Tag: intermodal

With only a few months left in 2018, there are a number of key market trends and industry conditions left to explore – especially with the jam-packed holiday season coming up for organizations in the retail space and beyond. In addition to the anticipation of the peak holiday shipping season, recent events such as Hurricane…

By: Jose Minarro, Senior Vice President of Customs in Mexico, Transplace For now, it’s only been agreed upon via a handshake, but the United States, Mexico and Canada have made a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will now be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). However, while it…

By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace Yesterday, Transplace was thrilled to announce that it acquired Yusen Logistics Americas’ intermodal marketing company/over-the-road freight brokerage group. A subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Yusen Logistics is a global logistics and transportation provider that established a strong, successful North American intermodal business. This acquisition expands Transplace’s intermodal and…

It’s hard to believe, but we are more than halfway through 2018 – and as we head into the second half of the year, there are myriad market conditions and industry statistics to explore. Keeping abreast of the current state of the marketplace can truly enable your organization to successfully navigate any obstacles and stay…

By: Kelly St. Aubin, Vice President of Strategic Sales, Celtic Intermodal It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The ELD mandate is in full effect and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to…

By: Kelly St. Aubin, Vice President of Strategic Sales, Celtic Intermodal For shippers and carriers alike, it’s certainly an interesting time in transportation. The intermodal market in particular has shifted on a dime in Q3 of 2017, while over-the-road (OTR) capacity has also changed significantly. For a few years, the market had been fairly saturated,…

Welcome back to our newest series, “TMS Talk,” where we are exploring the ins-and-outs of all things transportation management technology. In part 4 of this series, we’ll discuss how a TMS can help your company most effectively manage supply chain risk. Optimizing your transportation management is more than just saving a few dollars per load –…

By: Tom Sanderson CEO, Transplace and Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace Yesterday, Transplace announced that we have selected TPG Capital as our new equity partner. We are thrilled to join with TPG, and this partnership presents significant opportunity for the company and all of our customers. TPG is our third private equity partner in…

For many organizations, transportation and logistics is often viewed in a bubble that doesn’t quite fit in with the overall strategy or is factored in to business goals. In reality, transportation touches a number of departments within a company and can have a significant impact on its bottom line, overall operational efficiency and ability to…

Ocean Carrier Alliances Part 1: New Carrier Alliances in 2017 By: Mollie Bailey, Director, International, LCB, Transplace While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. In our recent Shipper Symposium Series…