As the demand for supply chain efficiency and speed rises, companies are investing in intermodal rail infrastructure and repairs throughout the United States.
By offering air, barge, ocean carrier, rail, and trucking services, logistics providers are minimizing the risks involved with transporting goods to, from, and within Alaska.
In today's high-speed logistics infrastructure, rail represents a key component of the intermodal framework.
When selecting manufacturing and distribution sites, companies should ensure rail/intermodal accessibility.
Georgia offers manufacturers and distributors superior access to logistics providers and transportation infrastructure.
Foreign Trade Zones can help global shippers cut operational costs and speed customs clearance for imports and exports.
Transporting goods via truck and rail services offers shippers economy and efficiency benefits. Site selection teams evaluating intermodal sites also consider factors such as labor, transportation infrastructure, and utility costs.
Intermodal rail facilities located around the United States allow shippers to save transportation costs and move goods efficiently. Transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce, logistics service providers, and affordable utilities support the manufacturing and distribution facilities located in these intermodal hubs.
Intermodal connections help shippers move product quickly and efficiently. Get on track with some locations, utilities, and service providers that are helping intermodal grow.
Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub.
Inland ports provide shippers with new global trade strategies and relief from capacity issues facing North America’s deepwater container ports.
Here are seven logistics hot spots that attract logistics site selectors looking for a superb location for long-term business efficiency and economic success.
The expansion of the Panama Canal promises significant changes in trade patterns and increased global trade. Here are three ways companies can leverage this opportunity.
Rise of e-commerce changing logistics real estate landscape; Companies who don’t sell globally may be sacrificing profits; Many smaller fleets non-compliant with upcoming ELD mandate
The winter of 2013-14 disrupted the intermodal shipping industry in North America, causing service problems and impeding growth. However, intermodal now offers a number of attractive advantages for shippers, particularly as rail operations pour resources into their intermodal efforts to strengthen service and compete with trucking. Sites that specialize in intermodal utilize innovations to streamline the process and apply new resources to make for an increasingly efficient and effective distribution process.
Shippers will be feeling the ripple effects of Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy for weeks or months to come. Here's how looking at a past disruption can inform strategies for this current backlog.
Throughout the United States, a variety of cities and areas are arising as major logistics hubs and go to sites for distribution centers.
The September 2016 Intermodal EXPO provides the setting for a thoughtful discussion on the ocean shipping sector: its prospects and how it impacts the intermodal industry.
On the water and in the air, by road and by rail, the Sunshine State stands out as a logistics superstar. But stick around awhile – it’s also a great place to live, work, and to keep your products safe for the long haul.
ElectriCities of North Carolina works with companies closely to make sure they weigh electrical service and costs when planning to expand a site or relocate to a new one. Utilities such as ElectriCities must explore the unique circumstances of each company to help them meet their electrical needs in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.
Freight rail has become an integral part of many global supply chains, driving the need for complete visibility across modes and giving rise to a new suite of technologies. Shippers who know how to make effective use of these technologies gain an advantage.
The St. Louis region offers an ideal transportation infrastructure to move goods, skilled labor to meet the peaks and valleys of industrial demand, and the availability of highly qualified IT personnel to manage staff and facilities.
There's no derailing hub-and-spoke networks. Find out why their adoption is arguably as significant an event in shipping efficiency as containerization itself.
Tremendous logistical advantages—combined with a central geographic location, highly skilled workforce, and business-friendly environment—make Georgia an ideal site for new manufacturing and distribution facilities.
The use of intermodal transportation by shippers continues to grow. Here’s how shippers use intermodal to cut costs and mitigate risk.
From well-designed redundancies across intermodal shipping methods to creative solutions when the unexpected happens, Georgia’s logistics industry is positioned to help shippers connect, compete, and grow.
Managing your transportation budget is key to operate Lean and find ways to shed excess cost. Use these tips help lower shipping costs.
This story follows the progress of an intermodal container during its three-day, round the clock trip from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to a distribution center in Dallas.
Due to the Panama Canal expansion, the country is quickly being crowned the business capital of Latin America.
Site selection and expansion is a science. This article discusses what industry leaders are doing to ensure new sites and expansions improve their supply chains, resulting in long-term growth and success, and how logistics professionals should respond in 2016 and beyond.
It's important to stay up to date on supply chain and logistics developments. Here's a list of books on wide ranging topics.
As the Panama Canal's $5.25-billion expansion nears completion, how are shippers and ports preparing?
The Port of Lewiston, Port of Clarkston, and Port of Whitman County—also known as the Pioneer Ports—are positioned to offer reduced shipping costs to companies purchasing goods from Pacific Rim suppliers.
The pursuit of perfection may seem an impossible goal. But, with the right combination of key elements, four regions in the United States have achieved logistics greatness.
Railroads, ocean carriers, and ports are investing in new equipment and technology innovation to move freight from trucks to rails and attract intermodal shippers.
Missouri is attracting the attention of nationwide shippers looking for a strategic Midwest location. Read more to find out what makes the state such a great host.
Leasing new property is an important part of expanding or streamlining operations. Here’s what you need to know to negotiate a suitable rent price.
The shortage of qualified drivers threatens the continued growth of the intermodal industry.
Companies searching for the just the right spot to locate their manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities rank energy high on the list of their priorities. This article explore the sites that rise to the top of the list.
In the logistics of trade, the relationship between Canada and the United States is both friendly and advantageous on both sides of the border.
When setting future supply chain budgets, companies must take into account not only the increased cost of industrial real estate, but also longer lead times for new space in many markets.
To drive efficiency, intermodal stakeholders need to fit their processes together.
When trying to avoid waste in your supply chain, it’s all about location, location, location.
A look at the many logistics assets that make Georgia a terrific location for companies involved in manufacturing or distribution.
E-commerce excellence and proximity to large population areas are the new drivers behind site selection for fulfillment centers.
Developing an efficient and safe warehouse can be challenging. Use this advice to get the most out of your warehouse.
With its subscription-based clothing rental model, Gwynnie Bee is tailoring the rules of e-commerce to make fashion fulfillment a perfect fit.
We hit the road this past fall to get an up close view, around the bend, of where the railroad industry is tracking in 2015 and beyond.
Facing a number of challenges and constraints, the global port industry is addressing concerns and capitalizing on new opportunities.
Areas like Northeast Florida actively work to make their local climate a business-friendly one.
From first mile to last mile and every mile in between, truck drivers are the lifeblood of your supply chain. Meet some of these dedicated professionals.
Intermodal transport provides cost savings, increased reliability, greater capacity, and green and safety advantages.
Intermodal solutions can have significant returns, but there are challenges to consider.
As intermodal grows, so do its challenges. Increasing cargo volumes create bottlenecks and congestion; while the capacity shortage has everyone scrambling. How are shippers and service providers coping? This article helps solve the dilemma.
The trucking industry faces capacity constraints, but there are solutions available to help shippers minimize the impact.
Creative use of intermodal and multimodal options enables cost-effective transportation, boosts capacity, and reduces highway congestion delays.
Determining the best location for a new or expanding business in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace is challenging. These locations offer a number of advantages when it comes to meeting today’s logistics and supply chain needs.
Site selection teams get help from energy providers looking to boost local economic development.
Supply chain considerations such as fuel costs, niche products, and sustainability drive many site selection decisions.
Companies seek to put down roots in regions that nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.
For site selection teams, the St. Louis area’s logistics advantages make it ideal for storing and moving product.
E-commerce retailers choose specialized distribution centers near parcel carrier hubs and transportation infrastructure.
Rapid changes in the chassis market mean shippers must ensure they are creating value from the chassis they use.
Selecting sites for manufacturing and DC facilities involves tax incentives, suppliers, and logistics providers.
U.S. companies stand to gain from establishing manufacturing operations in Mexico – if they manage the challenges.
Chris Halkyard, chief supply chain officer for e-commerce site Gilt, discusses managing flash sale logistics.
The 2013 Rail Trends conference addressed issues of rail safety and regulation.
Actionable tips help you revitalize your warehousing, 3PL, trucking, and global logistics operations.
Mixing truckload, less-than-truckload, and rail options allows shippers to create efficient intermodal solutions.
The Southeastern U.S. is a logistics hotspot thanks to increased trade with Latin America and auto manufacturing growth in the region.
Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S. domestic intermodal surpasses international as growth driver.
Intermodal allows shippers to cut transportation costs without sacrificing service.
Locating a manufacturing or distribution facility requires weighing a number of key site selection factors.
Exploring intermodal transportation's potential.
A leader in U.S logistics, Nebraska is extending its reach worldwide through its outstanding transportation access.
The Ports-to-Plains Corridor represents a vital trade conduit for North America’s energy and agriculture heartland.
Intermodal shipping offers benefits such as reduced transportation costs, reduced carbon emissions, and safety.
Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership.
Transloading shipments allows shippers to reduce touches and costs, and create greater flexibility to respond to changing demand in global shipments.
Locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Georgia gives businesses a logistics advantage, thanks to the state’s prime geographic location, transportation infrastructure, highly trained workforce, and business incentives.
Online retailers seeking new sites for DCs and warehouses need the transportation infrastructure to support a constant, rapid-fire flow of shipments – plus a capable workforce, affordable utilities, and business incentives to help them get the most from their investment.
For new businesses or those seeking to grow trade relationships, St. Louis represents a gateway to Asian markets, writes Tim Nowak of the World Trade Center St. Louis.
Choosing the right location for your distribution center can give your business significant edge. Here’s how the pros decide where to go.
At the annual RailTrends conference, industry experts shared insight on trends, opportunities, and challenges facing North American railroads.
Kentucky is building America’s future with its technological savvy, good jobs, hard work, and a government focused on making the most of the state’s logistics assets.
Shippers such as Ste. Michelle, Welch’s, and Michaels Stores are using intermodal transportation to move freight quickly, efficiently, and sustainably.
An outstanding variety of transportation options helps make Memphis an ideal location for logistics operations.
Site selection for U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities requires considering geographical placement, transportation infrastructure, utilities costs, and labor resources.
Nebraska offers numerous advantages to businesses that operate manufacturing and distribution facilities in the state, including affordable and competent labor, attractive and available land, reliable and low-cost utilities, and accessible and economically competitive transportation.
For many businesses selecting sites for new distribution centers and warehouses, ensuring adequate and affordable energy to power the facility is a challenge. Smart companies enlist the help of local resources to explore the cost of utilities in municipalities they are considering for new locations.
Missouri’s location at the Crossroads of America has been one of the state’s greatest assets, their integrated transportation system maximizes its geographic and natural resources, creating economic advantages for the state and working as a conduit between rural and urban areas.
San Antonio is growing rapidly as an increasing number of U.S. and international business recognizes the inherent advantages of its location and infrastructure.
Factors such as labor costs, transportation time and costs, and infrastructure may make Latin America the best global location for manufacturing operations.
South Carolina’s logistics advantages include central East Coast location, transportation infrastructure, capable supply chain service providers, a skilled workforce, and a business-friendly economic climate.
A central location, well-developed transportation infrastructure, emerging trade connections with Asia and South America, and unified vision for economic development have made the bi-state metropolitan area around St. Louis a global intermodal crossroads.
Railroads continue to ramp up capital spending on infrastructure and equipment, leading to new intermodal services that prompt more shippers – and motor carriers – to adopt multimodal approaches.
Intermodal shipping reduces transport costs by rationalizing long-haul bulk moves between road, barge, rail, and occasionally air, writes Editor Felecia Stratton.
ChemLogix’s Stephen Hamilton explains why limited truck capacity and fuel costs make intermodal an attractive transportation alternative.
Carriers, port authorities, and other service providers are working to keep intermodal going strong. Here’s a look at some of the newest developments in intermodal transportation around North America.
Discover the logistics advantages of the Buffalo Niagara region; Joplin, Missouri; Southern California; and Nebraska.
Nebraska’s central location, dedicated workforce, and affordable industrial power combine to create an ideal site for logistics operations.
Energy resources often spell the difference between an adequate location and a great one. Energy utilities may therefore serve as a valuable partners in the site selection process.
When selecting locations for logistics hubs, regional factors such as population density and facility costs determine where and how businesses store and distribute inventory.
Boasting proximity to major U.S. markets and a wealth of transportation resources, the Palmetto State leads the Southeast in serving the nation's distribution needs.
Intermodal transportation stitches together Alaska's 663,268 square miles of rugged terrain, presenting challenges and opportunities for intrepid shippers.
Christopher Chung, CEO of the Missouri Partnership, describes how Missouri's efficient use of state resources results in efficient transportation that does not compromise safety or customer satisfaction.
Household moves as a leading indicator of regional growth. Inbound transportation dynamics among manufacturers, distributors and retailers are changing. President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address elicits response from a range of industry groups
Where you locate a logistics facility can greatly influence how well your supply chain runs.
Does lingering uncertainty about economic conditions, freight demands, and funding sources pose a threat to industrial real estate development and transportation infrastructure projects?
The emergence of refrigerated container units provides more cost-effective rail and intermodal shipping for perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.
Russia developing a super-heavy cargo plane; Suppliers cannot meet Northern Europe's demand for wind power equipment; United Arab Emirates top re-exporter of rice; Outsourcing grows in Brazil; FedEx Express expands expedited offerings in China; Luxembourg-based 3PL introduces new multimodal hanging garment container to Australian apparel industry.
Here is a look at the attributes that rank high on the list for any company seeking a location for supply chain activities.
Will rail reregulation untie captive shippers but tie up rail productivity?
When selecting a site for a new warehouse or distribution center, there's a second infrastructure that demands attention: the power generation and delivery system.
Spanning the U.S. heartland and reaching into Canada and Mexico, the Ports-to-Plains Alliance corridor links North America’s vital agricultural and industrial communities.
21st annual State of Logistics Report: Beating the Recession; Making dollars and Sense out of Jabulanis and Vuvuzelas; Mergers and Acquisitions Show signs of Recovery
A combined truck-and-rail transport approach cuts costs and offers environmental benefits, writes John Patton of Trinity Transport Inc.
A flourishing transportation and logistics sector keeps Georgia on the business community's mind.
Centrally located and boasting a highly trained workforce and low industrial power rates, Nebraska offers an ideal site for logistics operations.
Inbound Logistics Senior Writer Joseph O'Reilly visits New Jersey's Port Elizabeth, one of the East Coast's busiest intermodal ports.
A&R Logistics' Morris, Ill., dry bulk intermodal facility specializes in hauling plastics. Inbound Logistics Senior Writer Joseph O'Reilly tours the operation.
Regional shortline railroads introduce intermodal shippers to marine rail solutions; Highway report ranks state highway systems; UPS exec offers insight on supply chain trends for 2010; FedEx Freight partners with Vision Industries to test a hybrid heavy-duty tractor; Clorox address hazardous materials concerns; Import cargo volumes rise at retail container ports