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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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North America Market. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. There are generally imbalances in the Americas between northbound and southbound movements.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE. Metered freight solutions.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. What is Freight? Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean (vessel), and pipeline. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Image source.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. They have operations in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

The need to know

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Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S. Tankers carrying Iranian fuel cargoes covered by a U.S. government source and a shipping source said on Thursday. The need to know from Reuters' global network of journalists.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker (The Americas). Source ID.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The empty container supply has also dwindled in regions where China trade has been a catalyst, primarily North America and Europe, this can have a ripple effect if these empty containers do not get repositioned back to China to support the increase demand that is anticipated at the tail end of March into April. Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Backup sourcing options.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. oil sector, has created pretty thin capacity margins, especially in the Central North part of the country. Lastly, air freight has been increasing rapidly over the past decade - a trend I suspect will continue.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA. As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations?

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA. As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations?

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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An organization will introduce significant structural improvements in an integrated, cost-effective freight and distribution network to deliver exposure, minimize expenses and improve the quality of customer satisfaction. In this case, a freight forwarding company can help.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. In-bound freight delivery efficiency can be optimised by consolidating in-distribution hubs and reducing stock levels at country level. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. Source ID. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads. Source ID. Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. Kentucky offers the UPS World Port in Louisville, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout Kentucky. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22

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As many of you may be aware, freight shipping, international shipping and also aviation are not included in the COP21 agreement. Currently international freight transport is about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions but it’s going to grow based on the recent projections of the European parliament to between 20 and 50% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under business as usual scenario. We’re in North America right now.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

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Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY. Heavy-duty trucks account for the dominant share of all logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissons: Road freight: 57%. Ocean freight: 17%. Air freight: 9%. Rail freight: 6%. Global Freight Transport produces 10% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Charles Marrale is the COO of Exfreight Zeta , an international freight forwarder headquartered in Lake Worth, Florida.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available. If you’re running into a third day or you just want to try something new, pick a second destination with a reliable source of loads for your trailer type.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

North American Market. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 Health questionnaires, temperature screening, and other preventative measures are resulting in some excessive delays and buildup of freight at cross-docks. LTL carriers are starting to have some backlog of undeliverable freight due to consignee closures.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s Trump, Amazon, and the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight (WSJ – sub. Freight on digital fast track: DHL launches CILLOX. CX North America Information Services Inc. Brings Advanced Freight Collaboration Solutions to the Transportation Industry.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight Just Launched and Trucking Will Never Be the Same (Inverse). October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. and South America, collects, cleanses and commercializes logistics trade data from over 50 nations across 5 continents, including key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

This Week in Logistics News (January 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Opens Second Air Freight Screening Facility. November 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Robinson announced that it opened “a new state of the art certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) in Carson, CA.” Robinson’s in-house screening facility includes approximately 20,000 square feet of warehouse space, state of the art screening machines, and a dedicated air freight team to screen air freight that moves through the facility.