Wed.Oct 20, 2021

Now is Not the Time to Worry About Freight Rates

Trinity Logistics

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a storm of demand for goods that seems like it will never end. The overwhelming demand plus all the disruptions faced equals no chances for supply chains to catch up. As a result, capacity remains tight, and freight rates continue to increase.

The Next 6 Months for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

Back in May, I predicted that, after the sudden shock of 2020, 2021 would be the year when significant supply chain change would kick in. Whilst we are going through a clear turning point, no one could have predicted how severe the volatility of the market would be.


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Southern California: more records broken as vessels at-anchor reaches triple figures

Supply Chain and Logistics

Triple figures is worth reporting, even though we’ve been hearing aboutthis problem for a long time now. And it seems no one will put up the money to do something about it. Opening terminals to 24 hour operation would clearly … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Shipping Supply Chains collaboration container shipping labor relations port governance port management ports supply chain disruption

Logistyx Technologies Talks Parcel Shipping, Holidays, and Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Fleming , President at Logistyx Technologies. In our conversation, Ken spoke about some of the findings from a recent survey Logistyx conducted on cross-border holiday spending, as well as some larger trends around the state of parcel shipping.

Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

Will emissions pledge sound the death knell for LNG as a fuel?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Amazon, IKEA, Unilever– major names in commerce, and major users of ocean shipping. And others as well, they have signed a pledge to make sure their shipping is zero-carbon powered by 2040. That’s a long time away, 20 years; the … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability climate summit LNG power supply chains sustainability technology

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Maersk looks set to cut out freight forwarders to attract larger BCOs

Supply Chain and Logistics

Well, who would have guessed! Once Maersk built out its systems for booking shipments, it’s natural they would be cutting out forwarders. It’s what forwarders have been saying was going to happen for a while. and with Tradelens, Maersk can … Continue reading → Logistics Strategy Supply Chains Shipping intermodal ocean shipping container shipping freight forwarders technology

WorkWave to Exhibit at PestWorld 2021, Highlighting How Its Market-Leading Pest Control Solutions Empower Customers to Grow Their Businesses


Time To Read: 3 minutes. WorkWave will be showcasing its industry-leading products and solutions alongside its recently-acquired companies, Slingshot, Coalmarch, and Real Green. HOLMDEL, N.J. —

‘Synchro-modality’ the key to solving congestion problems at Europe’s ports

Supply Chain and Logistics

And what is this ‘synchro-modality’? Barge operators in Europe are calling for greater cooperation between ocean carriers, port terminals, and barge operators to make sure the goods flow smoothly to and from ships, port terminals and barges. Barges, like containerships, … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains barge transport container shipping cooperation ports supply chains transportation

New Flyer Receives Order from NFTA-Metro for Nearly 150 Battery Electric Buses

NGT News

NFI Group Inc. has announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo, New York (NFTA-Metro) has issued a five-year contract to NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc.,

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index sets new records

Logistics Management

September’s TVI reading—at 229—fell 1% from August. Despite the decline, this still marks the highest reading for any September on record, according to DAT. The TVI hit its all-time high in June, coming in at 237


NetSuite Smashes Barriers to Growth, Announcing New Product Innovations

Supply Chain Brain

Oracle NetSuite, a provider of cloud-business management software, announced a series of new product innovations to help organizations accelerate growth

Hub Group announces acquisition of Choptank Transport

Logistics Management

Hub Group officials said that the purchase price was $130 million and was funded by cash on hand, adding that Hub Group has granted contingent compensation to Choptank’s owners and senior management “to incentivize their retention and drive continued growth of the business.”

5 Books Every Supply Chain Manager Should Read


5 Books Every Supply Chain Manager Should Read Technology has made it easy for us to find resources to stay informed and educated. However, sifting through the enormous amount of resources available to us can be overwhelming.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index turns sets new records

Logistics Management

September’s TVI reading—at 229—fell 1% from August. Despite the decline, this still marks the highest reading for any September on record, according to DAT. The TVI hit its all-time high in June, coming in at 237


Conveying the right solution

Logistics Business Magazine

Japanese engineering specialist Itoh Denki believes it can help integrators and OEMs looking to find intralogistics conveying solutions for the new economy. Logistics Business magazine editor Paul Hamblin reports.

Q&A: Mike Short, president of Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson

Logistics Management

With the company deep into Peak Season, Mike Short, president of Global Forwarding at C.H.

DHL green-lights cargo drone deliveries

Logistics Business Magazine

International express service provider DHL Express , and Pen Aviation , an industry-leading ecosystem provider for Unmanned Automated Solutions (UAS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to commercialise time-critical goods deliveries with unmanned aerial vehicles, leveraging PEN UAS-based solutions.

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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.

Snapshot: Charting CH Robinson’s (reportedly Mærsk-led) M&A reaction

The LoadStar

AR Racking appoints sales director for southern Europe

Logistics Business Magazine

AR Racking , a specialist in industrial storage solutions, has appointed Jimmy Andersson as its new Sales Director for Southern Europe.

Nine major shippers link up for collaborative move to decarbonise shipping

The LoadStar

Nine large shippers have joined the Aspen Institute’s initiative to drive maritime decarbonisation with ambitious targets, but none of the members of cargo owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) is a carrier or fuel producer.

SnapFulfil hires new personnel to meet demand

Logistics Business Magazine

Demand for SnapFulfil ’s functionally rich cloud-based WMS has seen the technology innovator invest £2m in building its team to support growth.

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.

‘Get ready for full UK border controls in January’ is the message to Europe

The LoadStar

UK freight executives are pleading with European exporters to the country to be prepared for full customs declarations at the beginning of next year.

Werma publishes white paper on signal technology

Logistics Business Magazine

Werma has published a free white paper, available for free download, to help understand how important the choice of the right signal is for the safety of everyone in industrial environments.

‘Synchro-modality’ the key to solving congestion problems at Europe’s ports

The LoadStar

Barge owners are calling for port operators to adopt “synchro-modality” to address the congestion crisis plaguing Europe’s box terminals.

Hino Trucks Commemorates Delivery of First Cummins Powered Truck to Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Move Ahead

Earlier this year, Hino announced their intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America by the end of 2021.

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.