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

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.

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

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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.

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.

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. Who knew that air in a football (or lack thereof) could generate so much hot air, not only from sports commentators, but from all the major news organizations too.

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?

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. 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)

Talking Logistics

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.”

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Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Normally this means airport-to-airport delivery within three to five days with UPS acting as a “freight forwarder” to transport the goods using space available on commercial (passenger) airlines or dedicated cargo flights to the destination.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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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.

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. The Panama Canal expands in 2016.

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. Not forgetting the more expensive insurance premiums arising from higher risks of piracy due to potentially higher value of cargo concentrated on one ship.

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

Supply Chain Nation

The Boston Globe reports that, as shoppers change their buying preferences, retailers have had to change how they ramp up staffing for the holidays. 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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

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. However, manually driven cars routinely run red lights, as can be seen in busy cities such as Boston.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.