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Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

Logistics in the city might not be as entertaining as the television show “Sex in the City,” however, topically it’s more important. For example, Kate Migon, Head of New Mobility Solutions, Americas, at Gemalto, asserts “it’s time for cities to reclaim their streets” and “close parts of our cities to cars and reverse decades of prioritizing drivability over mobility.”[1] The challenge of urban logistics.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door. Large and mid-size shippers typically have procurement personnel but may lack coordination across shipping locations. Disaggregate freight spend data.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? .

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. .

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

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. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April. New Jersey

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. And until recently, he was an archtypical “insider”, an executive at one of the world’s largest and most respected forwarders, DB Schenker, where he was responsible for the New York market. Declining Freight Rates.

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Rural areas are the next e-commerce frontier; Texas FedEx distribution center acquired; Authentic Logistics opens Phoenix office; and CBP seizes counterfeit N95 masks in Houston. . Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based PowerFleet provides telematics and fleet management software.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

Logistics property update: April 2021

EFT

The centre, Kohl’s sixth, will focus on processing, filling and shipping orders and will be the company’s most efficient to date. . It is expected the new centre will help lower costs while allowing the company to get closer to customers. New Flipkart fulfilment centres in India.

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.”. After launching in 2014 and raising a total of $63 million, this “Uber for Shipping” venture (as investors and the press liked to call Shyp) never found a sustainable business model. Shipping your shoes versus shipping your TV, it actually doesn’t sound like it makes a lot of business or financial sense.

5 Peak Season Shipping Survival Tips: The Holiday Package Capacity Crunch Comes Early

Intelligent Audit

Throughout 2020, disruption took center-stage, leaving companies and shippers scrambling to find resources and strategies that will enable the survival of the coming peak season shipping capacity crunch. New, local, and regional carriers may have available space too.

Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

4WL Consulting

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. Understanding these classifications will help you ensure that all of your packages are shipped safely, quickly, and at the most affordable price. Always talk to your logistics company before shipping out a new type of product.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service.

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Rural areas are the next e-commerce frontier; Texas FedEx distribution center acquired; Authentic Logistics opens Phoenix office; and CBP seizes counterfeit N95 masks in Houston. . Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based PowerFleet provides telematics and fleet management software.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014.

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Located at 3007 Harding Highway East, the centre has sufficient land to facilitate construction of millions of feet of new Class A warehouse space. Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mastronardi Produce has opened a new 185,000 sq.

This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I’m on my way to New York this morning for my uncle’s funeral. — Without commentary, I leave you with this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Maersk Tankers Claims First Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea ( gCaptain ). Maersk Line to increase Asia-Europe shipping rates by $400 per TEU ( Reuters ). FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index January Reflects Slow Growth for Truck Freight. “Look at them!”

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket?

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now Cow rests in peace in a New Balance shoe box in our family room. While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). Shipping with Amazon. Once complete, P&G said its new supply chain will enable 80% of U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. August 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It? | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

What is container drayage shipping? Container drayage shipping is moving container freight over short distances, mainly in the same metropolitan area between ports, facilities, rail yards or other shipping hubs.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. North American Freight Numbers July 2014.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

”[1] Such areas sound idyllic; but, pedestrian only, limited traffic areas could create logistics challenges. A topic seldom raised in smart cities discussions is last-mile logistics (i.e., Cities failing to master the last-mile logistics challenge will never earn the “smart cities” label. Last-mile Logistics in the Smart City. This is especially true in the area of logistics. ” Collaboration, Connectivity, and Urban Last Mile Logistics.

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Logistics property update: January 2021

EFT

FM Logistics aims to be market leader in India. India-based logistics provider FM Logistics wants to double its warehousing space to 12 million sq ft in the next three to four years, up from 6 million sq ft. In the last six months, FM Logistics has added a total of 10 lakh sq.

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

Glick called this approach “sureshoring,” a new buzzword that loosely revolves around the idea that supply chain decisions should be based on more than just geography and cost. and they were still making phone calls to their freight forwarders.

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. We all knew they were working on it but this past week we saw such a deluge of articles on how Amazon may/may not take over the digital freight brokerage market just like we see with every other market that Amazon touches. The article continues, describing the service as the following: It allows shippers to get instant quotes on the packages they want to ship between warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. April 2015 North American Freight Numbers. On the technology front, JDA Software announced new capabilities in its JDA® Store Operations solution. April 2015 North American Freight : “U.S.-NAFTA

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. Ocean Freight. Air Freight.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies. . Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The introduction of digitized trucking marks the beginning of a new era and is set to turn the logistics value chain upside down. .

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Certainly disruption in Chinese manufacturing and transoceanic logistics could have caused some shortages.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

It was a clear sign that even he recognized this was new and different and the beginning of something, even if we could not name it. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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