‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

Though well behind Mexico, China ranks second for international trade at the three largest United States-Mexico border crossings in Texas: Laredo, El Paso and Pharr.

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Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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Texas Power Failures Push Chip Shortage From Bad to Worse

Supply Chain Brain

Power outages across Texas caused by historically cold weather have shut down semiconductor plants clustered around Austin, further disrupting a supply chain that has already been falling short of customer needs

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FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

The Supply Chain Journal

Houston was named after former General Sam Houston, who served as president of the Republic of Texas. The selling point was the international sale of Texas goods – particularly cotton. In addition, Texas rice joined cotton as key export crops. Overview.

Union Pacific seeks to close Texas car repair facility

The Supply Chain Journal

As many as 57 employees could be laid off by mid-June at a Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) maintenance facility in Palestine, Texas. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas sided with UP in a Feb. Related links: Union Pacific sues Texas town over 1870s-era jobs promise.

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The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain


Today’s Wall Street Journal article on the impact of the Texas winter storm on the petrochemical industry highlights many of the challenges that exist with this supply chain, that has been overlooked for perhaps too long.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 02/19/2021 – 02/25/2021

All Things Supply Chain

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‘Hemispheric globalization’ could boost El Paso trade

The Supply Chain Journal

have announced plans for major distribution centers in the far West Texas city. Our electric reliability in our area is superior to other parts of Texas, at least right now, because we’re not part of that ERCOT grid. China’s outsize role in Texas border trade.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.” Being a Yankee from the great state of Michigan, I had never heard of the Texas Triangle, so I asked what it was. Even though I hoped the Texas Triangle was a football formation or a cowboy thing, I also mentally prepared myself for it to be some ridiculous, country line dancing thing. The Texas Triangle is a Place – A Really Big and Busy Place.

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Amazon moves into 420,000-sq-ft facility in Dallas, Texas


Amazon’s new Eastpoint Distribution Center consists of 419,626 square feet and is strategically located in East Dallas directly across from the Union Pacific Intermodal yard. .

Customs agents seize meth, chicken lollipops at Texas ports

The Supply Chain Journal

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized methamphetamine and illegal pet treats in separate enforcement actions in Texas. The shipment was manifested as men’s sweaters and was destined for Highlands, Texas, near Houston.

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Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? What are the incentives that Texas is offering Toyota? Texas to Pay $10,000 for Each Toyota Job. Toyota will move California staff to Texas. is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations.

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‘Hemispheric globalization’ could boost El Paso trade

The Supply Chain Journal

have announced plans for major distribution centers in the far West Texas city. Our electric reliability in our area is superior to other parts of Texas, at least right now, because we’re not part of that ERCOT grid. China’s outsize role in Texas border trade.

FMCSA focused on work zone crashes in Florida, Georgia and Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

High rates of work zone crashes involving large trucks in Florida, Georgia and Texas have earned those states special attention from federal regulators this week as part of a national safety campaign.

Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas


Malouf warehouses total 3 million square feet and are located in Utah, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. “We The building sits on 94 acres and features 54-foot ceilings and 160 dock doors. Combined, these features will help Malouf provide accurate and efficient order fulfillment and improve its vertical integration capabilities. . Prior to acquiring the property, this facility served as a distribution centre for Toys “R” Us.

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Texas hazmat trucking company files Chapter 11

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking and logistics companies are owed thousands after a Texas trucking company, which specializes in oilfield waste disposal and chemical clean up services, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. headquartered in Portland, Texas, filed its petition in the U.S.

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Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Maine Pointe

Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas , outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them. Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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GM to invest $1B to build electric vehicles in Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

Ramos Arizpe is about 179 miles south of Laredo, Texas. China’s outsize role in Texas border trade. News Trucking Electric vehicles General Motors Laredo texas Mexico Mexico logistics Mexico trucking Ramos Arizpe Texas logistics

What happened to all the Texas freight?

DAT Solutions

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight. Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas are part of the explanation. DAT tracks daily load-to-truck ratios in 11 Key Market Areas in Texas, more than any other state. We usually see a slump in freight from mid-July to mid-August, but this year, even though rates stayed mostly high nationwide, Texas freight markets fell more than most.

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Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

As we get closer to Christmas, a larger proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables are imported from Mexico through a handful of border crossings in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring is still a few months away.

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Home Depot plans multi-million-square-foot distribution centre in Grand Prairie Texas


The center, a build-to-suit project, will be located at 9314 West Jefferson Blvd. The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday in favour of giving more than $6 million in incentives for The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which plans to open a multimillion-square-foot center in southern Dallas that will bring about 800 jobs to the area. The proposal passed with an 11-3 vote.

Hackers Used Obscure Texas IT Vendor to Attack U.S. Agencies, Top Corporations

Supply Chain Brain

At the epicenter of the most sprawling cyberattack in recent memory is a two-decade-old, Austin, Texas-based software maker called SolarWinds Corp

o9 Solutions Ranks No. 54 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Texas

o9 Solutions

5000 Regionals: Texas list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Texas-based private companies. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Texas economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

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In Texas’s Black-Swan Blackout, Everything Went Wrong at Once

Supply Chain Brain

The greatest forced blackout in U.S. history was the result of a systemic and multifaceted failure — and there are no promises of when power will be restored

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FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 2 is a new addition to the system

The Supply Chain Journal

Currently, I-2 runs through the lower Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas for 46.8 Its construction was part of the IHS expansion into southern Texas. That expansion includes three branches of I-69 in Texas. Overview. There are 70 primary interstate highways in the Dwight D.

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Apple’s New Mac Pro to Be Assembled in Texas After Tariff Waiver

Material Handling and Logistics

Key components of the desktop computer will be manufactured in China and assembled in the United States

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Texas Reckoning: Living With Yesterday’s Tech, Built for Last Century’s Climate

Supply Chain Brain

It’s not the new technology of renewable power that’s destabilizing the electric grid. It’s the new weather

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Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. More refrigerated truckloads are available in Texas than in California. Upgraded highways and bridges in Mexico make Texas border towns like El Paso and Laredo more accessible and more popular than Nogales, AZ, the previous volume leader. the imported produce must be inspected, usually in a refrigerated warehouse in Texas.

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My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

DAT Solutions

The worst load of my career started off as just another day in early October, 2013. October 1, searching for a load in Prineville, Oregon - I off-loaded in the afternoon. I was unable to find a reload that day. October 2 , picking up in Hermiston, Oregon - I had to call on loads as far as 200 miles away, just to find something that would get me going. At the end of the day, I finally found a load that I liked, picking up in Hermiston.

Borderlands: Why does innovation stop at the Mexico border?

The Supply Chain Journal

Arkansas trucking operation expands into Texas; Samsara releases fuel efficiency report; and VW begins exporting Taos from Mexico. Mexico border during 2020, including almost 3 million through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, according to the U.S.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

MIT Supply Chain

MIT along with Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, and The University of Texas System (and many others) have created an online educational service known as edX that provides “the best courses, from the best professors, and the best schools, spanning dozens of subjects.” MIT CTL Talent Mgmt Berkeley University of California Harvard University online education Supply chain supply chain talent crisis University of Texas System virtual classroom Redefining education.

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Texas Refiners Work on Harvey Recovery as More Storms Loom

Material Handling & Logistics

returned two Texas refineries to pre-storm fuel-making rates while three other plants were in various stages of resuming operations, said Lillian Riojas, a spokeswoman for the San Antonio-based company. began shipping gasoline and diesel in Houston-area pipelines, although its Beaumont, Texas, refinery was too flooded to turn back on.

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DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but. Over the years, we’ve watched Dallas become one of the country’s hottest markets – for corporate headquarter locations and for logistics and distribution. B2C Fulfillment Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

Globe Express Services opens news office in Texas

Logistics Middle East

The Houston office, in the US, will draw on its expertise in the oil and gas sector in particular ind delivering logistics services

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Kurdish tanker carrying $100m cargo reappears in Texas

Logistics Middle East

Vessel still carrying 95% of cargo

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