Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub. Q1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year. Onward and upward we go!

Qatar Airways Cargo launches Boston bellyhold service

Logistics Middle East

Qatar Air Cargo has commenced a daily cargo service between Logan International Airport in Boston and Hamad International Airport in Doha

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

MIT Supply Chain

The other members of the consortium are the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which leads the current initiative, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Avenir Analytics, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, during loading operations in Miami.

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal. football fields, make up about 16% of the global container fleet but carry 45% of the container cargo. What will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016?

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels. Falling lane included: Philadelphia to Boston slipped 16¢ to $3.72/mile. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. My wife’s cousin ran the marathon that year and he wasn’t able to finish the race due to the bombings, but as I wrote at the time , we were just happy he made it home safely.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Theft: Even though the number of cargo theft cases has decreased this year, it is a remaining problem, especially considering the lack of accurate reporting in the industry. By investing in technologies, on-time Requested Arrival Dates (RAD) have rebounded from their fall in 2014, up 4.5%, according to a Boston Consulting Group study. .

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival. A much broader challenge is how these ships will change the cost of shipping cargo from East Asia to the United States and the competitiveness of U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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Finally, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson announced findings from a joint research project they conducted that looked at how “the Panama Canal’s expansion will likely change the way cargo moves, by both water and land, into and within the United States.” Those ports will then become more cost competitive because it is cheaper to move cargo by water than over land.

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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival. A much broader challenge is how these ships will change the cost of shipping cargo from East Asia to the United States and the competitiveness of U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

In April of 2005, just a month after completing my first half marathon (and vowing I would never run a full marathon in my life), I went to the finish line at the Boston Marathon and saw Team Hoyt for the first time. Washington farm exports crimped by cargo-container shortage.

The need to know

EFT

Container giant Maersk to ship cargo between UAE and Israel. said it will now transport ocean cargo between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, a further sign of business opening up after the two countries established full ties. Boston Dynamics has ‘big plans’ to go commercial in logistics. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. Gridlock: UK warns industry to prepare for Brexit or face chaos.

Truckload vs LTL: The Right Mode for your Load

Freight Plus

have many shippers rethinking which strategy they use to approach their inland cargo. For example, a shipment going from Boston to Atlanta may include stops at terminals in Philadelphia and Charlotte along the way. Let’s use our above example of a shipment moving from Boston to Atlanta. When it comes to handling, this looks more like three separate trips - from Boston to Philly, Philly to Charlotte, then Charlotte to Atlanta in one straight course. Normal. false.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On the West Coast, carriers might need to offer selective discounts to hold on to traffic, but will need to do so wisely, since a large chunk of time-sensitive cargo will probably continue to move through the West Coast, with or without discounts. These observations—along with the thoughts and insights shared in previous blog posts ( first post , second post , and third post )—came from the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. The Panama Canal expands in 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

beefs up security of air cargo imports (American Shipper). Song of the Week: “Question of Time” by Depeche Mode (recorded live in Boston, 6/9/2018). If you were stranded on a desert island with a boom box and one music cassette, which band and album would you be listening to? It’s an easy question for me to answer: Depeche Mode and Violator. As my college roomates could attest to, I drained many D batteries blasting Depeche Mode music on my boom box. Some Great Reward.

The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Hanjin’s collapse could not have happened at a worse time, with cargo volume at near-peak levels ahead of the year-end holiday season. As of last week, 66 Hanjin ships dispersed across the globe have been left stranded as ports, tug boat operators and cargo handling firms refuse their services, sceptical of the Korean shipping giant’s ability to provide new financing.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Freight Plus

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. Lanes from Dallas to Los Angeles, Memphis to Atlanta, and Philly to Boston all gained ground. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Kenneth Wagers exits XPO after COO role eliminated. Wagers, who was hired last April, may have initially been brought on board to help reaccelerate the company’s mergers & acquisitions which had been stagnant since 2015. Wagers previous position was with Amazon.com Inc.

U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

BlueYonder

The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays. According to Reuters, Tesla is working to show the trucking community that it can build an affordable electric semi with the range and cargo capacity of diesel trucks. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

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Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen? Mini-earthquake right underneath garage door. Rammed by car driven by my teenage daughter (who is taking her driving test tomorrow). Aliens. You can probably guess the answer, but if you need a little hint, check out the Song of the Week below. sigh*.

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Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

MIT Supply Chain

Pilotless cargo jets that do not carry passengers might be more acceptable and could well be a precursor to automated passenger flights – assuming the cyber security issue is solved. The incentive for cargo carriers is the potential for reaping huge cost savings if they can take human pilots out of the cockpit. However, manually driven cars routinely run red lights, as can be seen in busy cities such as Boston. Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

5 Differences: 3PLs vs 4PLs

Freight Plus

The 1PL is the shipper, beneficial cargo owner, or consignee. Many 3PLs will engage their network of carriers, promise them x amount of cargo, and then resell those lanes to new and existing customers. The 3PL that was moving 100 40's a year between New York & Shanghai then trucking them to your warehouse in Greater Boston may be doing a great job now but how would they do with lanes added to France, Brazil, and Australia, along with national routing for your inland trucking?

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U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

BlueYonder

The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays. According to Reuters, Tesla is working to show the trucking community that it can build an affordable electric semi with the range and cargo capacity of diesel trucks. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: U.S.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. These observations were made in the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

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. Philadelphia to Boston rates rose 25¢ to $3.53 Even if you’re not planning to go anywhere near Texas or Louisiana, you might be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

4 Factors that Make Up Truckload Pricing

Freight Plus

You want to be thinking how many loads do you ship per your lane - for example, Boston MA to Cincinnati OH. You also want to consider the seasonality of your lanes - when you are shipping out the majority of your cargo. 4 Factors that Make Up Truckload Pricing.

4 Factors that Make Up Truckload Pricing

Freight Plus

You want to be thinking how many loads do you ship per your lane - for example, Boston MA to Cincinnati OH. You also want to consider the seasonality of your lanes - when you are shipping out the majority of your cargo. 4 Factors that Make Up Truckload Pricing.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. These observations were made in the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. cargoes, disrupting trade (Reuters). The forecast calls for thunderstorms this morning and afternoon, which should bring down the temperatures a bit — and hopefully raise my energy level and brighten my mood too.

Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

The standard container cargo measure is in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The Boston Consulting Group points to increasing container capacity and projects the gap between the demand for goods and the oversupply in vessels will be 2 million to 3.3 Container Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase. The container overcapacity that has caused international shipping rates to plummet is forecast to continue through the fourth quarter and into next year.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.28-2.1

Freight Plus

The issue stems back to the Panama Canal expansion which has brought cargo to the port at a faster rate than it's scaled. Join Aborn & Company’s Boston area team and be a part of their vision to rethink how shippers and carriers look at their global supply chains. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Trade war talks continue this week between the US and China. President Trump tweeted there was “good intent and spirit” during the discussions.

5 Fast Facts You Need To Know About The Jones Act

Freight Plus

So, for example, a container ship sailing from Beijing couldn't arrive in New York, pick up cargo, and then transport it to Boston. Or in the case of Hurricane relief, that ship couldn't pick up cargo in New York and deliver it to Puerto Rico as that would be considered domestic trade and would be regulated by the Jones Act. Despite being 112 miles apart, (roughly the distance between Boston, MA & Hartford, CT) Puerto Rico falls under U.S.