Are rumors of yet more consolidation in the Freight Forwarding sector finally dying down? Not by a longshot, says Nick Bailey, head of research for the London-based consultancy Transport Intelligence.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) says President Trump’s announcement imposing a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth on imports next month may be an even bigger problem for consumers.
When President Trump announced plans to impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods starting on September 1st, it begs the question, how is the supply chain handling these changes?
Revenue-at $4.24 billion-was down 2.7% annually, and net income attributable to common shareholders-at $122 million-was down compared to $132 million a year ago. Operating income-at [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 0.5% to 51.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), coming on the heels of 0.4%, 0.7%, and 2.7% declines in June, May, and April, respectively.
FedEx entered into an agreement to acquire the company in October 2018.
The Port of Oakland recently made to significant announcements having an impact on U.S. West Coast shippers' plans for Peak Season.
Entitled America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, Senate EPW officials said this five-year, $287 billion bill includes $259 million for formula programs to maintain and repair [...]
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with UPS Chief Sales and Solutions Officer Kate Guttman to discuss UPS’s rollout of various new services geared towards small and medium [...]
What could be better than a graduate level education from one of the country’s best supply chain management programs? How about a graduate degree with training from two of the [...]
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The findings of a Logistics Management reader survey of roughly 120 logistics and supply chain professionals regarding 2019 Peak Season prospects was tempered compared to last year, with 33.3% [...]
When the American Association of Port Authorities staged its port commissioners conference in San Francisco earlier this summer, attendees were keen on learning how to avoid being caught up in [...]
As he has done in past years at this time, Dan Smith, Principal, The Tioga Group, shares his views on the current ocean cargo arena.
Rail freight volumes trending down
Total POLA volume––at 764,777 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)––headed up 5.76% compared to June 2018, marking the highest-volume June in the 112 years of POLA [...]
Tight capacity, high rates, rapid e-commerce growth and a booming economy fueled an 11.45% rise in U.S. logistics costs over the course of 2018. However, new freight management innovations [...]
Three prominent freight transportation experts put this quickly evolving market into perspective in an effort to help shippers keep pace with one of the most dynamic sectors of logistics.
In this white paper, Canon Solutions explores the challenges companies face when automating, explain why there’s no need to rip-and-replace existing systems
The Port of Oakland announced today that Executive Director Chris Lytle would retire July 19, after 53 years in trade and transportation. Meanwhile, Lytle has agreed to remain as a consultant to [...]
Robots, including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), are seeing rapid uptake in warehouses. The labor crunch and the ability of AMRs to offload manual travel are central to their take-off, but [...]
High levels of imports are expected to remain intact at United States-based retail container ports, albeit at a lower level than a year ago at this time, as retail shippers rushed to bring goods [...]
The need to meet same-day and next-day expectations has had a major impact on how warehouse and distribution center (DC) space is sought, secured and managed.
Brendan McCahill, senior vice president of trade data content at Descartes Datamyne, shares his views on the current ocean cargo arena.
A recent letter penned to leadership at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) by more than 20 rail shipper groups in the manufacturing, agriculture, and energy sectors, and some of the largest [...]
The CMA CGM Group, a leader in ocean cargo shipping and logistics, has announced that it will pay a special maritime tribute to America in honor of its U.S. shippers and logistics on July 3rd.
As he has done in past years at this time, Philip Damas, head of Drewry’s Supply Chain Advisors, shares his views on the current ocean cargo arena.
When the 31st Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Ocean Transportation Coalition convened in Tacoma, WA this month, it featured the always popular Ocean Carrier Performance Survey
In a move geared towards expanding its new services and technologies to support high-growth sectors like life sciences healthcare logistics, express delivery and logistics services provider DHL [...]
When looking at the many challenges that come into play for companies competing in, or looking to enter, the last-mile logistics delivery market, there are more than a few direct challenges, to [...]
Convoy said this offering leverages algorithmically evaluates and continuously optimizes how loads can be grouped in real-time, all without human intervention.
Uber Freight’s Facility Insights Report is based on data culled since the beginning of 2019, with the company saying it illustrates facility trends and provides specific insight into how [...]
Ottawa-based Shopify, a multi-channel commerce platform, said this week it has introduced a fulfillment network, entitled the Shopify Fulfillment Network. Company officials said that this network [...]
CBRE reported that there is more than 255 million square-feet of warehouse space under construction, with 70.2% of it being speculative. What’s more, CBRE said that based on data issued by [...]
Download this paper for an overview of Autonomous Dispatch and Routing, and learn how increasing levels of automation support and scale dispatching capabilities and create additional business [...]
The threatened Trump Administration tariffs against Mexico would have negligible impact on the Port of Oakland – the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateway for agricultural exports.
With last Friday’s news that the United States and Mexico reached a deal that will put off the implementation of tariffs by the United States on Mexico, which it had planned to start today [...]
Logistics Management readers are asked to help recognize and honor businesses and individuals whose contributions improve humanitarian outcomes through unique or creative supply chain solutions.
Warehouse execution system (WES) software is becoming more important to automated warehouses that need to manage machines, people and inventory resources against a high-velocity stream of orders [...]
How are companies faring in the race to recruit and train high-level supply chain talent in a market with a national unemployment rate at a 50-year low?
Four of the nation’s top market analysts discuss volumes, rates, PSR implementation and recent service challenges in an effort to help shippers plot a clear course for the rest of 2019.
Labor management systems continue their transition from engineered labor standard software systems to valuable tools that help shippers achieve their labor optimization goals.
Truckers hauling Port of Oakland freight are getting in and out of town faster than ever.
ODFL reported that revenue per day rose 4.2% annually, which it said was due to an increase in LTL revenue per hundredweight that was partially offset by a 5.8% decrease in LTL tons per day.
Airforwarders Association members are investing in their futures through technology enhancements, increasing global footprints, and expanding service capabilities.
As if things were not tough enough for global ocean carriers these days, meeting shippers’ service and contractual expectations continues to decline,according to the third annual shipper [...]
Amazon is not alone in its efforts to get to next-, or one-day shipping. In fact, this development has seen other retailers, in kind, step up their respective games, as well.
Colgate-Palmolive Takes Top Spot, Unilever Joins the "Masters" Category.
Minneapolis, Minn.-based global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson recently announced it has acquired Pescara, Italy-based Dema Service S.p.A. a provider of European [...]
A recent report issued by Fitch Ratings indicates that increased tariffs on bilateral U.S.-China goods trade may result in decreased traffic at certain U.S. ports. However, revenues are not [...]
A December 2019 deadline for adopting new systems for carriers to record truck drivers’ hours of service could cause a short-term blip in capacity as truckers convert to the new system. At [...]
A rare alliance in the ocean cargo industry – comprising shippers, terminals operators, dockside labor and port authorities – has taken form recently in response to problems posed by [...]
Data issued this week by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, continued the ongoing themes of strong volumes and [...]
Commerce reported that April retail sales, at $513.4 billion, fell 0.2% compared to March and were up 3.1% annually. NRF said that April retail sales were down 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis [...]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced legislation with an eye on creating a dedicated revenue source that will direct more than $100 billion over a ten-year period to rebuild crumbling United [...]
Bulk shipping operations could soon return to the Port of Oakland for the first time in 20 years.
While most of the alarm over trade war escalation with China has been expressed by leading U.S. retailers and manufacturers dependent on imports, another prominent voice is being raised by the [...]
Montreal-based Class I railroad carrier CN announced late last week that it has reached an agreement to acquire the intermodal division of Calgary, Alberta-based H&R Transport Limited. [...]
Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, headed up 2.7% annually to 138.4 (January 2005=100), extending a stretch of gains going back to November 2017). This reading is in close range of [...]
On the eve of threatened tariff increases, all three major ocean cargo gateways in California are reporting record container throughput numbers for April.
The theme of tariffs influencing increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports, coupled with rising retail sales, remains fully intact with according to the Port Tracker [...]
The truck-as-a-service market is set to hit $52 billion by 2025. Here’s what shippers need to know about this innovative, digital transportation strategy.
The pace at which we need to apply our logistics and supply chain management decision-making skills is quickening—and it won’t slow down any time soon. Four of our top technology [...]
A recipe for an efficient, responsive and sustainable food supply chain
A financial mechanism that would allocate billions of dollars in already-collected fees targeted to maintain United States-based federal ports and harbors, to be put into use, may be seeing some [...]
In its “U.S. Economic Forecast Flash,” IHS Markit analysts note that first-quarter GDP growth was impressive, but cautions supply chain managers to remain on guard. It was reported at [...]
With a 0.002-cent increase, the national diesel average now stands at $3.171 per gallon. This slight decline follows gains on 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively, over the previous [...]
The driver shortage is causing serious concerns across the industry. But the solution is not just to add more drivers.
“We are at a critical juncture in our cybersecurity journey, as more decision makers in the public and private sector recognize the benefits of investing in next-generation technology [...]
The exponentially growing demand for ecommerce, next-day shipping, special handling and a shrinking labor pool is putting significant pressure on fulfillment warehouses to deliver orders faster [...]
Company officials said this initiative geared towards helping businesses address challenging freight-related problems by bringing together shippers with Convoy’s engineers, data scientists, [...]
Total first quarter intermodal volume movements, at 4,477,728, were down 1.5% annually, following 4.7% and 4.2% annual gains from the third and fourth quarters of 2018, respectively.
XPO Logistics, Inc. recently announced the release of its first annual report on sustainability initiatives, which among other things, addresses sensitivity to organized labor issues.
As the landscape of international trade continues to evolve, DHL Express recently conducted a survey polling U.S. small and medium-sized businesses, including its customers, to capture their [...]
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider announced this week it has formed a new entity, entitled U.S. Xpress Ventures. U.S. Xpress described U.S. [...]
North Carolina Ports has selected the Navis N4 terminal operating system to power its Wilmington and Morehead City port facilities and its inland terminal in Charlotte, NC.
March shipments, at 919,696, were up 6.8% compared to February, which fell 4.1% compared to January and followed an aggregate increase of 5.5% over the previous three months. On a year-to-date [...]
Dun & Bradstreet recently released their Compliance & Procurement Sentiment Report, polling compliance and procurement professionals on their concerns around Environmental, Social and [...]
Companies need to move inventory closer to their customers in anticipation of demand.
In an effort to adapt to current global supply chain demands, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express have established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in [...]
Several new ocean cargo vessel deployment announcements suggest that shippers are reconfiguring supply chains to accommodate uncertainty in the global trade arena.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel.
The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. The two mega-ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released similar news earlier this week.
Earlier this month, The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) published a Best Practice to address issues identified by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in its interim [...]
Atradius, a trade credit insurer based in Amsterdam, recently released a detailed report focused on the performance of 11 key Asian economies, including China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Victor Garcia, president and CEO of San Francisco-based CAI International, a global transportation company offering [...]
Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates is continuing to see interest from its user base in its warehouse execution system (WES) capabilities.
This year’s sixth annual Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling report outlines significant shifts in labeling that are impacting businesses and global supply chains at an unprecedented level.
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, recently christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships representing the largest vessels to have been built in the United States.
While job satisfaction remains the primary reason for today’s logistics managers to stay with one company, salaries are barely keeping pace with inflation. With the aging of the [...]
This month we roll out the findings of Logistics Management’s 35th Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that serves as the foundation of our [...]