Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Nov. 8, 2016 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Melinda Scott of Jacksonville, FL and Murillo Xavier Take Home the Prize

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

A graduate of the University of West Georgia, she is a resident of Jacksonville, FL.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo.

Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”

Talking Logistics

A graduate of the University of West Georgia, she is a resident of Jacksonville, FL. With baseball season in full swing, fans are out supporting their favorite teams in ballparks across the country.

Flatbed Rates Hold Steady at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

WHAT'S HOT – Rates were on the rise last week in two Atlantic seaport markets: Baltimore and Jacksonville. Flatbed volumes didn’t slip as expected in the first half of July.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

DAT Solutions

Flatbed load counts are still strong in Texas , but it was the port cities of Los Angeles and Jacksonville that propelled rates, along with inland markets like Cleveland, Raleigh, and Rock Island, IL. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

In Memoriam- El Faro

Supply Chain Matters

The ship departed Jacksonville Florida on its scheduled route to San Juan Puerto Rico and was apparently sunk by the effects of Hurricane Joaquin. Last week’s incident involving the container ship El Faro and its encounter with a Category Four hurricane has surely touched and saddened our supply chain community. According to various reports, the […]. Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog

Hurricane Irma Updates

Elementum

Preparations remain underway for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic arrival in the continental United States as the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic makes its way through the Caribbean.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates trended down last month in Savannah, Jacksonville and Los Angeles. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over. A month later, others analysts from around the industry started to come to the same conclusion.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates in the past month have surged in Birmingham, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles , and last week saw a big uptick in prices out of Rock Island, IL. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Everything You Do Now Paves the Way for the Rest of Your Life

Supply Chain Nation

I was stationed at NAS Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, NAS Barbers Point on Oahu, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Meet JDA’s Tonjah Wilkins, senior telecommunications specialist and U.S. veteran, having served for nearly 14 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Jacksonville is also going strong, with big rate increases on the lanes to Miami up 13¢, and to New Orleans , up 40¢ Rates are rocketing up in Raleigh , after a down month. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. Orlando and Jacksonville airports are closed; Miami is open but hundreds of flights have been cancelled. Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Disney 'Imagineers' a Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently announced it will be importing almost all of its merchandise through Jaxport , the state-of-the-art logistics hub in Jacksonville, Florida, instead of through the previous port in Savannah, Georgia. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

How to Make Money on "Backhaul Tuesday"

DAT Solutions

Also, Atlantic seaports of Jacksonville, Savannah, and North Charleston are driving strong numbers. Van rates subtracted two cents from the national average on Tuesday, dropping it from $1.71 to $1.69/mile.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

3 Jacksonville, FL: Many major retailers and suppliers are establishing facilities and seeking dynamic warehouse space in Jacksonville to streamline their supply chains and reduce logistics costs.

Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

Highest Volume Lane: Miami to Jacksonville. In the past 7 days, reefer rates on the lane from Miami to Jacksonville have been the highest they’ve been in more than a year, fetching $2.37/mile on average (again, negotiate for more than that if you can).

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Flatbed rates have been down in port cities that were affected by Irma: Tampa, Jacksonville and Savannah. The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Now it's looking like flatbed’s turn.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Retail Sales . . households cut back on purchasing autos in March contributing to the weak GDP performance in the first quarter.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy. It also provides the Federal Reserve with their targeted 2 percent CPI goal allowing them to begin raising the Fed lending rate this year.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates in the past month have surged in Birmingham, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles , and last week saw a big uptick in prices out of Rock Island, IL. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Hot Markets include: Jacksonville, Savannah, Raleigh, and Roanoke. Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. The good news: average van rates were higher in July than in June, which is not the usual trend.

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

For instance, for those looking to find a vessel chartering service that ships to the Caribbean, should look at shipping companies based in the Jacksonville, FL area. Andrew Lazaunikas is a guest contributor affiliated with Trailer Bridge, a Jacksonville, Fla., Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics.

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Inbound Logistics

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership

Catch-22 Trucking

Tailwind

have a load of cereal that I need to move from Battle Creek, down to Jacksonville, Florida” “Okay, we can do that for you.” How about this, I can send over our Yoga-Pilates schedule to you and your customers in Jacksonville.

Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts

Elementum

Petersburg, Port Everglades and Jacksonville were closed to traffic on Sunday, September 10. Despite Irma’s downgraded intensity as it moves further inland into the United States, its impact escalated at a steady pace nonetheless.

Sun Belt States Are Hot for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

Rates are up for flatbeds in some Sun Belt markets, particularly Jacksonville in the Southeast, Dallas and neighboring Fort Worth, plus Phoenix. If you are looking to move van or reefer loads out of the Southeast this week, you may have to pay more than you expected for those trucks.