Where Are All the Trucks?

Where Are All the Trucks?

In May, I was invited to speak at the Houston chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) on my favorite subject, the shortage of dray trucks.InefficienciesI smugly declared, “There is no shortage of dray trucks, just waste and misuse.”...
When Bigger Isn’t Always Better

When Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Supersize ShippingWith the advent of the mega ships such as Panamax and the Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV), shippers and logistics experts were all so excited. The thought of one ship holding 10,000 TEUs, 14,500 TEUs or even more promised untold efficiencies....
Ship Channel Closure Update

Ship Channel Closure Update

About an hour ago, the Unified Command held a press conference at the La Porte Emergency Operations Center to update industry and the public on response efforts following yesterday’s collision of the M/V Carla Maersk and Conti Peridot.  Captain Brian Penoyer, Sector...
Spotlight on Marcia Faschingbauer

Spotlight on Marcia Faschingbauer

Hard work and long hours are things Marcia Faschingbauer, President and CEO of Excargo Services, does not shy away from. Marcia has been working hard her entire life. Starting at her father’s food packing service, to now owning Excargo. Marcia has spent years building...