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. Insights Logistics/Supply Chains Maritime News Weather and Critical Events ARDOT barges Coast Guard Commodities Corn Mississippi River soybeans TDOT

I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely

The Supply Chain Journal

Tennessee I-40 westbound drivers should take the I-55 bridge across the Mississippi River into Arkansas, then take Exit 4 to get back onto I-40 westbound. Related: Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40.

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FreightWaves Flashback: Crisis on the Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

A massive eight-day backup of barge traffic at Locks and Dam 26, during which shipping losses were estimated as high as $500,000 a day, may help to break up the log jam of a controversy over the proposed replacement of the 38-year-old facility on the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois.

Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions

QAD

Twisting and turning, changing directions quickly, the Mississippi River winds down the center of the U.S. The post Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions appeared first on QAD Blog. through New Orleans and out into the Gulf of Mexico. This can also describe the status of today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.

I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE: FDX ) facility in Memphis before touring the Hernando De Soto bridge, also called the Mississippi River bridge. Cracked beam in I-40 Mississippi River bridge, May 2021. Related: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely.

Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

A slow-moving low-pressure system that has virtually stalled over the lower Mississippi Valley this week has been drowning parts of eastern Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta since Tuesday. You might also like: I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks.

Over 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

Supply Chain Brain

A crack in a bridge over the Mississippi River has stranded more than 700 barges, cutting off the biggest route for U.S. agricultural exports when the critical waterway is at its busiest

Potential tropical storm eyeing US Gulf Coast this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight flows and supply chains may be temporarily delayed in the lower Mississippi Valley. Coastal flooding is possible in southern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as western Florida.

‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

The Supply Chain Journal

The trucking industry has been taking it on the chin ever since the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River closed six weeks ago. Related: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely.

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. The Coast Guard has stopped all vessel traffic on the Mississippi River between mile markers 736 and 737.

Tropical storm could soon flood parts of Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

A potential tropical storm could dump flooding rain in the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend. This would include New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana; Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Indeed, CSX, NS and other stakeholders in Alabama, such as the Alabama State Port Authority , have also said that the lack of adequate data has hampered efforts to restore service, although they disagree with Amtrak and stakeholders in Mississippi about what data is and isn’t available.

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

GlobalTranz

On Wednesday evening, significant ice accumulations are expected from East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. Temperatures are expected to remain 20 to 35 degrees below average throughout the Plains, Mississippi Valley, and lower Great Lakes.

How a ‘Waze app’ for river conditions can help ports

The Supply Chain Journal

Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency to further a pilot project that seeks to create a digital platform, or what the Institute describes as a “Waze app for the Mississippi.” EHRENWERTH: “The Mississippi River is a tremendously dynamic river.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Indeed, CSX, NS and other stakeholders in Alabama, such as the Alabama State Port Authority , have also said that the lack of adequate data has hampered efforts to restore service, although they disagree with Amtrak and stakeholders in Mississippi about what data is and isn’t available. .

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

80 in Rankin County, Mississippi blocked all lanes of the interstate and a semi that slid off the road shut down westbound I-22 in Lee County, Mississippi. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 14 moves traffic in central Texas…

The Supply Chain Journal

Although I-14 is now just an intrastate interstate in Texas, there are plans to extend it eastward into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia (and perhaps South Carolina – see map). If the highway is extended into Mississippi it would create the Central Mississippi Corridor.

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Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

Several tornadoes damaged parts of Mississippi Sunday night. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

DOT did not immediately respond as to whether Buttigieg would be going to the bridge, which spans the Mississippi River between Tennessee and Arkansas.

Soaking rain for truckers in South

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood watches from just east of Dallas into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. When it rains it pours, especially in the South on many spring days.

Smart business planning: What 10 experts say

DELMIA Quintiq

From planning the most modern train in Europe to optimizing the logistics of crude oil delivery along the Mississippi River to managing one-third of the world’s airspace, Quintiq World Tour 2014 was a great opportunity for business leaders to exchange ideas and expertise in planning for the future. There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? You would, if you had joined hundreds of business influencers who attended the Quintiq World Tour this year. Themed “Smart planning.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

The Supply Chain Journal

From Nebraska to far eastern Texas, as well as the upper and middle Mississippi valleys, the heat index will be even more uncomfortable and dangerous, ranging from 105 to 110 Tuesday and Wednesday in some locations.

Hybrent Is A “Game Changer” for ASC

Hybrent

Hybrent Software and Medline Custom Packs Saves ASC Purchasing Team Time & Money Near the Mississippi River where Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee all meet, The Physicians’ Surgery Center offers procedures in ophthalmology, gastroenterology, gynecology, urology, pain management and general surgery.

Wet weekend ahead for truckers in Eastern US

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will face a wet weekend from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast. This front will gradually move southward over the weekend, dousing areas of the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Northeast, with heavy rain.

Flooding, road closures continue in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

Major flash flooding continues to slam parts of the Mississippi Valley, keeping some roads closed. Heavy rain could come back to the Mississippi Valley by Sunday. Flash flooding in Bentonville, Arkansas, April 28, 2021. Photo: Aaron Hollinger).

This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

The Network Effect

The relative lack of development in the West is instantly apparent, and if you look closely, you can make out such landmarks as the Mississippi River, the Appalachian mountains, and major cities like LA, Phoenix, and DC. We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain. Well, here’s another amazing map that helps reveal the complex underlying infrastructure that everything we buy and consume must pass through.

Tornado Outbreak Expected Today Across the South

GlobalTranz

Per the NWS, “A tornado outbreak — including the threat of a few long-tracked, violent tornadoes — is expected today into early this evening over the Southeast, especially parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.

Shipper to Congress: Inflation ‘rampant’ through supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

The supply chain is a disaster,” said Taylor, whose family-owned, Louisville, Mississippi-based business, which generates $500 million annually in revenue, relies on road, rail, water and air transportation.

Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

About 61% of our soybean exports leave from export terminals on the Lower Mississippi River,” Steenhoek said. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

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Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May. The reasons behind this were well chronicled in a recent Wall Street Journal article. To sum it up, an activist investor caused a major shakeup in the company earlier this year and a new CEO took over in March.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. Some auto industry analysts believe Mississippi may have an edge because it’s already home to a Toyota Corolla factory which has been producing the compact car for almost six years.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

They are exploring opening a second warehouse east of the Mississippi. Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

Truckers to hit more flooding in South Central states

The Supply Chain Journal

You might also like: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely. Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40. The threat for more slow-moving thunderstorms and repeated downpours is looming over the South Central states.

Crews finish fuel removal after fatal SEACOR Power capsizing

The Supply Chain Journal

You might also like: I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely. Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40. Salvage crews have completed the removal of diesel fuel from SEACOR Power’s fuel tanks. Related: Search ends for Seacor Power crew.