Fri.Jan 04, 2019

Should Apple’s results worry the air freight market?

The LoadStar

This week Apple slashed its sales forecast in anticipation of a slowdown in iPhone sales. Ti has examined what effect this might have on the air freight market.

Window of opportunity

Automotive Logistics

An optimised warehouse is an asset to the logistics market, but with multiple loading docks where goods are being received and dispatched, the workload of warehouse vehicles needs to be considered.

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

DC Velocity

Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020. Transportation

The Top 10 White Papers of 2018


Today, we wrap up our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Cruise and DoorDash to test autonomous deliveries

DC Velocity

Cruise's self-driving fleet will launch food and grocery delivery with DoorDash in early 2019 in San Francisco, companies say. Transportation

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Heavy-duty truck orders continued slump in December

DC Velocity

FTR, ACT say pattern was expected after busy summer. Transportation

A challenge to the nation’s truck drivers

Fleet Owner

As we head into the New Year, I am issuing a challenge to each and every truck driver to do what they can to improve the fuel economy of the trucks they drive

In-store traffic is down, but not out

DC Velocity

Retailers benefit from last-minute shopping at brick-and-mortar outlets as traffic increases on select holiday shopping days, survey shows. Omnichannel

Crew reported safe after fire breaks out on containership Yantian Express

The LoadStar

Hapag-Lloyd says none of the eight officers and 15 seafarers aboard were injured when fire broke out on one of its container vessels crossing the Atlantic. The carrier said the blaze started in a container on the deck of the 7,500 teu Yantian Express. The fire then spread to adjacent boxes.


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.

Despite economic benefits, new California truck stop draws local opposition

Fleet Owner

After receiving approval from a planning commission, opponents of the travel center sought to stop the project by appealing to the Jurupa Valley City Council, citing increased pollution and its proximity to a high school

Lack of provision for freight in Trans-Pennine rail upgrade a serious mistake

The LoadStar

Beleaguered UK secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling has again been rapped, for reportedly failing to provide for freight traffic on a proposed upgrade to the Trans-Pennine rail corridor. A report in The Guardian claims £3bn will be spent upgrading 76 miles of track.

Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

Automotive Logistics

Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities? The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America.

Supply chain radar: Royal Mail preps for a buyout

The LoadStar

Newton’s third law perfectly applies to Royal Mail (RMG) and private equity – the more RMG falls, testing new record lows almost daily in the past 10 weeks, the higher its appeal for opportunistic financiers backed by private equity capital and large borrowings. They say.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Penske Associates Move to Keep Michigan Teen’s Memory Alive

Move Ahead

Editor’s note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People” series. As we celebrate Penske’s 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

Strong demand keeping spot rates firm as new bunker adjustment fees come aboard

The LoadStar

Asia-Europe ocean carriers from have announced further hikes in their FAK rates this month after successfully pushing through 1 January spot rate increases. Alphaliner said rates on the route “remained firm in December, despite the resumption of the 2M’s AE2/Swan service”.


AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for 2018

Logistics Management

2018 U.S. rail carloads increased 1.8%, or by 238,857 carloads, annually to 13,640,641, compared to 2017’s 13,401,784. Intermodal containers and trailers increased 5.5%, or 751,217 units annually to 14,472,849


Reforming container operations the main focus as K Line enters centenary year

The LoadStar

The president of Japanese carrier K Line has warned employees that increasing trade protectionism is one of the greatest threats to the company.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

November trailer orders fifth-best month in industry history

Fleet Owner

Final trailer orders reached 45,000 units in November, according to ACT Research and FTR. US trailer orders slid sequentially for the second consecutive month, ACT said, but that still makes November 2018 the fifth-highest net order month in industry

Heavy snow and staff shortages freeze cargo operations at Kiev’s airport

The LoadStar

Boryspil Airport in Kiev has reopened for cargo and mail today after a 10-day embargo on shipments. However, forwarders are concerned about its ability to handle high volumes. Turkish Airlines, DHL and Silkway are returning to normal operations after severe congestion prompted the airport to stop taking cargo. A “perfect storm” of labour shortages, heavy snowfall and high volumes of cargo resulted in “serious operational delays”, according to Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and.

Two new STB commissioners are officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, the United States Senate voted to confirm two new Commissioners to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers

Herb Kelleher, the most disruptive innovator in the airline business, dies at 87

The LoadStar

Sad news today: one of the ‘greats’ of aviation has died. Herb Kelleher, founder of the low-cost carrier business – more specifically Southwest Airlines – was the Fred Smith of cheap travel.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Fleet Owner magazine - January 2019

Fleet Owner

Fleet Owner is the information source for trucking, written for middle and upper level managers at commercial truck fleets with five or more vehicles.

Brexit: could Channel ports cope with ‘no deal’?

The LoadStar

It has been much remarked in the past week that mainstream media knowledge of logistics is limited, to say the least. But here is a piece by the BBC on cross-Channel Brexit woes that covers the problems realistically. It quotes (pro-Brexit) forwarder Andrew Baxter from Europa Worldwide explaining how quickly delays will mount; it challenges Jacob Rees-Mogg’s argument that if Southampton can do a customs check in six seconds, why.

Logistica Utrecht

Logistics Business Magazine

The largest logistics show in the Benelux, Logistica is back to a bi-annual cycle. It features a strong IT hall. The post Logistica Utrecht appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine. Shows and Conferences

Seko Logistics moves swiftly along acquisition trail with two strategic buys

The LoadStar

Acquisitive Seko Logistics says it is “ready to talk” to more potential partners, after announcing it had bought customs brokerage and compliance consultancy GoodShip International.

Combined Transport Service to Launch from Dunkerque

Logistics Business Magazine

Greenmodal Transport, a subsidiary of Novatrans, and Dunkerque-Port have joined forces to develop an ambitious and unprecedented combined transport service from Dunkerque.