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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. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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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. So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. The US has been plagued by a truck driver shortage, recently made worse with new federal trucking regulations and higher fuel costs.

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. Some US manufacturers, however, have resorted to airlifting supplies from China at a premium price.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Ports in the United States, The Netherlands, Britain, France, and elsewhere have reported a drop in cargo volumes ranging from around 5 percent in January to an estimated 25 percent in February.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I am judge of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards and the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe. Expanding the network of stations and establishing new road and air connections. As director and head of supply chain and transport industries at the World Economic Forum in New York and Geneva, I was facilitating groundbreaking research in supply chain and logistics innovation. The main push comes from manufacturers and brands. Knowledge or insights that are new.

The need to know

EFT

initial public offering (IPO), attempting a listing on New York’s Nasdaq at a time of deepening tensions between Washington and Beijing. Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home, cousin dies. France nears 1-billion-euro crisis fund for aero suppliers: sources. manufacturing activity crawls off 11-year low. Amazon looks to establish supply chain trust with new blockchain patent.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Many major truck manufacturers are now investing in electric rigs, with one projection having them reaching a 25% market share by 2025. The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). Combined with pressurized capsules and vehicle elevators, this new infrastructure will literally shoot vehicles across the country.

Profile in Leadership: Bill Gates and the Future of Humanity

Enterra Insights

Half a decade ago, an article in the New York Times notes, “Bill Gates warned that the greatest risk to humanity was not nuclear war but an infectious virus that could threaten the lives of millions of people.”[2] According to Gates writes, “Every week, you will be reading about new treatment ideas that are being tried out, but most of them will fail. ”[5] He went on to note that investing in renewable sources of energy is not sufficient.