Fall Season Profitable for East Coast Ports

According to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Fall shipping season has been extremely profitable for U.S. ports on the East and Gulf coasts. Ship berthing time has gone down, new and expanding businesses are utilizing the anchorages, and increased capacities coming online next year have added to the attractiveness of greater efficiency. GPA recently reported […]

Hurricane Ian Anticipated to Cause Supply Chain Delays

Hurricane Ian is due to touch down on the U.S. coast sometime later this afternoon, and though the storm is slated to hit Southern Florida, the effects of the storm are sure to be felt across the country. Ian, which has been upgraded to a category 5 hurricane, is projected to move through the Tampa […]

Freight Volumes at Four-Year High

Freight shipments have gone up 3.6% – more than a four-year high in August of 2022. This is according to the Cass information system, a shipment index that measures the number of intercontinental freight shipments across north America that tracks everything from raw materials to finished goods. Stronger Cass data is indicative of the ongoing […]

Crisis Averted: Class I Railroads Will Not Strike

The railroad strike has been narrowly averted after a 20-hour negotiation meeting between unions and rail management. The two parties were able to reach a tentative deal early on Thursday, September 15th, with involvement from the United States President, Joe Biden. Railroad workers are governed by different labor laws compared to most workers, one that […]

TLC Reports on the Railroad Situation

As we monitor the situation regarding Class I railroads and their potential shut down at 12:01 AM on September 16th, we would like to take this time to shed some light on the current situation and thank our partners in advance for their patience with our team at TLC as we continue to assist with […]

Precautions for Possible Class I Railroad Strike

Class I railroads are making arrangements to keep in compliance with federal regulations in anticipation of a strike occurring on September 16th. Preparation includes suspending shipments of hazardous materials and security-sensitive shipments. In response to new contract negotiations, 10 out of 12 unions are in position to accept new conditions. The two non-confirmed unions are […]

Inbound Logistics Featuring TLC’s Joe Hassenfratz

The Logistix Company’s own Joe Hassenfratz was featured in the July edition of Inbound Logistics’ monthly publication. See below, or click the image to view the full edition Q: What are The Logistix Company’s (TLC) core business units and areas of focus? A: TLC got its start working closely with distribution companies moving liquid bulk […]

Surface Transportation Board Severely Disappointed in Class I Railroads

The four major U.S. Class I railroads are under heavy scrutiny by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for not providing enough information regarding their rail service recovery plans. The STB  issued a requirement for all four railroads on May 6th to submit a rail service recovery plan in response to shippers’ concerns about deteriorating rail […]

Cargo Moving Thanks to Threat of Fees

According to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, threats of penalty fees are just as effective as the fees themselves. The container dwell fee announced by the White House late in October 2021 declared that ports would be implementing a fee of $100 per each day extra at berth. A fee that was, […]

GPA Expands Container Capacity

The Covid-19 pandemic dragged infrastructure issues directly into the spotlight, one of them being the dire need for capacity expansion at ports; An issue that was exacerbated by equipment shortages, labor shortages, and various supply chain disruptions. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has unveiled a plan to increase container capacity at the Port of Savannah […]