Ongoing I-40 bridge closure puts local transportation and intermodal firms’ revenue, driver pay in a jam
The impact of the closure of the Hernando de Soto Bridge on I-40 has put local transportation and intermodal firms in a jam. The I-40 bridge typically handles 40,000 vehicles a day, with 12,500 of them being commercial trucks. Joel […]Read more
Cargo Crisis: how delays at coastal ports and inland depots could affect you
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis may be known as “America’s Distribution Center,” but COVID-19 is cramping the Bluff City’s style.Read more
Reimagining the Supply Chain
Tennessee could use some good old volunteer spirit. The state, struggling under the economic and manufacturing slump that has swept the globe since the COVID-19 outbreak, has seen trade plummet and unemployment soar. Although economic indicators appear to be trending upward, forecasting is uncertain if not unpredictable, and supply chain stakeholders are plotting how to adapt to fluctuating volumes.Read more
Memphis: A Case Study in Resiliency
FLOODING ALONG THE Mississippi River earlier this year disrupted Memphis freight flows, impeding barge traffic and creating rail delays as carriers were forced to reroute shipments around compromised trackage. Combined with tariff uncertainties, this knocked volume expectations for local freight businesses a bit off balance earlier this year. However, 2019 is closing with more stability and a return of consistent cargo flows. Growth for the 2020s is supported by extensive infrastructure improvements under way and national growing inland port interest. (more…)Read more
Big Deals in Logistics: From automation and Amazon to tarriffs
Getting things from point A to point B in a timely and cost-effective manner: that’s Memphis.
To discuss the city built on logistics, a group of industry experts gathered Monday, May 13, at the Crescent Club at the Crescent Center, focusing on the sector’s current opportunities and challenges as part of Memphis Business Journal’s Big Deals in Logistics event.
From automation to blockchain to tariffs — and lots in between — the conversation touched on the most pressing transportation and supply chain matters. (more…)Read more