Logistics Focus: Going Sky High In Chicago

8/7/18 11:02 AM
 

Home to nearly 3 million people, Chicago is one of the busiest cities in the United States. And with record-level congestion on the streets and limited freight capacity, it’s also one of the most difficult markets to manage a complex logistics project.

For LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a supply chain solutions provider based out of Tulsa, OK, finding the right asset-based partners is the key to success. When LynnCo was tasked with managing the supply chain for a high rise development in the city’s bustling downtown, they knew the project’s logistics would be particularly challenging.

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Topics: Video Testimonial, Supply Chain, Case Study

International Update: Carrier Capacity & Space Availability

8/2/18 9:35 AM

For the past 3 years the ocean carriers operating in the Transpacific and Indian Subcontinent Trade Lanes have made attempts on the first day of each month and again on the 15th day of the month to try and pass through rate increases to help them recover from years of unprofitability. The newly formed alliances that were finalized in 2017 helped them recover to a point where the carriers collectively recorded a year of profitability. That still left them with years of negative numbers to recover from.

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Topics: International, Tariffs

Still More Tariff Increases Coming?

7/25/18 9:26 AM

Yet another round of tariff increases are being planned, which will add 10% duty to more than 6000 HTS#'s, affecting $200 Billion in new products. In scanning through the listing of tariff codes, there are a LOT of products affected, from foods to handbags to wood/paper products, fabrics, yarns, tile, glass, lots of additional iron/steel/aluminum products, various machinery, pharmaceuticals, in addition to televisions and bicycles. Please review the full listing at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf. These could go into effect as soon as September 2018.

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Topics: International, Tariffs

4 Ways To Handle Rising Freight Rates & Shipping Costs

7/24/18 10:17 AM

Pushed by a growing economy and driver shortage, increasing freight rates have been on most shippers' minds lately. In truth, rates, particularly in the truckload segment, have been on everyone's minds for quite a while now.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Truckload, LTL

Tariffs, Trade Wars & The Supply Chains Caught In The Middle

6/29/18 2:21 PM

Few things make international shippers more worried than threats of tariffs and trade wars. And today, these topics are clearly at the top of business minds around the world.

In addition to the ongoing renegotiation of the North America Freed Trade Act, the future of international trade is up in the air. On an almost daily basis, new tariff announcements are being made by nearly every major economic power. 

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Topics: International, Importing, exporting, Tariffs

Chinese-Origin Tariffs Effective July 6, 2018

6/15/18 9:14 AM

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Topics: International, Tariffs

One Carrier's Approach To The Driver Shortage: Listen. Communicate. Nurture. Grow.

5/24/18 9:43 AM

Buoyed by a host of factors, including an aging workforce, growing regulations and freight demand, the national driver shortage continues to dominate industry discussions. The American Trucking Associations estimates that the number of unfilled positions will exceed more than 176,000 unfilled positions by 2026.

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Topics: Careers, Recruiting, Drivers

How Inland Ports Yield International Supply Chain Benefits

4/27/18 8:03 AM

The growth of the globalized economy has led to more supply chains that rely on importing and exporting through the nation's busy seaports. This increase in international business, however, has also led to increased supply chain costs as a result of cargo congestion and capacity constraints around the seaports. Adding to the issue, fewer drivers are available to move containers long distances inland to shipper destinations, which can lead to delays.

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Topics: Intermodal, International, Shipping Tips, Importing, exporting

How Your Carrier Can Help You Ship Green

4/19/18 8:58 AM

3 Ways To Reduce Supply Chain Environmental Impact

Together, shippers and carriers can significantly reduce a supply chain's impact on the environment. Knowing which questions to ask of your carriers and how to identify service providers with a green mindset may not always be clear though. Consider these three factors when looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint with the help of your carriers.

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Topics: Environment, Shipping Tips

How To Unlock Cross-Border Capacity With Freight Transloading

3/30/18 8:00 AM

In February, we discussed solutions that can help shippers navigate the freight capacity crunch currently felt throughout the U.S. Current challenges with capacity, however, are not limited to freight moving domestically. Cross-border freight capacity between the U.S. and Mexico, for example, has become increasingly difficult to secure in recent years.

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Topics: International, Shipping Tips, Supply Chain, Mexico, Truckload

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