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.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules.

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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.

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. Bigger ships cost more to build, maintain, transport and handle at the ports. Industry Coverage Transportation Management (TMS

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How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation. Plagued with driver shortages, theft, and delays, transportation undermines results from all other cost initiatives. Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern.

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. ” Companies have historically overlooked B2B Connectivity when evaluating supply chain software solutions, such as transportation management systems.

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).

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.

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. Will road transportation follow a similar trajectory? Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Industry News CONTAINER OVERCAPACITY gtg technology group intermodal transportation logistics management OVERCAPACITY Transportation industryContainer Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase.