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.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. These are fixed chunks of capacity. Warehouses wherever, that I can tap into at any time.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. These are fixed chunks of capacity. Warehouses wherever, that I can tap into at any time.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). port capacity and are critical for Asian trade.

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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). Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. This is the second large acquisition in the warehouse automation space in less than a month.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

DHL, for example is rolling out 60 certified, temperature-controlled cargo-handling stations for the life sciences and healthcare industries by end 2014 (story reported here ). After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Carrier Capacity.

Amazon Patent Reveals Flying Warehouses that Send Delivery Drones to You

Techgistics

Amazon leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , and built an ‘ Uber for Trucking ’ app to match truck drivers with shippers.

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

Cerasis

To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

Having a tool for accurate demand forecasting and capacity planning allows companies to be more proactive. Tractica Research estimates that the worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots will reach $22.4

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

That pushed air cargo searches on WebCargo by Freightos up 35% for the week. As an example, the general air cargo rate for a PVG-LAX $5,000 value shipment weighing 500 kg would have been around $1,650. On the other hand for shipments of high value and low weight, air cargo can work.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics

Elementum

On August 5, 2016, e-commerce giant Amazon inaugurated its air transportation network , wherein the company entered into agreements to lease 40 Prime Air cargo planes to further expand its delivery capacity for its clients.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

The site highlights trucking concerns, such as the capacity shortage, the talent gap, and more. The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control. Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain.

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

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Announces Dynamic Exchange Offering Faster, Easier Access to Capacity. LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled.

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Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

Techgistics

Drivers use the app to pick up packages at Amazon’s urban warehouses and deliver them to Amazon’s customers for Prime Now one or two-hour deliveries. Demand for small urban warehouses will rise as proximity to the customer plays an increasingly important role in the last mile delivery process.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6%

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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air?

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Apart from the 2 leading nations – Singapore and Malaysia, other nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are also rapidly upgrading their road, rail, maritime and air cargo infrastructure in line with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) frameworks.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With container ships jumping from 5,000 TEU Panamax to 23,000 TEU Mega jumbos, carriers need huge amounts of cargo to fill these ships – and that’s only possible with cooperative vessel-sharing agreements. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Since time is everything in the capacity crunch, those that refine processes by advising of expectations in the RFP and defining the review process can streamline carrier expansion. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

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

Talking Logistics

Capacity crisis, rate boom likely in the coming year, experts say (CCJ). Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google seems to be working on warehouse robots like Amazon’s (Quartz). Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. shouts the warehouse foreman from the rooftop. My Little League team lost its first playoff game this past Monday.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Hurricane Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking capacity after leaving Houston flooded. This could mean altering their route to avoid the storm, or making sure warehouse facilities are prepared to withstand the brunt of the storm when moving goods isn’t a viable option. The security and timeliness of your freight are of the utmost importance, which is why air cargo takes extra precautions to make sure your shipment is safely on its way.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. The larger ships will further test the capacity of ports and canals and the skill of their captains and crews.

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5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

What is your warehouse fill rates and lead times? What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate? Consider, for example, a situation where carrier capacity is starting to tighten. You might conclude that three months down the road when spare capacity is probably going to be scarce, your current targets for carrier acceptance rates might be unrealistic and need to be adjusted. Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal?

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Ryder said the Laredo site will handle thousands of shipments on behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). And HighJump Software announced a new partner in the Middle East, Dubai-based Norq Solutions that provides mobility solutions for warehouse management, field service, retail, and other industries.