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.

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.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Swipe, click, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval (Bloomberg) Amazon to invest $800 million to make one-day free shipping the standard for Prime members (WSJ – sub. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode and Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”. Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram?

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. Malcom McLean and the History of Shipping Containers.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. UTi Worldwide Opens New Houston Facility to Serve Oil and Gas Industry. Senate EPW Committee signs off on MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (Logistics Management). Additionally, the collaboration portal allows for real-time collaboration between shippers, logistics service providers (LSPs) and freight forwarders and their carriers. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? After long years of lethargy, there is now some urgency to address some of the logistical challenges businesses are wary of. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics. Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. If you live in Houston, you know who it is. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. For the last four years, I’ve been teaching at the University of Houston.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. The service will begin in Los Angeles and New York on November 17, with plans to expand it to Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities next year. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. Even the most expert logistics professionals struggle in those instances. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. The important rule is to ship so that products never go to the company’s facility. Why is Vendor Management Key to a Global Shipping Strategy?

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. Global Forwarding – Ocean and Air Shipping.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

At the same time, customers are demanding shorter shipping timelines. Houston and Los Angeles will be our first 2019 expansion markets. The new Houston facility will be strategic for our clients importing product and materials from all over the world – including Brazil and Germany. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. To keep you informed, the following information is the latest we are hearing from the Houston area. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston. The Port of Houston and the HOU and IAH airports are all closed.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. To keep you informed, the following information is the latest we are hearing from the Houston area. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston. The Port of Houston and the HOU and IAH airports are all closed.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles from Ryder. Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. While some companies have gone that route, particularly those that ship mostly via truckload, demand for freight audit and payment services remains strong, especially for parcel and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Elementum

Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc in the state of Texas since Friday, August 25th, crippling most of the state, and specifically devastating Houston. The logistics industry is one of the greatly effected. Houston shipping channels and ports at Corpus Christi and Galveston have been shut down. While the logistics industry has been effected by Hurricane Harvey, several companies have offered their services to humanitarian organizations.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Hurricane Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking capacity after leaving Houston flooded. The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. Shipping your freight by air is the quickest way to get your things where they need to be, but unexpected weather phenomena can put a damper on the supply chain. Flights follow strict safety protocols making air shipping especially sensitive to meteorological changes. Shipping During A Natural Disaster.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Lacking shipping standards and a misconception about the urgency of getting drivers in and out of shipyards faster are common capacity crunch factors. Although Amazon owns its logistics network, Amazon sets the standards for other shippers.

America's Trucker Shortage Is Hitting Home

Supply Chain Brain

And now this compression point is sending waves of pain through the supply chain from distributors and wholesalers to retailers and consumers in the form of fast-rising shipping costs. We could see the demographics, and now they’re finally hitting home,” says Brian Fielkow, president and CEO of Jetco Delivery, a trucking and logistics company based in Houston.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Looking back on how we arrived at this point, many experts point to the 2017 hurricane season, specifically with Hurricane Harvey hitting the Houston area in late August 2017, followed by Hurricane Irma hitting Florida just a few weeks later.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Business - Transportation Industry News International Logistics airline industry cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border

Aborn and Co.

This week in logistics we are taking a look at an article published in. Many essential goods that used to be shipped down to Mexico are now staying in the U.S. Houston has become one of the tightest outbound markets due to this imbalance of goods.

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. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

China 48

PLS Provides Hurricane Harvey Support

PLS Logistics

The PLS Houston employees are back in the office as of 9/5/17 and our employees on site in Baytown are back to their duties. PLS Logistics Services has been shipping to the eastern Texas and western Louisiana areas. Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a Tropical Depression has impacted the lives of millions in the Gulf Coast region. While the rain subsided in heavily affected areas, the after effects of this hurricane will be seen for the weeks and months to come.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

UltraShipTMS Chosen by Leading Small Town Retailer, Stage Stores

Supply Chain Collaborator

Challenges Supporting the Inbound Logistics to 850 Department Stores Prompted Selection of UltraShipTMS. The Houston, Texas based retailer operates 850 department stores across 40 states under the Bealls, Goody’s Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage brands. Inbound logistics is a specialty for UltraShipTMS and we can’t wait to impress Stage Stores’ supply chain management professionals with the amazing product and service we’ll be delivering.”.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart’s goods start their nine day journey through Mexico to Houston’s major intermodal transit hub at the Lorenzo Cardenas Port. Before the mega-retailer started shipping goods through Lazaro Cardenas, the KCS had fallen on hard times. As recently as Fall of 2014, the Lorenzo Cardenas-Houston route handled an average of only 10-20 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a week. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

Mexico 100

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. The enormous disruption to all manner of commodities production and deliveries has wide ranging ramifications for high volume-shipping industries across many verticals. Houston, one of the top six freight transportation hubs in the US is still struggling to recover and this affects the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Rio Grande Valley.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events. These critical efforts significantly disrupt typical freight flows in the United States, which was evident after Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

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. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. As described in my previous blog post , the enlarged Panama Canal can handle container ships up to 13,000 TEUs in size. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels.

Which Season is Best For Supply Chains?

AFFLINK

Driven by the rise of e-commerce, shipment volumes do increase dramatically from Thanksgiving to Christmas as A) companies ship more product to stores, and B) people buy more products as gifts in preparation for Christmas. Many of the biggest shipping days of the year fall during this period. Every type of business has its seasons - which can be both positive and negative depending on which industry in particular that you're talking about.

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

SupplyOn

But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. This is because it’s not until the goods arrive at the port that they are loaded into a container – usually by a different logistics service provider, the so-called consolidation center operator. Here’s an example: an adhesive arrives by ship at the port of Marseilles in the south of France.