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

CBP finds meth stashed inside peanut shells

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Hundreds of grams of methamphetamine were found stuffed inside peanut shells at an express consignment hub in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said Monday. Logistics News drug smuggling express shipments Memphis Tennessee Methamphetamine peanuts US Customs and Border Protection


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Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

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

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 ).

‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

The Supply Chain Journal

He’s only been able to run about 200 loads out of Memphis on any given day, as opposed to the usual 300. I’ve talked to several carriers who are having trouble getting drivers who are willing to take loads that take them in and around Memphis,” Newton added.

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

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

Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 17, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

US GDP to Soar in 2021 but Slow in Second Half, Women Make Gains in Supply Chain Roles, S Manufacturing Shows Solid Gains in May but Still Down from PreVirus, Bridge Closure in Memphis Causing Chaos

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US


The National Weather Service in Memphis estimates areas eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee, along the I-40 corridor, may see ice accumulations up to 0.75 Memphis, TN.

FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

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Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx began serving India in 2002. FedEx Express, the air and international unit of FedEx Corp.

Tennessee lawmaker frustrated by Buttigieg’s I-40 bridge response

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At this point we still do not have a response from Secretary Buttigieg as to whether he is going to go to Memphis, and when he is expecting to be on the ground to assess this situation,” Blackburn said.

STB presses Class I railroads for workforce, equipment input

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In a separate letter dated Thursday, STB admonished the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for not addressing congestion issues and concerns about chassis availability raised by an April 14 letter from the Greater Memphis Chamber.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

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This includes places such as Lubbock, Texas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

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The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Memphis Friday morning. Ryan Rhodes, captain of the Port of Memphis, said in a news release Friday. “We

Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas

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ARDOT tweeted that it found the crack during a routine inspection of the bridge over the Mississippi River, connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to West Memphis, Arkansas. ICYMI – the #40MSRiverBridge remains closed until further notice.

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The coronavirus pandemic is the most obvious of these hurdles, but everything from the threat of tariffs to the temporary blockage of the Suez Canal (and even the ongoing closure of the I-40 bridge in Memphis) could have had lasting ramifications for global commerce.

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


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

Defect impacts chassis availability on Norfolk Southern’s network

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CSX is experiencing high congestion in Indianapolis and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, with chassis availability challenges stymieing dwell time in Cleveland, according to Maersk. Norfolk Southern is seeking to quickly repair potentially defective chassis across its network.

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

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He said CSX has been taking measures to relieve terminal dwell, such as using off-site container yards at terminals such as Memphis, Tennessee, and Indianapolis and regrouping international and domestic traffic at its Chicago facilities.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit


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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I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely

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The Interstate 40 bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will remain closed at least several weeks for repairs. Damage to Interstate 40 bridge between Memphis and eastern Arkansas.

Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

DAT Solutions

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).

I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

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NYSE: FDX ) facility in Memphis before touring the Hernando De Soto bridge, also called the Mississippi River bridge. Memphis is a key U.S.

Shipping Little Liberty

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According to FreightWaves’ Noi Mahoney , “Hundreds of grams of methamphetamine were found stuffed inside peanut shells at an express consignment hub in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said Monday.”. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

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).

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

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.

Georgia Ports Authority nets $47M federal grant for inland container port

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The facility will have six railroad tracks with a combined length of approximately 18,000 feet connecting with NS’ Crescent Corridor , a 2,500-mile East Coast network spanning from New Orleans and Memphis, Tennessee, to New York and New Jersey.