Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. 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. Ohio container ramps are some of the worst impacted.

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

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle. Here are some excerpts from the article: Amazon already is operating a fleet of 10 Boeing 767 freighters, flying daily out of its air hub in Wilmington, Ohio.

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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. The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example. For example, if Ohio is stockpiling PPE and Arizona gets hit with Ebola infections, Arizona may not have enough resources to fight the virus, putting the state and all other states – including Ohio – at risk.

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. The AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit focused on sustainable procurement challenges and best practices in the automotive sector.

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

6 River Systems

The company’s success fueled plans to build a fulfillment center in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, creating 75 full-time jobs. In 2017, Smith & Nephew expanded its use of business network and cloud-based applications to support a centralized, efficient procurement process for managing spending from end to end. In 2017, the company gained bonded status for its Bajio Logistics Center in Mexico, enabling customers to store cargo securely without immediately paying duty and taxes.

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). Here are some details from the article: Leasing 20 jets would be a significant expansion of an Amazon trial operation out of Wilmington, Ohio, operated by ATSG on Amazon’s behalf, sources said. That would help Amazon keep the cargo planes loaded even after the holiday crush ends. It’s warm outside.