Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

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

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

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

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FedEx Express Volumes Up at Memphis International Airport

Logistics Trends and Insights

The Memphis International Airport, home to FedEx Express’s global hub, reported May cargo up 7.9% shutdowns began in mid-March, FedEx Express Domestic volumes at the Memphis Airport have increased 6.6%

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

On the other hand, FedEx volumes from its global hub at Memphis International Airport (MEM) disappointed. UPS is doing the same so data from the Louisville and Memphis hubs only tell part of the carriers’ stories. (Originally published in Air Cargo World ).

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. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing.

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FedEx’s E-Commerce Loss Appears to be UPS’ Gain

Logistics Trends and Insights

hubs, Memphis and Louisville, respectively, how each has performed in terms of volumes this year and investments that are focused on growing their e-commerce market share. Our first Air Cargo World article takes a look at FedEx and UPS’ investments in their major U.S. Air Cargo e-commerce FedEx UPS

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

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. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, went from a tropical depression to a Category 4 storm in just two days.

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.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

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Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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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. Individual lane rates are also trending upward. Last week on the top 100 van lanes 53 were up, 35 were down and 12 were neutral. It's been six weeks since we've seen more rising lanes than falling.

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

For instance, Huntsville is great for us because it is close to three of the biggest hubs (terminals) for small parcel carriers: Louisville, Memphis, and Atlanta. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

DAT Solutions

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. Rates were also way up on the lanes from Memphis to Indianapolis and Memphis to Dallas. Brokers and shippers had a harder time finding trucks last week, so they paid a premium in most major markets and lanes.

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

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But the Distribution Analyst has to consider the proper allocations for the mall in Memphis versus the pop-up in Pasadena. The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance.

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Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

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. Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the country.

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. Memphis to Indianapolis climbed 37¢ to an average of $3.34/mile. Memphis to Columbus also rose 37¢ to $3.49/mile (the opposite direction slipped 12¢, so still a net gain on the roundtrip).

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. In Nebraska, snow followed by rain led to “historic flooding” that shut down traffic on I-80.

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).

Freight Market Update and Q2 Trucking Outlook

Zipline Logistics

“The markets with the largest gains this week in OTVI.USA were Laredo, Texas (12.07%) Memphis, Tennessee (5.37%) and Cleveland (5.08%).

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

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. Back then, it was a series of winter storms that disrupted supply chains and pushed load-to-truck ratios unusually high for several months. Just two weeks ago, we reported the highest national van load-to-truck ratio ever recorded in DAT Trendlines , which we've published every week since 2010.

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. This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year.

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. Rates increased from Memphis to Columbus last week, and that northbound lane is paying $1.94 If you are picking up in the center of Memphis, you can add as much as 30¢ per mile to that rate.

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. It’s typical for freight markets to slump in mid-July, and last week’s national metrics fell in line with that seasonal trend.

4 Tips to Plan Your Routes.and Make More Money

DAT Solutions

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. But Chicago has a lot more loads back to Memphis, and the rate is 30¢ higher on the return trip. The roundtrip average for Memphis-Chicago-Memphis is $1.60/mile. But Memphis-Columbus-Memphis gives you 100 more loaded miles.

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. A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles.

Van Rates Skyrocket Over July 4th Week

DAT Solutions

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 That was last week's story, but when you add Monday's rates into the mix, the Memphis-Houston-Memphis roundtrip rate dropped to $2.32 Van rates hit $2.32

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.

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. The national load-to-truck ratio also hit 7.0 last week – cracking the 7 loads-per-truck mark is uncharted territory for a national van average.

4 Signs that Van Rates Could Rise Soon

DAT Solutions

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. Like we were saying earlier, van rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus were up big last week at $2.52/mile. Fuel prices have fallen in recent weeks.

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. Instead, try the lane from Memphis to Atlanta, averaging $2.18/mile. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week. Following a seasonal October lull, van load posts on DAT load boards increased 4.5%, but the load-to-truck ratio is still low at 1.6

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

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. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Last week was also the second week in a row when rates rose in more than 70 of the top 100 van lanes.

Amazon Gives Break to SFP Merchants

Multichannel Merchant

Last November, a decline in some transit times led Amazon to restrict use of FedEx Ground and Home Delivery for fulfilling SFP orders, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, citing an email to shippers from Amazon.

3 Reasons Why Van Rates Are Still High

DAT Solutions

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. Spot market rates have been climbing steadily again after a slight lull four weeks ago. Three things have been keeping pressure on rates to stay high. First is the impending ELD mandate , which has added some extra volatility to the spot market.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

DAT Solutions

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. April is in the rearview, and so is a recent trend of falling spot market rates. May got off to a hot start, boosted by higher truckload volumes across a wide swath of the country last week, with the highest demand on lanes heading into the Northeast.