Shipping Little Liberty

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In fact, its location on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor was selected for its visibility to passing ships entering the land of opportunity. The CMA CGM Group is pleased to have provided the shipping and logistics for this historic symbol of liberty, freedom, peace and friendship.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping


E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. How Overnight Shipping Actually Works. and is transported to the nearest cargo-shipping airport. Memphis: The Super Hub. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee.


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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.

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


That said, ocean prices for shipping out of China are still well down on this time last year. 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.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process. We ship same-day, every day, for one flat-rate. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Nothing, actually, but it’s a decidedly different box ship business today than that of 20 years ago. OCEAN Alliance: COSCO Shipping, OOCL, Evergreen, CMA CGM. logisticsmanagement #shipping #containers.

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Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. John Butterfield was already an experienced stage line operator on the east coast when he was awarded a contract by the Postmaster General to provide semi-weekly mail service from Memphis, Tennessee and St. Our experts can help you ship even the most unique cargo. Got something special to ship?

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. If fulfilling from store for e-commerce, better inventory position to fulfill orders, reduction in shipping cost and time to fulfill orders.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B Old Dominion also provides household moving services, white glove services, and trade show shipping as part of their expedited division. 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.

FedEx’s stellar quarter tempered by concerns over labor shortages

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The Memphis, Tennessee-based company closed out the most tumultuous 12-month period in its history with record fiscal 2021 fourth-quarter results. Executives were not optimistic that the floodgates would open before the peak holiday shipping season begins three to four months from now.

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.

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. Projections for Central California produce are still strong for June, so we’re keeping an eye on the Fresno market, but those shipping gaps meant that rates didn’t continue their upward trend on many of the top reefer lanes.

Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta


The Seattle-based company says workers at the new centre will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping larger items such as outdoor equipment, patio furniture and bicycles. 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 Inc.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. 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

Amazon Gives Break to SFP Merchants

Multichannel Merchant

Amazon is giving merchants using its Seller Fulfilled Prime a break in terms of service level commitments, removing a plan to have them meet one- and two-day shipping requirements, in light of ongoing challenges on speedy delivery from carriers, CNBC reported.

Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

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The problem stems from the rush of ad hoc all-cargo aircraft being substituted for grounded passenger jets amid the travel downturn combined with the surge in e-commerce orders, inventory replenishment and ocean shipping backlogs that have companies turning to air to move their goods.

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

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The total global air cargo shipped in the mid-1950s was about 800,000 tons. Federal Express’ primary hub was built in Memphis, Tennessee, exclusively for Federal Express aircraft, which totaled 76 by 1982.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Revenue: $69.217 billion (12 months ending May 31, 2020), $69.693 billion (2019) Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, USA CEO: Frederick W.

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

Talking Logistics

And this week ShippingEasy announced its integration “with Amazon Alexa to ship with your voice!” 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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Freight Plus

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. The ship ultimately sank to a depth of 2,800 miles. Lanes from Dallas to Los Angeles, Memphis to Atlanta, and Philly to Boston all gained ground. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Kenneth Wagers exits XPO after COO role eliminated. Wagers, who was hired last April, may have initially been brought on board to help reaccelerate the company’s mergers & acquisitions which had been stagnant since 2015.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

DAT Solutions

Columbus jumped to third in load availability after an end-of-quarter shipping surge boosted demand in the last few days of the September. Charlotte has the second most load posts in the Southeast (9th in the country), with fewer trucks competing for those loads than in Memphis and Atlanta. Memphis still has an above-average load-to-truck ratio and is 12th for load volume. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

Are rates ready for a rebound?

DAT Solutions

Fall shipping season will also add pressure, so prices may turn the corner soon. Memphis to Atlanta increased 14¢ to $2.80/mile. FALLING The increase in rail activity dragged rates down out of Los Angeles , and the lane to Chicago fell 14¢ to $1.71/mile – that’s a normal rate for that lane, but it should go up in the fall shipping season.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday. Outbound rates in Memphis are up 14% for the month. Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail. Memphis rates also fell sharply, with the lane to Indianapolis down 21¢ to $2.59/mile.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

We expect to see rates climb in the Southeast in the coming weeks as cargo ships will be diverted from Houston's deep water port to places like Miami, Savannah, and Charleston, and then transferred to other freight hubs in the region, including Memphis, Atlanta, and Greenville , SC. Columbus to Memphis lost 10¢ of the previous week’s gain, back to $1.70

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Atlanta was up 13¢ at an average of $2.23/mile. Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo. Rates out of Memphis were down after a strong drop in volumes. Memphis to Dallas was down 25¢ to $2.54/mile.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Atlanta was up 13¢ at an average of $2.23/mile. Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo. Rates out of Memphis were down after a strong drop in volumes. Memphis to Dallas was down 25¢ to $2.54/mile.

Hot Shots: Dust storm, shock waves at sea, memorial on a truck and more

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Ford successfully completed its first explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) off the East Coast. Repairs continue on the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River, connecting Memphis, Tennessee, and eastern Arkansas.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

DAT Solutions

Rates were up in both Atlanta and Memphis , and prices surged out of Charlotte. That could be related to the arrival of ships at the Port of Savannah. Freight started moving into Florida again last week, due to pent-up demand following Hurricane Matthew. Van load volume and rates rose higher throughout the Southeast, especially on lanes heading into areas in the Carolinas that were affected by flooding and road closures.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

DAT Solutions

Still, this is the second week in a row with rising volumes, so this could be a strong early start to the spring shipping season. Memphis to Charlotte was up 21¢ to $2.53/mile. We had a turnaround in van trends last week, reversing course from the declines we’ve been seeing since mid-January. Volumes and rates rose nearly across the board.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

DAT Solutions

You might want to look to Atlanta, Memphis, Philly, or Elizabeth, NJ, for a more profitable roundtrip. That region of New Mexico produces potatoes, onions, and beef that are shipped all over the country, leading to high volume on the load board. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high. Below are five markets where you can find a reefer load fast and make a nice profit.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

DAT connects carriers with brokers and shippers who have urgent shipping needs, including FEMA loads. When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most. But as has been the case with Hurricane Florence – which is anticipated to make landfall on the mid-Atlantic coast later this week – we're seeing how trucks are a big part of the preparation process before the storm, too.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

The West Coast is starting to see the freight that shipped from China after the Chinese New Year celebrations ended. port for those ships, and that freight was already being loaded onto trucks last week. Further south, Memphis to St. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country.