Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Maria Haggerty, CEO at Dotcom Distribution, an Edison, New Jersey-based provider of fulfillment and logistics services for premium e-retailers about the many facets of e-commerce and supply chain- and logistics-related impacts they have, with a specific focus on Peak Season and holiday deliveries within the e-commerce supply chain.
Posted on 09/22 at 03:08 AM
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Port of Oakland said today it’s nearly a third of the way through its annual maintenance dredging program for 2015.
Schneider Intermodal, a subsidiary of truckload carrier Schneider National, recently rolled out a new program that provides cross-border Customs clearance and inspection for select commodities originated in the U.S. or Canada destined for Mexico via rail, including peat moss, pet food, soybean flour, and cream substitutes to be inspected in Mexico.
Posted on 09/21 at 01:26 AM
Friday, September 18, 2015
Materials handling automation just may be a big part of the answer to the talent shortage.
Posted on 09/18 at 10:14 AM
Transplace officials said that by bringing M33 Integrated into the fold, it “expands the company’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base.”
Posted on 09/18 at 10:10 AM
Earlier this month, UPS announced it made further inroads in its program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with increased range and performance with the purchase of 125 new technology hybrid delivery trucks.
Posted on 09/18 at 08:40 AM
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Supply Chain Management and Transportation Expert Kevin Zweier urges supply chain managers to take a hard look at how emerging channels and distribution networks are impacting the true costs of doing business.
Rate increases will take effect for FedEx Express U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services, effective January 4, 2016. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. And FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
The much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices (ELD) has been pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the most recent Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
Posted on 09/17 at 10:38 AM