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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imports Remain High While Inventories Stagnate

Commerce giants like Walmart and Target have recently gone on record to say that they’ve canceled billions of dollars in orders to help align their inventories with expected demand. Regardless, U.S. import activities remain at all-time highs. According to data released by Descartes, the world’s largest database of import trade statistics, U.S. imports were up […]

East Coast Ports Optimizing Workflow

Ports have turned their full attention towards making the supply chain process as smooth as possible for customers and cargo owners. East Coast ports have been experiencing higher volumes as shippers attempt to avoid port congestion in the West Coast ports. The increased activity has resulted in growth at some ports while others are experiencing […]

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 […]

Harbor Truckers Protest AB5 Bill

The Harbor Truck Association (HTA) reported that on July 13th, harbor truckers were protesting at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to challenge California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), also commonly referred to as the “Gig-worker bill”. Many companies that hire truckers to move their goods are […]

Amazon Pauses Plans for Some Fulfillment Centers, Cancels Others

Amazon is suddenly finding itself in an unfavorable position: six new distribution centers have been canceled, eight have been delayed, and two have been delayed “indefinitely”. This news comes shortly after the e-commerce giant announced plans for doubling their fulfillment network, costing billions of dollars in the process. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, American […]

What is the Driving Factor Behind Container Price Gains?

Freight rates, in addition to other rates across several industries, have been fueled by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, as well as a global uptick in demand in a post-Covid economy for diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel. Gas prices are coinciding with a profit boom for the owners of tankers that carry petroleum products. […]