Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

Among Piers: Empty containers continue making waves

The Supply Chain Journal

Port of New York and New Jersey. Exported empty containers at the Port of New York and New Jersey in March leapt 77.5% The Port of New York and New Jersey said rail volume increased by 7.8% The Virgo is MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! It offers a finely tuned supply chain, with experienced suppliers, that will design, prototype, build and ship products at a fraction of the time it takes elsewhere. You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. Introduction.

FreightWaves Classics: Federal Maritime Commission is regulatory watchdog for maritime trade

The Supply Chain Journal

The Commission works “to ensure that neither the activities of liner shipping groups nor foreign government laws or regulations impose unfair costs on American exporters, or on American consumers of imported goods.”. exports and space on its ships grew quickly. An early container ship.

Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport

A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK.

Tanker rate boost from pipeline cyberattack could be fleeting

The Supply Chain Journal

Bad news — accidents, war, extreme weather — is generally good news for commodity shipping. A lengthy shutdown would force more gasoline and refined product imports from Europe and other sources, a plus for spot rates of medium-range (MR) product tankers.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico.

No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The New York Times reported Friday how the box shortfall is contributing to inflation: “Demand … has outstripped the availability of containers,” while the U.S. Data sources: Drewry Annual Report and data from internal Triton sources; excludes non-leasing and non-shipping purchasers).

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

Now, airplanes enable quick travel for millions daily around the globe; and millions of packages are shipped by air freight every day. Airplanes were used as a new machine of war during World War I. By 1931, more than 1 million pounds of air cargo were shipped.

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No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The New York Times reported Friday how the box shortfall is contributing to inflation: “Demand … has outstripped the availability of containers,” while the U.S. Data sources: Drewry Annual Report and data from internal Triton sources; excludes non-leasing and non-shipping purchasers).

Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

For example, Kate Migon, Head of New Mobility Solutions, Americas, at Gemalto, asserts “it’s time for cities to reclaim their streets” and “close parts of our cities to cars and reverse decades of prioritizing drivability over mobility.”[1] ”[1] She notes some planners are “designing new city spaces that cater to pedestrians first, then cars. ” Of course, commuter traffic isn’t the only source of urban traffic congestion.

Colonial Pipeline, key source of diesel for eastern seaboard, closed due to cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

Gulf Coast area through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on their way to a terminus in New York, was closed Friday because of a cyberattack, according to media reports. Source: Colonial Pipeline. That includes cities such as Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

Talking Logistics

Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Amazon Same-Day Delivery Selection Grows in New York (Re/Code). The folks at BI Intelligence published a report this week, and they estimate that about $100 million of merchandise will be ordered via same-day delivery in 2014, generating about $20 million in shipping fees (the analysis covers just 20 U.S. Source: [link]. Same-day delivery continues to generate a lot of buzz in the industry.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. ”[4] They go to note, “Growing food in cities is not a new concept.” Growing crops indoors is not a new concept; however, new technologies are being brought to bear to make indoor, urban agriculture more efficient and affordable.

Colonial Pipeline, key source of diesel for eastern seaboard, closed due to cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

Gulf Coast area through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on their way to a terminus in New York, was closed Friday because of a cyberattack, according to media reports. Source: Colonial Pipeline. That includes cities such as Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Source: [2] and Alibaba.com.

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Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

Data Sources: “The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls” (New York Times) and “America’s Shopping Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death (Business Insider). As mentioned earlier, stores are now serving as fulfillment centers, and retailers are also setting up local depots in large urban areas to “either cross-dock items shipped from larger e-fulfillment centers or to ship certain ‘fast moving’ products direct to customers.”.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Source ID. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. We found equipment and materials that can’t be sourced locally. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. The company searched for smart people who understand what the next new technology will be. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California.

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How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Although not as sizable as other Chinese cities, Wuhan has more than 11 million people, making it considerably larger than New York City. One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation.

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Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

One set of orders to a major New York brand was due on February 17, and was shipped and received by the buyer.

The need to know

EFT

on Tuesday unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines. Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. New York Times].

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups. Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. New York only.

How To Make Your Ecommerce Eco-Friendly

ShipBob

All aspects of ecommerce can negatively impact the planet — from the product itself to how it is packaged and shipped. Freight movement is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions with last-mile freight a major contributor to local air pollution.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the French Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the South African Air Force flew over 200,000 supply missions in one year, providing up to 12,941 tons of necessities per day.

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Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The source for this increased volume comes from the economic reopening following shutdowns, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as agricultural output, which is peaking in several regions. Northeast Logistics—Outbound Volume from New York .

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story.

Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

It used to be that you would source, manufacture, store, send to a store and then the consumer would access that inventory. Now it’s possible to drop ship directly from the factory floor or fulfill an order directly from a warehouse.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Source: [2] and Alibaba.com.

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How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

For example, Anil Kaul ( @anil_kaul ), co-founder and CEO of Absolutdata, asks two fundamental business questions: “What will consumer behavior and profiles look like in the new normal? ”[2] Given the paradigm shift in consumer behavior, brands and retailers need to understand how the consumer landscape has changed and what they can do to succeed in this new environment. Consumers are using new channels.

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FreightWaves Haul of Fame: ADM Trucking serves ADM and others

The Supply Chain Journal

The company went public in 1924, and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In the 1960s, ADM sold its chemistry business and looked to exports as a new source of revenue. This is an overview of ADM and its in-house fleet of trucks.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

1] He writes: “The Navigation Acts mandated that the Colonies’ only trade with Great Britain, only export their goods on British (or Colonist) ships, and pay duties to the King on any goods not imported from Great Britain. If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.