Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

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Those declines could be a temporary blip, though, because volumes are showing signs that spring shipping season has sprung. Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , fell 30¢ at $3.78/mile, still one of the highest-paying lanes going into the Northeast. Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month. For the month, the average van load paid $2.16/mile, which was still 2¢ higher than the March average.

Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Columbus asserts, “Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.”[5]

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

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Columbus , Ohio has recently been a desirable market for carriers. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be close to normal. . As the state reopens retail facilities on May 4, shipping in and out of Arizona should not be substantially impacted. . When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. . Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted. .

Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, explains, “Going into 2020, manufacturers are at an inflection point in their adoption of analytics and business intelligence (BI). Columbus writes, “Cycle Time quantifies the amount of elapsed time from when an order is placed until the product is manufactured and entered into finished goods inventory. ” Columbus makes an important point about improving performance over time.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

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In addition, customers are continuing to demand lower prices and free shipping. In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. Since two of the re-scheduled ships docked in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend of September 10-11, demand has surged for vans in the L.A.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. We got some improvement on some backhaul lanes too, where rates are generally higher going in the opposite direction: Buffalo to Columbus rates rose 15¢ to $1.65/mile. Beef and other meats shipping out of Dallas pushed rates up 20¢ on the lane to Columbus.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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It’s Turkey Time!

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Over forecasting the number of turkeys needed can result in waste, and thus unnecessary costs, when it comes to birds shipped fresh and not frozen. Speaking of spoilage, that brings us to stop number two – shipping. Forget Columbus Day this year and come celebrate Thanksgiving with us instead! by Alexa Cheater Okay, so there may be a bunch of readers out there thinking ‘Huh? It’s not even close to Thanksgiving yet.’

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Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Eastern Connection has a large array of services ; in addition to same day and overnight delivery, it also offers international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express and offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Through its shipping partnerships, it also offers shipping to California and Mexico. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it emphasizes flexibility to meet customer requirements.

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

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Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. 27 percent of those expect the most significant changes from the Industrial Internet of Things will revolve around shipping, logistics, and transportation processes.

Port Logistics Group acquires e-commerce tech firm Whiplash

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The acquisition comes on the heels of the company's recent expansion into new facilities and markets, including its opening of a 305,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, Ohio, strategically located for D2C fulfillment to much of the US population. The convergence of data, technology and ecommerce has changed the game for logistics and shipping providers," said Greg Morello, president and chief commercial officer of Port Logistics Group.

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

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Shippers in Columbus, OH, will be in the battleground region of the United States, with ports on the East and West Coasts vying for their business. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. For other products, the cost savings of shipping through the Panama Canal will likely outweigh the extra time in transit. The Panama Canal expands in 2016.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates. Rates rose in Columbus , as well, as population centers in the Northeast are receiving more freight from that direction. Out of the Midwest, Columbus to Allentown, PA jumped up 31¢ to $3.12

Predictive Analytics: Supply Chain’s Cloudy Crystal Ball

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Transportation management : Myers writes, “Supply chains depend on fixed lead time and uncertainty for factors such as ocean shipping, can be addressed by predicting future disruptions.” ” Predictive maintenance : Myer notes, “This is extensively used in supply chain logistics in a technology-focused way, particularly in operations that focus on picking and packing, and across fleets of transport ships and trucks.”

Navigating inventory through the eye of the COVID storm

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We have seen massive disruption to the usual patterns of ship, aircraft and even truck movements since the start of the pandemic.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. As described in my previous blog post , the enlarged Panama Canal can handle container ships up to 13,000 TEUs in size. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Expect the seasonal pressure to continue through much of November, as a massive typhoon in Hong Kong caused scheduling delays on inbound ships at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the arrival point for 49% of Asian imports. Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. Prices between Columbus, OH, and Buffalo, NY, fell in both directions.

Supply Chain Optimization 101: How to Best Harness the Power of Big Data

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Writing for Forbes, big data expert Louis Columbus notes that more than 60% of supply chain executives view big data as “a disruptive and important technology, setting the foundation for long-term change management in their organizations.” Supply chain optimization professionals also leverage big data’s real-time capabilities, removing the guesswork from shipping and receiving by allowing managers to observe every step of the process instantly.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

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One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday. improvements out of Columbus caused rates on the Atlanta to Columbus lane to dip 17¢ to $2.23 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

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Still, this is the second week in a row with rising volumes, so this could be a strong early start to the spring shipping season. Big increases on regional lanes: There was a major jump in rates on the Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , lane, which rose 53¢ to an average of $3.90 /mile. The Columbus to Buffalo lane was way up, but a couple other inbound lanes to Buffalo were down sharply: Chicago to Buffalo fell 30¢ to $3.03/mile.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Columbus, OH, had spikes on a pair of lanes shipping into the Northeast, which is unusual for this time of year: Columbus to Buffalo was up 17¢ to $2.79/mile. Columbus to Allentown, PA , added 17¢ at $2.88/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. It's unusual to see an uptick in volumes at this point in the summer, but the top 100 van lanes set all-time records for volumes last week.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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If you’re closer to Columbus or Toledo, those are good options too. Columbus jumped to third in load availability after an end-of-quarter shipping surge boosted demand in the last few days of the September. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast. The list is based on the markets with this week's highest number of load posts on DAT load boards , combined with outbound load-to-truck ratios above the national average of 1.7

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

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You can set exceptions for items as you track them to ensure they’re ordered, shipped, landed, warehoused and shelved on time. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. The Pareto principle informs a lot of our work at Columbus Consulting International (CCI). Partner, Columbus Consulting. Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season. Insights » Whitepapers. Read PDF version.

Are rates ready for a rebound?

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Fall shipping season will also add pressure, so prices may turn the corner soon. Pricing in the Midwest was also more stable than in other parts of the country, with outbound rates from Chicago and Columbus, OH , mostly holding steady for the month. FALLING The increase in rail activity dragged rates down out of Los Angeles , and the lane to Chicago fell 14¢ to $1.71/mile – that’s a normal rate for that lane, but it should go up in the fall shipping season.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

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As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days. DAT connects carriers with brokers and shippers who have urgent shipping needs, including FEMA loads. Columbus to Buffalo also lost 18¢ to $3.65/mile.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

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Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail. Rates did rise on a handful of regional lanes: Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , climbed 23¢ to an average of $3.77/mile.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

Lanes shipping into the Northeast were also up: Rates on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 21¢ to $2.92/mile. Columbus to Allentown also added 21¢ for an average of $2.94/mile. Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, a lot of people also took Monday off. That led to a quieter week on DAT load boards in terms of load and truck posts.

Technology Helping Truckers & City Planners Reduce Traffic

Cerasis

In a pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, government vehicles collaborated with public data-sharing programs to better understand traffic flow and greatly improve the “pacing” of their city’s traffic lights. For shipping and logistics companies, that’s a huge savings when you consider that travel of all kinds for business and industry costs, on average, $25.19 Traffic and congestion are expensive and annoying problems for any city and its people.

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Spot market demand heats up out West

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The West Coast is starting to see the freight that shipped from China after the Chinese New Year celebrations ended. port for those ships, and that freight was already being loaded onto trucks last week. Over the past month we’ve seen rates fall from Chicago, Columbus and Dallas. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

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In Florida, droughts and wildfires hampered the state's prime shipping season this year, which likely disappointed most carriers, brokers and shippers. The lane from Dallas to Columbus lost 57¢, to $2.17 Although load-to-truck ratios for reefers dipped last week, rates held steady at their highest point in almost two years. Load-to-truck ratios and prices surged two weeks ago, as some truckers waited out the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

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Rates have slipped considerably on the highest-volume lane to Columbus, but the average is still $3.04 That region of New Mexico produces potatoes, onions, and beef that are shipped all over the country, leading to high volume on the load board. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high. Below are five markets where you can find a reefer load fast and make a nice profit.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

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shipping ports are included in the list of largest ocean ports in the world. Thus, these are America’s largest ocean ports: The Port of Los Angeles, The Port of Long Beach (California), The New York/New Jersey Port (Newark, NJ), The Georgia Ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge & Columbus) and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (Washington State). million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) in 2015. About 500 shipping vessels go in and out per year.