Drayage: Truck Turn Time

PLS Logistics

The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion.

The Garden State Flourishes With Supply Chain Opportunities

Supply Chain Link

Even though it is the fourth smallest state, New Jersey is packed with an immense amount of opportunity for supply chains. Good things come in small packages. The garden. Read more. 11/03/2015. Distribution. Supply Chain. Distribution, Supply Chain.

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Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong


One explanation for this may be the new generation of employees, the Millennials, who will represent 50% of the workforce by 2020. As Transport Intelligence’s latest report, Global Freight Forwarding 2016 , puts it: “New, exciting technologies are being developed which have the potential to transform forwarding and trade processes. The New Panama Canal Means Larger Ships Docking In New York. It’s a brand new world. Six Freight “Facts” That Are Wrong.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Port of New York and New Jersey was hit hard, and they “had about 24 hours’ notice before Sandy hit,” she said. A Norfolk-based railway company (CSX) then created a new rail route to New York to help get shipments back there until the port was repaired.

The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

The Hindenburg over Manhattan, New York, 1937 (courtesy Associated Press). When thinking of airships, or “skyliners” as they were often called, it’s difficult not to be overwhelmed by visions of the Hindenburg going down in flames in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The February and March%ages are skewed because of changes in when Asian factories close for Lunar New Year each year. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Prices for Warehouse Land Continue to Soar

Supply Chain Digest

Land in Northern New Jersey Up 17 percent to 1.75 Million Dollars per Acre, Rising 35 percent to 980,000 Thousand Dollars in the Inland Empire

Willow Run Foods: A Fresh Take on How CNG Cut Costs, Curbed Emissions & Improved Efficiency

Ryder Exchange

million miles per year, much of that in the New York metropolitan area – a region beset by congestion and high emissions. The company also reduced its annual greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tons along New York City, Long Island, and northern New Jersey routes.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If you take out the new CSR ranking from 2016, your Top 25 rankings would be: Actual 2016 Rank. All data aside, this new category was primarily to remove Apple and P&G, so the words “we have a new #1” could be stated. US Senator New Jersey.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off


But the East Coast ports—especially the largest ones, New York-New Jersey, Savannah and Charleston, and Norfolk—are most likely to be winners in the battle for market share.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

Reefer loads from the Northern New Jersey port of Elizabeth to Boston paid 29¢ less at $3.14 Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands


If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics


When the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016, it will have new locks and wider, deeper channels that can accommodate Post-Panamax vessels and more traffic. The port at New York-New Jersey is raising a bridge so the 160-foot-high vessels can reach the docks.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about this problem almost three years ago, when I commented about a story in the New York Times about thieves that stole six truckloads of tomatoes and one truckload of cucumbers from Florida growers, along with a truckload of frozen meat, by setting up a bogus trucking company and deceiving a broker. Significant fictitious pick-up activity has also been reported in Florida, Texas and New Jersey. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 6, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

What Companies Did What at CSCMP 2016, New Jersey Hiking Diesel Taxes Big Time, Interest in Highly Automated DCs Growing, NRF has Bullish Forecast for 2016 Holiday Spend

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Edison, New Jersey. On-demand fulfillment can be particularly useful for high-growth eCommerce retailers looking to test and expand into new markets, offer pop-up promotions, and improve customer delivery promises. On-demand fulfillment is an old idea with a new twist.

Reefer Trends Signal Pre-Thanksgiving Push

DAT Solutions

Strong inbound volumes to northern New Jersey drove prices down out of Elizabeth, NJ. Reefer volumes were mostly in a holding pattern to close the month, similar to the last full week of October for vans.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

Fruit and vegetable harvests in New Jersey, combined with refrigerated food from warehouses, answered the July 4th weekend demand for grocery items. There were lots of loads moving at higher rates last week, especially for vans and reefers.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. In 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S.

Supply Chain Lessons from Disney: A Supply Chain Rookie Report


My mom, dad, brother, sister and I made the 16.5-hour drive from New Jersey to visit my grandparents who were staying in Kissimmee. As a new addition to Arkieva and the supply chain world, participating at SAPinsider SCM and Logistics 2017 was exciting for me.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


Edison, New Jersey. Edison, New Jersey. Pop-up fulfillment is an old idea with a new twist. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers.

Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

If you just looked at the national average reefer rate , you might think that there wasn’t much new happening for reefers, but there was a surge in produce crossing the Mexican border last week.

Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

At the time, we were expanding rapidly into new markets in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pam Erb has built a 30+ year career at Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain.

The Garden State Flourishes With Supply Chain Opportunities

Supply Chain Link

Even though it is the fourth smallest state, New Jersey is packed with an immense amount of opportunity for supply chains. Good things come in small packages. The garden state is home to nearly nine million people and has the highest population density in the country.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

Out East, two lanes out of Northern New Jersey took a hit last week. Phoenix and Las Vegas volumes have been low, which is indicative of statewide trends in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

Okay, with all that said, and knowing full well that I’ll be wrong more often than right, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017: The Cloud Gets Hacked: We’ll see a rise in cyber attacks, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

Along the Gulf Coast, Houston to New Orleans was up 15¢ to an average of $2.53/mile. Philadelphia to Miami fell 20¢ to $1.50/mile, but that should snap back with produce starting to ship out of Southern New Jersey.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser


Ten years ago, when travelling in New Jersey, I drove by where the plant used to operate and broke down in tears seeing that the production was now all offshore. There are many names for it: localization, near-shoring, reshoring, and onshoring.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation


Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable.

Trends—March 2014

Inbound Logistics

New Jersey’s salty tale misplaces blame on the Jones Act; UPS unveils new hazmat shipping protocol; Automakers collaborate to map the auto supply chain

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?


This new Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) rule amendment aims to reduce incidents involving containers on board ships, because incorrect declarations of the weight of packed containers is often a contributing factor. Ports are obligated to enforce the new SOLAS rules.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. While Chicago and New York/New Jersey hubs are no strangers to inclement winter weather, severe and widespread cold brought snowstorms to Atlanta and other southern U.S.

Seuss Trucking


Well, I’d like to ship some books to Cherry Hill, New Jersey.”. “I’ll “Hello, how may I direct your call?”. I’ll put you through to Dispatch.”. Thanks.” ” —————-. “So So you have a load. That should go down the road. From your abode.

Minority Supplier Payment Term Challenges at Diversity Alliance 4 Science: In the Shark Tank!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Networking sessions led to opportunities to bid on new business, as well as sharing of opportunities and challenges. In this case, the entrepreneur was Luke Twomey, Director of Finance, for Philosophy IB, a small diverse supplier from New Jersey. I participated in the Diversity Alliance 4 Science event last week held in Newark, NJ.

Brussels Attacks: What You Need to Know


The state of New York has positioned counterrorism resources to crowded areas and transit locations across New York city. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

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


Advantaged: New York-New Jersey port and the southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport.