Rivian considers Texas, Arizona for $5B electric vehicle plant

The Supply Chain Journal

The Irvine, California-based manufacturer is in talks with officials in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona, about building a $5 billion auto factory — dubbed Project Tera — aimed at producing up to 200,000 vehicles a year.

Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to handling cargo that moves inland from the Port of Houston, Dallas is a major regional distribution point for products and materials that travel by rail and air via the West Coast,” Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and COO, said in a statement.

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Worldwide Flight Services acquires Texas-based cargo handler

The Supply Chain Journal

France-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced Friday it has acquired Pinnacle Logistics, a provider of cargo-handling services for the aviation market across the U.S. Fort Worth, Texas-based Pinnacle Logistics is focused on specialist express cargo handling for e-commerce customers.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Computer electronics thefts may spike in California as holiday approaches

The Supply Chain Journal

As happens every Memorial Day, cargo thieves will come out of hibernation and take their share of contraband during this first of the three summer holiday weekends. The number of overall incidents might appear small given the volume of cargo that moves in U.S.

Mammoth Freighters invests in aerospace firm to jump-start 777 conversions

The Supply Chain Journal

Startup manufacturer Mammoth Freighters LLC on Wednesday announced a joint venture with GDC Technics, a major widebody maintenance and overhaul organization based at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, to support its fledgling program for converting Boeing 777 passenger aircraft to freighters.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Report: Amazon Air puts 70% of US population within next-day reach

The Supply Chain Journal

And the retail logistics giant has struck a tentative deal for a 20-year lease of cargo space at Newark Liberty airport. Air activity has increased at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Fort Worth Alliance in Texas and Lakeland Linder airport near Tampa, Florida, as well.

Hot Shots: Best freight-related social posts of the week

The Supply Chain Journal

According to KTVT, an investigation is underway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (ICAO code: DFW ) after an American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL ) plane hit a light pole on the tarmac.

Borderlands: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking; auto parts maker opens plant in Mexico; Laredo International Airport partners with UPS; and UPS hiring 450 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Laredo International Airport partners with UPS to ship air cargo.

Oklahoma betting on economic boom from new logistics park

The Supply Chain Journal

Southern Oklahoma doesn’t normally spring to mind as a hub for global trade, but economic leaders hope a new 200-acre logistics park will be a catalyst for growth for inbound cargo and exports. It includes Fort Worth Alliance Airport and the Alliance Global Logistics Hub.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members.

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Wall Street watching as TuSimple focuses on autonomous trucking’s holy grail

The Supply Chain Journal

We’ll be hauling real commercial cargo. The company plans to expand to the East Coast by the end of the year and add a fifth terminal in Fort Worth, Texas, during Q2.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. Philadelphia, and Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, tied; and 10) Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, tied. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

Borderlands: Nuvocargo launches more efficient cross-border billing solution

The Supply Chain Journal

The company offers an all-in-one services platform, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, cargo insurance and trade financing, in a user-friendly app. The facility is in the GSW Distribution Center, between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Rail Roundup: TTCI, TRAC Intermodal

The Supply Chain Journal

She was the inaugural candidate for TTCI’s Railroad Exchange Program in 2012, working on BNSF’s condition-based maintenance team for a year in Fort Worth, Texas. Railroad research group names new president. The Transportation Technology Center Inc.

‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

1 trade partner for Port Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport last year, accounting for $21.2 Asia predominantly ships their goods to Mexico through the Port of Manzanillo or the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, in order to bring cargo into Mexico,” Ryley said.

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What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. 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. This includes relocating personnel, moving equipment—cars, cargo, and locomotives—out of harm’s way, and rerouting cargo on its way to its delivery point through other rail hubs.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

At its research facility at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, NASA will use the data supplied by Uber to simulate a small passenger-carrying aircraft as it flies through DFW airspace during peak scheduled air traffic. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. The Port brings over 13-million tons of cargo through the Cleveland Harbor, resulting in $3.5 The state also is home to the Fort Worth Alliance Airport, which is a public-use airport located 14 miles north of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Opened in 1996, the airport covers an area of 1,198 acres and accommodates air cargo, corporate aviation, and military needs. by cargo.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Baltimore rates rose sharply after Irma, likely due to ocean cargo that was diverted from Miami and Savannah. In Texas : Dallas outbound rates have been kept in check because of the high number of inbound loads, but… Fort Worth rates rose 15% last month. The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Now it's looking like flatbed’s turn.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

4 Dallas, TX: The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure. Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

</p> <p><strong>#4 </strong><strong>Dallas, TX: </strong></p> <p>The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. If you have a good roundtrip, say, between Houston and Ft Worth or Houston and Oklahoma City, you don’t want to mess with it, especially if you can do the 900-mile trip in two days, including load and unload times. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season. Most US airlines canceled 7-10 scheduled flights coming in from China between December 22-30, especially those going to Los Angeles, O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth. Given that cargo space on this route is still quite tight, these cancellations are pushing rates back up. Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51.