Mon.Jul 26, 2021

U.S. Government Intervention in Shipping: Will It Change or Keep the Status Quo?

MTS Logistics

The current global disruption in the container shipping sector has understandably placed significant strain on many shippers. And, just as understandably, this has resulted in increased political pressure to do something to alleviate the current shipping situation. Presently in the U.S.,

Select Energy Services Invests in an AI-Powered Driver Safety Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Select Energy Services’ Fluids Handling Group Operates as Tidal Logistics. Select Energy Services, a leading provider of water and chemical solutions, has a fleet of roughly 2,000 trucks nationwide.


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Electric vehicle maker Tesla reports first quarterly billion-dollar profit

The Supply Chain Journal

Tesla Inc. NASDAQ: TSLA ) reported its first quarterly profit exceeding a billion dollars in the second quarter as growing vehicle sales soared past the money-making sale of pollution credits the electric vehicle maker has relied upon to post positive results. Earnings of $1.45

Air Products and Cummins Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Deployments

NGT News

Under a new memorandum of understanding, Air Products and Cummins Inc are working together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Inside story on Uber Freight’s $2.25B acquisition of Transplace

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking to Uber Freight’s Bill Driegert about the inside story on the blockbuster $2.25B acquisition of Transplace. Refraction AI’s Luke Schneider tells us how his robots plan to take over last mile delivery.

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Port of Savannah sets another record, but growth seen slowing

The Supply Chain Journal

After reporting another record fiscal year of volume growth, the Port of Savannah’s near-term encore is likely to be somewhat muted.

Electric Vehicle Sales Grow 200 Percent Year over Year

NGT News

While the U.S. automotive market has experienced growth this year in nearly every vehicle segment, Kelley Blue Book reports no segment is growing more quickly than electrified vehicles, defined as the combined total of electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

TCA, LaunchIt Public Relations targets trucking industry image with new campaign

The Supply Chain Journal

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is launching a new trucking image campaign and is partnering with LaunchIt Public Relations to develop the program.

Piedmont Natural Gas Purchases S.C. CNG Fueling Station

NGT News

Piedmont Natural Gas has purchased a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Greer, S.C., from Spire CNG Inc. The facility is Piedmont’s twelfth CNG fueling station in the company’s three-state service territory and its fourth in South Carolina. Located at exit 60 off Interstate 85, near S.C.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

If coal is dead, then why are ships so full of it?

The Supply Chain Journal

Amid all the talk of global warming, climate change-induced catastrophes, decarbonization and green finance, the global trade in “dirty” coal is enjoying an ironic renaissance.

NFI Group Contracted for Additional Calif. Fleet of Electric Buses

NGT News

NFI Group Inc’s New Flyer of America Inc. subsidiary has contracted with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for 10 zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot transit buses. OCTA serves nearly 40 million passengers per year in 34 cities within Orange County, Calif.

JAXPORT’s container and vehicle volumes ‘strong’ fiscal year-to-date

The Supply Chain Journal

Container and vehicle volumes at the port in Jacksonville, Florida, have been “strong” fiscal year-to-date, with vehicle volumes nearing pre-pandemic levels.

Randy Larkin to Lead Sales for Galileo Compression USA

NGT News

Galileo Compression USA is adding Randy Larkin to its team as the vice president of sales.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

TFI reports remarkable turnaround of UPS Freight in Q2

The Supply Chain Journal

TFI International ( NYSE:TFII ) handily beat analysts’ expectations in the second quarter as the Canada-based trucking and logistics company’s U.S. LTL division — formerly UPS Freight — achieved a remarkable level of performance. TFI reported adjusted net income of $137.2 million, or $1.44

June DAT Truckload Volume Index reflects how capacity is not keeping up with demand

Logistics Management

Streak is over: DOE/EIA diesel price declines

The Supply Chain Journal

The benchmark Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration diesel price fell Monday for the first time in more than 12 weeks, even as wholesale and commodity prices last week soared after a Monday collapse. A decline of 0.2

Some more feedback on the Uber Freight-Transplace deal

Logistics Management

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s supply chain transformation accelerates with Ryder deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The transformation of the Bed Bath & Beyond ( NASDAQ: BBBY ) supply chain is taking the next step with an agreement with Ryder System ( NYSE: R ) announced Monday.

5 Last-Mile Trends to Have on Your Radar

Logistics Management

Keeping your business successful in the last mile involves paying attention to what constitutes a triumphant last-mile experience and what differentiates the leaders from the laggards

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Rail Roundup: Tech tools to locate railcars, forecast port volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Efforts to improve supply chain visibility are ongoing among freight transportation stakeholders. Here are two initiatives announced in July: Nexxiot and TransRail Innovation Group to roll out railcar locator technology in North America.

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LM Podcast Series: Top IANA executive Casey assesses intermodal marketplace

Logistics Management

During this podcast, Joni Casey, President and CEO of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), provides an overview of intermodal market trends and conditions

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Minneapolis goes ahead and enacts sweeping truck parking restrictions

The Supply Chain Journal

After looking like it might back away from what amounted to a ban on truck parking on the streets of Minneapolis, the city’s legislative body last week went ahead and did just that for bigger vehicles.

enVista Named as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner 2021 Market Guide for Freight Payment

Logistics Management

Gartner says, “The freight audit and payment landscape is changing due to increased e-commerce, technology developments, security concerns and volatility in the transportation industry,” in its 2021 Market Guide for Freight Audit and Payment Providers

Port of Corpus Christi reports record tonnage for LNG, agricultural goods

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Corpus Christi logged record results during the first six months of the year, reporting it moved more than 80 million tons of cargo.

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How to Use Cloud Technology to Revolutionize Parcel Shipping

Logistics Management

Learn how your business could benefit from cloud-based shipping software

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.