Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. This move takes advantage of Houston's growing logistics expertise and adds strength to the Houston economy," said Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz. Southwest Airlines Co. Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

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. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses.

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. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

Transportfolio

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.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73 The History of the Shipping Container.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Memphis had more loads last week, as it replaced Houston as the number 3 market for load availability, following Atlanta and Dallas. DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

Volumes were also up from other markets with seaports, including Stockton and Los Angeles – which is home to the two biggest ports in North America. Oil-related freight movements from Houston are definitely in a lull. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73 Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

Top 10 Markets for Van Loads in First Half of 2018

DAT Solutions

The DAT load board is the largest on-demand truck load freight exchange in North America , and load posts by freight brokers and shippers are on pace to shatter even more records this year. It's been an unprecedented year on the spot market so far.

Truckers Get a Raise in July

DAT Solutions

The focus is starting to shift to the north, but there are still plenty of loads available in the Southeast. Outbound van rates started to decline in Los Angeles, Houston and Memphis , however. This is still a transition period for produce, with the focus shifting to the north.

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

DAT Solutions

VAN TRENDS: Oregon and North Dakota are showing as dark red on the Hot States map above, due to a relative shortage of trucks, but there aren't necessarily a lot of loads available in either state. HOT ROUND TRIP: Dallas to Houston and back, about 480 miles at an average rate of $1.92

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

Meanwhile, look for the geographic emphasis to start shifting a little farther north, in preparation for a possible rebound in the Midwest, later in Q3. The number-four and -five spots were taken by Houston and Dallas.

Truckload Rates Rise, as Harvey Flood Waters Subside

DAT Solutions

Trends for Harvey-related rates and freight volumes continue to solidify in the DAT database, but it’s already clear that rates are going to be extra-high on any loads heading into Houston or to metro areas that are just outside the storm zone.

Hot Market Maps: Capacity at a Glance

DAT Solutions

Hot Market Maps provide: Load-to-truck ratios—the number of loads posted on DAT load boards vs. the number of trucks available—for 155 distinct freight markets across North America. Where to find Hot Market Maps.

Van and Reefer Rates Start September on a High Note

DAT Solutions

Van Demand Heads North. Outbound rates are rising in Houston , as well. Rates are based on DAT RateView , with $28 billion in lane rates, updated daily, for 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America. Good news, everyone!

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

DAT Solutions

Atlanta , Dallas and Houston are the top three markets for load posts on DAT load boards, but outbound van rates are dropping in all three place. Rates are based on DAT RateView, with $28 billion in lane rates, updated daily, for 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America.

When Your Hero Dies

Tailwind

She remembered that the first book I ever took out of the library in North Battleford was Stan Fischler’s, ‘Gordie Howe’ story. I remember it vividly. I was 9 years old. I was angry about something on the other arising from an argument in the kitchen with my mother.

When Your Hero Dies

Tailwind

She remembered that the first book I ever took out of the library in North Battleford was Stan Fischler’s, ‘Gordie Howe’ story. So took my son and I brought along my Montreal-Detroit NHL program originally signed by Clarence Campbell, and my Edmonton Oiler – Houston Aeros programs to the event to get it signed. I remember it vividly. I was 9 years old. I was angry about something on the other arising from an argument in the kitchen with my mother.