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.

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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Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

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

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

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.

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.

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%

‘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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility

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

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.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states. The combination of high heat and oppressive humidity began reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, spreading from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

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.

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.

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.

Norfolk Southern reopens Kentucky intermodal terminal

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reopened a terminal serving the Memphis, Tennessee, area. . Norfolk Southern has reopened an intermodal terminal serving Louisville, Kentucky, in light of “strong growth” in the intermodal market there. NS ( NYSE: NSC ) reopened the terminal in Buechel, Kentucky, on Monday.

Xos sells 120 electric vehicles to FedEx Ground ISPs

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FedEx Ground, a unit of Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx Corp. Xos Inc., which makes medium- to heavy-duty electric trucks, said Monday it has sold 120 medium-duty trucks to 35 FedEx Ground independent service providers (ISPs) in five states.

Port of Mobile ‘expects growth will remain constant’

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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.

California freight forwarder folds, files Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

Among the freight forwarder’s top 20 unsecured creditors are BG Trucking of Calexico, California, owed more than $92,000; Sun City Group of El Paso, Texas, owed $91,150; and FedEx Customs of Memphis, Tennessee, owed nearly $75,000.

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.

Atlas Air inks 747 freighter contract with FedEx

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The aircraft will be used on routes between Asia, Europe and FedEx’s hub in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Kirchner, the union chief for Atlas Air pilots, told FreightWaves last week.

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

Weekend truckers face risk of severe storms

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Drivers could run into the same issues — scattered severe winds and large hail, along with isolated tornadoes — in areas including Tyler and Texarkana, Texas; Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana; Little Rock and Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee; in addition to the Missouri Bootheel.

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.

Wet weekend ahead for truckers in Eastern US

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This would impact places like Cincinnati; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Philadelphia; New York City; and Boston. Truckers will face a wet weekend from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast.