Fri.Apr 16, 2021

What causes freight markets booms and busts?


Like the broader economy and other markets such as real estate, the freight market experiences periodic ups and downs – booms and busts.

3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen. Viveka (Vivica) von Rosen and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 keys to LinkedIn success. Vivica is the co-founder of a company that teaches people to use LinkedIn to help salespeople create more qualified and quality conversations.

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SEKO Logistics increases presences in Baltimore and Charlotte

Logistics Management

Taking steps to expand its United States facilities footprint, Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider and global freight forwarder SEKO Logistics said this week it has opened two new East Coast-based regional distribution hubs in Baltimore and Charlotte

More long-haul drivers eyeing final mile

The Supply Chain Journal

While the country shut down for the pandemic, the trucking industry shined. The current market was the light at the end of the tunnel: high volume, high rates and increased compensation for drivers.

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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!

April Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up-to-date with the latest conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics. Imported Volumes. Did anyone else think the pictures of the stuck Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal looked like someone put a fishing boat in a bathtub?

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Sustaining machines – logistics and autonomous systems

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. This article is adapted from a presentation given at the Williams Foundation seminar on ‘Next Generation Autonomous Systems’ delivered in Canberra in April 2021. The popular discussion on autonomy in warfare is constrained to either describing the advantages of introducing autonomous systems for ‘dull, dirty and dangerous’ work, or articulating the limitations of their use (including ethical limitations).

Port of Savannah container moves jumped 48% in March

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s definitely not just West Coast ports touting record after record. Georgia’s Port of Savannah just reported an all-time high: 498,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container throughput in March, up 48% year on year.

Building a small fleet that's a destination for the best – Alabama-based Brian Lindley's LB3

Overdrive Online

Hear what brought this owner in less than ten years from hauling chicken litter with an old daycab to a 20-truck, 40-reefer-trailer fleet, two of whose drivers were No. 1 and 2 in their state's driver of the year awards for 2021. Overdrive Radio


Second-quarter truckload volumes resemble peak Fourth of July demand (with video)

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s only two weeks into the second quarter, and the volume demands within the North American truckload market resemble the peak demands of July Fourth.

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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.

How 0G Network Sensors Protect the Vaccine Cold Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The low-cost, low-power wireless network can significantly reduce the risk of temperature excursion, especially in developing nations

Shipments up, freight spend way up — Cass reports

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight expenditures surged with another step higher in volumes, according to March data released by Cass Information Systems ( NASDAQ: CASS ) on Friday. The Cass Freight Index posted cycle highs with the expenditures’ subindex displaying a new record. The proxy for freight payments was 27.5%

Supply and Demand Vlog: Analysts Predict Driver Shortage will Hinder Supply Growth

CH Robinson Logistics

Through the rest of 2021, supply chain analysts expect the growing demand for transportation to outstrip the available supply of trucks. Because there are many influences on supply and demand, correcting this situation isn’t as simple as carriers adding more equipment to their fleet.

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FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

The beginning. Emery Air Freight was founded in 1946 by John Colvin Emery, Sr. Emery, a U.S. Navy veteran, had gained experience in air transportation services while in the Navy.

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.

An Overview of Autonomous Vehicles

MTS Logistics

The transportation of individuals and goods plays an important role in the economy. The recent technological advancements in the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) are predicted as the next revolution in mobility and the transportation sector.

Amazon to test white-glove delivery service of furniture, appliances

The Supply Chain Journal

While Wayfair ( NYSE: W ) and Amazon ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) dominate the online furniture market — with a collective 63% of market share at the end of 2019, according to data analytics firm 1010data — home delivery and setup remain the domain of specialized “white-glove” services.

Lightning eMotors, Leader Emergency Vehicles Partner to Electrify Ambulances

NGT News

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group Inc. say they are co-developing zero-emission, all-electric ambulances with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a REV Group subsidiary.

Consumers take a breather, freight volumes push higher

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers).

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.

Tidewater Selects Topsoe’s H2bridge Technology to Produce Renewable Diesel

NGT News

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.,

Trevor Milton loses billionaire status as Nikola stock hits 52-week low

The Supply Chain Journal

As Nikola Corp. NASDAQ: NKLA ) sunk to a 52-week low this week, founder and former Executive Chairman Trevor Milton lost his paper billionaire status.

IKEA Canada Electrifies Last-Mile Delivery Fleet with Lion6 Trucks

NGT News

Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, says its proposed business combination partner, The Lion Electric Co.,

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow. A weak storm is forecast to develop along the New England coast through Friday, which will bring rain to coastal areas and anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of snow to inland regions.

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.

Electric Vehicle Profitability Linked to Technology Improvements, Regulations

NGT News

Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) continue to show strong growth within the automotive sector.

Kansas City Southern bullish on late-2021 volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Although Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) executives were tight-lipped about how operations might look should it succeed in merging with Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ), the railroad was upbeat Friday about its volume expectations for 2021.

Hexagon Agility Secures Additional CNG Truck Order

NGT News

Hexagon Agility, a business of Hexagon Composites, signed a master services agreement in June 2020 with a global logistics customer to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Drilling Deep: The scattered factoring business might become a lot more unified

The Supply Chain Journal

The factoring business has always been highly fragmented. But on this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, Marius Silvasan, the CEO of eCapital Corp., talks about his own acquisitions in the sector and why he thinks it is an industry ripe for consolidation.

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.