Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

DAT Solutions

Florida led the way again last week, with outbound rates in Lakeland and Miami up 15% and 8% respectively. It wasn’t just Florida though: Asparagus crops helped boost volumes in Michigan, and the lane from Grand Rapids to Madison, WI , rose 43 cents to $3.15/mile.

Florida Reefer Rates Take a Dive

DAT Solutions

Peak season for Florida seems to have come to a close, and reefer rates responded accordingly. Aside from Florida, the southern band of states from California eastward experienced high demand for reefers last week.

Florida: Your Partner in Progress

Inbound Logistics

On the water and in the air, by road and by rail, the Sunshine State stands out as a logistics superstar. But stick around awhile – it’s also a great place to live, work, and to keep your products safe for the long haul

AUDIO: Freight Rates Spike in Florida

DAT Solutions

Listen below to Mark Montague, DAT Pricing Analyst, and Terry Scruton of Land Line Now discuss the latest freight trends, including the explosion in reefer rates out of Florida. type="audio/mpeg"> Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the audio. See the current market rates for every lane you search in DAT load boards. Carrier News

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael


Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolina’s. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia. The storm has directly impacted Florida, Georgia and both North and South Carolina. Business Logistics Market Update Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael Market update Transportation UpdateCurrent as of October 11, 2018.

UPS Launches Electrically-Assisted eBikes for Fort Lauderdale, Florida Deliveries

Supply Chain 24/7

UPS, in collaboration with the City of Fort Lauderdale, has officially launched an eBike at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, December 2, at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza, 420 S.E. 6th Avenue, this electrically-assisted tricycle will be used to deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in the surrounding neighborhood

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State. More than 1,200 stations in Florida metropolitan areas were without fuel late on Sept.

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Inbound Logistics

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership

The Effects of Hurricane Matthew Are Yet to Unfold for Multi-Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

I am penning this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary on Friday morning as Hurricane Matthew continues to make its way up the Florida coast. This morning, the central eye of this powerful storm is located just off Daytona Beach Florida and continues on its northward path, with a potential threat of a U.S. landfall looming. […].

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Road closures halted shipments on major trade routes like I-10 between Houston, New Orleans and Jacksonville , and I-75 up from Florida to Atlanta. One noteworthy thing was that pricing out of Atlanta and Charlotte was mostly neutral despite all the canceled shipments from there to Florida.

Even More Stark Reminders of Pending Supply Chain Disruption- Hurricane Irma

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters updates readers on the pending approach of Hurricane Irma to the Florida and potentially other U.S. regions. Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics Effects of Hurricane Irma supply chain disruption alert Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Supply Chain @ MIT

Our hearts go out to the citizens of Houston and Florida as they continue to dig out from […]. Devastating hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy and now Harvey and Irma are forces of nature that can’t be stopped by us mere mortals.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

According to Dr. Richard Florida, one of our keynote speakers at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, my description fits about 30% of us in the workforce. I’m going to start quoting from Dr. Florida’s work here. Dr. Florida will share insights on the future work systems.

In Memoriam- El Faro

Supply Chain Matters

The ship departed Jacksonville Florida on its scheduled route to San Juan Puerto Rico and was apparently sunk by the effects of Hurricane Joaquin. Last week’s incident involving the container ship El Faro and its encounter with a Category Four hurricane has surely touched and saddened our supply chain community. According to various reports, the […]. Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know


Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast. The Flooding, high winds, and serious rainfall have killed over 280 people in Haiti, and one in Florida. 600,000 residences and businesses in Florida have lost power.

Next Week: Supply Chain Matters Moderates CSCMP Annual Conference Panel Session

Supply Chain Matters

We wanted to once again remind our Supply Chain Matters readers and followers that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be moderating a panel discussion at next week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference being held in Orlando Florida.

How to Choose a Business-Friendly Site

Inbound Logistics

Areas like Northeast Florida actively work to make their local climate a business-friendly one

Supply Chain Matters Update One- JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters pens this commentary from JDA Software’s FOCUS 2015 conference being held today in Orlando Florida. This conference has brought together over 2000 supply chain professionals from 30 different countries. The conference further represents the 30th anniversary for JDA as a software firm. In this initial dispatch, I wanted to update our readers […]. Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology #jdafocus15 JDA Software Supply chain Matters blog

Opportunity to Consider Attending the ISM 2017 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

The upcoming ISM 2017 conference will be held May 21-24, 2017 at the Disney Coronado Resort in Orlando Florida. Supply Chain Matters would like to call attention among our procurement focused reader audience to the annual 2017 conference of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). What caught our interest was that one of the featured […]. Procurement and Sourcing Institute for Supply Management ISM 2017 Conference Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Matters Update Two: JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters pens this commentary from JDA Software’s FOCUS 2015 conference being held today in Orlando Florida. In our initial dispatch, we updated readers on the day one opening keynote sessions. The day one executive keynotes, at least from the stage, were indeed a far different persona. There were messages related to commitments for […].

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. 70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. Hurricane Michael barreled toward the Gulf Coast, and made landfall today in the Florida panhandle. Check with the Department of Transportation for Florida , Alabama , or Georgia , or call 511.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy


Currently, Hurricane Irma is monitored north of Cuba, where mandatory evacuations were ordered, and is forecast to hit Florida. Fuel shortages were already reported in Florida and analysts estimate that the Irma’s cost could hit $125 billion should it make landfall in Miami.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States. Lowe’s also had distribution centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina with extra supplies ready and waiting.

Supply Chain Video News on NASSTRAC 2015 Day 1 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

Understanding NASSTRAC, Witty Panel Discussion from Transportation Sector Executives, Short Haul Rail in Florida, Overcoming Parcel Shipping Challenges Coverage from Day 1.

Hurricane Best Practices for Your Supply Chain


Hurricane Michael is approaching Florida via the Gulf Coast, threatening to rise from its current Category 1 status before making landfall on Wednesday.

Supply Chain Matters Update Three- JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters pens this commentary from JDA Software’s FOCUS 2015 conference being held this week in Orlando Florida. In our previous two dispatches, we updated readers on the day one opening keynote sessions and on our impressions of JDA’s technology direction. Our perceptions of JDA’s past FOCUS events included an observation that despite its […].

Supply Chain Matters Summary Impressions: JDA Software FOCUS 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Supply Chain Matters attended the JDA Software FOCUS 2015 conference in Orlando Florida providing a number of live update commentaries regarding this conference. In this final commentary related to this year’s FOCUS, we provide our summary impressions. To view our prior observations and commentaries, please click on the below links: Update One- Day […].

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

Emergence of New Global Logistics Hubs

Supply Chain Matters

has released a research report indicating that over the next decade, 20 markets worldwide—including South Florida; Santiago, Chile; Bajio, Mexico; and Philadelphia—are set to emerge as global logistics hubs. Global commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. The concept of emerging global logistics hubs was brought forward to in the book, Logistics Clusters, Delivering Value […].

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Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

As just one example of how ALAN works, Kathy mentioned a recent situation where a company donated a piece of equipment needed in Florida after Hurricane Michael. ALAN found a transportation partner who donated free shipment of the equipment to Florida. We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce.

GT USA launch Canaveral Container Terminal

Logistics Middle East

GT USA, a subsidiary of the UAE's Gulftainer, officially launched the Canaveral Container Terminal in Florida

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[Infographic] 5 Ways STEM Education is Leading the Logistics Industry


Author information Lauren Wilson Director of Admissions at Florida Polytechnic University As the Director of Admissions at Florida Polytechnic University, Lauren Willison is responsible for supporting the Vice Provost of Enrollment in managing recruitment efforts.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?


Cities along the Gulf are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Irma from last year, and Michael’s recent swells and reign of terror brought the Florida panhandle to its knees. In early October 2018, the average retail price for diel rose 7.2