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.

In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

Material Handling & 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.

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.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

PLS Logistics

Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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?

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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.

Supply Chain Risk in the Age of Big Data

Enterra Insights

The dustbin of history is filled with failed businesses. Executives running those businesses didn’t intend for them to fail. Businesses want to survive. Like biological species, adaptability and resilience are the key to survival.

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.

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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.

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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.

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today hurricane Nate’s north winds are pushing against the bayous of Louisiana. In offices across the United Sates, demand planners are scratching their heads. The impact of the multiple hurricanes this season differ by commodity. What are they seeing?

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

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.

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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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.”.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Louisiana. Louisiana. #45. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Elementum

It made its second landfall on Wednesday morning, August 30th, inundating another Texas city, Port Arthur, and hit the coastal areas of Louisiana. tons of relief supplies , flew to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

The retailers surveyed for this post categorically reported heavy reliance on their TMS solutions to effectuate the quick and seamless shift in shipping lanes from origin points in California to origin points in Louisiana, Georgia and New York.

2017 Hurricanes: A Katrina Deja Vu

Elementum

Flood insurance coverage spiked after what happened in Louisiana after Katrina. Federal aid worth US $120B helped rebuild flooded neighborhoods and the tourism industry is helping Louisiana to recover. Around this time of the year in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States and left 1,800 people dead and more than a million displaced in the Gulf Coast region. It also destroying over 200,000 homes in New Orleans.

Tarpon Springs, FL: A Bastion of Integrity

Supply Chain View from the Field

However, how do you justify people in places like Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas all scrambling to get a piece of the BP pie?

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

Transportfolio

While the storm is directly impacting south Texas and Louisiana, this supply chain disruption will be felt across North America. Current as of 2 p.m. EST on August 28, 2017.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

in Port Arthur by the Louisiana border. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Ethylene is the foundation for making plastics and with Harvey’s floods shutting down almost all the state’s plants, 61% of U.S.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

States that lost the most peeps to Texas include California, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and New York. The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

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Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Nothing is Impossible

Supply Chain Nation

and went to Louisiana State University where I got two masters degrees (industrial engineering and engineering science) and my PhD in industrial engineering.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

Louisiana. Content Summary: Louisiana is one of the only two states in the U.S. The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

In that cluster of states east of Texas, the map turned red due to high load-to-truck ratios in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

Supply Chain Collaborator

The reporting suggests that lawmakers there are feeling emboldened by recent fuel tax hikes in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma, and may follow suit accordingly.