Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks, and until normal volume is reached, carriers would continue to selectively implement blank sailings, likely until the end of March. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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 logisticsMeet Amazon One “Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president […].

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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% Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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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. The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels. Both the Seattle and Los Angeles markets saw some double digit rate increases: Seattle to Eugene, OR moved up 26¢ to $2.88/mile.

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). 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.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. Philadelphia, and Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, tied; and 10) Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, tied. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

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. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air?

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

However, their use felt some restraint, and most companies used them to track large-scale shipments, such as cargo containers, reports Claire Swedbery of the RFID Journal. Now, consumers can return products to Amazon stores, and recently, Amazon launched a no-employee grocery store, Amazon Go , in Seattle. How technology in logistics grew throughout 2016 is not limited to the technology that delivers products or enables better, faster picking processes.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

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. Other West Coast markets with rising rates include Seattle and Stockton. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

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. This has turned out to be a boom year for growth in import cargo volume,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “It Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. With nearly 1,500 job roles across all departments for the keyword of “import” (8% of the total jobs on the website), 110 for cross-border, and about 70 for cargo or freight, Amazon’s evolution into a comprehensive global supply chain is now an inevitability. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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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.

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.

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.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China. Jacket-recommended restaurant Canlis in Seattle has temporarily closed its elegant mid-century dining room. 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.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. In response to the constraints on belly capacity, outbound cargo-only flights from China are increasing and are above 2019 levels. Cargo airports in Europe have been significantly affected by belly capacity losses due to flight bans.

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7 Trending Transportation Updates: March 2017

PLS Logistics

Amazon Plans Air Cargo Services for Chinese Retailers. The Seattle-based company plans to launch a site that will enable sellers from China to use its services to transport their goods to international markets. Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012. Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said last week, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012. Read more here.).

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. From transportation delays to lax monitoring of cargo, theft, operator errors and outdated IT failures, many factors can jeopardize profits and increase cost pressure. Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. .

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

DAT Solutions

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. to Atlanta, rates rose on a handful of other lanes originating in the West: Seattle to Eugene , OR, added 9¢ to $3.07/mile. Seattle to Los Angeles also rose 9¢ to $1.48/mile. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. Seattle-Tacoma is generally the best complex to serve the Pacific Northwest, playing a unique role in providing access to the upper Midwest via rail. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

Supply Chain Nation

Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. From transportation delays to lax monitoring of cargo, theft, operator errors and outdated IT failures, many factors can jeopardize profits and increase cost pressure. Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. .

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle. Services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing and distribution and customized logistics solutions. While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

We expect to see rates climb in the Southeast in the coming weeks as cargo ships will be diverted from Houston's deep water port to places like Miami, Savannah, and Charleston, and then transferred to other freight hubs in the region, including Memphis, Atlanta, and Greenville , SC. Seattle to Spokane rates fell 11¢, to $2.67 per mile, and Seattle to Eugene , OR was off by 10¢ to $2.20

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. to Atlanta and Seattle , however. Some shippers preferred to deliver cargo there by sea, bypassing the Los Angeles-area ports altogether. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. Seattle-Tacoma is generally the best complex to serve the Pacific Northwest, playing a unique role in providing access to the upper Midwest via rail. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities. Amazon leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , and built an ‘ Uber for Trucking ’ app to match truck drivers with shippers. 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. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby. The cargo shouldn’t be rolled.

Building Port Resilience

Supply Chain @ MIT

Photo: Port of Seattle by Don Wilson. He said that if one of their West Coast terminals was closed due to a disruption, the enterprise’s ships would sail to another proprietary terminal in order to keep the cargo handling revenues internal to the company. This means that larger operations have the potential to more efficiently utilize cargo handling capacity because they are less likely to be stuck with small pieces of unused terminal space. Going public.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Ports in Seattle and Miami are closing certain terminal gates due to decreased import volumes from the prolonged closure of Chinese manufacturers which impacted TPEB import container volumes. passenger airlines such as American and United are using passenger planes to move cargo only between U.S. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace.

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

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). As the article states: Shippers traditionally go through freight forwarders to book space for goods on container vessels, but lines such as Maersk are allowing cargo owners to book directly via the internet. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. 2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Below are the headlines that caught my attention this week.

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

Talking Logistics

Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). Booking a flight has been electronic for 50 years, but the cargo on airplanes, trucks, and ships is still booked manually. “Your compressor is dead.” Those are not the words you want to hear from the technician who comes to service your central air conditioner. Dead as in I need a new one, or dead as in a new part will bring it back to life?” I asked him, even though I already knew the answer.

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). This week, as reported in The Seattle Times, Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service. That would help Amazon keep the cargo planes loaded even after the holiday crush ends. It’s warm outside.