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Managing order fulfillment operations in the age of e-commerce means coping with all aspects of “more” for the customer.

Rail carloads, at 281,675, eked out a 0.1% annual increase, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 285,361, rose 2.6% compared to the same week last year.

UPS announced this week that it has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express service to 14 new countries in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Africa (ISMEA), the Americas and Europe.

What's so special about the freight inside a Landstar van? Sometimes the van is carrying something uncommon, or sometimes it’s full of ordinary household items like appliances.

A potential U.S.-China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at California’s third largest ocean cargo gateway so far. In fact, the Port of Oakland is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018.

Rail carloads, at 1,338,037, rose 1%, or 12,598, annually for the month, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,443,914, saw a 4.2%, or 58,546 units, annual increase.

Industry insider shares a few observations and insights, while providing a brief forecast for supply chain managers preparing for the year ahead.

While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making.

SMC³ recently spoke with Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, about the effect the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

In a world that is becoming increasingly commoditized, brand recognition is particularly important to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, observes Armstrong & Associates.

Recent strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth, and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports from China have gone into effect.

Rail carloads, at 268,535, were up 2.6% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 294,269, increased 6.1%.

Set on 25 acres at the Port of Oakland’s waterfront, Cool Port will serve as the newest hub for temperature-controlled cargo transitioning through Northern California.

Landstar is a powerful name in the transportation industry. When you see it on a truck, when a sales agent says it in a meeting, when one of our capacity providers makes a delivery, people know Landstar and what it represents: one of the safest, most secure and reliable transportation providers in the business today.

Total third quarter intermodal volume movements, at 4,843,308, headed up 4.7% annually.




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