El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

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The Tucson market is currently the strongest area, including the border crossing at Nogales, AZ. California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides. Recent satellite imagery recalls events from 1997-'98, when the last major El Niño hit the southern U.S. For crops, the weather front is a double-edged sword. On one side, it provides needed moisture, but it also complicates planting and harvest efforts.

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

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MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. As reported by Robbie Whelan in the Wall Street Journal : Stifel last week released a report targeting the entire truckload industry, writing that “pricing pressure is rampant in the generic freight market,” which includes most types of trucking services, while railroad carload pricing and freight rates among parcel carriers are on the rise.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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China is about the same size as the United States and the flying distance between Shenzhen and Shanghai, two powerhouses in the Chinese industry, is the same as the distance between San Francisco and Tucson, Arizona. Once the goods are finished and ready for export, they will take care of export certification and documentation, and finally arrange for international freight shipping. Introduction.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

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Load availability is up in the largest van freight markets, accompanied by a big increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Reefer freight volume was way up last week in most major markets. There was even a surge in freight out of Florida last Friday. Nogales, near Tucson, has been the top market for reefer load availability in the past two weeks, with 10.6