High Over-the-Road Rates are Expected to Continue

Over halfway through the 2018 calendar year, U.S shippers can see no end in sight for high trucking rates. As summer marches onward and the capacity crunch tightens under continually rising demand, shippers are being hit by record high rates and pricing. For the week that ended on June 23rd, DAT Solutions reported all-time highs… Continue Reading

Canadian Pacific Railway Labor Negotiations

Update: 05/30/2018 – CP Reaches Tentative Deals with Both TCRC-T&E and IBEW, Ending Strike Canadian Pacific has reached tentative agreements with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) as well as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) ending a strike that began Tuesday night. Full operations at CP are expected to resume Thursday, May 31 at 6… Continue Reading

2017 GoalZero Performance Award – Lyondellbasell

Linden Bulk Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, was the only carrier to receive the 2017 GoalZERO Performance Award from LyondellBasell at their annual safety conference. GoalZERO is a program developed by the LyondellBasell team to help cultivate a workplace free from injuries, incidents and defects. For carriers, the GoalZERO Performance Award… Continue Reading

Dense Fog in Northern China Causes Vessel Delays

The North Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo are gradually reopening after a period of dense fog caused extensive delays, the effects of which we expect to be feeling for the weeks to come. Reports indicate that an intense fog has been impacting the Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta area over the past two to… Continue Reading

Georgia Ports Authority Breaks Ground on Mason Mega Rail Terminal

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) broke ground on a massive new intermodal facility expansion at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. According to the Georgia Ports press release, the $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal will increase the Port of Savannah’s rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year,… Continue Reading

2018 Logistics Calendar

In logistics, business activity tends to ebb and flow along with the major holidays and peak seasons. With extremely tight capacity, working with your logistics provider and planning ahead will make a big difference in getting the coverage you need. While some events can not be planned for, such as severe weather, below are a… Continue Reading

Nearly $500 Million Granted to National Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced earlier this month that nearly $500 million dollars have been granted to a combined 41 individual infrastructure projects across the United States. As part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery project (TIGER), this most recent round of funding will target improvements to maritime, road, rail, and civilian… Continue Reading

North America Tank Truck Capacity UPDATE: March 2018

The following document provides information about the status and outlook of North American Tank Truck capacity, as well as some recommendations on how to manage in the current environment to help secure capacity and control costs: