Inbound Rates Rise for Louisiana Flood Relief

DAT Solutions

It won't surprise anyone to learn that rates rose sharply on inbound lanes heading into Southern Louisiana last week. It's heartbreaking to see the news feeds and images from flood zones in and around Baton Rouge, LA. Dozens of people have lost their lives, and thousands have lost their homes, their businesses and all their possessions. It will take a long time to rebuild. For now, what is needed is disaster relief.

Coast Guard calls capsizing of commercial vessel major marine casualty

The Supply Chain Journal

The boat capsized that day during rough weather 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Insights Maritime News Weather and Critical Events capsize Coast Guard lift boat Louisiana Seacor Marine Holdings

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In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

Material Handling and Logistics

The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S. Follow the mud-brown river past Louisiana’s chemical plants, oil refineries, granaries, ports, and the rail networks and highways that spring from its fingers. Louisiana’s reliance on trade makes it a unique microcosm of how the tariff battle will affect America. The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S.

Real Time Freight Visibility and Why Dupre Chose Descartes MacroPoint

Descartes

Louisiana-based Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. Dupré specializes in tanker, hazmat, petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products

Turning Life Science Vantages into Competitive Advantage

QAD

Take a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana as an example. Culture Featured customer conference erp Explore 2019 life sciences Life Sciences ERP Louisiana New Orleans qad explore vantage pointChanging Vantage Points. The way people interpret life experiences depends on the vantage point. This goes for both personal and business experiences. You can experience this interesting city in a number of different ways and from a number of different vantage points.

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

GlobalTranz

Ice accumulations of a quarter to a half-inch are forecast in East Texas, northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and western Mississippi, with crippling totals over a half-inch also possible. A new winter storm system will impact the South-Central U.S.

Flood threat lingers for truckers in Deep South

The Supply Chain Journal

Flash flooding hit southern Louisiana, and weather likely had a lot to do with a commercial vessel capsizing off the Louisiana coast Tuesday. It’s been a wet week across much of the Deep South and parts of the Gulf Coast, with more rain to come.

Supply Chain Responds to Hurricane Harvey

APICS

The storm parked itself over the Houston area for five straight days and dumped more than 50 inches of rain before heading east to Louisiana on Wednesday, TheFor the past week, U.S. weather news and supply chain news have been focused on Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in southeast Texas last Friday night.

Williams hits late 3 to lead Appalachian St. to 79-73 win

TradeGecko

AP) — O'Showen Williams drilled a 3-pointer in the final minutes and Justin Forrest added a late layup to secure Appalachian State's 79-73 win over Louisiana Monroe in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday afternoon MONROE, La. (AP)

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The southern half of Louisiana and Mississippi are under flash flood watches for the weekend so watch for flooding along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 corridors. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

News alert: Coast Guard searching for crew of capsized commercial vessel

The Supply Chain Journal

The Coast Guard and multiple Good Samaritan vessels rescued six crew members Tuesday from a capsized commercial vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, but the search continued for others and one crew member was confirmed dead. Updated April 14, 2021 at 10:15 p.m.

The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

Almost all packaging today is petroleum based, and in the lower 48 states, the bulk of refineries (which feed petrochemical plants) are in the Texas and Louisiana region, (see map).

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Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The southern half of Louisiana and Mississippi are under flash flood watches for the weekend so watch for flooding along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 corridors. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

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. With the weather moving to the east, the Louisiana DOT is also reporting road closures near Lake Charles and the surrounding areas. We understand that LTL terminals in Louisiana are also closing or are beginning to have limited service due to the storm.

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. With the weather moving to the east, the Louisiana DOT is also reporting road closures near Lake Charles and the surrounding areas. We understand that LTL terminals in Louisiana are also closing or are beginning to have limited service due to the storm.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Four states in the Southeast have declared a state of emergency as the storm approaches including 29 counties in Florida , six counties in Mississippi , the state of Alabama , and the state of Louisiana. By Thursday evacuation orders had been issued in several parishes in Louisiana, including Jefferson and St. Authorities declared a tropical storm warning in New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Friday.

What is causing the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain disruption?

NC State SCRC

Various other states, like Colorado and Louisiana, faced similar hiccups, but this time due to power outages causing their refrigeration system to crash.

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

Long ago the country found a free trade agreement from Louisiana, translated it into Spanish, and implemented it. [00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics? A relative of mine had a parcel company that got a contract with a multinational.

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Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

Kinaxis

While investigators traced the heads of lettuce from the prison back to a Yuma business called Harrison Farms, “they haven’t been able to reconstruct the path of the chopped lettuce that made people sick from Washington state to Louisiana to Connecticut,” McKenna writes. by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm.

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

GTG Technology Group

For example, the tariffs make Louisiana especially susceptible to job loss because one in six jobs in the region depends on international trade and commerce transactions. The regulations are estimated to reduce the total economic output through the Port of Louisiana – America’s largest port – by a minimum of 7 percent. How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping?

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

recently due to flooding in Louisiana and Texas, as well as a hurricane in the Florida panhandle. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes. Capacity finds those opportunities, and throughout 2016, spot markets have restored 'normalcy' without generating the ripple effects that typically drive contract rates higher. I’d advise shippers to not get complacent about transportation costs for the longer term, however.

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How to Fulfill Orders When You Don’t Have Enough Product to Meet Demand

MIT Supply Chain

Thus, GM temporarily closed a Chevrolet plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, which made the (small) Colorado pickup truck. (As

Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

Harvey downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday night, August 29 but heavy rains and life-threatening flash floods are expected to continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week. Tropical Storm Harvey has forced UPS, FedEx and the United States Postal Service to cease delivery to major swaths of Texas and Louisiana, posing disruptions in the medical, food and packaging industries.

Transportation Market Update - March 2021 Review

Freight Plus

Now we are dealing with other severe weather issues in the Southeast, flooding in Nashville, and severe weather patterns heading down to Louisiana. Overall Q1 2021 was challenging. The cold snap and the weather issues that hit in mid-February wreaked havoc on the entire United States.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Hurricane Season Brings New Risks to Pandemic-stressed Supply Chain Chains

Enterra Insights

The third named storm, Cristobal, soaked areas from southeast Louisiana to north Florida and south Georgia, then became only the fourth tropical storm to track into Wisconsin or its adjacent Lake Michigan waters in more than 100 years of records. Still entangled in the throes of the pandemic, U.S. supply chains face seasonal risks as the hurricane season begins — and it could be a tough season.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

Weather events , including flooding in Louisiana and the Carolinas, which generate demand for emergency relief, followed by construction supplies and equipment. We look at national trends every week, but sometimes the detail can get lost. Then we look at lane-by-lane reports, and we might miss a broader trend. I decided to look at last week's rate trends by region.

Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain

Turvo

But let me ask you.has your computer ever crashed, ever lost your wireless signal driving down a country road in Louisiana? The moment was memorable, certainly one you look back at and laugh.

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Building the Future of Your Supply Chain

QAD

QAD Explore 2019, the company’s premier customer conference connecting its global community of leading manufacturers, recently took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a pleasure to attend. The conference provides an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to the discussion on the future of manufacturing and how changes in business ecosystems impact manufacturing supply chains.

Supply Chain Risk in the Age of Big Data

Enterra Insights

Megginson, a Louisiana State University business professor, stated, “It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.”[1] The dustbin of history is filled with failed businesses. Executives running those businesses didn’t intend for them to fail. Businesses want to survive.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Its Control Tower solution for an equipment and supplies provider includes on-site staff in Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana executing more than 75,000 truckloads per year.”. I went to Home Depot earlier this week to return a purchase, and the customer in front of me wanted to exchange a defective power tool with the same model, but he couldn’t find any on the shelf even though the store’s inventory system said 5 units were in stock.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Watkins Motor Lines grew for decades

The Supply Chain Journal

Following this, regional hubs were opened in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and where it all started, Thomasville, Georgia. Bill Watkins founded Watkins Trucking in 1932 when he purchased the first Watkin’s truck – a red three-quarter ton Dodge pick-up.