Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual...

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2017 Hurricanes: A Katrina Deja Vu

Around this time of the year in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States and left 1,800 people dead and more than a million displaced in the Gulf Coast region. It also destroying over 200,000 homes in New Orleans. Similar to Hurricane...

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Atlantic Storm Watch: 3PL Efforts

  • 3PLs are busy planning so that they can realize operational integrity as soon as possible post emergency. Carriers are maintaining flexibility and directing capacity to areas that could potentially be recovery points for decimated south Florida...
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Atlantic Storm Watch: Communicating with your Supplier Network

  • Majority of freight is coming in via air from Latin America. Risk areas are import lanes from LATAM to the the US through Miami gateway, and anything destined for Miami through Charleston.
  • It is still unknown when Southeastern air and sea ports...
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Atlantic Storms: Carriers Stuck at Sea

The Atlantic is brewing up relentless storms that are forecast to ravage all in their path. Hurricane Irma, the most severe storm from the Atlantic, has already left extreme damage to the Caribbean islands, and is expected to make landfall in...

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Best Practices Before the Storm

As hurricanes, tropical storms, and other natural disasters begin to brew, municipalities and leaders must make tough decisions regarding preparedness and civilian evacuation. This is not as easy as saying “leave your homes and come back when...

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Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

As a center of petro-chemical industry and a conduit of trucking and rail out of Mexico, the key supply chain hub is currently devastated by Hurricane Harvey. With a growing death toll, many more injured, and a cumulative 50 inches of expected...

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Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

After unsuccessful dialogue with China in April, the U.S. government began working on a proposition in June to impose tariffs and fines on foreign-sourced steel, suggesting that all pipelines operating on American soil use only American-sourced...

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The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics

Olympic events are often hailed as an economic boom for the host country. But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. 

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