Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore

NC State SCRC

Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit. This leverages Amazon fulfillment (90,000 full time employees working in fulfillment centers, including robots and other technology.) Same day shipping is now in 16 metro areas. I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day.

What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It?

PLS Logistics

Drayage shipping is moving container freight over short distances, mainly in the same metropolitan area between ports, facilities, rail yards or other shipping hubs. The service is in extremely high demand in large port cities, like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Baltimore, […].

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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Environmental Protection Agency holds up a shipment at the port of Baltimore because they are understaffed, it impacts supply chains across the nation. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms. Baltimore rates rose sharply after Irma, likely due to ocean cargo that was diverted from Miami and Savannah.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. Port Baltimore is reducing its workday by 75 minutes. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. Meanwhile, Cloud Logistics introduced its Same Day TMS program “designed to allow shippers to start shipping – and saving – the day they start the project.”

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

David Sparkman, head of David Sparkman Consulting, reports, “Empty stores and shopping centers are increasingly being converted into warehouse and e-commerce distribution centers, according to the global industrial real estate firm CBRE, which examined in detail two dozen such projects ranging from southern California to Baltimore.”[2] Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Erica E.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

Infrastructure growth is a major issue for companies who ship a lot, especially those like CAT who ship heavy permit loads from the ports. The expansion of Panama has shifted shipments from West Coast to East Coast, but only Norfolk and Baltimore can handle these larger ships – and this will result in longer berths where will the funding be coming from for these port expansions – and it is something that is happening, but we aren’t sure how to handle it.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Greg Javor: “Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit”

Supply Chain Movement

In 2008, when Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive officer) returned to the ship, orders had been failing, money was leaking out and internal communication was poor.

Rock on!

Supply Chain Insights

They deliver pantry supplies to our small office in Baltimore <without charging us shipping> a couple of times a week. They are redefining retail and opening up an opportunity for consumer products companies to ship directly to their consumers and disintermediate. We love Amazon. At Supply Chain Insights, we are loyal Amazon shoppers. The experience is fun; and for us, convenient.

Produce Season Leads to Surges in Reefer Rates

DAT Solutions

The spring shipping season is late, but it's here. Lakeland to Baltimore shot up 54¢ to $3.09/mile. Many produce markets around the country are kicking into high gear, especially in the Southeast.

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Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

Nogales, AZ , was the only produce-shipping market to post any big rate increases last week, as many others were down significantly. Miami to Baltimore dropped 99¢ to $2.39/mile.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic.

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

DAT Solutions

Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. Ships in and near Hong Kong were delayed, which caused a disruption of traffic at the top U.S. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

The West Coast is starting to see the freight that shipped from China after the Chinese New Year celebrations ended. port for those ships, and that freight was already being loaded onto trucks last week. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

DAT Solutions

In Florida, droughts and wildfires hampered the state's prime shipping season this year, which likely disappointed most carriers, brokers and shippers. Miami to Baltimore and Miami to Boston each fell an average of 22¢ per mile.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

Denver is a big beer producing market, with both large production breweries and smaller craft brewers shipping beer in vans and reefers. Miami to Baltimore slipped 75¢ to a more-normal $2.13/mile.

Hurricane Irma Updates

Elementum

Tankers, container ships, and other vessels scheduled to arrive at Port Everglades will either be delayed or diverted.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Neutral or Unclear: Baltimore, Miami, and other East Coast ports.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

That comes despite uneven production out of Florida , shipping gaps in California , and a drop in volumes in markets near the Mexican border. Lakeland to Baltimore surged 40¢ to $2.68/mile on average.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

We’re hearing a lot about shipping gaps in California due to delays in planting because of an unusually wet winter, which explains the flat reefer volumes last week. Central Florida is hitting peak season, and the lane from Lakeland to Baltimore added 24¢ to $2.24/mile.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

Columbus, OH, had spikes on a pair of lanes shipping into the Northeast, which is unusual for this time of year: Columbus to Buffalo was up 17¢ to $2.79/mile. Lakeland, FL, to Baltimore had a sharp 39¢ drop at $1.46/mile.

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

DAT Solutions

From June to October last year, California shipped 500,000 loads of processed tomato products. The lane from Baltimore to Springfield, MA , went from super-hot to just strong, down 61¢ to $3.34/mile. Early May brought higher spot market rates for each trailer type.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Neutral or Unclear: Baltimore, Miami, and other East Coast ports. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.

Spot Market Volumes Are Strong, but Rates Still Lag

DAT Solutions

Did you know that California ships 87% of the strawberries in the U.S.? Berries started moving out of Santa Maria in late February, and Ventura County is gearing up for peak shipping season. The end of Q1 contributed to a flurry of activity on the load board on Friday.

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Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time.

Sun Belt States Are Hot for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

while central California is shipping cherries and seasonal vegetables, including asparagus. The Midwest is quiet, however, with weak volume out of Rock Island, IL, as well as Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Baltimore to the east.