Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

There was one significant exception, at Fedex’s Memphis hub, where bad weather affected express parcels due for delivery on 12 January. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

Better weather helps push van rates upward

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Memphis to Indianapolis jumped 17¢ to $2.10/mi. Memphis to Charlotte slid 7¢ to $1.95/mi. After declining for several weeks, van rates seem to have turned a corner. The national average rate for May so far is $1.82/mi., which is above the April average.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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One of the few lanes that was not hurt by the storm was Memphis to Columbus, OH , up 10¢ to an average of $2.32mile. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

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Memphis: The Super Hub. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. So much so that Memphis is home to the second busiest airport in the world, second only to Hong Kong. This is due largely to the fact that FedEx has set up shop for their super hub in Memphis. Cargo departing Memphis can reach just about anybody in the United States in the optimal shortest amount of time — making it the perfect sorting site for overnight shipments.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

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For the month of May, the biggest rate increases were on outbound lanes from Memphis and Charlotte in the South, and Los Angeles and Stockton in California. Prices on the Memphis to Columbus lane kept climbing, up another 26¢ to $2.26/mile.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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Memphis to Atlanta increased to $2.47/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

FedEx SameDay Bot: Will Delivery Robots End Up in the Trash Heap of Ideas?

Talking Logistics

Bot features include pedestrian-safe technology from the iBot, plus advanced technology such as LiDAR and multiple cameras, allowing the zero-emission, battery-powered bot to be aware of its surroundings […] FedEx plans to test the bot this summer in select markets, including Memphis, Tenn.,

Van freight gears up for the holidays

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Columbus to Memphis rates declined 13¢ to $1.85/mile. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10.

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Bot features include pedestrian-safe technology from the iBot, plus advanced technology such as LiDAR and multiple cameras, allowing the zero-emission, battery-powered bot to be aware of its surroundings […] FedEx plans to test the bot this summer in select markets, including Memphis, Tenn.,

Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

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Memphis had a huge load-to-truck ratio and peak volumes on Friday, trailing only Atlanta in load counts at the end of the week. The top 3 increases were on Memphis lanes: Memphis to Chicago jumped up 38¢ to $3.47/mile.

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

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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.

Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta

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Amazon is also updating an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, situated southeast of Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is opening a 1-million-square-foot distribution centre in Leduc County, south of Edmonton, which will reportedly create 600 full-time jobs by 2020. The centre will be situated in Nisku, Alberta, and will be the company's 11th distribution facility in Canada, and its second in Alberta.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

And explains that he sent it before leaving Memphis. “It From Memphis, America, to Nikolia in Russia in eighty seven hours. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

Dog days of summer freight?

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FALLING RATES Outbound rates were down quite a bit from Memphis , Dallas and Charlotte. Memphis to Dallas lost 21¢ at $2.69/mile. Memphis to Chicago fell 15¢ to $2.56/mile. It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year.

5 Lanes With the Biggest Mid-July Drops

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Memphis to Columbus , down 46¢ to $2.92. Columbus to Memphis , down 44¢ to $1.93. Memphis to Chicago , down 38¢ to $2.88. There were big increases in volumes out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Memphis , however, which could lead to more stable pricing.

4 Tips to Plan Your Routes.and Make More Money

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If you're starting in Memphis , or another place with above-average rates, a little extra planning can turn a so-so roundtrip into a really good one. A load out of Memphis might go to Chicago or to Columbus. The roundtrip average for Memphis-Chicago-Memphis is $1.60/mile.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

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No lanes in the Top 100 rose by more than 10¢ per mile: Memphis to Columbus increased 9¢ to $1.96/mi. Columbus to Memphis fell 14¢ to $1.70/mi. Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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Columbus to Memphis also dropped 13¢ to $2.15/mile. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014.

Van and Reefer Rates Drop, in Mid-July Lull

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and in Memphis instead of Atlanta. Memphis rates mostly held steady, and a 15¢-per mile spike on the lane to Columbus was a bright spot in an otherwise quiet week. DAT TriHaul of the Week: Memphis - Columbus - Gary - Memphis.

Van Rates Skyrocket Over July 4th Week

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Based on those criteria, an “average” lane for the week ending July 7 would be the roundtrip between Memphis and Houston: Length of haul = 572 miles each way. Memphis to Houston rate = $3.00 Houston to Memphis rate = $1.95 Van rates hit $2.32

Buyers, B-17 Bombers, and Heedful Interrelating…Musings for the Week

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I had the incredible opportunity to fly in a B-17 bomber this past weekend, a replica of the Memphis Belle that survived 25 tours of duty in Europe.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012).

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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Columbus to Memphis climbed 37¢ to $2.28/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016.

4 Signs that Van Rates Could Rise Soon

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Memphis is right in the middle of a dark red patch on the heat map for truckload demand. Memphis to Columbus, OH , rose 20¢ to an average of $2.52/mile, likely spurred on by Easter-related retail shipments. Memphis to Atlanta rates also rose 15¢ to $2.87/mile.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

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Retail freight is also rebounding after a lull, which we can see in the higher rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus , OH, and others that are heavily influenced by retail shipments. Memphis to Columbus up 19¢ to $2.76/mile.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

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Raleigh and Las Vegas made gains in the past week, while volumes have been above par for the month in Memphis and Houston. Memphis to St. Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

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MEMPHIS has been relatively slow this year but appears to be turning the corner. Of the 13 major van freight markets tracked weekly in DAT Trendlines , only Memphis had an average outbound rate above $2.00/mile last week. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week.

3 Reasons Why Van Rates Are Still High

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All the major West Coast van markets led the way for rising van rates, and prices out of Memphis also got a boost. Memphis to Atlanta was up 23¢ at $2.79/mile. Memphis to Columbus also gained 22¢ at $2.36/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Volumes had the steepest declines in Atlanta and Houston , but Memphis van load counts spiked 13%. Atlanta to Memphis paid 22¢ better at $1.93/mile. Memphis to Columbus was up 17¢ to $1.94/mile. Memphis to Dallas was also down 27¢ to $2.76/mile.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

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Demand is also heating up in Memphis , and outbound rates there are on the rise. Memphis – It is no surprise to see rates and volume picking up in Memphis. Memphis-Atlanta-Memphis.

Spring surge delayed again

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Atlanta to Memphis gained 7¢ to $1.64/mi. Memphis to Atlanta moved down 15¢ to $2.31/mi. It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for a spring surge.