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. Through FedEx communications and service announcements, we find that the carrier was active in February supporting humanitarian aid organizations, including Direct Relief and the International Medical Corps, by transporting critical items such as masks, disposable medical protective clothing, and gloves. (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

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Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

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

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. We are looking forward to working with the Mode Transportation team to continue its growth and expansion in the years to come.” Hub Group, Inc.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B Transportation 5 largest LTL carriers biggest LTL carriers Con-Way profile FedEx profile largest LTL carrier largest LTL carriers LTL Carrier Profile Old Dominion profile Top 25 LTL Carriers top LTL carriers UPS profile YRC Freight profile The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

Transportation against the clock. In Sorcerer (1977), drivers are tasked with transporting creates of explosive nitroglycerin through the South American jungle in two old trucks. Transport can be dangerous. The comedy film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) presents a very amusing view of how much can go wrong during a trip for Thanksgiving and just how many alternative modes of transport there are – right down to a refrigerated milk truck.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

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. 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. So, why Memphis, with a population of 650,000?

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Fulfillment locations should be close to carrier transportation hubs, ports, customers, and suppliers. 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. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss selecting an e-commerce fulfillment partner.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue: $69.217 billion (12 months ending May 31, 2020), $69.693 billion (2019) Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, USA CEO: Frederick W. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and specializes in integrating different modes of transport in logistics solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about the possibility of drones as a new transportation mode back in February 2013, and during the holiday season last year, Amazon announced its Amazon PrimeAir initiative , which some called a PR stunt, while others — like Google and UPS — saw it as a new competitive threat and opportunity. Yes, there are many hurdles to overcome before drones as a transportation mode becomes a reality, including getting FAA approval.

LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B Transportation company profile of FedEx Freight FedEx Freight history FedEx Freight info FedEx Freight information FedEx Freight Overview FedEx Freight profile FedEx Freight service area FedEx Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012). FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

It will take a very long time for freight transportation and logistics to return to normal, after two such monstrous storms in the same month. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space.

Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013

Tompkins Blog

It was only nine years ago when an ice storm crippled Memphis and Louisville, resulting in major final delivery problems for Christmas. The storm also sparked the beginning of the final delivery problems for transportation providers, and they were never truly able to recover. Blog Post Consumer Products Fedex final delivery Holiday Retail Transportation Transportation Management Transportation Management System UPS

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Beyond Ocean Transport. The biggest carriers are focusing on improving their value beyond that of pure ocean transport. Digitization is driving this end-to-end approach to container transportation which Maersk CEO Soren Skou says provides greater supply chain visibility, enabling logistics providers to offer a more integrated – and profitable – approach. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Common Mistakes in Importing and Exporting!

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersYou might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

DAT Solutions

Looks like ELDs are having a renewed impact, on top of growing demand for freight transportation. More specifically, if you're looking for a load out of Houston, Dallas, or Memphis, you'll see higher rates. Memphis to Indianapolis gained 22¢ to $2.58/mile. "March went out like a lion, a whippin' up the water in the bay." I'm a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals — well, any musicals, but theirs are classics.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

When you consider locations for logistics facilities, you might first think of the cities with the biggest ports or the most warehouse properties and transportation options, like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. It’s the home of the third busiest inland port in the nation and has exceptional access to rail transportation.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

</p> <p>When you consider locations for logistics facilities, you might first think of the cities with the biggest ports or the most warehouse properties and transportation options, like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. It’s the home of the third busiest inland port in the nation and has exceptional access to rail transportation.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

As the founding CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up that evolved first in the operational back-alleys of Houston and Memphis and the trenches of Oil & Gas, Logistics, Transportation, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain, my experience is very different from the usual Silicon Valley fairy tale. This blog is co-authored by Ali Raza, Founder and CEO of ThroughPut Inc and Seth Page, COO of ThroughPut Inc.

Why Santa Disappointed: An Interview with Paula Rosenblum of RSR

Supply Chain Nation

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. You’re going to want to take into account what the current delivery window is from any specific store given the weather in the area and transportation flows to the destination address.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

As a logistics/transportation provider, you simply cannot just sit and wait in situations like this. But I suspect much more is going on in Memphis and once that is resolved, a much clearer, smoother, strategic path will be laid out for execution.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Louis, Kansas City and Memphis. Transportation networks will continue to adjust to new demand requirements challenging carrier’s ability to minimize empty miles. Our transportation experts are able to help with on-time service and network optimization, and continue to offer procurement, consulting, and engineering expertise. Business - TransportationLetter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Taking transportation orders out of the mix, demand still increased 1 percent. . Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. . Wagner Logistics has been honored 15 years in a row by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL provider, we offer dedicated warehousing, transportation management, packaging and assembly operations across the United States with over 4,500,000 sq.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Memphis International Airport comes in 2nd. trucking freight quotes from some of the world’s best forwarders. “This is huge” Mr. Anthony Foxx US Secretary of Transportation. The Wright Brothers were the startup entrepreneurs of 1900. They were born tinkerers, taking skills from a printing shop to open a bike repair shop. After reading about aeronautics in the late 1890s, the two began experimenting with biplane kites and gliders.

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2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

Instead of tapering off after October, as retail freight did in years past, a boom market emerged for truckload transportation in November and December. 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.

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

DAT Solutions

The cities with tight capacity include Memphis, Rock Island, IL, and Portland, OR. Falling fuel rates resulted in lower fuel surcharges, allowing shippers to grant increases in line haul rates, while cutting overall transportation budgets. We are swiftly moving into the holiday part of the year. Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent.

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Bot features include pedestrian-safe technology from the iBot, plus advanced technology such as LiDAR and multiple cameras, allowing the zero-emission, battery-powered bot to be aware of its surroundings […] FedEx plans to test the bot this summer in select markets, including Memphis, Tenn., Transplace, 3Gtms, Kuebix, FourKites: Innovating Transportation. While we wait for the bots to take over, there’s plenty of innovation going on with traditional transportation.

Book Review: Logistics Clusters-Delivering Value and Driving Growth

Supply Chain Opz

While industrial clusters are extensively covered in many economic literature, logistics clusters which focus on various activities in transportation and distribution is the uncharted territory. One of the most extensive data source is Commodity Flow Survey data which provides transportation volume by origin/destination/mode of transportation/type of commodities and so on. Another reason is because of a good transportation network. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

Life is a Highway

Tailwind

“From Mozambique to those Memphis Nights, the Khyber pass to Vancouver’s Lights.” You can ski in Vancouver and go walking in Memphis - and you can also enjoy the journey there and back because today as you go about your work brother you need to know just one thing… ‘Life is a Highway. Pratt VP Marketing & Sales Tailwind Transportation Software ​ Life is a Highway “Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.”

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1