Tue.Apr 20, 2021

Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Freight Center

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Some deliveries could be as plain and simple as loading dock to loading dock, but some delivery locations have special requirements.

Do You Really Need Two-Day Delivery for Your Online Orders?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There’s a perception among eCommerce companies that today’s customers won’t settle for anything less than two-day delivery for online orders. But is that actually true? Maybe not. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

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AI-based Configuration: The Future of Optimized Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

There’s always been tension with the optimization technologies used for fleets or common carrier transportation.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Weighing truck parking’s NIMBY risk

The Supply Chain Journal

When TravelCenters of America [ NASDAQ: TA ] announced in May 2020 that it had signed a franchise agreement to build a Petro Stopping Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the company and franchisees Brian Graber, Tammy Graber and Rodney Kilgore expected to be opening its doors in the first quarter of this year.

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Canadian Pacific slams CN’s bid to acquire Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) slammed a bid by rival CN ( NYSE: CNI ) to acquire Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ), describing CN’s proposal as “massively complex and likely to fail” because it decreases competition and raises antitrust concerns, according to CP.

What Does FOB Mean In Freight Shipping?

GoShip Blog

The freight shipping industry is saturated with many shipping terms that are sometimes confusing even to experienced shippers. One such term is the FOB acronym, which stands for free (or freight) on board.

News Alert: CN makes nearly $34 billion bid for Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ) has offered to acquire Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) in a cash-and-stock transaction worth $33.7 billion, or $325 per share. CN rival Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) last month announced plans to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for $29 billion. .

CN throws its hat into the ring to acquire KCS, with a $33.7 billion proposed offer

Logistics Management

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Hapag-Lloyd shelling out more than half a billion dollars for containers

The Supply Chain Journal

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 150,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in an effort to combat slow turn times. The cost — about $550 million — represents one of the German ocean carrier’s largest container orders ever. Import surges at U.S.

National diesel average falls for the fourth consecutive week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 0.005-cent decline, the national average now stands at $3.124 per gallon, following a 1.5-cent decline, to $3.129, for the week of April 12, and a 1.7-cent decrease, to $3.144, for the week of April 5, and a 3.3-cent decrease, to $3.161, for the week of March 29

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North Dakota to give Canadian truckers COVID-19 vaccines

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian cross-border truckers based in Manitoba will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines for free in North Dakota starting Wednesday under a joint program with the province and state in the first effort of its kind by governments in the U.S. and Canada. North Dakota Gov.

Staying Safe on the Road

Women in Trucking

Redefining The Road Magazine Safety Driver Perspective

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

CN, Kansas City Southern merger would target competition from trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

A merger between Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ) and Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) would created a formidable opponent for what should be the industry’s largest threat: long-haul trucking, CN executives said Tuesday morning in their pitch to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS).

Watch: The Pandemic’s Impact on Logistics Real Estate

Supply Chain Brain

Melinda McLaughlin, head of global research with Prologis, shares the firm’s research into trends in the creation of order-fulfillment centers in urban locations, in response to the stellar growth of e-commerce

Is Amazon getting into the renewable natural gas business?

The Supply Chain Journal

Amazon’s newly announced ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) agreement with Clean Energy Fuels ( NASDAQ: CLNE ) to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) raises many questions. The big one: Is Amazon getting into the RNG business?

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New York Prize Initiative Offers $85 Million to Enhance Clean Transportation

NGT News

Andrew M. Cuomo says the New York Clean Transportation Prizes initiative has officially launched.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Cannabis logistics is smokin’ hot

The Supply Chain Journal

The stories behind how April 20 became known as “weed day” around the world are as varied as the cannabis products now available. According to Time magazine, the most credible story is that a group of teenagers in 1971 used to meet at 4:20 p.m.

How to Sidestep the Harmful Effects of Port Congestion

Magaya

The recent blockage of the Suez Canal has turned the eyes of the world towards the shipping industry. Industry

Trans-Pacific contract rates slip from peak but still historic

The Supply Chain Journal

Finally, a bit of good news — or at least, less-bad news — for beleaguered U.S. importers. The latest data shows a moderate retreat in the year-on-year increase in long-term contract rates.

Vicinity Motor Secures Purchase Order for Fifteen CNG Buses

NGT News

Vicinity Motor Corp. VMC), a supplier of electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), gas and clean diesel buses, has received a new purchase order from a Canadian provincial public transportation provider for 15 Vicinity buses for a total value of over $6 million. “We

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

Early years. Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. was started in June 1972 as a subsidiary of the Burlington Northern Railroad. At its launch, the company served 10 cities.

Koch Engineered Solutions Investing in Louisiana Renewable Energy Complex

NGT News

Koch Engineered Solutions says two of its companies, Optimized Process Designs (OPD) and Koch Project Solutions (KPS), are supporting Fidelis Infrastructure LP as partners in the execution and implementation of certain components of the Grön Fuels LLC renewable energy complex. The $9.2

IT snags could mean more medical card headaches for drivers, carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Drivers and their employers will be responsible until June 2025 for ensuring medical certifications are properly registered so that state and federal regulators will have enough time to work through IT problems that are holding up a more streamlined compliance system.

Consumers Energy Unveils Plans to Expand Michigan Access to Fast-Charging

NGT News

Over the next three years, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, says it plans to help 200 fast-charging locations – and over 2,000 chargers at homes and businesses – start powering electric vehicles (EVs) across Michigan.

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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.