Global Supply Chain News on Trend to Larger Container Ships Threatens Small and Mid Sized US Ports

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Container Traffic Almost Totally Gone Now from Portland. Impact on US Exports

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

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Motor carrier transportation cost for 2014 was approximately $702 billion, and an additional $10 billion was found to exist within costs related to shipping. Ultimately, less space to store goods, which haven’t been purchased and shipped yet, results in higher cost of storage. Higher expenses of storage follows suit to produce higher shipping costs and higher product costs to consumers.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. Trucks might not be as sexy as space ships, but that’s not stopping entrepreneurs from imagining better ways to build and power them.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

strategically placed to meet the demand of same-day shipping for online retailers. Because supply chain growth requires more facilities to meet demand for storage space and shipping speed, secondary markets have become ideal locations for investment.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. UPS’ eBike electric bike program, activated in Portland, Ore., The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say. For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say. For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

The company is also involved in biofuel shipping and as part of its green freight initiative, DHL Global Forwarding has joined with the GoodShipping Program, a global initiative to decarbonize the container shipping industry by changing the marine fuel mix, which exclusively collaborates in making ocean freight transports more environmentally friendly.This service became active in 2018. UPS has tested this model in Portland, Pittsburg and Ft.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Free shipping? ” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. . I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!) transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation.

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. Asparagus, beans, and peas are shipping out of Western Michigan, and reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped up 47¢ to $3.17/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. Meanwhile, Cloud Logistics introduced its Same Day TMS program “designed to allow shippers to start shipping – and saving – the day they start the project.” There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

America’s Haunted Highways and Byways

Freight Center

Oregon — Portland. The spookiest spot in Portland isn’t on the road, but below it. Men awoke onboard ships, where they were pressed into service as sailors for years at a time. Today, Portland Underground Tours offers a two-hour walking tour. America is full of spooky places. You probably live near one (or more).

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

Nogales, AZ , was the only produce-shipping market to post any big rate increases last week, as many others were down significantly. Los Angeles to Portland, OR, tumbled 50¢ to $4.18/mile. The demand for refrigerated trailers peaked at year-end, but the extra-cold weather in many parts of the country has kept prices at record-setting levels in many areas, since those trailers are being used to keep freight from freezing.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

DAT Solutions

One of Syfan's customers frequently shipped to Portland, Oregon. "I I think it was one of our regular carriers who first told us about the Dial-A-Truck load board at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland," he said. When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan Logistics , first started working in the freight brokerage business in the 1970s, there were no load boards, no desktop computers, no internet.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success

Unleashed

Fulfillment and Shipping (e.g. you ship for an online distributor who doesn’t hold physical stock). As the business has grown, Zeffer has moved into a dedicated production facility, shipping product to supermarkets and liquor stores around New Zealand, and exporting to seven countries, including Australia and China. Read our Q&A with specialist craft beer advisor Maria Pearman , a Certified Public Accountant based in Portland, Oregon – the home of craft beer.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

“Warehouse robots are becoming more prevalent as service level demands get tighter… ” …and increase to meet these service levels, like same day shipping. Dan is a native of Portland, Oregon and a graduate of Stanford University. Or can they pick individual items, package and ship? It can also reduce shipping and handling costs for e-commerce and logistics companies.

8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

Annabelle does a roaring wholesale trade in vintage watches in Portland. Each small batch is lovingly made in her San Diego factory before being shipped out to restaurants and supermarkets throughout California. Introduction. Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale.

6 Ways Wholesalers Can Sell More With Psychological Pricing

EMERGE App

Let’s say that you’re a wholesaler of handmade soaps in Portland, Oregon. At your Portland soap warehouse, you take pride that you have immediate stocks of soap to ship anytime, anywhere in the States. They don’t mind paying your prices for immediate shipping. In fact, price doesn’t become an issue if you can meet their shipping deadlines. At your Portland soap operations, you decide to move things along for the summer season.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

That comes despite uneven production out of Florida , shipping gaps in California , and a drop in volumes in markets near the Mexican border. Sacramento to Portland, OR was up 32¢ to $2.77/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. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers. Last week was a mixed bag, though.

How did that Christmas tree get here?

DAT Solutions

So we asked Carl Johnson, President of Pac West Transport Services , a freight brokerage located in Portland, Oregon. We ship trees out of Oregon and Washington primarily, and greens for wreaths start moving in October. A single late truck can put the shipping location off schedule for the rest of the day. More than 25 million Christmas trees will be sold this year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.

New FTL Rates – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Full Truckload and Very Competitive FTL by Rail – Examples Here

Freightera

So shipping in advance literally pays in many cases. Please note: The average price of rail / intermodal freight is about 40% less than shipping by truck, but you need to plan more in advance. Pickup: Portland, OR. US domestic full truckload and FLT by rail rates ready to book on Freightera.com. April 2019 Rate Update. Awesome news! We just got new instant all-inclusive truckload rates and FTL by rail rates up on the website.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo. Out West, Sacramento to Portland gained 22¢ to $2.44/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Miami continued to ship lots of reefer roads, while Lakeland in the central part of the state joined the Florida parade. We expect load counts to pick up there and in the border market of McAllen, TX , with avocados shipping ahead of Cinco de Mayo. Out West, Sacramento to Portland gained 22¢ to $2.44/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Broker Avoids Ransomware Disaster

DAT Solutions

The conference was held in Portland, Oregon, a short distance from his brokerage, Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. "At I would have had to order a new server, had it shipped to us, and have my IT guy reload all the software," he said. "It Rob LaForte, owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. Rob LaForte's holiday break didn't last long. In late December he had planned to close his freight brokerage for a few days so he and his employees could celebrate the holidays.

10 Best Practices for Inventory Cycle Counts

EMERGE App

Also, your inventory management system may tell you that the cashew nut butter is in the Portland warehouse at rack location C2. Raw tuna specimens need to be shipped on time, every time, at peak freshness. Introduction. If you’re a wholesaler and distributor of physical products, you’re probably familiar with physical stock takes by now. They’re disruptive I know but they’re an essential part of maintaining inventory accuracy.

MAY 2019 UPDATE: New Competitive FTL Rates by Rail – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Examples Here

Freightera

Shipping in advance pays off! ??. If you have any questions about FTL, LTL, rail, or road freight shipping, give us a call at 800 886 4870 Ext. Please note: The average price of rail / intermodal freight is about 45% less than shipping by truck, but you need to plan more in advance, as rates change over time. From Portland, OR to Kansas City, MO – $2,049 USD. US domestic full truckload and FTL by rail rates ready to book on Freightera.com. May 2019 Rate Update.