The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

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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.

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

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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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Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

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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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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. Technology Integration: Many traditional 3PLs specialize in TL and LTL shipping so their systems may not be suitable for managing small parcel shipments. 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.

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

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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

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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. If fulfilling from store for e-commerce, better inventory position to fulfill orders, reduction in shipping cost and time to fulfill orders. The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance. More specifically, balancing the need to achieve the company’s fiscal objectives, execute effectively at the store level and satisfy customers.

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Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta

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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 Amazon.com Inc.

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.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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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

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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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.

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

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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.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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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?

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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.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

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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?

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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

Why Santa Disappointed: An Interview with Paula Rosenblum of RSR

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Rosenblum: The impact was actually nation-wide, because once airplanes get stranded someplace, it’s hard to move them elsewhere, particularly when you have a large hub like FedEx has in Memphis. It isn’t as simple as just saying, “I have it here so I’m going to ship it to you from here.” SCN: Is this situation unique to holiday shipping, or are their other potential areas for delivery failures?

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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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.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

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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.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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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.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

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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.

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

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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.

Spot market demand heats up out West

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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.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. <p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

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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

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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.

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

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Memphis to Atlanta gained 13¢ to $2.37/mi. We haven't seen a surge in California shipping as had been anticipated. Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually higher now than they were at this time last year. The national averages for reefers and flatbeds each added 1¢, but many of the top reefer lanes are still waiting for the spring surge.

The Economy is on a Roll

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Expecting more packages than ever to be shipped and delivered this month, parcel companies are warning buyers to order early. UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines. Dec 18 – Deadline for 3 Day Select shipments. Dec 22 – Deadline for 2nd Day Air shipments. Dec 23 – Deadline for Next Day Air shipments. . From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

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DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. Hillblom would fly ocean bill of ladings from San Francisco to Honolulu in advance of the ship’s landing, speeding up paperwork at the port and saving days (or even weeks) at ports. Memphis International Airport comes in 2nd. The Wright Brothers were the startup entrepreneurs of 1900.

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East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

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In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis. Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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Memphis to Indianapolis isn't a lane we talk a lot about and it's rarely among the top gainers, but the average rate jumped up 12¢ last week to $1.89/mile. That comes despite uneven production out of Florida , shipping gaps in California , and a drop in volumes in markets near the Mexican border. Philadelphia to Miami fell 20¢ to $1.50/mile, but that should snap back with produce starting to ship out of Southern New Jersey.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

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We’re hearing a lot about shipping gaps in California due to delays in planting because of an unusually wet winter, which explains the flat reefer volumes last week. The top 4 were the same as last week – Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston and Dallas – but Indianapolis edged out Memphis for the no. The end of the month didn’t bring the upward bump that we typically see when shippers try to move goods before closing their books.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Columbus, OH, had spikes on a pair of lanes shipping into the Northeast, which is unusual for this time of year: Columbus to Buffalo was up 17¢ to $2.79/mile. Memphis to Indianapolis was more typical of retail lanes last week, falling 20¢ to $1.90/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July. It's unusual to see an uptick in volumes at this point in the summer, but the top 100 van lanes set all-time records for volumes last week.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

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Instead, rates and volumes shot up in places like Memphis and Columbus, both associated with e-commerce fulfillment, and even Denver and Seattle exhibited unusually robust rates and shipping patterns. The freight recession is over. An 18-month malaise was triggered by the worldwide collapse of oil prices at the end of 2014. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up.

Spot Market Volumes Are Strong, but Rates Still Lag

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Memphis to Chicago was up 11¢ to $1.77/mile. Did you know that California ships 87% of the strawberries in the U.S.? Berries started moving out of Santa Maria in late February, and Ventura County is gearing up for peak shipping season. Western Michigan is a major egg producer, and those are shipping in large numbers ahead of Easter. The end of Q1 contributed to a flurry of activity on the load board on Friday.

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