Ascent Global Logistics Blog

September 21, 2017
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Logistics & the Holidays: Top Tips to Help Shippers Prepare

Planning ahead is the best way to prepare for holiday shipping season success. In the months leading up to the holidays, increased amounts of imported and domestic goods must be transported to distribution centers or retail stores.

September 13, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/13/17

Update as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 

As Irma moves inland, rain will continue to fall across Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio today. Please note that while the storm is beginning to clear, supply chain delays are expected to persist for weeks. 

September 12, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/12/17

Update as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Post-Tropical Cyclone and is moving across southern Georgia and eastern Alabama today. Assessment of damages and recovery efforts have started in Florida but supply chain operations continue to be hindered.

September 11, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/11/17

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Tropical Storm and is forecasted to track over the Florida panhandle then into Georgia and Alabama. Logistics operations are expected to continue to be impacted as the storm progresses over the South Atlantic and South Central states this week. 

September 8, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/8/17

Update as of Friday, September 8, 2017 13:00 

Only two weeks after Harvey wrecked havoc on the U.S. supply chain, another hurricane is quickly approaching the South Atlantic states. Hurricane Irma’s imminent threat has prompted LTL and TL carriers, railway companies, ports and airports to begin restricting logistics operations.

September 7, 2017

Harvey & the Supply Chain Analysis: How Severe Weather Disrupts Logistics

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction across the South Central region of the U.S. and while cleanup efforts have started, supply chain havoc continues. Similar to how the cities across eastern Texas and Western Louisiana cannot be rebuilt in one day, the supply chain could take considerable weeks, if not months, to recover from Harvey.

August 15, 2017

Case Study: How True Partnership Can Drive Savings Beyond Shipping Costs

How can a strong logistics partner help drive cost savings and overall supply chain improvements? Through an optimal combination of people and technology. While people and technology alone can produce improvements, a strategy that combines the two allows companies to manage complex logistics networks with skill, insight and expertise. 

August 10, 2017

How the August NMFC Changes Could Impact Shipping Rates

As a follow up to our August NMFC Changes eBook, there are some major changes that went into effect on August 5 which shippers should be aware of. One of the most substantial changes is the transition from a 9-tier to an 11-tier density breakdown.

July 18, 2017

Countdown to ELD Implementation: 3 Things Shippers Need to Know

It’s been more than two years in the making and now there are only six months until the federal electronic logging mandate (ELD) will take full effect.

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