Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Stockton volumes were also up sharply, but Seattle volumes rose most, 34%, and are expected to rise for the next several weeks as they work through the bottleneck of vessels in Puget Sound. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. 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. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Freight Insights

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes.

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. Those eastbound freight moves will become more urgent, and rates are likely to rise further, as Black Friday draws closer.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. air freight Asia Pacific airfreight Asia-Pacific

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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

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). Within two years, it expects to have 40 similar used cargo jets connecting its package fulfillment centers across the U.S.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

Supply Chain Nation

This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. Coyote became a UPS company in August 2015, adding UPS asset utilization, air freight, ocean freight and customs brokerage to its portfolio of services.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. Contract carriers are busy with their regularly scheduled hauls, so a lot of the late-arriving freight gets tendered to brokers and 3PLs.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities. The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing.

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

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). Uber Freight Just Launched and Trucking Will Never Be the Same (Inverse). October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

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

Talking Logistics

Freightos Launches First International Freight Marketplace to Power $2 Trillion Worth of U.S. Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). “Your compressor is dead.”

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It’s warm outside.