Another U.S. Train Derailment Involving Crude Oil Transport with Far Broader Implications

Supply Chain Matters

This week’s West Virginia train derailment involving a CSX train hauling a 109-car oil tanker train of crude oil from the Bakken North Dakota fields has significant repercussions. This CSX train was enroute to an oil depot facility located in Yorktown Virginia. The train derailment that occurred near Mount Carbon West Virginia, a small town 33 miles southeast of that state’s capital of Charleston, caused fiery explosions that engulfed a reported 25 tank cars.

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia For Its New HQ2 Locations

Supply Chain 24/7

Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters and announces Nashville as new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs

This Week in Logistics News (February 14 – February 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

In particular, there were two large and destructive oil train derailments, one in West Virginia and another in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported from the CSX derailment in West Virginia or the Canadian National accident […].

Supply Chain New on Is Truck Platooning Almost Right Around the Corner

Supply Chain Digest

Another Succesful Test in Virginia have Some Thinking Platooning May be Ready for Prime Time Soon

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s.

Another Tragic Air Cargo Plane Crash in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

Tragically, there has been another fatal air cargo accident in the United States as a twin-engine turbo prop aircraft, operated by a subcontracter to UPS crashed while landing at the Charleston West Virginia Airport. Transportation and Logistics independent blog featuring analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

A Kitty Hawk Moment in Drone Delivery?

Talking Logistics

The first drone delivery approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was conducted last Friday in rural Virginia. A drone operated by Australian drone startup Flirtey delivered 24 packages of medicines to a remote health clinic in Wise County, Virginia.

The Importance of Confidence in Career and Life

JDA software

I moved back to Maryland while my husband got his MBA from the University of Maryland then to the Northern Virginia area where we still live today with our two kids who are 15 and 18.

FAA Grants Drones Permission to Take Off

Elementum

Last Friday, a drone delivered medicine to a remote clinic in a coal mining region of southwest Virginia. The Virginia drones flew over largely uninhabited land, causing no disruptions and making it easy for lawmakers to condone the flight.

Panama Expansion

3PL Insights

3PL Freight Management Logistics Virginia WILL THE PANAMA EXPANSION AFFECT YOU? by Derek Byrd – Marketing Manager, Evans Distribution Systems In 2014, the Panama Canal will complete a $5.3 billion expansion that will double the waterway’s capacity, and allow... The post Panama Expansion appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. This morning the Washington Post rang. The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Virginia. West Virginia. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. Other states with significant turkey production include Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and California. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table.

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Supply Chain Matters Impressions from Smarter Commerce Global Summit 2014

Supply Chain Matters

In early March, IBM’s CEO, Virginia Rometty, outlined in her open letter to stockholders and customers, a crisper set of strategic priorities that now include a heavy emphasis on cloud and services based solution offerings. Supply Chain Matters was invited to attend the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit this week which was held in Tampa Florida.

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Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Response: State of Emergency declarations were already made in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, about 245,000 residents in the low-lying areas of Virginia were also evacuated. Hurricane Florence has officially reached the Southeast United States.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

In 1744 , the Virginia and Baltick [sic] coffee shop in London was the go-to place for traders to discuss maritime pricing. Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael

Transportfolio

At this time, Southeastern Virginia is preparing for the possibility of tropical storm force winds (34+ knots/39+ mph) beginning late on Thursday, October 11, and continuing on Friday October 12. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, has declared port condition WHISKEY for Hampton Roads, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected at the Virginia Capes within 72 hours. Current as of October 11, 2018.

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

Supply Chain Matters Friday News Snippets

Supply Chain Matters

Emergency Directive for Crude Oil Shipments At the end of April, we posted a breaking news commentary concerning a CSX freight train hauling tank cars consisting of crude oil originating from North Dakota’s Bakken region had derailed in downtown Lynchburg Virginia. It’s the end of the work week and we wanted to update our readers to previous Supply ChainMattersposted commentaries in the following news related snippets. New U.S.

3 Ways to Spot Supplier Risk in Communication

Cerasis

Ben is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Virginia. Virginia. #30. West Virginia.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

With freezing temperatures hitting as low as negative 18 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall projected to reach up to 12 inches , Georgia , North Carolina , and Virginia have preemptively declared states of emergency. The inclement weather system has resulted in the closure of the Port of Virginia as well as most of the terminals in South Carolina’s Port of Charleston.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling & Logistics

The Port of Virginia serves as a case study in how the nation’s ports are adapting to the needs of the new economy. One of America’s largest ocean ports, the Port of Virginia, operates four port terminals in the Norfolk Harbor region of Virginia ( www.portofvirginia.com ).

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Response: State of Emergency declarations were already made in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, about 245,000 residents in the low-lying areas of Virginia were also evacuated. After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s s east coast.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Savi’s data scientists talk to tomorrow’s coders at Riverside Elementary School STEAM

Savi

Savi thanks STEAM teacher Virginia “Molly” Fisher for hosting us. Yesterday was a field day! Brian Moran, former VP of Product, asked us if we wanted to meet with Riverside Elementary School STEAM students to give them an inside view of what it is like to be a coder and data scientist.

Supplier Risk Management: 4 Things To Look Out for During On-Site Evaluations

Cerasis

Ben is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Editor’s Note: We continue our collaborative blog series with Ben Goldwasser of Spendrix, a company who helps shippers determine which carriers operate best in certain regions, and conditions, allowing you to be more thorough.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego.

Navy Awards Two Shipbuilding Contracts for New Submarines

Operations and Supply Chain Management

General Dynamics Gets Award to Build Next 10 Virginia-Class Subs, Continuing Partnership With Huntington Ingalls. received the contract award Monday to build the next 10 Virginia-class attack submarines, continuing the work-sharing partnership with Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. The multi-boat, multiyear awards are designed to lower production costs, with Virginia-class boats currently costing about $2.8 Discussion Questions: Read the following article carefully.

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

in 1994 helped upend that country’s grocery sector, says it will open 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by summer, with some arriving in the next few weeks. There’s certainly been a lot of buzz and discussions since Amazon announced its planed acquisition of Whole Foods.

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Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

A few examples of how all these people helped each other: The small port in Norfolk, Virginia, took on 57 vessels and 10,000 containers that were diverted from New York (and Norfolk was not used to that kind of volume).

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

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Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S.