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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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. 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.

PLS Provides Hurricane Harvey Support

PLS Logistics

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. 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Louisiana. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

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.

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. Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning. Entire warehouses full of products, as well as significant links in the global supply chain could be affected, as well as transport and other nodes.

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. My husband and I, desperate to reclaim any small portion of our lives post 3 children had booked a summer getaway to CO. Predictably, and last-minute, childcare for our 6-month-old fell through. Although not ideal, we packed her up and planned to enjoy a post-baby getaway.with our new baby.

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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? Shifting demand and rising prices for cotton and orange juice. Higher spikes for lumber and building supplies. Surprising demand in automotive for car replacement. A shortage of pharmaceuticals in Puerto Rico. One thing is clear.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Louisiana. Louisiana has a shelter-in-place order in place through May 15. Currently, some vendors have reopened with limits so shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April.

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. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

CH Robinson Logistics

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. Hurricane Harvey is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, leaving the Houston metro area in a severe crisis situation. The National Weather Service is calling the flooding “unprecedented” with more rain expected.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Louisiana ? . Louisiana ’s shelter-in-place order expired on May 15 and businesses can start to reopen?with Currently, some vendors have reopened with limits so shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana. As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. .

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Louisiana . Louisiana has a shelter-in-place order in place through May 15. Shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana. As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. . To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. .

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.

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. Additionally, through its UPS Foundation, United Parcel Service (UPS) also pledged more than $1M in cash, logistics and technical expertise donations to support relief operations in Texas and Louisiana. tons of relief supplies , flew to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana.

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.

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.