This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). For example, although Infor has acquired various transportation management system applications over the years (CAPS Logistics, Arzoon, ShipLogix), GT Nexus offers a more modern, network-based solution for clients, and as I discussed earlier this week in my takeaways from the GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference , GT Nexus is making significant investments in expanding and enhancing its TMS capabilities and footprint.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. On the technology front, TomTom Business Solutions launched “new road toll reporting functionality for its fleet management platform, providing transport companies with greater cost transparency for all European routes.” In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S.,

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Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W.

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

Cerasis

Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. The post Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. Business - Transportation Industry News International Logistics airline industry cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers TruckingThe Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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. It’s the home of the third busiest inland port in the nation and has exceptional access to rail transportation. It’s one of the nation’s top-ranked markets for transportation and distribution.

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. It’s the home of the third busiest inland port in the nation and has exceptional access to rail transportation. It’s one of the nation’s top-ranked markets for transportation and distribution.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

The ability of some retailers to modify their transportation programs on the fly, in response to serious external disruptions (i.e. While some of the volume has returned to Long Beach and Oakland, there is still a significant contingent that continues to bypass the West in favor of eastern and southern entry points. We owe a good deal of our ability to drive competitive advantage to our logistics IT solutions like our TMS and transportation optimizer tool.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland. We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

The Port of Oakland, on the other hand, posted an increase of 8.7 To get back on track, the Port of Oakland announced that they are hiring 400 more workers to ensure the speed and efficiency to customers. According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. This term is used to describe an intermodal freight service that utilizes ocean and truck or rail to transport to another port location, for example, a shipment coming from Shanghai to New York via Long Beach.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Loading and discharging operations at the ports of Shanghai, Jingtang, Lianyungang, Tianjin, Caofeidian, and Huanghua are slow due to lack of stevedores, while a shortage of licensed trucks and drivers is restricting the transport of cargo to the ports. This decline follows a bleak performance in February, when container volumes into the Californian ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach from were down 35.2

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. 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. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

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

Cerasis

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. Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. This increase follows California’s increase in minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour last year and to $10 effective January, 2016.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. 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.

What Steph Curry and LeBron James Can Teach Us About Innovation

Cerasis

The 2002 Oakland A’s, who set baseball’s record for longest winning streak with the sixth-lowest paid team in the major leagues, used new statistics to disrupt baseball and set the stage for data-driven revolutions in many sports. Twitter The post What Steph Curry and LeBron James Can Teach Us About Innovation appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

Tailwind

In sports I lean more to Al Davis, the now-deceased owner of the Oakland Raiders, who once said. appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. It was a sad moment no doubt. Back in 2015 when the President of Nokia – Nokia, the star child of Finnish technology sector – announced that it was being purchased by Microsoft. The sale was greased no doubt by the fact that its President, Stephen Alsop, was in fact a former senior bigwig from Microsoft.