Dynamic contracts shield shippers from spot-market volatility during hurricane season

Dynamic contracts shield shippers from spot-market volatility during hurricane season (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

The annual hurricane season requires tremendous scheduling and operational planning within the logistics industry, as the resulting storms often cause major flooding and road closures. Although carriers would seem to be the obvious logistics stakeholders impacted the most during this season, shippers can be worse off as they cannot plan for the capacity volatility that could affect their supply chains. 

FreightWaves spoke with Anshu Prasad, the CEO of Leaf Logistics, to understand how shippers...

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Hurricane Sally tests United Airlines’ protections for parked planes

White jets, with blue tails from United sit in a row at Houston airport. They are in temporary storage during coronavirus.

Airlines moved vulnerable aircraft out of harm’s way ahead of Hurricane Sally’s Gulf Coast landfall Wednesday, but some will have to ride out the storm on the ground. 

The large number of parked aircraft due to passenger flight suspensions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic poses an extra challenge for airlines and airports during hurricane season.

They’re implementing detailed playbooks to protect planes, but the workload is magnified when airlines store planes that are out of service. 

United...

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