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Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport

The company arranged ocean transport to the Port of NY/NJ, but transporting the steel rail from New Jersey to Connecticut was going to be a challenge since some of the rail sections were 132 feet long. A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK.


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This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This meant skipping school and work on Friday and leaving the house by 6:00 am to catch the 9:00 am ferry in Connecticut. I would be on a ferry heading to Long Island right now. For the past six Memorial Day weekends, I’ve been going to a baseball tournament on Long Island with my sons. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. News This Week in News Amazon ATA Truck Tonnage Index C.H.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

In 1975, UPS moved its headquarters to Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1991, UPS moved it’s corporate headquarters from Greenwich, Connecticut to suburban Atlanta, Georgia. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

Connecticut-based XPO says this latest addition will complement its existing European operations. by Amy Wunderlin . Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. But among Covid-19 fears, what the remainder of the year will look like remains unknown.

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability


While investigators traced the heads of lettuce from the prison back to a Yuma business called Harrison Farms, “they haven’t been able to reconstruct the path of the chopped lettuce that made people sick from Washington state to Louisiana to Connecticut,” McKenna writes. by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on, and is repubished with permission.

This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s my birthday on Sunday and she came from Connecticut to spend a few days with me and the family. “I “I can’t believe I have a 45 year old son,” my mom says to me yesterday. I can’t believe I have a 67 year old mother,” was my response back, and I kissed her cheek and brought her overnight bag upstairs. I’m taking the day off from work today, heading to Boston with my mom and my wife and kids, and we’re just going to pass the day in the city.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing


Would a customer buying a cranberry product in Milford, Connecticut be more apt to buy a product that says “New England Grown” cranberry versus another brand that does not promote the region? There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. That trend has been referred to by a number of terms, such as “buying local” and “eating local”.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Connecticut. Connecticut has not converted an abundance of its land for agricultural use. Connecticut’s crops that most affect produce season transportation are flowers and corn. If you ship in or out of Connecticut, don’t expect produce to affect your logistics operation much. Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. What is produce season?

Logistics property update: December 2020


Currently operating six distribution centres across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, The Home Depot has announced two new distribution centres in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, over the next 12 months. Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site.

Target Expands Curbside Pickup to 1,550 Stores for Back to School

Multichannel Merchant

Target is also expanding Drive Up coverage in existing markets in the Northeast, including New York (Rochester, Syracuse, Albany/Schenectady, Binghamton, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Ithaca), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Altoona, State College) and Connecticut (Hartford). Target is expanding its free curbside pickup program, Drive Up, ahead of the busy back-to-school season, making it available at 1,550 stores and adding coverage in the Northeast, the company reported in a blog post.

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment


Brian studied mathematics and physics for his first degree from Connecticut College. Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Steeped in the investment world since 2008, Brian decided very early on to focus on supply chain and operations investment. He is one of a very small group of experts that other investors turn to for advice.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue: $16.392 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $16.648 billion (2019) Headquarters: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA CEO: Bradley S. Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services.

If He Had Run a Little Faster

Talking Logistics

A few hours later, Mike and his family boarded a plane back home to Maryland, the others drove back home to Connecticut, and I went upstairs to my study and sat by the window, silent and heartbroken. My wife’s cousin Mike ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. He was running in memory of my wife’s brother Paul who died at age 3 of cancer, before my wife was even born.

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Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 7,600 associates, including more than 1,600 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 90 countries. Doetinchem, The Netherlands, 26 January 2016 – Gartner and Supply Chain Media have formalised their relationship by signing a collaboration agreement aimed at further improving the quality and international relevance of research in the supply chain sector.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Connecticut. Connecticut officials have issued a mandatory shutdown until May 20. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Connecticut? ? . Connecticut officials have issued a mandatory shutdown until May 20.?? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Connecticut . Connecticut officials have issued a mandatory shutdown until May 21. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. . To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. .

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

He continues to work primarily in the Prophesy office in Bloomfield, Connecticut, managing a staff of more than 25 in that location as well as the team at Accellos’ Oakville, Ontario office. “We Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions.

From the Archives: The Journeys We Take, The Choices We Make

Talking Logistics

We had just graduated from college, and instead of starting work immediately, we decided to spend most of the summer on the road, making our way from the ocean coast in Connecticut to the ocean shore in Oregon. Author’s Note: Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a tragic and sad day for our country. I grew up looking at those towers from my bedroom window as a kid , never imaging they would crumble to the ground someday, brought down by hate and evil.

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Pull Your Own Upset

Tompkins Blog

Here are the five basketball scenarios and lessons learned: In 2006 George Mason forced Connecticut to show some respect. By Jim Tompkins. CEO, Tompkins International. The April 2014 edition of Men’s Health magazine featured an interesting column called “Pull Your Own Upset.” The column discusses how to apply lessons learned to your career/ company based on five NCAA basketball teams who won big games as underdogs.

Tuna Salad and Lotus 1-2-3


That fall morning in Connecticut was beautiful. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, JDA CEO Girish Rishi writes about a remarkable woman who gave him a life-changing opportunity as a young college student. I don’t remember ever facing prejudice. I have lived in three continents, traveled to 40 countries, spent time in rural places and in urban settings, worked in small and large companies.

Controversial Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolls Raise Infrastructure Funds

Freight Center

Meanwhile, Rhode Island continues to build more gantries — the third one went online in mid-August — and Connecticut is doing its own study of assessing tolls against heavy-duty trucks only. Tolls on Large Trucks. Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are in the worst condition of any in the country, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Census Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Logistics property update: January 2021


The company currently operates six distribution centres across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. FM Logistics aims to be market leader in India.

Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. [01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits. I’m born and raised in New York and got my master’s degree at Fordham University. In the late 80s and early 90s, I worked for a large advertising and public relations agency.

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

The service is currently in beta, and is only available for shipments between warehouses in five states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. Honestly, it’s really been one of the industry’s worst kept secrets.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

Headquartered in Westport Connecticut, Terex Corporation may not be such a well-known name, but if your company has ever rented an aerial working platform (a scissor-lift or similar), there is a good chance it was manufactured by Terex and dispatched to the rental company from its transfer center in North Bend, Washington. If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised.

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


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.

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling and Logistics

And those items tend to be folding knives, the Westcott ruler business, and some first aid components that go into our first aid kits," Walter Johnsen, CEO of the Connecticut-based maker of cutting, measuring and safety products, said during an Oct. "We’re pro-actively taking action," Todd Bluedorn, CEO of Lennox International. "I’m I’m not sure the Chinese tariffs are going to be short term.

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Thank You “Sticky Buns” Jeff

Talking Logistics

We were in Pennsylvania, already several days and hundreds of miles into our post-college-graduation cycling journey that had started back in Connecticut. Random violence makes the news because it is rare, whereas routine kindness doesn’t make the news because it is so common. — Matt Ridley, author of “The Rational Optimist” from his essay Why Is It So Cool to Be Gloomy? Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2018). You’re not going to eat that, are you?!”

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by the Wall Street Journal : The online retailer has opened an online freight brokerage platform to connect shippers with available trucks, offering service in five Eastern states […] Amazon is offering beta service for truckload shipments in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania through its Amazon Logistics arm.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Connecticut. #40. Connecticut. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Connecticut. Connecticut generally imports more than it exports, making outbound freight rates more affordable. Most freight shipments into the state of Connecticut go by way of truck ( 94% ). Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Connecticut. Connecticut generally imports more than it exports, making outbound freight rates more affordable. Most freight shipments into the state of Connecticut go by way of truck ( 94% ). Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Connecticut. Connecticut generally imports more than it exports, making outbound freight rates more affordable. Most freight shipments into the state of Connecticut go by way of truck ( 94% ). Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.