Wed.Nov 07, 2018

A Senior Leader’s Take on TMS Implementations

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the major trends driving TMS implementations is the technology’s proven ROI. Primarily, a TMS can save companies money by lowering their freight spend. An ARC survey on the ROI of TMS found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 8 percent with the use of a TMS application, a 2 percent improvement from the last time ARC surveyed TMS users. Of these savings, 60 percent of users indicated that less than 10 percent […].

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018


LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

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Warehousing and logistics firms open Cool Port Oakland

DC Velocity

Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises launch temperature-controlled food storage and transportation facility at California's Port of Oakland. Transportation

UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote


The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract. As of October 25, the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating committee has received its last best offer from UPS freight. Voting on the contract will be happening throughout this week starting November 7.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

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Businesses need creative data sources to apply effective AI, speaker says.

DC Velocity

Best results will come from unexpected places, IBM exec tells 3PL conference. Technology

The time is now for Congress to finally get moving on transportation infrastructure

Logistics Management

With the election now concluded, it is time for members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to truly roll up their sleeves and make some inroads on the transportation infrastructure front

Industry questions new box ship blockchain network

The LoadStar

Yesterday’s announcement that five shipping lines and four terminal operators are to form a consortium to develop a Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has raised more questions than it answered.

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models.

Best fleets don’t play games when recruiting drivers

Fleet Owner

The serious professionals, who are looking for a place to build a career, walk past the circus shows and look for companies with real information about the job and potential


New ConFoot Product Aims For Effective SOLAS Provision

Logistics Business Magazine

ConFoot Ltd is introducing the latest addition to its product line, which it says will make it much easier to observe SOLAS regulations quickly and effectively. SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations require containers to be weighed accurately before vessel loading.

International launches CV Series of Class 4-5 trucks

Fleet Owner

The OEM is also looking to attract small businesses and larger fleets that are already customers of International’s MV and LT Series trucks

Diesel average drops for third straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 1.7 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.338, following last weeks 2.5-cent decline and the previous week’s 1.4-cent drop


Kenworth W990: What's with the gaiters?

Fleet Owner

In the American Civil War, some soldiers wore gaiters, a protective legging that would keep rocks and dirt out of boots (or brogans, if you've ever heard that word) that were often only ankle-high. Some WWI GIs had "puttees," which work similarly.


Cargotec subsidiary Hiab Acquires Effer Cranes

Logistics Manager

Cargotec subsidiary, Hiab recently completed the acquisition Italy-based crane manufacturer Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group. The signing of the transaction was officially announced on July 31 st 2018.

Spot truckload rates fall even as capacity tightens

Fleet Owner

The demand for trucks, combined with lower fuel prices, helped slow recent declines in the national average spot van rate

JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

Automotive Logistics

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25.

Truck and trailer production expected to grow in 2019: FTR

Fleet Owner

North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units in 2019, up 8% year over year, according to FTR's latest forecast

Record Q3 boosts Expeditors earnings, with air freight business the breadwinner

The LoadStar

US freight forwarder Expeditors has reported an 18% jump in nine-month revenues, pushing up net earnings 36%, despite carriers looking to take advantage of tight capacity.

Despite fresh talk on infrastructure, ballot-measure failures show it's an uphill battle

Fleet Owner

Even before all the ballots across the country are counted, talk of a possible bipartisan infrastructure bill has became a popular topic. President Trump spoke of the possibility of working with the new Democratic majority in the House, and Rep.


CargoLogicAir Transport Elite Racing Horses across the Atlantic

Airfreight Logistics

CargoLogicAir , the British all-cargo airline and the U.K.s only main-deck cargo airline, recently showed their expertise in live animal transportation when the flew elite racehorses from the United States to Europe aboard two Boeing 747 freighter flights.

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Russian tax hike to fund higher outbound subsidies

Automotive Logistics

Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Kozak, has announced plans to raise the utilisation fee on imported vehicles by 30%, to help fund an increase in the subsidies provided to export projects in the automotive sector.

project44 and Oracle Transportation Management partner up for multimodal integration

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, said that its advanced visibility offerings are now available within the Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.4.2 or higher

ZIM and MSC joint Black Sea service will continue during 2018-19

The LoadStar

ZIM and MSC are pleased to announce that the joint Black Sea Service, to meet agricultural season demand, will continue during 2018-19. The post ZIM and MSC joint Black Sea service will continue during 2018-19 appeared first on The Loadstar. Company News Sea Black Sea MSC Zim

Making the Case: Total Material Handling Fleet Optimization

Logistics Management

While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making

BITO Lets The Cat Out Of The Kit Bag

Logistics Business Magazine

BITO Storage Systems has supplied Leicester Tigers with a fleet of match day logistics containers as part of kit logistics solution, which has dramatically improved logistics operations from the Rugby Union club’s Oval Park training ground.

A Phone Call, A Gambit And The Art Of The No Deal

The LoadStar

The Heisenberg writes: “The timing of the October selloff in U.S. equities left something to be desired if you’re a Republican on Capitol Hill.


Toyota Veteran Joins UniCarriers Europe Top Management

Logistics Business Magazine

Mitsubishi subsidiary UniCarriers Europe has hired Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President (EVP) Sales & Marketing. He succeeds the retiring Bengt Kristiansson and will take over fully after a handover phase on 1 January 2019.

Carriers still weighing up pros and cons of scrubbers vs switch to low-sulphur fuel

The LoadStar

The decision on whether to invest in scrubber technology on containerships, ahead of the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on 1 January 2020, has resulted in ocean carriers adopting a “polarised” approach, according to an Alphaliner survey.

Crossbelt Sorter Playing Vital Role at Chinese Shoe Producer DC

Logistics Business Magazine

Chinese shoe producer Aokang has put into operation its new distribution centre in Shanghai, in which Interroll’s vertical crossbelt sorter plays a vital role. Our idea was to create a distribution centre that benefits as much as possible from automated solutions, so as to maximize efficiency.

Sky Lease Cargo 747-400F goes off runway at Halifax, causing significant damage

The LoadStar

Sky Lease Cargo, sister company of now-defunct Centurion Air Cargo, suffered a runway excursion in Halifax this morning. Its only 747-400F, inherited from Centurion, veered off the end of the runway, causing five crew members to suffer minor injuries. They are now being treated in hospital.

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Automated Deep Freeze Warehouse for German Potato Producer

Logistics Business Magazine

SSI Schaefer has engineered a fully automated deep-freeze warehouse for Aviko Germany. Deep-freeze logistics places huge demands on space utilization, performance, availability, and energy efficiency.

All ‘door-to-door’ combinations now available on Twill

The LoadStar

Twill, a digital shipping company with a mission to remove the barriers and reduce complexity of international trade, has announced that all ‘door-port-port-door’ combinations are now available on its online platform.