Plastics Express bringing jobs, port business to Houston area

The Supply Chain Journal

A California-based plastics resin logistics company is bringing 50 jobs to the new $75 million Cedar Port Logistics Center near Port Houston. Cedar Port Logistics Center is located 12 miles from Port Houston and is served by the expanded Highway 99, a freeway directly linked to the port.

FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

The Supply Chain Journal

Houston was named after former General Sam Houston, who served as president of the Republic of Texas. The port’s eight public terminals are owned, operated, managed or leased by the Port of Houston Authority. An aerial view of a dredge widening the Houston Ship Canal.


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Port Houston container volume up 25% in April

The Supply Chain Journal

Activity at Port Houston rose again in April, showing growth in containers and higher demand for steel, according to the company’s release. Imports of raw iron and steel, and steel structures, represents around $200 million in trade year-to-date at Port Houston, according to data from the U.S.

FedEx rolls out Nuro autonomous delivery vehicle in Houston

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE: FDX ) has been testing an autonomous delivery vehicle in the Houston area since April. We have already begun testing with FedEx in Houston, learning about their operations and getting their feedback. FedEx Corp.

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of oil and gas executives at the DHL Global Energy conference this week, held in the Petroleum Club. I was joined by one of my former NC State students, Scott Frahm, who sat in on a few of the presentations. The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. There is no question that the oil and gas sector is under a huge amount of pressure to drive cost savings.

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas, including Houston and the Gulf Coast, tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in place for days. Even if it's "only" a Category 3, Harvey's winds could exceed 100 miles per hour, and 10 to 15 inches of rain — or up to 40 inches in some locations — coupled with a storm surge from the Gulf, will almost certainly cause major floods in Corpus Christi, Houston, and other cities as far north and east as Baton Rouge, LA.

Borderlands: Embracing tech standards before pandemic benefited manufacturers, survey finds

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Embracing tech standards before pandemic benefited manufacturers; eBay opens platform to millions of sellers in Latin America; Bull Moose Tube announces Texas mill; and CBP seizes $4 million in fake items at Port Houston. CBP seizes $4M in fake Apple, JBL items at Port Houston.

Less than Truckload Freight Rates: Houston, TX


LTL Freight Rates: From Major Cities in USA to Houston, TX. All the rates are for 1 pallet, 48” by 48” by 48”, 500 lbs, class 100 : From Oklahoma City, OK to Houston, TX. From Hayward, CA to Houston, TX. From Houston, TX to Laredo, TX. From Tulsa, OK to Houston, TX.

Could Houston and Savannah Help Alleviate West Coast Ports? Yes and No

Supply Chain Brain

Are these two ports the balm for what ails the largest trade lane in the U.S.

DHL Opens Houston Area Mobile Pop-Up Store

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Express, a global provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its network of U.S. retail locations by opening a mobile pop-up store in Katy, TX

Axway accelerates digital transformation with APIs in Houston on September 19, 2019. Come join us!


Join Axway at the Top Golf Swing Suite at the Four Seasons Houston on September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm CST to accelerate your knowledge … API Management Events AMPLIFY API Management APIs digital transformationAccelerate your digital transformation with APIs is the topic de jour these days.

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come.

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will deliver the Day 2 keynote address for the Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference next week in Houston, Tex., The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston appeared first on AGL.

Big Data: A Garage Full of Old Newspapers

Supply Chain Movement

Whitney Houston. Last year, ‘Whitney Houston’ was the most searched-for term in Google. ek Whitney Houston I’m getting a little tired of articles about ‘big data’. Especially the extreme reports – ranging from panic-filled to euphoric – many of which are written by hardware and software suppliers, or by magazines that simply regurgitate what those companies tell them. So far, I’ve failed to discover the essence of big data.

Among Piers: Container record, terminal opening and COVID-19 vaccines

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston. Container moves at Port Houston in March climbed 20% year-over-year — and set a monthly record. Port Houston handled 297,397 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March compared to 248,840 TEUs in the same month last year.

Most dangerous highway stretches for US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

It runs through El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. With 585 fatal crashes and a total of 676 deaths from 2010 to 2016, the section with the highest fatalities was Harris County, which includes the Houston metropolitan area.

Union Pacific plans to add sidings in strategic areas

The Supply Chain Journal

According to UP’s 2020 sustainability report , UP has recently completed sidings along three routes: the Texas and Pacific route from El Paso to Shreveport, Louisiana, the Del Rio route from El Paso to Houston and the Golden State route from El Paso to Kansas City, Missouri. .

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

DAT Solutions

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area, and disrupting supply chains throughout the region. Rate Trend of the Week

Sweet smell of enterprise labeling success


Get the full story by attending a special session at the Best Practices for Chemicals conference next week in Houston, TX. So how does a $4B leader in fragrances and flavors comply with OSHA GHS standards and optimize supply chain operations? One way is by integrating its labeling process within SAP.

This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are world series champions. The Astros outlasted the LA Dodgers in a thrilling seven game series to bring home the crown. As soon as that final out was made, the real planning began. And no, I’m not talking about how the Astros can build off of this year’s team in free agency to defend the title next year. I’m talking about the victory parade. There […].

The Daily Dash: Digital transformation for U.S. Xpress?

The Supply Chain Journal

A California-based plastics resin logistics company is bringing 50 jobs to the new $75 million Cedar Port Logistics Center near Port Houston. FedEx rolls out Nuro autonomous delivery vehicle in Houston. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

Waymo and J.B. Hunt to Test Self-Driving Freight in Texas

Supply Chain Brain

The test run will use Waymo’s autonomous Class 8 trucking unit to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort Worth

[PROFILE] Kyle Forrest '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Hometown:  Houston, TX. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC. The UCLA Anderson Parker Career Management Center is comprised of Career Coaches and Executives-in-Residence, who partner with students to define, pursue and achieve their post-MBA career goals, and the Campus Recruiting Team, which cultivates relationships with companies to connect them with the right MBA talent. Parker CMC Site. Blog inquiries:

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

CH Robinson Logistics

Hurricane Harvey is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, leaving the Houston metro area in a severe crisis situation. Houston area schools as well as a significant number of businesses are closed for the week and many areas are only accessible by boat or helicopter. Robinson Houston teammates have checked in and are confirmed safe at this time. While our Houston offices remain closed, the C.H. Houston Port, Houston Hobby Airport and IAH are all closed.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates. Denver to Houston rose 59¢ to $1.63

Spot market poised for stronger Q4

DAT Solutions

Houston had a big comeback, with volumes up 20%. Van freight volumes were up more than 7% last week, providing positive momentum going into the fourth quarter. Rate Trend of the Week

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

MIT Supply Chain

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. But we can at least stop intensifying their impact through a lack of foresight.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days. Houston’s expansive sprawl lacks drainage systems and has ample bodies of water that are easily exacerbated by heavy rains. Rising flood waters in southeastern Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey have shuttered numerous airports in and around Houston, including George W.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea.

Hurricane Harvey Updates


The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses. Another option being explored is for carriers to unload cargo at other ports in order to take in lighter loads upon entering Houston. The mayor of Houston issued a 12 a.m.

Preparing for Disaster


Last year Houston faced historically devastating flooding during Hurricane Harvey. As the intensity and scope of natural disasters hitting the US continues to increase, it is becoming clear that cities like Houston have infrastructure and urban planning that are not built to withstand the havoc these storms bring. Houston, We've Got A Problem. Houston is a low-lying city situated just under 50 feet above sea level.

FedEx and Nuro Team Up on Autonomous Vehicles for Last-Mile Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

The collaboration between FedEx and Nuro launched in April with a pilot program across the Houston area FedEx Corp. and Nuro have announced a multi-year, multi-phase agreement to test Nuro’s autonomous delivery vehicle within FedEx operations.

Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti

The Logistics of Logistics

The Texas Triangle , which is the area between Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio already has more people that 46 states and it is growing fast. Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 31, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Houston Chemical Factory Set to Explode after Flooding, New Drone and RFID Inventory System from MIT,Things Looking Up for Container Carriers for a Change, New Amazon FC from Ruins of Huge Cleveland Mall