Fri.Jun 26, 2020

Canadian ELD compliance date must be extended

Truck News

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has been involved in consultations with Transport Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) on electronic logging devices (ELDs) for many years and have come out in favor of them on numerous occasions.

Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences


Reverse logistics refer to the complex processes of returning products and purchases from consumers to retailers and third-party liquidators. Reverse logistics is the opposite of typical order fulfillment, but reverse logistics usually includes increased costs for retailers.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 20 -26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Baseball is back! Well, sort of. After a long series of negotiations, Major League Baseball and its players have finally agreed on a format to begin the 2020 season. The season is set to begin in late July and will be condensed to a 60-game schedule with a number of changes from a normal season.

SAP extends open access to SAP Ariba Discovery through the end of 2020

Logistics Management

SAP Ariba Discovery allows any buyer to post immediate sourcing needs and to enable any of the four million suppliers on the Ariba Network to respond with their ability to deliver the goods and services required

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

CARB Adopts Rule Requiring State Transition from Diesel Trucks

NGT News

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted a first-in-the-world rule – the Advanced Clean Truck regulation – that requires truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024.

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ONE to Increase Direct Sailings from China to Southeast Asia

Logistics Manager

Ocean Network Express ( ONE ) has announced two new direct services connecting China and Southeast Asia.

New Gartner survey takes deep dive into global sourcing and supply chain resiliency

Logistics Management

A new survey released this week by global research and advisory company Gartner examines how the trend of moving sourcing and manufacturing operations out of China is on the rise, for global supply chain leaders.

MSC Makes First Ever Avocado Shipment from Colombia to China

Danny Gill

MSC has successfully loaded a first-time shipment of avocados from Colombia to China. Using Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology, 28 tons of the fruit are now being transported from Buenaventura.

Hyliion Launches the Hypertruck Electric Range Extender

Michael Bates

Hyliion Inc., a company that specializes in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, has launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, fully electric powertrain delivering emissions reductions and cost-savings to the global trucking industry.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Humanitarian Logistics Update: Triton aids Doctors Without Borders with branded reefer containers

Logistics Management

Triton International Ltd. has launched special edition refrigerated containers as intermodal billboards to support the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF

House Democrats Seek to Provide Tax Incentives to Renewable Industry

Matthew Mercure

House Democrats have revealed a green tax package that offers tax incentives to the renewable energy industry, for electric vehicles (EVs) and for other environmentally conscious companies, according to recent reporting from The Hill.

AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal declines for week ending June 20

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 201,823—slipped 21.8% annually, and intermodal units—at 255,455—were down 4.4


Electrify America Completes EV Fast-Charging Cross-Country Route

NGT News

Electrify America has completed its first cross-country route, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the U.S.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

2020 Mid-Year Transportation Market Update: What to Know as a Shipper


In its 31st annual State of Logistics Report , the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) summed up the supply chain impact of COVID-19 in one statement: " Th e pandemic, and global measures taken to reduce its further spread, have decimated supply chains, scrambled logistics capabilities, and destroyed huge swaths of demand.".

Siemens eMobility Launches VersiCharge AC Series EV Charger

NGT News

Siemens eMobility has launched the next generation of VersiCharge AC Series electric vehicle (EV) chargers for commercial and residential use.

SITC Sign Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Tianjin Port Group

Danny Gill

SITC International Holdings have signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement of Port and Shipping with Tianjin Port Group.

Work from home supply chain jobs


The lockdowns and restrictions on movements that followed the appearance of Covid-19 have sparked an interest in the work from home topic. Jobs that were previously thought to only be doable in a physical office are now being efficiently done in the comfort of home.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

PLS Logistics Named Top Rail Freight Company by GoodFirms

PLS Logistics

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (June 26, 2020) – PLS Logistics Services, a third-party logistics provider, has been listed as a Top Rail Freight Company by GoodFirms.

The Top Benefits of Automation in a TMS


The need for automation within the supply chain is omnipresent. According to a Visual Capitalist report, up to 61% of supply chain professionals expect capacity requirements to increase over the next year, and automated technologies are on track to become a major force in the market by 2023.

CMA CGM Announces JEDDEX Service Update

Logistics Manager

CMA CGM has announced an update to their JEDDEX service.

Cargolux and Unilode Further Extend Partnership

Danny Gill

Cargolux Airlines International and Unilode Aviation Solutions have announced they have further extended their partnership. The new agreement aims to broaden the scope of cooperation to ensure air cargo customers have access to premium transport and handling solutions to match their requirements.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings Holds 10-year Anniversary Celebration

Logistics Manager

Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co. recently held a 10-year anniversary celebration and donation ceremony in Qingdao.

Maersk Special Project Logistics Navigates COVID-19 Crisis Response

Danny Gill

Maersk Special Project Logistics (SPL) has assisted with the import of 53.3 million N95 facial masks from Asia to North America between April-May 2020. A total of 45 million N95 protective facial masks were delivered to Canadian healthcare service providers in Alberta, Canada and 8.3

Parcel locker and low-cost network operators eye last-mile opportunities

The LoadStar

The sight of FedEx, UPS or DHL delivery vans in residential neighbourhoods could soon be a thing of the past. The dramatic surge in online shopping, triggered by lockdowns to curtail the spread of Covid-19, has generated ample volumes, but margins are undermined by costs on the final mile.

ONE to Increase Direct Sailings from China to Southeast Asia – Logistics Manager

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Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced two new direct services connecting China and Southeast Asia.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.