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 logistics

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% 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 West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week.

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% By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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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). Within two years, it expects to have 40 similar used cargo jets connecting its package fulfillment centers across the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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

Material Handling & 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.

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.

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.

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 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & 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.

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. Seattle to Los Angeles also rose 9¢ to $1.48/mile.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle. While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. are now using at least one 3PL in their operations. The total U.S.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities. The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics.

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

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

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. Going public.

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.

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!

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.”

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). It’s warm outside.