This Week in Logistics News (July 16 – 22)

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Trucker protests shut down Port of Oakland terminals. The Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) management closed operations on Wednesday at the Port of Oakland due to the independent trucker protests over California’s gig worker law, known as AB5. The future is here.

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”


This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the global organization. In the movie, the new coach of the Oakland A’s baseball team uses analytics to build his organization from the ground up. In addition, Carl assigned a person who could work on access databases, and began by combining procurement data for 5 divisions into a single database. “The


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This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

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USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. It includes free shipping of online purchases, free grocery deliveries to the home for orders of at least $35, prescription discounts and other benefits.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

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Thus, in addition to their roasting plant with an inbound warehouse attached to it, and a warehouse for outbound finished goods in nearby Oakland, the company also has 700 reps that source their product from roughly 100 small DSD warehouses across the nation.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


According to Steve Banker via Forbes , Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods positioned the company to corner the omnichannel area , and Amazon went a step further. Remodeling Drew in the Crowds for Peak Shipping Season Remodeling of shopping stores, like Target, drew in record crowds for the peak shopping season, and a heightened number of brick-and-mortar shoppers translated into higher e-commerce purchases.

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ACT Expo: California subsidies make battery-electric trucks a sweet fleet deal

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liked its experience with one Freightliner eCascadia so much that it has ordered 50 of the battery-electric trucks, the biggest single purchase of the zero-tailpipe-emission tractors to date. Natural gas could be part of the solution to move you along that path.”. LONG BEACH, Calif.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

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owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line


Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. Of course, there’s a capital cost to these systems which will not be completely absorbed by the 3PL and it takes time to research, purchase and integrate these systems. Alternative Solutions : An innovative solution is leveraging our neighbors to the South in Mexico.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 15 – 21)

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Port of Oakland sets all-time cargo record. The Port of Oakland reached a milestone in April, setting an all-time record for cargo handling. Verizon created an asset tracker device for customers of its Connect Reveal fleet management software.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6 – 12)

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Amazon has also acquired warrants to purchase shares in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. The purchases are contingent upon approval by the US Department of Transportation, ATSG said.

“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.”


Back in 2015 when the President of Nokia – Nokia, the star child of Finnish technology sector – announced that it was being purchased by Microsoft. In sports I lean more to Al Davis, the now-deceased owner of the Oakland Raiders, who once said. I run a trucking software and freight brokerage software business. appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. It was a sad moment no doubt.