Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The move by BVL to create the chapter in the Carolinas is not only a recognition of the area as a supply chain hub but also a move to expand the organization’s footprint into North America.

Van Rates and Volumes Slip From Seasonal Peak

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Individual markets and lanes also got a rate increase last week, including a handful of lanes originating in Philadelphia, Memphis and Charlotte: Philadelphia saw the biggest jump in average outbound rates, thanks mostly to a couple of lanes to other destinations within the Northeast.

Spot Market Kept Growing in October

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Van rates barely moved on a majority of the 100 highest-volume lanes last week, but pricing stabilized in Charlotte after some up-and-down weeks following Hurricane Matthew.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

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Meanwhile, look for the geographic emphasis to start shifting a little farther north, in preparation for a possible rebound in the Midwest, later in Q3. Northbound lane rates continue to rise out of Atlanta, Memphis and Charlotte, for both vans and reefers.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

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Inbound rates could rise in hard-hit areas like North Carolina this week. Reefer load posts spiked in Charlotte last week ahead of Hurricane Matthew. Rates are based on DAT RateView , with $28 billion in lane rates, updated daily, for 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America.

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Spot market demand heats up out West

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Volumes were also up from other markets with seaports, including Stockton and Los Angeles – which is home to the two biggest ports in North America. Back East (and not a seaport) Buffalo to Charlotte bumped up 10¢ to $2.25/mi.

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

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VAN TRENDS: Oregon and North Dakota are showing as dark red on the Hot States map above, due to a relative shortage of trucks, but there aren't necessarily a lot of loads available in either state. HOT ROUND TRIP: Savannah to Charlotte and back, 500 miles at $2.57.

Cargo Ship Woes Still Affecting Spot Market Rates

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Rates fell the most out of Allentown , PA, and Charlotte , but Hurricane Matthew could affect rates there this week. Rates are based on DAT RateView , with $28 billion in lane rates, updated daily, for 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America.