This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). Google Express, the tech company’s fast delivery service, expands in Kansas City (Kansas City Star).

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

With the Laredo facility, Ryder will manage more than 11,250 cross-border freight movements per month between the U.S. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S. According to Union Pacific, it handles about 70% of the rail freight between the U.S.

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Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . ATA reports a mixed freight market with soft volume with oil fracking/production and manufacturing putting a drag on the market. . Looking for a warehouse?

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Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

It’s no wonder that the freight recession continues with tepid demand for goods from manufacturing and retailers. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis the freight tonnage actually increased 10.2 The first quarter is traditionally the slowest freight time of the year. .

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The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Confirming the trend, the Cass Freight Index Report for October showed shipments increased 2.7 We have successfully rolled out a new warehouse management system, an accounting system and a variety of other systems updates.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Louis, Kansas City and Memphis. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 Areas most impacted currently are the east and west coasts with large cities and/or ports. One issue that is becoming more of a pinch-point is warehouse capacity.