ports return to pre-pandemic levels. Are your drayage capabilities ready to respond to this growing congestion at ports and demand from consumers?

CJ Logistics’ comprehensive drayage services provide businesses with timely and efficient delivery of goods across Southern California. Additionally, the company is equipped to take these shipments – either by rail or by truck – directly to its Elwood, Illinois, location where businesses can take advantage of significant foreign trade zone benefits.

With advanced technology solutions, years of industry experience, and a deep understanding of the area’s logistics landscape, CJ Logistics designs asset-based services, including Port Drayage, Rail Yard Drayage, Intermodal Drayage, Transloading, Warehousing and Distribution, and Last-Mile Delivery, to meet customers’ unique needs.

Ensuring accuracy, reliability, and peace of mind, CJ Logistics’ technology solutions optimize route planning and real-time shipment tracking, while also providing complete visibility throughout the transportation process. The company’s fleet of state-of-the-art, emission standards-compliant vehicles, and strategic planning contribute to a greener future for Southern California. A dedicated customer support team available around the clock delivers personalized and responsive service.

“CJ Logistics customers can focus on growing their business while we take care of their drayage needs with the utmost professionalism,” said Doug Smith, Group General Manager, CJ Logistics Transportation. “Our customers can gain a competitive edge in the Southern California market with streamlined logistics operations and savings in time, money, and effort.”

Interested in learning more about CJ Logistics’ drayage and warehousing solutions? Reach out to speak with one of our representatives.

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