Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

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

FreightWaves Classics: I-22 connects Memphis and Birmingham

The Supply Chain Journal

I-22 indirectly connects I-40, I-55, I-69 and I-240 in the Memphis metropolitan area via US 78 and I-269 with I-20/I-59, I-65 and I-459 in the Birmingham metro area. The highway begins at an interchange with I-269 at Byhalia, Mississippi, which is approximately 25 miles from downtown Memphis.

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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

Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

Maersk is continuing to see “high impact” for rail operations serving facilities at Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, because of chassis shortages. Chassis shortages and efforts to dig out containers at rail terminals continue to characterize the rail side of the U.S.

CBP finds meth stashed inside peanut shells

The Supply Chain Journal

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

Rail Roundup: BNSF reopens intermodal facility; KCS, Savage plan railport

The Supply Chain Journal

BNSF reopens Memphis-area intermodal facility to meet increased demand. BNSF has reopened an intermodal facility in Arkansas to unlock capacity in the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area. The Harvard facility is 27 miles northwest of BNSF’s intermodal hub in Memphis.

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

‘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.

‘Full-court press’: Trucking industry relieved I-40 bridge repairs almost done

The Supply Chain Journal

Inspectors found a major fracture in a deck beam, compromising the stability of the Interstate 40 bridge between Memphis, Tennessee, and eastern Arkansas. Deck beam fracture in the Hernando de Soto Bridge between Memphis and eastern Arkansas in May.

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

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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.

Daily Infographic: Top airports by landed weight of all-cargo operations

The Supply Chain Journal

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Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility

The Supply Chain Journal

NS will start with a lane of domestic intermodal traffic moving between facilities in Memphis, Tennessee, and Rutherford, Pennsylvania, located outside of Harrisburg.

Daily Infographic: FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

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STB presses Class I railroads for workforce, equipment input

The Supply Chain Journal

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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

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.

Flood threat keeps trucking across South this week

The Supply Chain Journal

As of Monday morning, the watches include the Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, metropolitan areas, in addition to Tupelo, Mississippi; Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama; and parts of the Atlanta area. Interstate 55 from Memphis to Grenada, Mississippi.

FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Supply Chain Journal

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

Port of Mobile ‘expects growth will remain constant’

The Supply Chain Journal

The port also recently added Asian vessel calls as more shippers seek uncongested gateways servicing North American markets such as Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, Beth Branch, chief commercial officer for the Alabama State Port Authority, said.

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.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

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.

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.

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

The Supply Chain Journal

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

Intermodal Summit: Managing chassis pools in a chaotic market

The Supply Chain Journal

KEY QUOTES FROM O’MALLEY: On equipment dwell times: “Let’s take Memphis for example. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: The future of chassis pools. DETAILS: A discussion on port congestion and the impact on the chassis management process.

Shipping disruptions contained as Ningbo port nears reopening

The Supply Chain Journal

A third round of testing is underway and if there are no confirmed cases again, Ningbo could partially reopen as soon as Friday, Memphis, Tennessee-based freight forwarder Dunavant said in a customer notice.

Freight rail interests press officials not to overregulate

The Supply Chain Journal

As major mergers and the infrastructure bill loom, freight rail interests are calling upon federal regulators not to burden their industry with additional mandates that they say could stymie investments for innovation.

Borderlands: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

Memphis CBP seizes DMT en route to Arkansas. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a shipment of the drug N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) at an express consignment hub in Memphis, Tennessee, in early June.

The Plant-Based Meat Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

On a side note, while it is not a plant-based meat alternative, Memphis Meats won a paten earlier this year for an in vitro method of producing cultured meat. Over the years, sustainability has been increasingly embraced by consumers and brands alike.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

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.

FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

The company will host in-person National Hiring Day events in Memphis, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Dallas and Atlanta next Thursday. FedEx Corp. said Thursday it would hire 90,000 workers “ahead of busy peak season.”.

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

FedEx bottom line strains under cost pressures

The Supply Chain Journal

The Memphis, Tennessee-based delivery company (NYSE:FDX) posted quarterly earnings per share of $4.37, which were adjusted by 27 cents per share in business realignment costs and ongoing integration expenses related to the 2016 acquisition of Dutch delivery company TNT Express LLC.

Congestion, weather and chip shortages cloud rail’s outlook: Cowen

The Supply Chain Journal

On Thursday, Maersk said it is starting to see congestion clear up in certain areas such as Chicago and Memphis, Tennessee, following efforts by BNSF (NYSE: BRK.B)