The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport
The FLS Weekly Freight Report covers the week’s top news in logistics, transportation, shipping, and freight. This week’s report covers heavy-duty commercial drones, the top shipper in the US, the impending cargo boom, driverless delivery trucks in Texas, and railroad operational strains.
- HEAVY-DUTY DRONES | What is the maximum carrying capacity for commercial transportation drones?
- TOP US SHIPPER | Which US industry is shipping and transporting the highest volumes of products?
- CARGO BOOM | Increasing shipment volumes and price hikes are coming, with the world’s largest port now operational.
- DRIVERLESS IN DALLAS | Gatik driverless trucks will make deliveries in Dallas-Fort Worth starting in July.
- RAILWAY WORRY | Anxiety intensifies as railroad companies reject business due to operational strains.
HEAVY-DUTY DRONES | What is the maximum carrying capacity for commercial transportation drones?
Drones provide fantastic benefits to the environment and operational costs given they are battery powered, do not use fuel, and are considerably cheaper than trucks.
Analysts predict that the commercial drone market will triple by 2024 as companies face labor shortages and rising costs.
But… can commercial drones lift and deliver heavy cargo? The maximum carrying capacity for commercial drones is…
TOP US SHIPPER | Which US industry is shipping and transporting the highest volumes of products?
Even with supply chain disruptions and critical parts shortages, this industry saw healthy increases.
The industry saw a 35.2% surge in containerized cargo and parts imports while exports grew 22.2%.
The top US Shippers, despite disruptions and parts shortages, is…
CARGO BOOM | Increasing shipment volumes and price hikes are coming, with the world’s largest port now operational.
Most of China’s exports have been moving through the Port of Ningbo, and shipping volumes at the Port of Shanghai are quickly returning to normal.
Shippers can expect a rise in container shipping costs, and it’s not even peak season yet, which is traditionally from late August to the eve of the Lunar New Year.
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DRIVERLESS IN DALLAS | Gatik driverless trucks will make deliveries in Dallas-Fort Worth starting in July.
Driverless trucks will make deliveries on the roads of the nation’s 4th-largest metropolitan area starting in July.
Gatik has partnered with Georgia Pacific to deliver cargo like disposable plates, cups, and toilet paper to 34 Sam’s Clubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The driverless trucks are midsize class 6 trucks and will operate on fixed routes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Where else will these trucks be transporting goods? Find out here.
RAILWAY WORRY | Anxiety intensifies as railroad companies reject business due to operational strains.
As ports clear backlogs of cargo containers, dwell times at some rail yards creep into double digits, and some rail companies have to turn away business.
Freight forwarders and importers are already bracing for an influx of cargo amid the Shanghai lockdown, and now there are rising concerns about getting cargo moving on rail.
The NWSA stated that longer dwell times are also due to…
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