Skinning the tight-capacity cat

DC Velocity

It's getting rough on the roads for truck shippers. But is a rate hosing foreordained? Transportation

Surviving the Capacity Crunch

PLS Logistics

After this years hurricanes, the new ELD mandate and the ongoing driver shortage, the trucking industry is facing a capacity crunch. The capacity crunch is creating a drastic increase in freight rates. The trucking capacity crunch is making it harder and harder for both shippers and carriers to survive in the industry. trucking capacity

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Wave of new ULCV capacity will put more pressure on Asia-Europe trades

The LoadStar

Firm delivery dates for next month have been agreed for around 225,000 teu of additional container capacity on the Asia-Europe trades, according to new research by Alphaliner. teu capacity due to be delivered this year being pushed back to 2019 appear to have been “incorrect”.

Battle for air freight capacity heats up as investment for freighters eases

The LoadStar

This year looks set to be all about air freight capacity. Demand growth significantly exceeded capacity growth in 2017, and several airlines have said they were on the lookout for more freighter capacity.

Capacity constraints pushing forwarders toward block space air cargo agreements

The LoadStar

Capacity constraints have tilted the balance of power in favour of the airlines, with shippers no longer able to pick up and drop carriers on a whim. And any hopes of carriers increasing available capacity are very unlikely, said one forwarder, who told The.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

Descartes unveils platform giving brokers capacity visibility 2 to 3 days in advance

DC Velocity

Visibility tool leverages MacroPoint unit's driver, fleet connections. Transportation

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Flexport spreads its wings in deal with WGA to gain its own air freight capacity

The LoadStar

Air freight capacity is very much on the minds of forwarders this year – and Flexport, flush from its latest round of funding, has signed a three-year contract with Western Global Airlines (WGA) for a 747-400F.

Capacity crisis (surprise!) hogs the spotlight at TIA annual conference

DC Velocity

Public, private networking chatter focus on the rate pain likely to come. Transportation

Evolution of retail market makes predicting demand for air cargo capacity tougher

The LoadStar

But, as forwarders look to book space through the year to avoid a capacity crisis like last year’s, analysts indicate that demand for air freight may slow slightly. The post Evolution of retail market makes predicting demand for air cargo capacity tougher appeared first on The Loadstar.

Asia-Med trade swamped by cascaded capacity, but east Med remains a beacon of hope

The LoadStar

By next month capacity on the Asia to Mediterranean trade will have increased by almost 20% year-on-year, according to new research from Drewry, as ocean carriers ramp up the cascade of redundant tonnage from North Europe loops.

APL launches premium shipping service as air cargo capacity stays tight

The LoadStar

Air freight shippers on the transpacific trade are increasingly turning to express ocean freight services in response to tight air cargo capacity. The post APL launches premium shipping service as air cargo capacity stays tight appeared first on The Loadstar.

Tight Trucking Capacity has Shippers Turning to Dedicated Transportation

Move Ahead

Industry analysts noted in the Wall Street Journal predict contract rates may rise up to 10 percent in 2018 with shippers looking to lock-in capacity, and they’re not the only ones who think so.

Improving Logistics Management with Capacity Planning and Auto Allocation

Loginext

Under-utilized capacity carries a clear cost which adds to the cost-per-unit carried by the resource. It isn’t feasible to run under-utilized resources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand created due to expectations of on-demand, same, or next day deliveries.

Rising Costs and Lower Capacity in the Domestic Truckload Market

Blue Grace Logistics

2018 is off to a strong start for the economy and manufacturing, but there is a shortage of available truckload capacity on the spot market. More Freight, Less Capacity. Do not let the constraint and capacity of 2018 ruin your budget before it even gets started.

London Thamesport boosts short sea capacity

The LoadStar

The post London Thamesport boosts short sea capacity appeared first on The Loadstar. Dutch-based transport company A2B-online Container B.V. has added a fourth weekly sailing on its service between Hutchison Ports London Thamesport and Moerdijk in The Netherlands.

Capacity Update: What’s Causing Tightening Capacity?

Trinity Logistics

It isn’t ground breaking news that capacity is tight but between Mother Nature’s impacts on the east and west coasts, the new ELD mandate, and the busy holidays, it has been even tougher for asset-based companies and brokers to cover freight. What does this mean for capacity?

UPS' pilots union to survey large shippers to determine if capacity shortfalls hurt service

DC Velocity

High-volume shippers to be polled on UPS' performance, how it stacks up against FedEx, and impact of Amazon. Transportation

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Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

How is capacity assurance a competition? What actions should shippers take to maximize their availability to capacity? What is the role of a 3PL in helping shippers meet their objectives and win this capacity competition? How is capacity assurance a competition?

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Kane is Able

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity. But, the current climate is no walk in the park for carriers either.

P&O Ferries boosts capacity to compensate for lost Scotland-Europe freight link

The LoadStar

In response to the recent demise of Scotland’s only direct maritime ro-ro link with continental Europe, P&O Ferries has announced plans to hike freight capacity on its services between Zeebrugge and Teesport.

4 Reasons To Use A 3PL In Times Of Capacity Crisis

PLS Logistics

It’s not a secret that we are all currently operating in the conditions of the record-breaking capacity crunch. 3PL Capacity CarriersThe crisis has been caused by several factors which we have previously discussed in our blog post , even more so with the ELD mandate finally going into effect on December 18th.

Ultra-tight dray capacity forcing users to pay just to hold trucks

DC Velocity

Users paying fee voluntarily; surcharge is on top of escalating dray rates. Transportation

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?

CH Robinson Logistics

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. What’s causing tight truckload capacity.

Capacity increases may put transpacific container rates under more pressure

The LoadStar

Alphaliner has calculated that capacity between Asia and the US west coast is likely to increase by 8% by July, with. The post Capacity increases may put transpacific container rates under more pressure appeared first on The Loadstar.

Survey: Truck capacity top shipper concern

Fleet Owner

Poll also found that while freight damage declined as a concern, customs clearance became a “roadblock” for international shipments

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

North America Tank Truck Capacity UPDATE: March 2018

Odyssey Logistics

DAT: TL capacity continues to tighten

Fleet Owner

Freight demand keeps outpacing truck supply, load board operator says

More Towing Capacity on Offer with Tow Tractor Range

Logistics Business Magazine

Yale Europe Materials Handling has expanded its tow tractor range with two new models which it says offer greater towing capacities. The post More Towing Capacity on Offer with Tow Tractor Range appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

5 Tips for Surviving (and Possibly Thriving in) a Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

For those who keep a close eye on freight market trends and have lived through past capacity shortages, the signals arrived early this year that the freight market would quickly tighten, and that rates would soon spike. Surviving (and possibly thriving in) a capacity shortage.

Spot load availability jumps 7.6%, capacity tightens

Fleet Owner

The number of loads on the spot truckload freight market surged 7.6% during the week ending March 3 as rates appear poised to rebound, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. Truck posts declined 2% which helped push load-t

Geodis strengthens capacity in East Africa with new Uganda office

The LoadStar

The post Geodis strengthens capacity in East Africa with new Uganda office appeared first on The Loadstar. GEODIS has opened a new office in Kampala, Uganda early last month.

Mazda trebles Thai engine plant capacity

Automotive Logistics

Mazda Motor has added an engine machining operation at its MPMT powertrain factory in Chomburi, Thailand, to increase engine production capacity there from 30,000 to 100,000 units a year. The post Mazda trebles Thai engine plant capacity appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

What Is The Current Status Of Trucking Capacity?

Blue Grace Logistics

A sudden increase in freight demand throughout the United States might put shippers in a difficult position for capacity and price later this autumn. This increase in tonnage will likely mean tightened capacity for the fall. The State of Capacity.

Georgia Ports Authority to Increase TEU Capacity to 10 Million

Logistics Manager

Our goal is to maximize capacity, create jobs and reduce the impact on our local communities.” The post Georgia Ports Authority to Increase TEU Capacity to 10 Million appeared first on Logistics Manager.

Charter market capacity crunch will put a dent in carrier profitability

The LoadStar

Containership charter rates are at a 30-month high on the back of strong demand, and Alphaliner is predicting an “impending capacity crunch”. The post Charter market capacity crunch will put a dent in carrier profitability appeared first on The Loadstar.

Container shipping rates could plunge after Asia-Latin America capacity hike

The LoadStar

Container lines on the Asia-west coast South America tradelane are preparing for a fight for market share, as capacity is set to spike by 18%, year on year. The post Container shipping rates could plunge after Asia-Latin America capacity hike appeared first on The Loadstar.

Demand for spot truckload capacity slows seasonally

Fleet Owner

National average spot van and flatbed rates fell slightly and the refrigerated rate was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 20 despite 3.5% fewer loads and a 4.6% increase in trucks posted, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network

Lufthansa Cargo to market freight capacity of Brussels Airlines

The LoadStar

Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018. The post Lufthansa Cargo to market freight capacity of Brussels Airlines appeared first on The Loadstar.