California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. UPS Freight®.

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Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

For this decision, you’ll need to look at the impact of port location on time-to-market, customer satisfaction, freight costs and inventory costs. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses Distribution

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. UPS Freight®.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment. . Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Freight companies are eventually going to face severe challenges finding drivers to get your shipments where you want them when you want them there. California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. And strong projections for California produce shipments should make for a busy June. Reefer freight is in transition.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Nerijus: Flexport is a technology-enabled freight forwarder.

Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts

Freightera

“Freightera is a B2B website focused on finding the best deals for shipping, compiling different companies’ quotes in a manner similar to flight and hotel comparison sites.” Freight Shipping Solution Green Freight Technology & Innovation

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, but we have been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: H ow much is the cost of freight to (insert destination) ? We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. Understanding Freight Cost. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. Generating the Cost of Freight. California.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. California.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . Outbound freight from the Midwest to N ew J ersey has been and continues to be stagnant. .

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

Freightera

Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Long distance shipping is generally energy intensive and wasteful. Green Freight

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ).

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This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars (Reuters). R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Opens Two Natural Gas Fueling Stations in California. Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

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

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. 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.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Hanjin's exit strands 89 ships worldwide containing some $14 billion worth of cargo, much of which was headed to the U.S. Freight Rates

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Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

Kinaxis

When looking at the amount of freight moved just in America alone, there was 9.2 An autonomous truck could be loaded in San Diego, California and drive to Halifax, Nova Scotia (5,800km) in 54 hours, only stopping for gas.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. That would’ve led to more reefer trucks competing for van freight, and the extra capacity kept rates down.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. Frost & Sullivan estimates that despite massive investment in the digital freight space, with more than $2.3

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. FBA items are eligible for Amazon Prime shipping and Amazon handles your angry customers (which Amazon considers its customers, not yours).

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. Tide in a box is coming to Amazon for easier shipping (CNN). California Fires: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Our experts can help you ship even the most unique cargo.

Freight Rates Are Coming Back Down to Earth

DAT Solutions

December was arguably the strongest month for freight in 2016. Spot market volumes still look strong, but contract freight has been a little slow. There's more freight moving out of Houston this month.