Domestic Freight Management

National Diesel Average Increases For Eighth Consecutive Week

According to the United States’ Energy Information Administration (EIA), the national average for diesel fuel increased for the eighth consecutive week. Diesel increased by 0.9 cents per gallon to $3.419 per gallon. See more here.

Knowledge Is Power: Begin Tackling The LTL Over Dimensional Rules Puzzle!

As the capacity crunch continues, freight demand levels are at an all-time high. Here are questions you should ask yourself as you begin to solve the puzzle of LTL Over Dimensional rules. See more here.

International Freight Forwarding

Current Congestion Pricing Model Scheduled To Be Replaced On November 19, 2018

The current congestion pricing model that includes Traffic Mitigation Fees (TMFs) will be replaced by an appointment-based system pending approval from FMC. This system will use a flat fee on both daytime and nighttime container moves. See more here.

Miscellaneous Trade Bill (MTB) Of 2018 Goes Into Effect

The Miscellaneous Trade Bill (MTB) of 2018 went into effect on October 13, 2018 after being signed into law on September 13, 2018. The bill calls for duty suspensions and reductions for certain chemicals and other specified items through December 31, 2020. See more here.

Port Of Los Angeles Moves More Than 800,000 TEUs For Third Consecutive Month

Recently, the Port of Los Angeles reported a third consecutive month of processing more than 800,000 TEUs. The Port of Los Angeles processed 801,264 TEUs in September 2018, which is a 4.9 percent year-over-year increase. See more here.

Retail Consolidation

Walmart Announces New High-Tech Grocery Distribution Center

In the coming weeks, Walmart expects to begin breaking ground on a new high-tech distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries. This new distribution center is expected to move 40 percent more product than a traditional distribution center, which means that suppliers will need to ensure their supply chains can keep up. See more here.

Some Suppliers Cautious After Sears Files For Bankruptcy

After Sears filed for bankruptcy, some suppliers found that their terms and conditions with Sears were less than favorable. In addition, many suppliers have claimed that Sears has not effectively communicated the terms of the bankruptcy, which has lead some suppliers to reconsider partnering with different retailers. See more here.

Statistic of the Week

$1.1 Billion

The projected damage to North Carolina’s Agriculture Sector following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, according to Supply Chain Dive. Click here to access more stats.

Links of the Week

AAR Reports Annual Carload And Intermodal Gains For Week Of 10/13/18

Panjiva Reports Growth For US-Bound Ocean Freight Shipments In September 2018

Cass Freight Index Report Highlights Still Strong Freight Market

Walmart’s Continues to Invest In Its Stores And Delivery Networks

Upcoming Events

Catch up with the Ascent Global Logistics team at the below upcoming events:  

OUTDOOR RETAILER EXPO
Denver, CO – November 8-11, 2018

PMLA Private Label Show
Chicago, IL – November 11-13, 2018

67TH ANNUAL PORT OF NEW ORLEANS NIGHT
Memphis, TN – November 15, 2018

International Holiday Calendar

international holiday calendar 10.24.18

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