Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Georgia’s Life Sciences Industry to Benefit from Agreement Between Atlanta and Amsterdam Airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This week’s Freightwaves article looks at the recent agreement between Atlanta’s airport and Schiphol, Amsterdam’s airport. Air Cargo Pharmaceuticals Europe Life Sciences U.S.Based on data from USA Trade Online, the state of Georgia’s life science industry could be big winners.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The following week, I am speaking at the Ortec, Optimus Event in Atlanta , the RIS News event in Orlando , and the Demand-Driven Institute Event in Houston. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers. Press Release Transportation Beneficial Cargo Owners Ocean Carrier Ocean Freight Procurement

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. The top locations are 1) New York City; 2) Los Angeles; 3) Miami; 4) Chicago and Houston, tied; 5) San Francisco/Oakland; 6) Atlanta; 7) Baltimore; 8) Orlando; 9) northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C.,

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Cargo can also be damaged by the cold. If there are delays, or the truck is stranded on the highway, the cargo could be ruined. Reefers protect freezable cargo. Areas of the Midwest and Northeast were buried for weeks, and even the Southeast got hit with snow and ice, including places like Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte. Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective. Small and middle-sized companies are pushed by the aggressive competition to be more flexible and adaptive.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

On the other end of the supply chain, Atlanta volumes also rose 13% and rates are stabilizing in that market. The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. The security and timeliness of your freight are of the utmost importance, which is why air cargo takes extra precautions to make sure your shipment is safely on its way. This includes relocating personnel, moving equipment—cars, cargo, and locomotives—out of harm’s way, and rerouting cargo on its way to its delivery point through other rail hubs.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

Shipments consist of general cargo, partial or full loads or – in the case of samples – small parcel shipments. In his previous position, Chris was a Senior Account Manager for the Nolan Transportation Group, a 3PL based in Atlanta, GA.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Government to import or export cargo. Transplace’s Ben Cubitt was quoted in the article: Many truck shipments leaving cities such as Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas have been delayed two to three days after each storm, says Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of logistics company Transplace. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday. A lot has changed since then, especially the lift ticket prices.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington. The truck, after dropping off 2000 kilograms in New York, will be left with empty space that can be filled up if we could somehow find out if someone needs around 2000 kilograms of freight cargo to be transported from New York to Atlanta on the same day.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

The conference is primarily focused on cargo owners, transportation management, analytics and technology companies, and most importantly, this conference’s participants are the first to hear the results from the 2019 Third Party Logistics Study. MODEX 2020 NO COST Dates: March 9 – 12, 2020 in Atlanta, GA MODEX is held on the opposing years as ProMat, and it is among the largest trade shows around the globe.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET: .

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Baltimore rates rose sharply after Irma, likely due to ocean cargo that was diverted from Miami and Savannah. Tampa to Atlanta remains the weakest of the high-volume flatbed lanes, since inbound load counts from Atlanta are still well above normal. As mentioned earlier, outbound rates and volumes were very high in Baltimore, so the inbound lanes fell – like Atlanta to Baltimore , which lost 47¢ last week to $2.68/mile.

Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Nation

The article, A self-driving electric ship will replace thousands of truck trips at a Norwegian fertilizer firm , examines the benefits of autonomous ships, as well as how other companies are developing self-driving vehicles for use in their global cargo supply chains. Kanell’s article, How Home Depot is winning while retail loses , on AJC.com explores the reasons behind the Atlanta-based retailer’s post-recession success.

October Logistics Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

LeanCor

Atlanta’s overall absorption during the Q2 was, by far, the highest in the U.S. for total roll-on/roll-off cargo, and the #1 in the Nation for new automobile imports , the Port of NY/NJ is now 2nd. (in We just received the October edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Please download your free.PDF copy directly from their website HERE.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

The conference is primarily focused on cargo owners, transportation management, analytics and technology companies, and most importantly, this conference’s participants are the first to hear the results from the 2019 Third Party Logistics Study. Dates: March 9 – 12, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. to Atlanta, but other lanes out of L.A. to Atlanta, rates rose on a handful of other lanes originating in the West: Seattle to Eugene , OR, added 9¢ to $3.07/mile. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7% Source: www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND ) (The Baltic Dry Index is an index that tracks and averages worldwide international shipping prices of various dry bulk cargoes.). MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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Examining the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Nation

The article, A self-driving electric ship will replace thousands of truck trips at a Norwegian fertilizer firm , examines the benefits of autonomous ships, as well as how other companies are developing self-driving vehicles for use in their global cargo supply chains. Kanell’s article, How Home Depot is winning while retail loses , on AJC.com explores the reasons behind the Atlanta-based retailer’s post-recession success.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

That doesn’t mean that everything is the same as before – some cargo is not moving at all, and other types of freight are moving in higher volume because of pent-up demand. Atlanta and Charlotte are the two major van markets that serve Florida, and outbound rates soared in those markets, but volumes were down. Atlanta to Lakeland , in central Florida, jumped up 25¢ to an average of $2.94 Charlotte to Atlanta was up to $2.57

Few hot spots remain for reefers

DAT Solutions

Expect a rush of reefer demand this week in areas hit by sub-zero temperatures, as shippers attempt to prevent sensitive cargo from freezing. McAllen to Atlanta prices also slipped, but that lane may pick up this week in the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday. If you don't want to drive into that slippery mess, head for someplace warm and load up on fresh produce until the storm passes.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In 2017, Coyote announced plans to put a 50,000 square foot hub at Atlanta’s Armour Yards, and the company has accumulated numerous accolades, from being named a Top 3PL provider in the TMS category of Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality awards to landing a spot on Inbound Logistics’ list of the 2018 Top 100 3PL Providers and more. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. to Atlanta and Seattle , however. Some shippers preferred to deliver cargo there by sea, bypassing the Los Angeles-area ports altogether. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

For example, you can expect to see a lot more than the usual number of westbound loads on DAT load boards out of Atlanta, Charlotte and Greenville , SC in the next week or two. We expect to see rates climb in the Southeast in the coming weeks as cargo ships will be diverted from Houston's deep water port to places like Miami, Savannah, and Charleston, and then transferred to other freight hubs in the region, including Memphis, Atlanta, and Greenville , SC.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

DAT Solutions

Those lanes are associated with retail, and the cargo may include last-minute merchandise for the back-to-school season. For load volume, Los Angeles moved up to number 1, replacing Atlanta , which now occupies the number-2 slot, with Dallas hanging on in third position. HOT MARKETS – Atlanta and Memphis had a surprisingly good week, with outbound rates trending up in both markets. July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week.

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets

GTG Technology Group

to design a truck that has the same cargo space and carrying capacity as the fuel-based trucks that it currently uses. The first routes will be through Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta. What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets. The idea of using electronic vehicles in their fleets because of the potential for reduced maintenance and fuel costs attracts many fleet owners.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Memphis had more loads last week, as it replaced Houston as the number 3 market for load availability, following Atlanta and Dallas. Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. The good news: average van rates were higher in July than in June, which is not the usual trend.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

The decline is a normal seasonal trend, reflecting a change in the mix of cargo and lanes. Charlotte and Atlanta also lost traction. We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. An 8% drop in load posts on DAT load boards last week pushed load-to-truck ratios down, and average rates also declined a few cents per mile for all equipment types.

This Week in Logistics News (June 13-17, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Uber for shipping startup Roadie picks up $15 million investment from UPS, others (Atlanta Business Chronicle). law [as] a simple and efficient solution for assuring the continued smooth flow of export cargoes.” My wife and I are off to my daughter’s 2nd grade class this morning for their end-of-year workshare, where we’ll see highlights of the projects they worked on this year, with a slideshow and other fun activities mixed in. A great way to start a Friday.