Port Congestion – NJ & NY Port Update

Everyone is well aware of the issues that faced the West Coast ports a couple months back.  Most importers were at a standstill while the IWLU negotiations were taking place, forcing ships into a holding pattern off the coast of California.  Port Congestion and work slowdowns made it virtually impossible to get containers from the Port Terminals and resulted in excessive demurrage charges and congestion surcharges being put into place by local drayage providers. Many importers who relied on the West Coast ports either enacted contingency...
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This year’s WERC Conference

The 38th Annual WERC Conference (Warehousing Education and Research Council) took place this week on Sunday March 3rd through Wednesday March 6th.  Manufacturers, Third Party Logistics providers and vendors gathered in Orlando, FL for this conference. Nearly 700 professionals in the logistics industry took part in more than 80 educational seminars, several peer sharing discussions and facility tours.  The purpose of these events were to highlight industry best practices and share emerging trends that significantly impact warehouse and distribution center operations. Topics included; JIT (Just-In-Time) warehouse...
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Port Jersey Logistics Promotes Erik Holck to Director of Business Development

Monroe Township, NJ – Port Jersey Logistics (PJL), a leading third party logistics service provider, has promoted Erik Holck to Director of Business Development. Mr. Holck will be located in PJL’s new facility in Cranbury, NJ, a 442,000-square-foot, high volume, multi-shift food grade warehousing space that became its new corporate headquarters in December 2014. In his new role, Mr. Holck will focus on strategy development and execution while continuing to oversee business development activities, a responsibility he has performed since 2010 when he was appointed Business...
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