Welcome to the May 2021 issue of JBF Freight Transportation Industry Bulletin, a monthly newsletter curated by the JBF Consulting team, with a focus on supply chain, transportation, logistics and of course freight. Would you like to receive the Monthly… Read More
OCEAN CONTAINER RATES (Asia to US) Spot Rates – FEU Container Rates: Asia to US East & West Coast Source: Freightos Ocean spot rates continue to set records. Asia to west coast trade lane spot rates averaged $5575, while the… Read More
May 3, 2021 Update ▼CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE CHART TO VIEW DATA▼ DAT DRY VAN The latest numbers from DAT continue to paint a challenging picture for shippers. Spot rates (excluding broker markups) averaged $2.60 / mile for dry van,… Read More
A monthly roundup of news about mergers & acquisitions, funding, partnerships and launches in the supply chain transportation logistics industry. Partnerships Shippo Partners with CommentSold to Extend Shipping Capabilities to CommentSold’s Merchants – April 06, 2021 MeMD, Healthy Transportation Foundation… Read More
Welcome to the March 2021 edition of JBF Freight Transportation Industry Bulletin, a monthly newsletter curated by the JBF Consulting team, with a focus on supply chain, transportation, logistics and of course freight. 👉 👉 Click here to view the… Read More
March 21, 2021 Update If a pandemic isn’t enough, let’s throw in a polar vortex that disrupts transportation across 2/3 of the country! Contract Van Rates and Spot Van Rates CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE CHART Shippers were hopeful that the… Read More
January 20, 2021 Update The US National average diesel price, as of January 18, sits at 2.69 / gallon, rising .31 cents since early November. After a period of both low prices and low volatility, diesel has risen 10 consecutive… Read More
Just seven months ago, we were looking at historically low spot rates. Before the pandemic, there was already pressure on the spot market due to excess carrier capacity;
Guest commentary by Adam Gray, JBF Consulting – as provided for the July 2020 Freight Market Index report Almost every day it seems our plans are changing. Whatever we assumed were next steps yesterday often get migrated to the back… Read More
In this 2-Part series, JBF Consulting explores the impact of excessive loading times on shippers and carriers and the benefits of addressing this issue.
In Part 2 here, we examine the issue from a shipper’s perspective highlighting why the issue persists and what shippers can do to address excessive detention in their DC and yard operations.