Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

I remember speaking a few years ago with Art Mesher, Descartes’ CEO from November 2004 through November 2013, and he attributed the turnaround to Descartes’ shift from a “culture of selling” to a “culture of serving.”

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

Transportfolio

The concept has come a long way since the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) raised the starter flag in 2004 with its first Urban Challenge, which was part of a program to develop an unmanned combat vehicle. Automated fork lift trucks are now operating in some warehouses.

5 Absolutely Effective Ways to Maximize Cross-docking Performance

Abivin

Efficient cross-docking helps deliver your products to customers much faster while saves you a lot of money with little to no warehouse storage. For example, with vRoute – a live fleet tracking tool, you know how many labor needed for the arriving freight.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

2004=100). Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% AIR FREIGHT: . Air Freight News Clips: Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.9

4 Logistics Technologies That Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. When a new shipment comes in, it’s broadcasted to Cargomatic’s network of truckers, along with the warehouse address and final destination.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

2004=100). MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Freight Rail Traffic: Originations of carloads in February 2016 totaled 979,042, a decrease of 10.1% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). TRUCKING: Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in February decreased 2.4%

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Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

In the global air freight sector, Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s largest air cargo hub, handling over four million tons of cargo per year, with almost 100 airlines flying to over 160 destinations, including 40 in mainland China.

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4 Ideas To Make Your Supply Chain More Agile and Give Consumers Flexible Shopping Options

FLEXE

In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. When a new shipment comes in, it’s broadcasted to Cargomatic’s network of truckers, along with the warehouse address and final destination.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. When a new shipment comes in, it’s broadcasted to Cargomatic’s network of truckers, along with the warehouse address and final destination.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

TMC

The concept has come a long way since the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) raised the starter flag in 2004 with its first Urban Challenge, which was part of a program to develop an unmanned combat vehicle. Automated fork lift trucks are now operating in some warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Amazon Looking to License or Acquire Freight-Management Technology (WSJ-sub. Warehouse Rental Prices (WSJ-sub. Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service.