The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline eked out a slight increase, rising 0.1 cents to $3.043 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Diesel Prices April 2018, Energy Update
While railroad service issues clearly presented internal challenges for the Class I’s and external issues for rail shipper customers, it is the opinion of one industry observer that having the Class I’s offering up written responses to the STB does not really do a whole lot in terms of the big (service) picture.
More than half of surveyed manufacturers expect digital supply networks will provide benefits, but only 28 percent have started implementing them
The business rules and thinking of the industrial age won’t serve us well in the digital age, Andrew McAfee, co-founder and co-director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy, said at Tuesday’s MODEX keynote.
Logistics professionals heard about supply chain priorities and technology from one of their peers at Monday’s keynote at MODEX in Atlanta, when Juan Perez, CIO and chief engineering officer for UPS, took the stage. In a talk titled, “Anticipating Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Challenges—Today,” Perez advised “we need to disrupt ourselves” with technology that improves the…Details
While much of the action has been in mobile collaborative robotics, piece picking robots are finding their niche.
Earlier this month, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Breakthrough Fuel, an energy management company focused on helping shippers gain transparency and “remove distortion from their transportation supply chains,” announced it has rolled out a new transportation and logistics-focused consulting service, entitled Breakthrough Supply Chain. Sustainability in the supply chain, Breakthough Fuel announce new service, Transportation and Logistic…Details
The St. Louis Regional Freightway, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District located in the State of Louisiana and four ports in the St. Louis region have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish and grow an alliance to generate new business by promoting international and inland trade routes at strategic locations along the…Details
While it appears that air cargo providers are finally playing their cards right, shippers are eager to see if their carriers use more caution in the future—or decide to double down while their hands are hot. Air Freight Discussion, State of Air Cargo 2018, Discussion on Air Cargo Industry, Air Cargo Research
From AGVs to exoskeleton suits, the robotics on today’s warehouse and DC docks aim to help shippers operate more efficiently in an increasingly competitive distribution environment. Robotics in the loading dock, Automatic Guided Vehicles in the loading dock, Drones for loading dock management, Exoskeletons for loading and unloading freight. 2018 Warehouse dock equipment