Uptime Logistics with Greeley Evans School District & Vestas

Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics focuses on reliability, and how to ensure that your company is prepared for those catastrophic downtimes. Today's episode is hosted by Doug Draper of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club, his guests include CJ Renaud and Jennie Schilling of the Greeley Evans School District and Wesley Patch of Vestas. Together Doug and crew talk about the human aspect of uptime, and just how important workforce development is to your supply chain.

This show was made possible through the connection of the NOCO Manufacturing Sector Partnership, who bring together public partners and private industry to make Northern Colorado manufacturing great.

Listen LIVE at 4:00 p.m. on Denver’s Money Talk 1690 AM or watch our livestream on YouTube.

Photos courtesy of Vestas.

Uptime Logistics with Jake Killgore

Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics focuses on reliability, and how to ensure that your company is prepared for those catastrophic downtimes. Today's episode is hosted by Doug Draper of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club, his guest is Jake Killgore, Transportation Manager at MillerCoors.

Listen LIVE at 4:00 p.m. on Denver’s Money Talk 1690 AM or watch our livestream on YouTube.

When to Choose Air Freight Shipping

Uptime is important to you and your business’ bottom line. You’ve planned for operational success and reliability, though unforeseen events could still happen – in fact, 87% of catastrophic failures occur without warning. Critical parts can break down ahead of the projected maintenance & repair schedule, or production lines can hit a bottle neck with a shortage of key manufacturing components. That’s why successful companies expect the unexpected and have a plan in place utilizing expedited shipping and air freight.

At CAP Logistics, we love a good challenge. Our air freight shipping experts will give you the prompt freight quote and customized transportation solutions you need in the most difficult situations. With CAP, you have direct access to 24 hour shipping, Five Star Customer Service, and online freight tracking, so you are always confident in knowing where your shipment is and when it will arrive at its destination.

Three considerations for when to ship air freight:

  • Speed is Important

    Do you need to reduce your transit time drastically? If so, air freight shipping may be the answer. Air freight shipping can get your package anywhere in the world in a few days, and across the U.S. in what is frequently the minimum amount of time. In addition to access to a fleet of aircraft with Alliance Air Charter, CAP Logistics’ relationships with the key cargo and commercial air carriers can ensure your freight gets on board and on its way quickly.

  • It Can’t Get Lost

    Have you ever had a shipment get lost? In addition to the initial setback, the uncertainty of where your freight is and not knowing if and when it’ll ever arrive can impose extra costs. Because air freight shipping is more of a premium shipping service, the demands of the industry require a higher level of care for your shipment. Increased visibility through ever-improving tracking technology makes sure your cargo gets to your destination with updates and visibility along the way – keeping you informed and in control.

  • No Damage is Essential

    Does your shipment need special care or need to arrive without damage? When you have a shipment that is either fragile or must arrive in good condition, there is no substitute for air freight shipping. When a valuable part isn’t delivered in a suitable manner, you know it costs more than the part itself. Time and money are valuable resources, so invest ahead of time in the extra care that CAP air freight shipping provides for your goods.


These are three considerations for when to choose air freight shipping, though CAP Logistics’ Operations Specialists can provide you with a full range of quotes and options for your customized transportation solutions.

Their deep industry experience with a wide range of modal options will give you and your company an advantage when looking to ensure your operation’s uptime and reliability – and therefore, profitability. Partner with CAP Logistics for all your expedited air freight needs. We’ll focus on the transportation, so you can focus on growing your bottom line.

Call our operations specialists 24/7 or request access to the CAP Customer Portal to receive freight quotes and begin your shipments right away.

Uptime Logistics with Joydma Alamo

Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics focuses on reliability, and how to ensure that your company is prepared for those catastrophic downtimes. Today's episode is hosted by Doug Draper of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club, his guest is Joydma Alamo, Facility Manager at Caterpillar.

Listen LIVE at 4:00 on Denver’s Money Talk 1690 a.m. or watch our livestream on YouTube.

Thinking Inside & Outside the Box | CAP Logistics' New Branding

Today, on CAP Logistics’ 37-year anniversary, we are excited to roll out our new brand icons for CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide. While our icons have changed, our mission has not – to be best-in-class expedited logistics providers through superior customer service, dedication and innovation. 

While the new icons may initially look only like a few arrows forming a square, there is deeper meaning behind the design. The new icons had to be consistent with the current expectations of what the companies stand for, while also progressing the brand onward to represent the convenience and ease-of-use of our services.

Inspiration for the new icons comes from freight boxes and forward movement. The multi-directional arrows represent CAP's full-service offering with the underlying meaning that CAP can take on any shipping project, moving it in any direction and location, while always being available to our customers 24/7/365. The full shape of the icon represents the box shape of freight, with the arrows representing CAP's full-service shipping capabilities.

We are extremely proud of the work that we do at CAP and incredibly thankful for the employees, vendors and clients that we have worked with over the past 37 years. We thank you for your support and look forward to working together in the future!

Thank you.
The CAP Family of Companies

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CAP Worldwide's Bonnie Chacon Shares her Knowledge on Sourcing

Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Manager at CAP Worldwide, Bonnie Chacon, speaks on Connect & Collaborate about CAP's new venture in the sourcing world. 

Bonnie and Health & Wellness Entrepreneur, Emily Schromm team up to launch Emily's project, Element Tea. Bonnie is able to help Emily source her products from around the globe, to bring them to your door. Learn more about the process in the video above, then visit https://www.capwwide.com/ to start working with the sourcing and shipping experts at CAP Worldwide.

Chassis Shortage Solution Demands Change From All Involved

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.

As the largest US port complex, with about 80,000 chassis moving between the 13 container terminals and distribution facilities and rail yards in the region, Los Angeles-Long Beach grapples with chassis shortages at some locations, excess chassis at others, an unacceptable level of out-of-service chassis and excessive equipment dwell time to a greater degree than most regions.

Chassis imbalances are a way of life in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Four of the terminals hold 43.5 percent of the total inventory at the 13 container terminals, but they serve only 27 percent of the total demand, according to the pool of pools that was set up to manage chassis operations in Southern California. The remaining 56.5 percent of the inventory held by the other terminals must serve 73 percent of the demand.

The three major IEPs — DCLI, Flexi-Van Leasing, and TRAC Intermodal — on March 1, 2015, made great strides in relieving the chassis mess that resulted when ocean carriers exited the business of providing chassis to BCOs. They launched the grey chassis arrangement known as the pool of poolsso that now the equipment in each of their individual pools is interchangeable. This means that a chassis used to carry a container for one shipping line at one location could be reused to carry a container belonging to another line at another location.

Possibly if 100 percent of all of the chassis in Southern California were pool of pool chassis and shipping lines and BCOs all maintained the same business practices, there would be no problems today, but in the complex harbor environment that is not the case. Some terminals hoard chassis. Most ocean carriers give preferred BCO customers extended free time for holding on to chassis at their distribution facilities. Most lines also designate a specific chassis provider that must be used by BCOs for “store-door” moves on through bills of lading to the customers’ warehouses. Chassis maintenance and repair practices vary from terminal to terminal.

Shea therefore urged all of the industry sectors to work through the supply-chain optimization task force formed by the two ports to come up with standardized business practices in which each party may have to give up something for the greater good of the harbor complex. At a pool of pools meeting last week in Long Beach, the IEPs, terminal operators, and ports formed a smaller steering committee to push the process along more quickly.

Shea cited hard numbers on problems the port community faces. He said 67 percent of the BCOs remove their inbound containers from the terminals on the fourth, or last day, before storage charges are assessed, creating truck surges in the harbor. Terminal operators keep more than one-third of the entire chassis fleet on their facilities to ensure sufficient equipment for their customers, and this artificially reduces chassis availability throughout the harbor. About 8 percent of the entire fleet is out-of-order for 60 days or more. “This number is too high,” he said.

Greg Moore, senior vice president of Flexi-Van, said chassis repair strategies at the 13 container terminals are a “mixed bag,” ranging from terminals that want as little as possible to do with repairs to those that look at M&R as a source of revenue.

The single biggest problem in the harbor, which could get even worse beginning April 1 when the carriers’ vessel-sharing alliances are restructured, is the repositioning of empty containers and the chassis that carry them, Shea said. The IEPs reposition 2,000 to 3,000 chassis a week in Southern California at a cost of about $14 million a year, he said.

Moore added that the situation is quite complex because shipping lines, terminal operators, BCOs, and IEPs have different strategies designed to address their individual operational needs, so a change that helps one sector of the supply chain might adversely affect another. “There is no single solution,” he said.

Keeping track of where each chassis is once it is pulled from the marine terminal is very difficult. The trucker has the appropriate information while the chassis is in its possession, but then loses track of it when the container/chassis unit is dropped off at the distribution facility. It has been suggested that each chassis be tagged so it can be traced via GPS, but that is costly and begs the question of who will pay for it.

Some motor carriers across the nation have purchased their own chassis or taken the equipment out on long-term leases from the IEPs. Shea advised that at least in Southern California, truckers may consider controlling 25-30 percent of the chassis they use and get the rest from the pool of pools.

The supply chain optimization task force will continue to address these issues in regular meetings. The group does not aim to develop a single strategy that addresses all of the issues at once, but rather it will continue to tweak the system issue by issue to bring about overall improvement in the pool of pools, Moore said.

Contact Bill Mongelluzzo at bill.mongelluzzo@ihsmarkit.com and follow him on Twitter: @billmongelluzzo

Read the original as posted on JOC.com

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Sweden and International Trade

By Paul Garrimone 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.

“Swedish massage oils, and the yummy and gummy delicious Swedish Fish candies alone account for probably over $100 trillion in imports and exports.” Our source, Bjorn Lyngstad stated to us (worth it to mention he is also a distant cousin to Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of the Swedish Pop Group ABBA).   This is in fact completely made up, and, false.  However, it is true that between the U.S. and Sweden, the annual bilateral trade in goods totals $25 billion annually.  And, this doesn’t include the annual bilateral investments monies.  Overall, Sweden is the 12th largest investor in the U.S. – creating just over 330,000 jobs across the country.  Integral Swedish companies such as: Sandvik Group, SKF, Atlas Copco, ASEA Brown Boveri, Volvo and many others -- all have a hand in this partnership.

How to Transport a Dinosaur in Two Simple Steps -- and 60 Million Years

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.

What’s next on the journey of this ankylosaurus? In its lifetime at the end of the Cretaceous Period (68-66 million years ago), it might have measured up to 20 feet long, 6 feet tall and 13,000 pounds. In this case, it is now owned by the Royal Ontario Museum, whose crew will work to reassemble the find as fully as possible based on its condition at the time of discovery.

This story not only illustrates how cool it is to see a dinosaur skull on the back of a truck, but it also illustrates the power of customer loyalty. CAP Logistics team member Mike Hoffman has been providing transportation solutions to this sector for several years, and he has customers who refuse to choose anyone else for their shipping needs.

One of Hoffman’s customers, GeoDecor, has many fossils for purchase at the Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show, a popular public show going on now. GeoDecor president and CEO Tom Lindgren’s passion for paleontology has led to a renowned global career, including providing market valuations for the U.S. Department of State and royal families in the Middle East.

Lindgren works to appraise the market value of fossils, but his appraisal of a quality transportation and logistics provider took hardly any work at all. In discussing his longtime working-relationship with Hoffman, Lindgren said, “When I pass something onto Mike to ship, I know it’ll be okay. I know he’ll get me the best service for the best price, and he’s available all along the way. He understands our needs and nuances, and that gives me a lot of confidence in the process.”


Several of the GeoDecor fossils have been uncovered in southwestern Wyoming. Lindgren and his sons have quarries there. “What better legacy to leave one’s children,” he mused. This philosophy is very similar to that of CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide founder Gayle Dendinger whose family businesses have likewise left a legacy.

In related news, CAP Worldwide moved massive amounts of similar freight to over 68 countries during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Colorado Business Roundtable featured the Denver Gem and Mineral Show (across the street from the Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show) earlier this month on its Connect and Collaborate radio show, and the podcast is available. The rock shows are free, open to the public and will be in Denver through this Sunday, September 18, 2016. Don’t miss this chance to see and own your own piece of the fossil record.

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CAP Worldwide, Inc. Receives Presidential Award For Export Service

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.

“Exporting is crucial to the success of the businesses we work with, and our goal is to make it easy for our customers to ship their products so that they can spend their time focusing on their core business,” said Geoff Bergman, Operations Manager. “Every day we see the growth of our clients’ businesses, due in large part to exporting. This growth has enabled our clients to add jobs and support their local communities as they expand their bottom line.”

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. This year, Secretary Pritzker honored 123 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award for their outstanding work to reduce barriers to foreign markets and to open the door to more trade around the world.

In 2015, U.S. exports totaled $2.23 trillion, accounting for nearly 13 percent of U.S. GDP. Nationally, exports contributed to the U.S. economy, supporting an estimated 11.5 million jobs.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, with offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov

For international shipments, CAP Worldwide can be reached at 303-333-8028.

Pictured below: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, CAP Worldwide President David Dendinger and Geoff Bergman, CAP Worldwide Operations Manager (Click for fullsize photo.)

Caterpillar and CAP Logistics Connect Through Young Presidents’ Organization

The first week of May, the president of CAP Logistics, Kevin Kersting, had the opportunity to meet with Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Oberhelman welcomed Kersting and other members of the Young Presidents’ Organization to the company’s headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. Oberhelman, who also serves as chairman of Business Roundtable, discussed the economy and the wide variety of industries served by both Caterpillar Inc. and Kersting’s CAP Logistics, such as construction, energy, manufacturing and mining. Caterpillar Inc. is able to build the world’s infrastructure and enable progress for millions of people across the globe, as they say at Caterpillar.com, thanks to Team Caterpillar which is comprised of its employees as well as Cat dealers and Cat suppliers.

Kersting was able to identify with the solidarity created by this network of team members in two ways. His company, CAP Logistics, provides customized transportation solutions to customers anywhere, anytime, in the United States and Canada, thanks to a similar culture of team membership across its nationwide network of offices and agents. Additionally, many of the customers served by CAP Logistics use, sell or supply Caterpillar Inc. products, and this experience helps to further the sense of commitment between the two companies.

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is the world’s premier peer network of chief executives and business leaders. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 24,000 peers and their families in more than 130 countries with access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their business, community and personal leadership. Kersting has been a member since 2015.



43rd Annual World Trade Day

We are excited to partner with the World Trade Center Denver as it hosts the 43rd annual World Trade Day on May 19, 2016 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. This year’s theme is “Exploring Your Trans-Pacific Partners.” Event highlights include the opportunity to interact with people from the 11 partner countries, visit country pavilions, listen to insightful keynote speakers who will share market insights, and participate in a variety of breakout sessions. The day also includes opportunities for B2B meetings with speakers and international delegations from Trans-Pacific countries.

Keynote Speakers, World Trade Day 2016:

Secretary Tom Vilsack was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 30th Secretary of the U.S Department of Agriculture. In his leadership role, Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America.

Pete Mento, Principal at Ryan, is one of the most sought after global speakers on topics of international trade. A former professional standup comedian, his ability to mix humor with economics, history, and regulatory insight have resulted in lectures to sold out crowds in 30 countries across six continents.

With a different theme every year, World Trade Day has become the Rocky Mountain Region’s most successful and exciting annual gathering for the international business community. Click here for more information or to register: http://www.wtcdenver.org/event-2029453


The Colorado Business Roundtable is planning to do a LIVE remote broadcast from World Trade Day with Paul Bergman on May 19th.

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Greenhouse Delivery Donation Supports Veterans

Through its nationwide network, CAP Logistics learned about a great way to connect customers while supporting veteran workforce education and domestic agriculture. CAP Logistics recently donated a customized transportation solution to the Growing Veterans program, transporting a greenhouse from its manufacturer in Minnesota to a Washington State farm where military veterans are growing more than just food.

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Growing Veterans empowers military veterans to grow food, communities and each other. The nonprofit organization envisions an end the isolation that leads to suicide. It also seeks to make sustainable agriculture the norm. Growing Veterans currently operates three farms, but one of them was lacking a greenhouse which greatly limited its production capability.

Leadership Skagit County, an intensive program designed to develop leaders at all levels of the community, partnered with Growing Veterans to help fundraise for the needed greenhouse.



According to Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds, the subgroup of Leadership Skagit leading this effort, its project goal is to “Raise That Roof” on a new greenhouse for Growing Veterans so that it can extend the growing season and provide a place for veterans of all abilities to heal, build community and grow delicious food. This goal involves not only fundraising but also building the structure.



The greenhouse’s journey began in Minnesota at Poly-Tex, Inc., manufacturer of greenhouses and display systems.



CAP Logistics loaded the new greenhouse and trucked it approximately 1,750 miles to its new home at the Growing Veterans Starbird Road Farm near Mt. Vernon, Washington.



Kenny Holzemer, Development Director of Growing Veterans, said that the nonprofit organization "is so grateful to CAP Logistics for taking delivery our new greenhouse as it came off the production line in Minnesota, and delivering it to the very spot where it will soon stand. The greenhouse CAP has brought will provide year round opportunities for disabled veterans to fully engage in Growing Veterans' organic agriculture on our Starbird Farm in South Skagit County, Washington State.” Please check out the Growing Veterans website at growingveterans.org.

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Growing Veterans and Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds are now in the process of assembling the greenhouse on a foundation. Volunteers have already “put up a good portion of it and will be coming together this weekend to finish the job,” according to Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds Facebook page dedicated to this Raise The Roof project.

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Team Blue Diamonds reported that they are extremely close to the fundraising goal of $11,000. Petroleum refining company Tesoro donated $6,000 through its foundation, and that is how CAP Logistics came to hear about it. To learn more or to make an investment in veterans and sustainable agriculture, use this secure link at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gwgv/event/770388/.

Comments Needed by April 8 for Dry Fork Mine

The Dry Fork Mine is in the process of conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to add leased, permitted federal coal to its mine plan. The scoping period for the EA has begun. Information about the project can be found at: http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/initiatives/dryForkMineA2.shtm Anything you could do to help us get the word out and comments on the desired scope of the EA to OSM by April 8, 2016 would be greatly appreciated.

Information about the permit activity and where to send your comments are below.

OSMRE Dry Fork Mine A2 EA C/O Lauren Mitchell Western Region Office, OSMRE 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320 Denver, CO 80202-3050

Email: OSM-NEPA-WY@osmre.gov

ATTN: OSMRE Dry Fork Mine A2 EA, C/O Lauren Mitchell,

The OSMRE is in the process of conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the development of the Dry Fork Mine Amendment 2 area. This particular tract contains 33.4 million tons of coal in an area surrounded by industrial uses, coal mines and leased coal.

The coal is needed to supply long term, low cost, reliable fuel to rural utilities in the region. Therefore, in addition to the significant tax and royalty benefits from mining the A2 coal, mining the coal will directly employ approximately 80 people per year, and keep electricity rates reasonable for those same local and regional residents.

The Dry Fork Mine has an excellent record of strong environmental stewardship and providing significant benefits including safe, reliable and low-cost coal, good-paying jobs and substantial federal, state and local tax and royalty revenue. At a time when the main industries in Wyoming (oil/gas and coal mining) are suffering from a severe economic downturn, the ability to assure long term mining from the Dry Fork Mine is critical to the State and region's long term financial well-being. The Dry Fork Mine and its future are significantly integrated with the communities in northeast Wyoming. The benefits of the Dry Fork Mine to its employees and their families, and the significant economic activity it brings to the region has been demonstrated through years of responsible mining and reclamation. I urge the scope of the EA to heavily weigh consideration of the economic impacts of the mining operation on the State and local economies.

Thank you for this opportunity to guide the scoping for the EA for the Dry Fork Mine A2 project.

Originally found here at Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute