Wed.Dec 05, 2018

All or nothing attitude discourages adoption

Fleet Owner

Advocating change with an all-or-nothing approach likely inhibits discussion with fleets that have to work through the real-world challenges and still stay in business and maintain profitability

Key LTL Shipping Trends for 2019

GoShip Blog

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has experienced substantial growth in 2018 and is projected to progress into 2019. According to sources, LTL is expected to reach $40 billion in value at the end of 2018.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics.

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

What a difference a year makes. Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities?

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

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DHL Express kicks off Operation Holiday Cheer

DC Velocity

For the 15th straight year, logistics provider will deliver Christmas trees, letters, decorations and gifts to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas, company says. Transportation

2018 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are in the books, and we are in the full swing of the holiday shopping, and shipping, season. Over the years, as e-commerce has grown and retailers are shipping more packages than ever before, holiday logistics has become a make or break area for these companies. The nightmare of 2013, and the roughly two million packages that were delivered late, still looms large in the minds of retailers, […].

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Trump Tariffs May Be The Catalyst For A Stock Correction


Economists differ on how much blame the Smoot-Hawley tariffs deserve for the Great Depression. They also disagree on how much credit President Franklin Roosevelt deserves for the Reciprocal Tariff Act, which put the U.S. on a path to lower tariffs. One thing appears certain.

CMA CGM lists ocean capacity on Freightos

DC Velocity

Online freight marketplace opens carrier's lanes to smaller shippers, firms say. Transportation

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

Material Handling and Logistics

The new gadgets are already showing lucrative returns, improving productivity by 25% and processing capacity by 30

Kroger and Walgreens expand one-stop shop pilot program

DC Velocity

Walgreens to test Kroger Express service at stores in Kentucky, building on convenience, click and collect services, companies say. Strategy

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

YRC Worldwide rolls out HNRY Logistics subsidiary

Logistics Management

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said this week it has launched a new entity through the meshing of its LTL network with a freight brokerage and customer-facing transportation management system (TMS

German OEMs meet Trump amid tariff confusion

Automotive Logistics

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW executives have this week outlined a series of planned investments in the US to administration officials, after meeting with President Donald Trump.

Cargolux sticks with Champ as it develops its core cargo platform

The LoadStar

Cargolux has moved to correct media reports that it has ended ties with its joint-venture IT platform Champ. Cargolux says that for all its core cargo IT requirements it will continue to use Champ, owned with Sita, which is focusing on its core cargo platform, CargoSpot.

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New Penske-Branded Classroom Debuts at Western Tech College in El Paso, Texas

Move Ahead

Penske Truck Leasing recently took part in a ceremony at Western Technical College’s Plaza Campus in El Paso, Texas, to introduce a new Penske-branded classroom. The opportunity came about after the company had signed a major customer in the area.

Four trophies for The Loadstar specialists at Seahorse journalism awards 2018

The LoadStar

The Loadstar is celebrating today after it won four gongs at the Seahorse Awards for Journalism last night, including International Editor of the year and Air Cargo Journalist of the year. The Loadstar also won runner up awards in both the News, and Feature Journalist of the year categories.

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Succeeding in a fast-growing segment of a tight labor market

Fleet Owner

There's opportunity for trucking growth in the current economy, but scarcity of workers and drivers can be a roadblock. Arizona-based Insearch Corp. is finding the right formula that includes family, long-time workers, the right equipment, in-house maintenance, and constant hiring efforts

CMA CGM first container line to sign up with Freightos online booking

The LoadStar

CMA CGM has become the first container line to be listed on booking platform Freightos, allowing direct digital sales, booking and shipment management.

Christmas tree haul to Wall Street a feat for any fleet

Fleet Owner

Tough trucks, a skilled team, and a mighty tree aged many years are needed to make the New York Stock Exchange's Christmas tree happen

New automated e-commerce facility in New Jersey a milestone for DHL

The LoadStar

DHL expects its new e-commerce facility in New Jersey to be the bedrock for growth in its B2C delivery division over the next decade. Located in Avenel, the 200,000 sq ft facility has capacity to process 40,000 shipments an hour, some 60% more than an equivalent-size non-automated facility.

Transportation Data Monitor

Material Handling and Logistics

CAS Data Logger has introduced the TDL110 Transport Data Logger from Bosch for monitoring and recording data during transportation and storage of sensitive items

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Demand surge on the transpacific calms as G20 deal eases tariff hike fears

The LoadStar

Transpacific ocean carriers have deployed an extra 22 loaders from China to the US since the middle of October, according to Alphaliner data, adding some 177,000 teu of capacity.

Mercedes-Benz takes to rail to move cars to China

Automotive Logistics

Russia’s railway monopoly RZD has delivered the first batch of finished Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Bremerhaven, in Germany, to Chongqing in China.

U.S.-China trade truce buys supply chain managers a little more time

Logistics Management

While President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to a truce in the US-China trade war for a period of 90 days, many Pacific Rim supply chain managers may still feel they are living on borrowed time

Gefco edges nearer flotation

Automotive Logistics

Gefco has reaffirmed it is looking to make a public offering on the Euronext Paris stock exchange in 2019. Russian Railways, which has a majority stake in the transport and logistics provider, said it was considering a partial reduction of its 75% stake to below 50%.

Construction spending maintains year-over-year gains through October

Fleet Owner

Construction spending edged lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure p

U.S. Dept. of Treasury Task Force issues report to help remedy financial outlook for USPS

Logistics Management

The U.S. Department of Treasury this week issued a Task Force report on the USPS, entitled “United States Postal System: A Sustainable Path Forward,” which it said provides a series of recommendations to overhaul the USPS business model in order to return it to sustainability and not shift additional costs to taxpayers

Jasper offers expanded Chrysler 5.7L HEMI V8 product line

Fleet Owner

A Jasper redesigned piston has 40% stronger compression lands compared to OE first generation design, for reduced ring heat and improved ring sealing

Market Insight: private equity shows how it is done, with EV Cargo

The LoadStar

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Travel Time Forecast Infographic

Logistics Management

Combining traffic speed insight with highly localized weather forecast data to help more accurately predict travel time

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Maersk unveils ambitions to be operating a zero-emission fleet by 2050

The LoadStar

Maersk Line today announced it has drawn up plans for its shipping fleet and related logistics operations to emit no CO2 by 2050.

Intralogistics 4.0: Energy Supply of Shuttle Systems

Logistics Business Magazine

Conductix-Wampfler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of systems for the transmission of energy and data to mobile machinery and equipment, says it is “bringing movement to Intralogistics 4.0”

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Lufthansa Cargo takes minority share in digital booking platform

The LoadStar

Lufthansa Cargo has stepped up its cooperation with digital booking platform, acquiring a minority share in the Berlin-based company. Founded in 2017, has developed a platform for booking and marketing air cargo capacity, and offers dynamic spot rates.

Transportation Management 2018: Navigating the new realities

247 Customs Broker

Mike Duggan joins TVS Asianics to head air freight operations

The LoadStar

Air freight executive Mike Duggan has joined Asian logistics service provider TVS Asianics. He joins the company at its Singapore headquarters in January, where he becomes senior vice president global airfreight. He will intitially focus on Europe to Asia tradelanes.

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All U.S. West Coast Ports will bear the brunt of tariffs

247 Customs Broker

A potential U.S.-China China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at California’s third largest ocean cargo gateway so far. In fact, the Port of Oakland is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018. .