Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio. If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery


Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days.

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Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


It was made possible by a foundation of pricing and capacity automation dating back to Sabre’s reservation system in the ‘60s. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech.

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TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?


In particular, three key categories­–capacity, trade with China and risk–intersected with technology to explore new paths toward problem-solving in today’s complex supply chain.

Air Cargo’s Digital Lag And The Airlines Fixing It


It’s hardly news that cargo airline digitalization lags. One explanation for the lag is the relative influence of cargo businesses to the airline’s passenger business. Since the cargo division typically makes up just 9% of airline revenues , they are often overlooked for much-needed capital investment. But Chris Bohn, Product Owner Quote & Book at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, sees a change. Some airlines still fly planes built in the 1970s.

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2017 holiday period when air capacity was tight and rates increased, forwarders are preparing ahead of the 2018 holiday/peak period. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

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Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.”

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

port capacity and are critical for Asian trade. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations


Namely, while big container liners struggle to find enough volume to fill up their vessels, inland operators face the reverse – their capacity is so strained that providing basic adequate service is already tough to achieve. Are you able to identify – and minimize – empty capacity early?

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Earlier this year, my colleague, Bogen Chi, wrote a blog about the top 3 global market trends to watch this year in the air freight market: capacity shortages, peak season pressures, and the bright spot of consolidation. Capacity can be difficult to find.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

FourKites Launches Predictive Capacity Management. And this week, the rebranded Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World introduced DP World Cargospeed, “an international brand for hyperloop-enabled cargo systems to support the fast, sustainable and efficient delivery of palletized cargo.”

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?


A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. It is a given that this industry lacks capacity discipline.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to move bulk cargo like coal, ore, grains and liquids. Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

FedEx plans more capacity cuts

Supply Chain Network

FedEx, the express parcel and logistics operator, said it would make further capacity cuts and would see only modest profitability gains in the coming year as it continued to suffer from a sluggish global economy. It is also suffering from excess capacity in air cargo worldwide.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation.

Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling: Freight Rate Update W48


Air Freight Hits Capacity. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Last week was the first time in at least ten years that air cargo in Europe hit capacity. For as far back as I can remember, all carriers maxed out on capacity in Europe. CAPACITY.

'Persistently weak cargo demand' for Air France-KLM

Logistics Middle East

Reduced freighter capacity, cargo traffic & cargo demand for airline

Qatar Airways Cargo to introduce first 747 freighter

Logistics Middle East

The B747-400BCF will complement the cargo airline's expanding freighter fleet providing 112.5 tonnes of capacity dedicated to worldwide charter services

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MidEast carriers post nearly 8% cargo growth in August

Logistics Middle East

Cargo capacity on Middle East carriers also up six percent

Hours of Service: The “Obamacare” of the Trucking Industry?

Talking Logistics

I’m speaking tomorrow about Hours of Service at the CONECT 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium , so I won’t steal any more of my thunder today. The Capacity Crunch Perfect Storm.

UPS Remains Positive on Asia Opportunities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Among these upgrades include their Shenzhen Air Hub which has increased processing capacity by fifty percent. Air Cargo Asia Pacific Express UPS APACAs global trade expectations are revised downward to 2.6% for 2019 from 3.0%

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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 7th, 2019


And with both passenger and cargo wait times seeing significant daily increases at multiple entry points, this week’s TIP List has the latest news to keep you up-to-date on the current situation and breaks down the potential overall impact of this event on the industry.

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Emirates fleet modernisation expands bellyhold capacity

Logistics Middle East

Emirates' will retire 26 aircraft next year and take delivery of 36 new aircraft adding to its potential cargo carrying capacity

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Amazon One: Amazon Takes to the Air

The Network Effect

Amazon unveiled its first branded cargo plane today, and will showcase its fleet of 20 branded 767-300 planes in Seattle WA on Friday. Distribution Retail Transportation airplane amazon cargo planes distribution ecommerce freight logistics

$100m investment in Khalifa Port cargo expansion

Logistics Middle East

The port''s network of vessels is expanding and capacity is increasing

Emirates adds bellyhold capacity on Auckland flights

Logistics Middle East

Emirates has announced that it will start a new non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland, providing 322 tonnes per week in bellyhold cargo

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‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ – Atlas’ Earnings, Pilot Concerns and More

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s hard being the middle guy but add in the highly volatile air cargo business it’s even more difficult. The company is a cargo airline, passenger charter airline, and an aircraft lessor. government, Nippon Express, SF Express, Asiana Cargo, DHL, UPS, and Amazon.

New crane arrives at multipurpose cargo terminal

Logistics Middle East

The 100 Mton capacity crane will bolster existing heavy lifting infrastructure at SOHAR Port