This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: The newly acquired intermodal operations, with locations in Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX, will operate as part of Transplace’s intermodal division – Celtic Intermodal, which is led by President Doug Punzel.

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

Kinaxis

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. This powerful feature lets a supplier or manufacturer see what would happen if the ports all closed, or the delivery mechanisms could not embark.

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

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

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

A missed pick up or delayed shipment can have expensive and negative consequences, ranging from a manufacturing line sitting idle or a lost sale. A graduate of the University of West Georgia, she is a resident of Jacksonville, FL.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

DAT Solutions

That pipe is manufactured almost entirely of imported steel. Outbound markets with double-digit price increases included Jacksonville, FL, Roanoke, VA and Las Vegas. Jacksonville to Miami increased 43¢ to $3.16/mile.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

percent), and manufacturing (-0.3 If you are looking for good news, the Fed is reporting that a turnaround is coming as manufacturing output increased in the first quarter over the last fourth quarter. . Retail Sales . .

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 57.2

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Vehicle shipping is how car manufacturers deliver their cars across the ocean. 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.

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A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Non-manufacturing growth surges . The ISM non-manufacturing activity index (NMI) December reading came in at 57.2. Companies that depend on industrial real estate, which is everyone from manufacturers to retailers and 3PLs experienced a sharp increase in lease rates in 2016 from 5 to 23 percent. 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.