Posts tagged with ‘intermodal’

  • Miscellaneous
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – April 2015

    - by Transplace

    Having concluded our 13th annual Shipper Symposium earlier this week, we noticed many of the current trending topics in the transportation industry that we’ve highlighted below were key themes of debate throughout the event. Over the last month, many of the top stories we’ve seen have us asking where the industry is headed in the near future and over the long term. From the Internet of Things and the future of retail to the capacity crunch and oil prices, there are many burning questions about the future of transportation and logistics! Check out this month’s TIP list below and let us know if you have any bold predictions.

  • Shipper Symposium
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Shipper Symposium 2015 – Day 3 Recap

    - by Transplace

    The final day of the 13th annual Shipper Symposium certainly didn’t disappoint! Attendees got off to a bright and early start (with the help of some strong coffee!) as Frank McGuigan took the stage first to welcome everyone. He took a few minutes to recognize the Transplace Customer Advisory Board (CAB) members, thanking them for all of their years of great service and support, and presented an award to AutoZone recognizing and thanking this customer for 20 years of service. Frank then introduced CEO Tom Sanderson, who also brought Thomas Albrecht, CFA and Managing Director of BB&T Capital Markets, to the stage. Dubbing themselves “Tom and Thom in the Morning,” the duo discussed all things capacity related, including winning and losing transportation modes. A few key takeaways from their conversation included:

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – March 2015

    - by Transplace

    With March Madness coming to an exciting conclusion, we’re taking a quick “timeout” to make sure you’re up-to-date on the most current compelling stories in the transportation industry. The focus of this month’s TIP list is the future – from cyberattacks and new technologies, to a possible radical transformation of the “traditional” supply chain, these articles have us looking ahead and thinking about some very exciting things to come. Read on to discover the trending topics from the past month!

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – February 2015

    - by Transplace

    Want to be in the know on important logistics topics and the latest industry insights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our Transplace TIP List is here to help. We’re continuing our monthly blog post series highlighting the Transportation Industry’s Progression – with the goal in mind to curate a quick, handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation.

    At the heart of February’s TIP List are some exciting trends spanning key verticals such as retail, chemical, manufacturing as well as oil and gas. Read on to see what was trending this past month – and click any of the links to view the full article!

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 2 – Transportation and Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Part two of this series discusses how some important Mexican economic topics are impacting the transportation and logistics industry, and how they’re directly affecting companies doing business there today. Here’s what’s going in the current market, how it’s going to affect both shippers and carriers alike and what to expect in the coming years:

  • Intermodal
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    Transplace Business Units: Opportunity Abounds with Celtic Intermodal

    - by Transplace

    To define it simply, “intermodal” is the combination of more than one mode of transportation, a method of shipping that has been in practice since 1961. However, for many in the transportation industry, intermodal is still a concept that hasn’t been fully explored.

    A few months ago, Transplace partner Celtic International revealed some exciting news – the rollout of Celtic Rail Direct, a collaborative venture with Transplace’s Mexico operations. A door-to-door, seamless double-stack container service that connects all three North American countries; Celtic Rail Direct provides service between U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets in and near Monterrey, San Louis Potosi and Mexico City.

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    Getting In Front Of the Capacity Crunch

    - by Transplace

    Capacity. It’s a word that’s constantly on the minds of shippers. Is there enough capacity available to handle my freight? When will capacity become tight? What strategies can we implement now to prepare for a capacity shortage?

    This past winter left shipments frozen in their tracks, and you didn’t have to be in the Midwest or Northeast to experience the effects. Companies everywhere were left scrambling to secure available capacity to move their backlog of freight and many were unable to receive and make deliveries on time. While things have gone back to normal since the Polar Vortex, shippers know that capacity will once again become tight and will impact their supply chains.

  • Intermodal
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    Innovative Solutions for the Mexican Market: It’s Full Steam Ahead for Union Pacific South of the Border

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of current issues impacting truckload transportation between the U.S. and Mexico, including driver shortages, long wait times and tightened capacity. In order to continue to make rail and intermodal a viable – and economical – option for cross-border transportation, Union Pacific Railroad is focusing on enhancing the safety, velocity and reliability of its rail systems.

    Union Pacific has been investing significantly to support north/southbound volume and gateway access in Mexico. Much of this spending goes toward maintenance and capacity, and the company has also decided to continue investing in double tracking for many of its corridors to add freight capacity – the necessity of which points to strong growth of the Mexican-U.S. gateway.

  • Intermodal
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    “Time is Money” – And Intermodal Can Save You Both

    - by Transplace

    The U.S.–Mexico border is one of the busiest and most economically important borders in the world, with nearly a billion dollars’ worth of goods crossing each day – 80% of which are crossing by truck or train.¹ Driving this trend are manufacturers and CPG companies that are seeking out Mexico as the preferred location for near-sourcing their operations. A growing number of U.S. retailers have begun opening stores in Mexico to grow their customer base and drive profits by capitalizing on the country’s developing middle class.

  • International Logistics
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    Cross-Border Transportation Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

    - by Transplace

    Volatile shipping rates and capacity, uncertain forecasts, limited alternatives and overall speed-to-market needs are driving many companies to near-source operations to Mexico. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when revamping your cross-border strategy in order to effectively do business south of the border.  We caught up with Troy Ryley and Jose Minarro, managing directors for Transplace Mexico, and freshened up some cross-border transportation tips, which originally appeared in Inbound Logistics. Read on for some sound transportation advice!

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