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 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.”.

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.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines Co.

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.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Learn more about planning your international shipping strategy to fit India’s growing markets.

3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

Now, we’re counting down the remaining 3 important freight shipping issues you need to know as we move into the next decade. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. As noted above, how long drivers stay on the road affects both timely delivery and safety, and it is an important freight shipping issue. The driver shortage was the top freight shipping industry concern for the third year in a row.

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. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. Why is Vendor Management Key to a Global Shipping Strategy?

Did Santa save on shipping this year?

DAT Solutions

Amid all that uncertainly, shipping rates skyrocketed, and it got even crazier in the month to follow. So while Santa didn't save all that much money on shipping this year, those presents were delivered amid much more stable spot marketplace. Hot markets Houston volumes spiked two weeks ago, and pricing caught up last week. A year ago, the spot market was a much more volatile place.

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.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating. It’s one of many changes that are reshaping the struggling container trades, which are still feeling shock waves from the decision by South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company to file for bankruptcy in August.

Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

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. This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico. The mayor of Houston issued a 12 a.m.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

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.

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

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.

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. A shipping capacity crunch is not a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

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. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC.

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.

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.

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. Mr. Olsavsky said Amazon would build out most of the logistical and fulfillment capacity through the year, but didn’t specify when the company plans to roll out the faster shipping.

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. 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.

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).

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

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

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.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. The smaller Panamax ships (~5,000 TEU capacity) will consume ~63,000 gallons of marine fuel per day when operating between 20-25 knots. Fuel consumption can drop by almost a third when ship speeds are reduced by 10% (called slow-steaming). As of today, the highest VLSFO costs I see are in Houston, TX at $526/MT. IF380 in Houston, TX is at $375/MT. .

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.

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UltraShipTMS Chosen by Leading Small Town Retailer, Stage Stores

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Houston, Texas based retailer operates 850 department stores across 40 states under the Bealls, Goody’s Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage brands. Challenges Supporting the Inbound Logistics to 850 Department Stores Prompted Selection of UltraShipTMS. Monday, March 2, 2015 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS announces the latest addition to its growing roster of valued client companies – America’s leading small town retailer, Stage Stores.

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. For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations.

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. .

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms. The flatbed traffic from Houston and along the Gulf Coast that stalled after the hurricane is also getting back to normal. It’s bounced back, since construction material from Houston is moving again, and that’s helped boost rates on the lane from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, which hit $3.52/mile on average last week.

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.