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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. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

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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.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

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. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. 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.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. 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.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

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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.

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

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Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS : Houston keeps humming, and rates are up 9% on major outbound lanes. Houston has been alternating with Atlanta as the number-one spot for van load posts over the past few weeks. HOT MARKETS : Rock Island , IL, is home to farm equipment manufacturers, who must have shipped a bunch of orders last week. We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter.

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Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies

Freightera

Goal : Freightera was tasked to move 8 heavy, oversize refinery units from Houston, Texas to Toledo, Ohio, USA (over 1250 miles) and 10 flat-bed loads. Once 2 units were delivered, drivers would drive back to Houston and load the next 2 units and go back and forth. It could take up to 10 days for 2 refinery units from Houston to Toledo, while the flat-bed loads would do it within one or 2 days maximum through the highway. Customer : Leading US manufacturer of soft drinks.

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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.

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How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetics factories (normally used for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and other luxury brands) to manufacture free hand sanitizer (hydroalcoholic gel) for French health authorities.

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How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. The manufacturing PMI and non-manufacturing NMI summarize supply managers’ reports as to how their organizations fared in the past month with regard to a set of key business metrics.

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

Supply Chain Collaborator

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. These disruptions impact industries as diverse as food production to manufacturing to retail and many others.

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

Talking Logistics

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. The recovery efforts in both areas sucked up a lot of capacity, just as many retailers and agriculture companies were headed into peak shipping season.

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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.

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2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

companies also ratcheted up manufacturing of petroleum byproducts, including plastic resins, which typically move in vans. E-Commerce Changes Shipping Patterns. Container ships docked in Los Angeles or Long Beach, the freight was unloaded, sorted and moved on rail intermodal or van trailers to regional distribution centers across the country. Hurricane Harvey had the biggest impact on freight because Houston is a nexus for rail and sea traffic as well as trucking.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies.

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29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Sarah Boisvert @fablabhub Sarah Boisvert is the author of The New Collar Workforce and founder of Fab Lab Hub that offers Digital Badges for skills such as 3D printing, robotics, CAD design and AI in manufacturing. “Robots have been successfully used in manufacturing for…” …decades and expansion to warehouse applications is a natural extension of their functions. Or can they pick individual items, package and ship?

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Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Behind the scenes during the tumultuous disaster season of 2017, building materials manufacturers leaned heavily on dynamic digital tools to supply recovery efforts. The urgent phone call to the building materials manufacturer came as yet another hurricane was churning its way toward landfall during the record storm season of 2017. Recent estimates suggest that Hurricane Harvey destroyed a minimum of 100,000 homes in the Houston-Beaumont, Texas, area.

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Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

A month after completing this strategy session I was doing a series of strategy days with two chemical companies in Houston. A contract manufacturer shares discount pricing based on forecast accuracy of the customer. Shipping Standards. ‘Chin Music’ Definition: Idle Chatter, Idle Talk or Vague Explanations. Urban Dictionary. In my work as a supply chain analyst, and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, I attend many supply chain conferences.

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SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

Companies like Flex are looking for ways to integrate vertically, not just on product manufacturing, but also in terms of how to collaborate better to drive more efficiency. A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them. This mechanism must be driven not simply by external impacts, such as floods in Houston or explosions in Tianjin.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“Data science can bring great gains for…” Logistics efforts of retailers and manufacturers. Christoph Seitz is the Co-Owner of CFR Rinkens , a global leader in the shipping of commercial cargo, specializing in the containerized shipping of motor vehicles. As the IIoT continues to evolve, the manufacturing and logistics industry will benefit from the ability to produce real-time analytics and data visualizations.

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Unfocussed Trucking Company

Tailwind

” “No – no – it’s supposed to go to Houston now. had shipped with you guys before. ”> Sorry about that.you were mentioning something about shipping with us before?” ” “Yes, indeed we had shipped with you previously about a month back. So, you are looking to ship what?” “The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company I believe” “Do you guys have any iron ore you need to move?

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20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

For instance, conveyor systems are bulky and fixed in place, so warehouses with conveyor systems often must design the warehouse layout around this infrastructure while allocating adequate space for other warehouse functions, such as sortation and packaging and shipping. “First of all, assume you’re going to grow…” You don’t want to be incapable of packaging and shipping your product if your business booms and end up losing customers immediately.

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Hurricane Irma's Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey's

Material Handling & Logistics

Florida's petrochemical footprint isn’t nearly as large as Houston’s, but a map shows scores of plants, storage depots, refineries, wastewater treatment facilities and EPA Superfund sites that could release hazardous materials. It was among 55 Houston-area facilities named as potentially harmful in a 2015 Houston Chronicle investigation done with Texas A&M University.

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Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

Even if AAP or other auto part companies wanted to move production, there is no manufacturing capacity in the US or anywhere else, so creating redundancy in this case is very difficult. Andrew Partis shared his views from ThermoFisher, a global contrat manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry. In February 2016, Cheniere became the first company to ship LNG from a commercial facility in the contiguous United States.

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World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

manufacturing of essential items from milk jugs to mattresses. in Baytown outside Houston, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Given the complexity of the ethylene manufacturing process, and the need to carefully assess damages to ensure safe restarts, it may take many more weeks for production to reach pre-Harvey levels, IHS Markit said in a report Thursday. Rail shipping has been constrained by train tracks damaged by flooding or still under water.

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