North America supply chain reshoring will not happen, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

The conclusion goes against the widely held belief that businesses selling into North American markets would shift their supply chains from Asia in an effort to counter the massive and continuing supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Chicago billed as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America”

The Supply Chain Journal

As indicated in the article’s headline, the Port of Chicago bills itself as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America” through its marine, rail and highway connections. It is the only port that is used by six of the seven North American Class I railroads. Overview.


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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chains in 2021 are living in an alternate dimension. That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Overcoming the 5 Supply Chain Barriers that Threaten the Growth of Renewable Energy

CH Robinson Logistics

But the world’s demand for clean energy is running up against some hard realities in the global supply chain and one of the most erratic transportation markets in history. For breakbulk cargo, you could call to book space on a vessel for next week.

Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020


Freightera CEO to Open the Cargo Tech Track at the 2020 Cargo Logistics Canada Expo in Vancouver. According to Cargo Logistics Canada, the conference is ” the platform for logistics industry professionals to learn, share, network, and move their supply chains into the future.”

Building a More Immune Supply Chain: Focusing on the Basics


This question was faced by many companies and private sector organizations who were faced with a sudden need for PPE and other supplies, and discovered that all supply had been shut down. What will we do to avoid running out of supplies in the future?

American Airlines deploys new cargo platform


IBS Software's iCargo platform has been deployed by American Airlines Cargo, with AA saying in a press release that this will help “To overhaul legacy infrastructure and provide a single, digital platform to modernize its business and deliver enhanced customer experience.”.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Just one look at SONAR’s Freightos Baltic Daily Index — an average of several lanes between Europe and the East Coast of North America — shows that rates have hit levels unseen in recent years.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

Skyrocketing demands for e-commerce have supply chains scrambling to adapt and transition to more sustainable operations. E-cargo bikes provide many parking, air quality and emissions- and noise-reduction benefits for cities. Read: Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

DP World acquires logistics provider syncreon in $1.2B deal

The Supply Chain Journal

DP World announced Thursday the acquisition of supply chain solutions provider syncreon at an enterprise value of $1.2 The Dubai state-owned port operator said the deal will allow it to provide end-to-end solutions capabilities to cargo owners.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


North America Market. 40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico


Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Our Teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we're set to take our award-winning Cargo services to places we've never been able to reach before," said Matt Buckley, Southwest's Vice President of Cargo and Charters. "We Southwest Airlines Co.

Rail Roundup: Tech tools to locate railcars, forecast port volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Efforts to improve supply chain visibility are ongoing among freight transportation stakeholders. Here are two initiatives announced in July: Nexxiot and TransRail Innovation Group to roll out railcar locator technology in North America.

Port of Yantian productivity rapidly improves but export delays persist

The Supply Chain Journal

But dwell times are still unusually high, and it could take weeks to reduce piles of cargo sitting at factories heading into the crucial Christmas season for retailers, according to project44. days for inbound cargo, compared to last month’s peak of 25.4

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity. Of the regions in which IATA monitors, North America freight volumes carried by the region’s carriers have risen at a double-digit annualized pace in the past few months although July’s figure was less than that from a year ago. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0% The Intermodal Association of North America reported that overall traffic is 6.8%

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo


Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving


Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector.

Healthcare supply chains at a key moment of transition


The global logistics supply chain challenge will be enormous, with logistics giant DHL estimating that between 7,000 and 8,000 B747 flights will be required to move one billion doses of vaccine. Adapting to changes in the medical supply chain.

Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

Brands supplying those stores and delivering directly to consumers found themselves overwhelmed. Wicked winter storms and a major pileup of cargo ships in the Suez Canal have since created other supply chain disruptions.

FreightWaves Classics: Matson helps provision Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Essential supplies of all kinds are carried to Alaska by ship, truck and air, and to Hawaii by air and ship. owned and -operated transportation services company, carries tons of supplies to these two U.S. His ship carried 300 tons of food, plantation supplies and general merchandise.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


The global supply chain is more connected than ever, demanding the movement of commodities be faster, more efficient and farther-reaching. The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand. Ebola Cuts Off Supply Lines. Businesses invest in supply chains that can bring in this assurance.

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain


Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect. Pinpointing and fixing the real causes of delays by analyzing cross-border supply chains is more important than ever. million vehicles, and was ranked seventh-largest vehicle producer in the world and number one in Latin America. Every supply chain is unique and vulnerable to a particular set of risks. Level cargo flows.

BluJay Gains Momentum with Record Number of Companies Selecting its Supply Chain Technology Solutions

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and BluJay SOAR, Orlando, FL – April 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announcd today at SOAR 2019 a record level of new business across its Transportation Management, Customs Management, Parcel, and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) solutions in the first quarter of the year. Zentis North America – a producer of canned fruits and a wide assortment of fruit specialties.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago.

The Daily Dash: Rule changes for windshield cameras?

The Supply Chain Journal

Thanks to a request by Daimler Trucks North America, federal regulators will consider revising rules for windshield-mounted cameras in trucks that would make filing for exemptions unnecessary. Transair cargo jet crash lands off coast of Hawaii.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. • Poor training for handlers throughout the supply chain.

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Cross-border consulting helps navigate USMCA ups and downs

The Supply Chain Journal

The Borderless Coverage team consists of business-minded cross-border supply chain consultants, insurance experts, economists, lawyers and global trade agreement negotiators,” said Mark Vickers, executive vice president of international logistics at Reliance Partners. “We

US regulator probing China’s role in container shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

A top maritime official has started an informal investigation into whether China is using its market power to monopolize containers and other equipment crucial to international supply chains to pump up rates paid by American exporters.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Belk experienced substantial growth in its e-commerce business in 2011 and 2012, leading to the expansion of its original North Carolina fulfillment center plus the opening of an additional 515,000 square foot fulfillment center in South Carolina.