Posts tagged with ‘freight’

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

    Chassis Shortages Hit Hard: Why Are Shortages Such a Persistent Issue?

    - by Transplace

    As chassis shortages continue to plague a number of U.S. ports, perhaps even threatening the holiday shipping season, it’s important to understand all of the factors impacting these issues and consider the huge effect they have on shippers, carriers and consumers.

    Fundamental changes in recent years to the ownership and management of chassis have significantly contributed to the ongoing problem of shortages. These changes include a complete shift from the traditional model in which the ocean carriers that owned or leased containers managed all of their own chassis, to chassis pool operators and equipment leasing companies taking the role of third parties that own, lease and maintain the entire supply.

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

    The Bottom Line? Benchmarking Is Where It’s At

    - by Transplace

    As the end of 2014 nears, many may find themselves evaluating results from this year and planning new goals for the upcoming year. For shippers, an important yearly goal is to optimize cost-effective procurement efforts in the freight marketplace. One way is by benchmarking your organization against the market to create an action plan that can put you in a better position to control accessorial costs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Capacity Services
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    Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Broker: Part 1

    - by Transplace

    Our first of 3 posts on how to get more out of your freight broker has us asking: How do you know when you’ve found the right freight broker? Getting a deal on price is always a good thing, but there’s more to shipping than just price — you need to find a carrier that understands your specific business priorities and needs.  Rather than just negotiating the terms of a transaction between you and the carrier, a good broker will partner with you to learn exactly how your business works, then deliver fast and efficient service solutions that match your specific needs.

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