Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

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Both those markets are distribution hubs for e-commerce, which has stretched the traditional holiday retail freight season well into December. A lot of holiday freight heading into the Northeast ends up in distribution centers in Allentown, PA, which has led to higher inbound rates there. Most holiday freight arriving by sea is already here, so the ports are less active than they were in November. Out of California, reefer loads paid less in Ontario and Fresno.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.”

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. Net revenues from “other logistics services,” which include transportation management services, customs, warehousing, and small parcel, increased about 15 percent in Q4 2012 (excluding contribution from acquisition), driven primarily by transaction increases in its transportation management and customs services. 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January.

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Van and Reefer Rates Drop, in Mid-July Lull

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Load availability and rates dropped from the previous week, but rates are still well above June averages for van and reefer freight. For example, look for rates to rise in Fresno instead of L.A. , Reefer freight volume declined last week, and rates adjusted after a surprising spike right after the 4th of July. Reefer freight volume is building in Fresno , so look for rates to trend up there, even as volume and rates decline in L.A.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

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End-of-quarter and pre-holiday freight was even stronger than expected last week in Atlanta , Charlotte and Memphis , which were the top three markets for outbound loads on DAT load boards. Reefer freight remains strong in the Southeast, too, but the Mid-Atlantic markets of Philadelphia and Elizabeth , NJ won the award for “most improved” last week. Here's the math: Take a load of dry or refrigerated freight from Chicago to Evansville , IN, for example.