Posts tagged with ‘CSA’

  • Business - Transportation
    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over a month into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply chain in 2017, and beyond, making it is vital for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers to keep a pulse on what’s going on in the industry.

  • Business - Transportation
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    2016 Q1 and Q2 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The first and second quarters of 2016 have flown by. As we’re moving into mid-summer, I want to review some the most significant ups and downs in the transportation and logistics industry. In my year-end blog, I shared insights on capacity, housing, auto and legislature. Below you’ll find key highlights from the first six months of 2016, and what to watch out for in the rest of the year.

  • Miscellaneous
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 22nd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Memorial Day this upcoming weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, we’re thinking about what’s hot in the transportation and logistics industry. Although some topics, like cargo theft incidents, may not be a picnic, there are plenty of bright spots highlighted in our TIP List this week, including record-high retail imports and new reefer opportunities. See below for the trends that are heating up!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Trends in Transportation

    - by Transplace

    While no two years are exactly alike, freight transportation in 2015 has been dramatically different than 2014. We aren’t seeing capacity shortages on a broad basis this year like we did in 2014, and while we expect capacity to modestly tighten once peak shipping season kicks in, we do not expect any significant capacity shortages this fall. Last year’s first quarter saw extreme weather issues, and though this year weather conditions weren’t quite as severe, we had to deal with the West Coast port challenges that also impacted domestic transportation. Overall, we had a much better start to 2015 due to more reasonable capacity demand balance.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Top Issues Facing Carriers Today

    - by Transplace

    It’s certainly no secret that there have been a number of regulatory concerns in the trucking industry over the last 5-10 years. This regulatory activity, including HOS adjustments and the electronic log mandate, has very altruistic intentions regarding safety and environmental improvements. However, it has also had a direct impact on the costs and productivity of motor carriers which has translated into a tightening of available capacity for shippers.

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

    Q1 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The first quarter of 2015 has quickly come and gone. Given it was filled with some interesting ups and downs, I want to reflect back on what’s happened. Below you’ll find key highlights from the first three months of the year, which is based on certain economic data driving freight demand as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. I’ll also share what I’ll be watching for in Q2. Now, on to this quarter’s recap.

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

    Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia. The rising cost to produce in Asia, as well as the cost of ocean and air transportation continuously increasing, port congestion and demand on speed to market are all contributing factors. Not only is Mexico becoming a preferred country for manufacturing specific commodities like flat screen TV’s and medical devices, we’re seeing it responsible for a lot of assembly. Even though goods are being made in Asia, those same goods are then assembled in Mexico to then be shipped into the U.S. and Canada.

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