Chassis Shortage Solution Demands Change From All Involved
Stiff Competition for Air-Cargo Space
The practices of container lines, terminal operators, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), truckers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) all contribute to chassis shortages at US ports, so all of the parties must all be willing to modify their behavior if this costly problem is to be overcome, according to an IEP executive.
“The question is, what can we do as an industry to improve chassis utilization, not just what one player can do,” Bill Shea, CEO of Direct ChassisLink Inc., told the 17th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach last week. Shea’s comments were directed at the “pool of pools” arrangement in Southern California, but many ports and inland distribution hubs experience chassis availability issues to some degree.
Arizona Cardinals Stadium Gets an Upgrade
According to the Wall Street Journal on January 9th, companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers' rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space.
The causes are as follows:
- Strong global economic growth is spurring demand for goods long ferried by air, such as automotive and manufacturing parts.
- Online shoppers have come to expect faster home delivery of everything so passenger jets and dedicated cargo planes are picking up more kinds of cargo traditionally carried by container ships, trains, and trucks.
- A shortage of drivers and the pending implementation of the federal Electronic Logging Device mandate is having an effect on team driving.
Storm Peak Upgrades Brewing Equipment
Pacific Contract Sources, a customized hospitality furniture company were asked to help the Arizona Cardinals remodel their entire stadium. This is a five year, three phase remodeling plan.
We at CAP Logistics got to be a part of the process by shipping the furniture for Pacific Contract Sources. We were excited to get the VIP area in place, just in time for the season to start!
Sweden and International Trade
Storm Peak Brewing in Steamboat Springs, CO recently upgraded their brewing equipment to handle a larger volume of production.
They also found a great new home for their original brewing gear - Petty Thieves Brewing in North Carolina.
We at CAP Logistics always love to see manufacturers grow, especially when their products are so refreshing!
How to Transport a Dinosaur in Two Simple Steps -- and 60 Million Years
In recent years, international trade has seen record numbers. In 2016, the total U.S. trade with foreign countries totaled $4.9 trillion – a little over half of that was imports, and, the remainder in exports. The U.S. and the European Union have continually remained in the top three countries in the world regarding exporting and importing, and, this is important in involving: capital goods, industrial supplies and commercial goods. Everything from: airplanes and automobiles; to pharmaceuticals and chemicals; to food and beverage; to semiconductors, electronics and computers; industrial machinery and equipment – even travel – all account for this international trade every second, of everyday. In 2016, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented CAP Worldwide with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. International shipping is crucial to the worlds overall economy and plays an important aspect to CAP Logistics and our customers. It’s interesting; however, to focus in on one important member of the E.U. and that country is Sweden.
CAP Worldwide, Inc. Receives Presidential Award For Export Service
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs trekked the globe in search of survival, and humans wouldn’t have stood a chance in their environment. In modern times, humans trek the globe in search of evidence of dinosaurs’ eventual demise in the form of fossils and other paleontological pursuits. When it’s time to get fossils from one place to another, CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide are industry leaders in shipping these particularly historic and fragile items. For example, CAP Worldwide recently shipped a major find, an ankylosaurus, from Montana to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
In general, once dinosaur fossils are removed from the ground, they are encased in hard plaster for transport. They are then carefully placed and secured onto a flatbed trailer before CAP Worldwide delivers the fossils to their new homes.
On May 16, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented CAP Worldwide with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. CAP Worldwide is an international logistics company with offices in Denver, CO and Houston, TX. CAP provides international air and ocean transportation services to companies across the United States, and is known for providing exemplary customer service for standard shipments, as well as handling complicated and project shipments.