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The warehouse of the future

Fri, 18 Aug 9200 15:34:36 +0000

Consumers expect a lot when they shop online, frequently opting for next day delivery. In 2017, one Amazon customer was impressed when a product was delivered in under 15 minutes.

Land O’Lakes gets on board with Uber Freight to lock in Texas-based capacity

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Faced with challenges securing capacity, Land O' Lakes teamed up with Uber Freight to take a technology-based approach to overcome previous issues.

July retail sales turn in solid performance based on Commerce and NRF data

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

The Department of Commerce reported that July retail sales, at $507.5 billion, were 0.5% ahead of June’s $504.9 billion and up 6.4% compared to July 2017. NRF reported that July retail sales, which exclude sales from automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, headed up 0.4% compared to June and were up 4.9% annually on an unadjusted basis.

Case Study: How LightBulbs.com Doubled Shipping Throughput During Peak Season Without Adding Staff

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Paul McLellan, President of LightBulbs.com, shares how the company's logistics operations created an integrated shipping and dimensioning solution that enables the online superstore to absorb sudden, large spikes in shipping volume–without adding additional staff.

Cargomatic announces closing of $35 billion in Series B financing round

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Cargomatic announced yesterday it has closed a $35 billion Series B financing round.

Cass Freight Index points to strong shipments and expenditure gains in July

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Through July, the most recent month for which data is available, freight shipments and expenditures have now seen annual gains for 19 and 22 months, respectively, the report said.

AAR reports annual carload and intermodal gains for the week ending August 11

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Carloads, at 271,718, were up 1.8% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers increased 3.8% annually to 285,169.

Port of Oakland project seen as key to future about to begin

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway at the Port of Oakland begins this fall.

POLA and POLB volumes are mixed in July

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

POLB reported that total monthly volume, at 688,457 (TEU) Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, was off 4.4% annually, compared to July 2017, and POLA officials heralded the best July in the port’s history, with 833,568 TEU, which was up 4.6% annually, topping July 2017, which was the previous July high. What’s more, July 2018 marked the fourth highest-volume month in the port’s history.

Port of Long Beach teams with GE Transportation to optimize supply chain

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:21:16 -0400

Southern California’s shippers seeking to “optimize” their dockside operations were given more good news by GE Transportation last week as the company announced that it had launched a pilot project with the Port of Long Beach.

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