The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides


Maersk and IBM have pushed ahead with their blockchain-enabled shipping solution, which was announced on 9 th August under the name of TradeLens. Modern Terminals is pleased to participate as a Network Member in testing this exciting shipping industry innovation.". "As

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Did Santa save on shipping this year?

DAT Solutions

Amid all that uncertainly, shipping rates skyrocketed, and it got even crazier in the month to follow. So while Santa didn't save all that much money on shipping this year, those presents were delivered amid much more stable spot marketplace.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. There will be a lot less air shipped in boxes, trailers, and containers next year. One of the biggest opportunities to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions is to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products by developing smarter packaging and product designs.

On the Floor this Week at the 2015 Digital Summit

ModusLink Corporation

We’re highlighting our four minute click-to-ship capability in Philadelphia Every year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) puts on the Digital Summit to foster productive discussion amongst the brightest and most innovative players in the digital retail world.

The Fireworks Supply Chain


On the 4th of July in 1777, the first year after the end of the war, there was a massive celebration in Philadelphia that included fireworks. Fireworks Supply Chain Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. Today, on average, there are 10-25 ships sitting on the water waiting to unload. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window. My travels this week took me to California and Boston.

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

The flows are typically linear and the analysis is on alternate modes and best shipping lanes. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need


They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). They have already donated 10,000 protective face masks and will be able to ship another 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The best-laid plans for e-commerce shipping will fail when shippers do not consider this final, vital leg of the journey, and those that do take the time to understand its challenges and focus on last mile delivery can excel in e-commerce, and deliver more freight to consumers, boosting profitability.”[3] The last mile of most traditional logistics’ journeys ended at a retail store. The exceptions were goods purchased from mail-order catalogs.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast


Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, among others. Businesses, shipping ports, and transport companies should put safety first, temporarily switch to cost-effective methods to maintain operations in the cold weather, and be as flexible as possible to protect customer and partner trust.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Projections for Central California produce are still strong for June, so we’re keeping an eye on the Fresno market, but those shipping gaps meant that rates didn’t continue their upward trend on many of the top reefer lanes.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Nippon Yusen (NYK) Nippon Yusen is a Japanese shipping company that is part of the Mitsubishi group of companies (keiretsu).

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

Denver is a big beer producing market, with both large production breweries and smaller craft brewers shipping beer in vans and reefers. Also, Allentown, PA, and Philadelphia declined, as e-commerce season has mostly subsided for now.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Truckload rates halt 8-week slide

DAT Solutions

Philadelphia to Boston also added 13¢, moving up to $3.45/mi. We haven't seen a surge in California shipping as had been anticipated. Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped 29¢ to $3.30/mi. Philadelphia to Miami added 25¢ to $2.17/mi.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

DAT Solutions

The biggest rate increases last week were in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Allentown, PA. Lanes shipping into the Northeast were also up: Rates on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 21¢ to $2.92/mile.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates.

Reefer volumes gearing up for fall holidays

DAT Solutions

Most parts of California are shipping more loads, especially the Fresno market in central California. Chicago to Philadelphia increased 15¢ to hit $3.58/mile. Philadelphia to Boston lost 24¢, falling to $4.20/mile.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

Philadelphia to Boston was also up 16¢ to $3.18/mile. That comes despite uneven production out of Florida , shipping gaps in California , and a drop in volumes in markets near the Mexican border.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail.

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

DAT Solutions

Miami rates also dropped 4¢ per mile, but rates and volume there may increase in the coming weeks, as ships full of South American produce are diverted from Houston to the Port of Miami. Grand Rapids to Philadelphia gained 59¢ to $3.59

Van Rates Rise Ahead of Roadcheck Inspections

DAT Solutions

Normally during a four-day shipping week, we'd expect load posts and truck posts to be down around 20%. Atlanta to Philadelphia jumped 27¢ to an average of $3.56/mile. Atlanta saw only a slight dip in volumes despite one less shipping day.

Freight Rates Are Coming Back Down to Earth

DAT Solutions

California was also shipping more after a week of difficult weather, but there were enough trucks to accommodate the increase in demand. For example, the lane from Chicago to Philadelphia paid 25¢ less last week, but the rate still averaged $2.68/mile.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday. Atlanta to Philadelphia added another 17¢ to a new high of $2.95

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

We expect to see rates climb in the Southeast in the coming weeks as cargo ships will be diverted from Houston's deep water port to places like Miami, Savannah, and Charleston, and then transferred to other freight hubs in the region, including Memphis, Atlanta, and Greenville , SC.

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! On the outbound side the system automatically creates fully cubed mixed vendor and retailer owned goods to be shipped direct to store. My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends!

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

DAT Solutions

Regionally, the lane from Philadelphia to Boston declined 24¢ to $3.35 Apple harvests are getting underway, and the early varieties have been shipping. Chicago to Philadelphia gained 22¢ to $2.78 For example, loads from Charlotte to Philadelphia averaged $2.75

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

DAT Solutions

Still, this is the second week in a row with rising volumes, so this could be a strong early start to the spring shipping season. Philadelphia to Boston rates also rose 18¢ to $3.83/mile.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

DAT connects carriers with brokers and shippers who have urgent shipping needs, including FEMA loads. When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most.

New US LTL Freight Rates from $125, and New Cross-Border Rates from $187!


Philadelphia, PA to North York, ON: now USD $187.84 – click here for this LTL quote. Happy shipping! In the spirit of continuous improvement, we have added new carrier lanes, and new affordable LTL carrier rates in US, and cross-border US to Canada & Canada to US. .

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

DAT Solutions

Columbus jumped to third in load availability after an end-of-quarter shipping surge boosted demand in the last few days of the September. In the past 15 days, loads heading to Philadelphia are averaging $2.30 Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Van rates were also trending up out of Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The backhaul lane from Philadelphia to Charlotte added 15¢ to $1.46/mile, which could be a reaction to the conditions in Charlotte -- more on that below.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Van rates were also trending up out of Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The backhaul lane from Philadelphia to Charlotte added 15¢ to $1.46/mile, which could be a reaction to the conditions in Charlotte -- more on that below.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Also, some ships may have been re-routed from Houston to East Coast ports, so that will add to the pressure in port cities and regional hubs. Another secondary effect from the storm was that outbound rates rose in Philadelphia and Buffalo.

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

Philadelphia to Buffalo , up 23¢ to $2.93/mile. HOT MARKETS : Rock Island , IL, is home to farm equipment manufacturers, who must have shipped a bunch of orders last week. We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter.