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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. Those eastbound freight moves will become more urgent, and rates are likely to rise further, as Black Friday draws closer.

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Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

Driver shortages have become even more of a reality in the supply chain industry for a number of reasons, chief among them being the sharp rise in demand. The post Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

Then in January 1969, he and many others witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. ” Supply Chains and Sustainability As noted above, when Earth Day began, it was viewed as a protest against a century and a half of industrial development.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Supply Chain Strategy.

What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

Disclaimer: This article is a zoom out for the less freight-inclined. If you have a deeper understanding of freight, you might want to check out our Freightos Baltic Index daily container index instead. Let’s talk freight. . And it’s not just ocean freight.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. In addition, Burlington acquired WTC Air Freight in 1987. Early years.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

GlobalTranz

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. Ultimately, the IoT Supply Chain will enable greater accuracy and identification of potential issues throughout supply chain processes. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes. The supply chain will adore the IoT.

Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

webinar, we provided an in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends in the North American freight market. This included our forecast of future market conditions, explanations of how the latest market changes impact supply chains, and answers to your most pressing questions.

Wildfires are up 30% year over year and wreaking havoc on supply chains

Resilinc

Over the last several years, factory fires have ranked as one of the most common types of disruptive supply chain events: in 2020 1,000 factory fires were tracked by Resilinc’s EventWatch monitoring system. Logistics Supply Chain Resiliency Wildfires

Borderlands: Mexico trade boomed in May but profit margins tightening

The Supply Chain Journal

If our trucking division is doing well, then more than likely our other divisions are going to do well,” said Gerardo Alanis Barrios, CEO of Cold Chain Solutions in Laredo, Texas. billion annually to California.

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

is launching a new express vessel service into northern California Tuesday designed to help U.S. The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. Matson Inc.

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. El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

Expeditors paying more to move freight but has solid quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

The increase in tonnage handled by Expeditors was relatively consistent across the board, with the exception of ocean freight rising 54% in March. A breakdown of expenses at Expeditors shows just how much costs to move freight have risen.

Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

GlobalTranz

The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer. In recent years, the use of cloud-based solutions has dramatically changed how modern supply chain companies operate, and the cloud supply chain management has the potential to level the playing field between all supply chain companies, especially shippers. Oracle Leading the Charge in Cloud Supply Chain Management.

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What is causing the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain disruption?

NC State SCRC

COVID-19 Vaccine supply vulnerable to Cyberattack ”. These are few of the many headlines that have stormed the internet, related to COVID-19 vaccine supply. Just as COVID testing stumbled upon several obstacles (still is), similarly vaccine supply chain has started facing issues.

New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

The calls for speed reached a fever pitch in Q1 of this year as freight piled up at the Ports in the wake of U.S.-China Southern California Ports Drayage supply chain cycle time logistics in CaliforniaIf you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up.

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Emery Air Freight was founded in 1946 by John Colvin Emery, Sr. Initially a ground operation, Emery established itself as a reputable air freight forwarder of bulk goods, leasing space on various airlines and aircraft and tracking shipment progress. A vintage Emery Air Freight patch.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

Expeditors paying more to move freight but has solid quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

The increase in tonnage handled by Expeditors was relatively consistent across the board, with the exception of ocean freight rising 54% in March. A breakdown of expenses at Expeditors shows just how much costs to move freight have risen.

Trusted partners key to supply chain for humanitarian aid

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. government has sent supplies worth $100 million to India , including drugs, oxygen and test kits. Many private companies have also donated supplies. This is air freight,” he said.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is Con-Way’s supply chain division. Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology.

Listen to El Niño: Why Developing a Flexible Supply Chain Matters

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. It’s the latest reminder that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. That is the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. How do you measure or assess the flexibility of your supply chain?

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Green Supply Chain News on California Releases Plans to Dramatically Reduce CO2 Emissions from Freight Movement. Will Ideas Go National

Supply Chain Digest

Governor Jerry Brown Betting Freight can Go Green and be More Competitive

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

California to New England - up 18¢ per mile. The graph below depicts 24 region-to-region pairs, showing changes in rates for freight movements that originated in four Western regions, heading to destinations in six East Coast regions. These results are atypical , so they may surprise longtime freight trend watchers. In recent years, fall freight has peaked in September and October. Instead, the freight economy appears to be heating up, at least on the spot market.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/01/2021 – 01/07/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. National Average Freight Rates. An abundance of capacity has caused van rates to move lower, even though freight volumes in 2019 are actually above previous years' levels.

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Using the technology developed during World War II and surplus aircraft from various air forces, the air freight industry grew significantly in the post-war years. Moreover, numerous dedicated all-freight airlines and companies were started. The rise of all-freight airlines.

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Food service providers struggle to keep up with reopening of America

The Supply Chain Journal

Even California, the state with some of the tightest restrictions, has mostly reopened its economy. In terms of freight, this summer is ripe with opportunities, though getting back into the pre-pandemic swing of things may not be as easy as getting back on a bicycle.

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Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

Brands supplying those stores and delivering directly to consumers found themselves overwhelmed. These ecommerce trends aren’t going away, and shippers will continue to face the challenge of moving smaller quantities of freight at a higher frequency while navigating capacity issues.

The state of supply chains: Shipping

EFT

We spoke with industry expert Pyers Tucker, who is part of industry giant Hapag-Lloyd AG, to understand the ongoing dynamics and how they are shaping supply chains. If you have a supply chain, which has been reduced to the lowest possible cost, it has to work exactly as planned.

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.