Remember to mark your calendars to join us from February 20 – 22, 2022 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida for what will be the 66th annual Food Shippers of America conference. Registration will start late Summer/early Fall, and more details on registration opportunities will be coming soon!

Please continue to take advantage of the industry information available on our FSA website, in our eNewsletter, our bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine, and on our LinkedIn page.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Newbourne, Executive Director, at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org  or 847-302-1496 cell.


We have recently been made aware that a company, getmailinglist.com, was soliciting the sale of a mailing list to Food Shippers' members. Food Shippers does not make available, nor sell, any information collected as part of our conference or membership activities. We have reported this company to the Federal Trade Commission and request that if you do receive such a solicitation you please contact us immediately, at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org so that we can notify the appropriate authorities.


Food Shippers of America is looking for FSA Members to feaure in our upcoming issues of the bi-annual Food Shippers of America magazine and monthly newsletter.

Tell us how you've weathered the pandemic and what your vision is moving forward. Perhaps how your organization is finding new solutions to capacity issues, or how new infrastructure legislation is affecting your  company's responses to increasing freight demands, We offer a unique opportunity for FSA Members to share their company's goals and successes, visions and innovations. 

If you would like your FSA Member profile to appear in our print and digital publications, please contact Food Shippers at media_advisor@foodshippersofamerica.org.


Thank you to all our members for your continued support!


Our current issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is also available in digital format, and include a host of industry information. Read features about pandemic trends in food purchasing and other retail disrupters, the changing regulatory environment, and the pace of infrastructure need. Inside you will find a 2021 economic outlook by ATA Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Bob Costello and a host of industry insiders discussing all facets of the food and beverage iindustry. Please click here for immediate access. 

Previous issues may be found in our association website archives, or by clicking here


Food Shippers is now accepting applications for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program is open to any dependent of a current Food Shippers of America member. For more information on membership please visit our web site at Food Shippers of America.org. For additional information on the scholarship application process please visit our Food Shippers of America Scholarship page.

The top scholarship winner for the 2022 John J. Murphy Scholarship Program will be announced at the 2022 Food Shippers of America annual conference in Orlando, Florida.


The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) and International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) are collaborating to produce the Warehousing & Logistics Industry Salary Survey Report and would like your input.

If you would like to see how your salary and employment practices measure up against industry peers then take the 2021 Distribution Logistics Salary Survey today and find out! Email JoAnna Leon at jleon@werc.org to receive a link to take the survey. Those that complete the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the final report.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

Grocery Dive
Albertsons Companies announced June 1 that it will continue its efforts to improve supplier diversity by partnering with C2FO, an online platform that provides for early payment and working capital.


American Shipper/FreightWaves
As container shipping rates continue to rise weekly, index rates can no longer be counted on to reflect the true cost of ocean shipping. “We haven’t seen the worst of it — $20,000 [per FEU] all-in rates to the East Coast are coming,” predicted Steve Ferreira, CEO and founder of Ocean Audit.


DC Velocity
A third-quarter, truckload/LTL market forecast released last week by logistics provider Coyote indicates a coming peak in the truckload market, but rates will remain high amid ongoing a host of contributing factors.


For the second time this year, Union Pacific has raised its per container rate to $3,000 out of California for those customers without contracts.

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Food Logistics
Increasing e-commerce demands require a dynamic approach to warehouse management. No longer just a means for storage, it has become a "live" environment of pick, pack, and dispatch operations that require visibility, accuracy and traceability.


Parcel carrier surcharges and limitations continue to impact shippers, with UPS announcing June 13  that it was increasing Peak Surcharges on shipments originating in Asia, including Japan.


Transport Topics
Non-asset-based providers GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express announced a merger June 11. The newly formed company's combined offerings will include parcel, LTL, truckload and managed transportation.


Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Transportation will terminate its contract with BNSF Railway effective January 1, 2022 and move to partner with Union Pacific Railroad for its container business.

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Food Industry Executive
A newly designed, closed pneumatic conveying system eliminates the risk of rice product contamination and damage during production without any negative affects to throughput capacities.


Grocery Dive
Nearing completion of a central Florida distribution center with more than 1.1 million square feet of ambient, chilled, and frozen capacity, Amazon seems poised for a major, full-time push into the grocery business.

Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC

As part of its Build Back Better Initiative, the Biden Administration announced a $4 billion allocation and creation of a task force headed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to strengthen the food supply chain and avoid the shortages, price spikes and losses experienced during the pandemic.

Aljex Joins Global Leader in Logistics Technology
Aljex Software, Inc.
Descartes has worked with Aljex for years to provide end-to-end solutions for the freight broker community in North America. The acquisition integrates the market leading Aljex TMS into the Descartes Global Logistics Network, providing customers with improved shipment tracking and carrier capacity.
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