Intermodal

Omni-Channel Strategy and Intermodal Transport in Globalized Supply Chains

Omni-channel strategies prove to be an effective method for meeting on-demand delivery for consumers and providing efficient solutions for shippers. On February 22nd, 2018, Morai discussed the exponential growth of the Canadian ecommerce market. Research presented supports an industry shift from traditional to Omni-channel strategy, finding that it enables third party logistic (3PL) providers to …

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Canada’s ELD Mandate Expected to Boost Intermodal Rates Later This Year

Canada’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is set to affect intermodal transportation favourably in rates, fuel prices and capacity. This is based on the Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) of the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR. Earlier this week, the condition of intermodal versus truck was described as ‘moderately favourable’ according to freight transportation forecasting firm …

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Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

For this week’s blog post we would like to look at a case study of what happens when supply chain security is weak for a product that is in high demand. “In addition to the actual threats, many factors make global supply chains complex and challenging to secure. The speed at which today’s supply chains …

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12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors. This month, we thought it would …

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5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a 3PL

Third party logistics (3PL) companies offer resources for companies to outsource all or part of their supply chain management. When you select your 3PL you are essentially selecting another member of your organization. As the 3PL will be acting an extension of your company, it is essential that you find out if the 3PL you …

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WE’RE HIRING: Client Success Specialist – Intermodal

Morai Logistics is currently looking for a full-time Client Success Specialist to join our team in Mississauga, ON. View the job posting on Indeed by clicking here! What does that even mean? Logistics can be messy, as a client success specialist, your goal is to deliver success within the chaos. On a day-to-day basis, you …

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A Tribute to Truck Drivers: The Backbone of Logistics

This past week was National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). From September 13th to 19th, professional truck drivers across America for their hard work transporting all sorts of items, commercial and industrial. For this 27th passing of NTDAW, we would like to highlight some important and interesting facts about the trucking industry. They’ll demonstrate how …

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Mexico’s Railroad Ride to Logistics Success

Last Friday, a new international rail bridge between the United States and Mexico was finally operational. The project took 15 years to complete, and had a price tag that ran over $120 million according to an article in the San Antonio Express news. This new international bridge, of a sort not built in over one …

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10 Summer Beer Logistics Facts

With the summer heat being in full effect here in North America, we decided to share some facts about one of the world’s oldest, and most popular beverages – beer! Beer, in particular, requires greater attention to reverse logistics processes when it passes sell-by dates and kegs have to be transported from the reseller back …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the much more attractive option. Here are 12 reasons why you …

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