Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. 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.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? 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, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? The new Canadian offices allow Transplace to expand its presence and continue to specialize in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. In retail technology news, Infor announced Infor CloudSuite™ Retail, “a new, modern suite of enterprise applications delivered in the cloud and designed for today’s retailing landscape.”

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, 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.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. Whether you’re going cycling in Dragon’s Back, moving a mattress to a new house, riding with a large pet, or sending items to a friend, UberCARGO is for you.

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” AI and ML tools also help to enhance real-time decision-making issues like availability, costs, inventories, carriers, vehicles, and personnel.”[3]. 4] Pervinder Johar, “ How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing The Supply Chain To New Frontiers ,” Forbes , 22 February 2019. [5]

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Stay responsible in the shipping and cleanup of your Christmas tree inventory during and after the holidays!

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time. And second, to avoid running out of in-demand products, the shipper would have to stock more inventory as a buffer for unpredictable demand during those 11 days. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

International shipping has been hardest hit by the crisis, with a study and various reports by trusted media such as the New York Times and Financial Times showing the following dramatic repercussions in the period January-February 2020: A 30 percent drop in container volumes from China, which translates to a 9 percent fall in container volume worldwide.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

eBook 60

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

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News). Logistical Labs Launches New RFP Management Product, BidDex. I am off this morning to get a tour of Locus Robotics. Earlier this week at MODEX 2018, the company announced the release of Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation 3.0

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. We have a glimpse of such an outcome courtesy of the states of New Jersey and New York. The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example. Under risk pooling, resources from central inventories flow to the region most in need to nip the outbreak in the bud.

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

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one. I don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of Cargo. They’re a local company based here in New York.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one. I don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of Cargo. They’re a local company based here in New York.

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time ( Overdrive ). That’s the essence of a new patent issued to Google this week for an “Autonomous Delivery Platform.” As Google, Amazon, and DHL are demonstrating with their patents and pilot tests, there are many different ways you can leverage these emerging technologies to create new delivery models — each one interesting and exciting, each one with its own strengths and weaknesses.