Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Take cargo airships, for example. All are racing to be first to corner a cargo market that may be worth billions.

COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs, WTO report finds

EFT

The report finds that travel restrictions and border closures have disrupted freight transport, business travel and the supply of services that rely on the presence of individuals abroad. For example, global air cargo capacity shrank by 24.6%

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Supplier Risk Management Considerations for the Coronavirus Outbreak

ivalua

Factories in China are facing staffing shortages or are electing to remain closed to protect its workforce, airlines have suspended flights to China, and restrictions and regulations designed to control the spread of the virus could have an adverse impact on cargo leaving and entering ports all over the world. This will impact manufacturers and retailers who rely on these products and labor, the logistics haulers expecting to transport the material, and ultimately the end consumers. .

9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services. In 2003 I moved from the United States to Norway and started to work for Höegh Autoliners. Höegh specializes in rolling cargo and some non-rolling cargo that we carry with roll-trailers. “So An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners. Christian Olsen.

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Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which impacted parts of Asia, North America and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003, has resulted to a contagion effect in Asia, a continent considered to be an electronics hub. Cargo shipments from Ebola-stricken countries going to Brazil had to wait 21 days, which serves as incubation period, before they could dock.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Kiva Robotic Picking System: The idea for the orange AGV-like robots that bring inventory to order pickers was first conceived in 2003 by CEO Mick Mountz, and with the help of some MIT professors Kiva brought the technology to market less than two-years later. 9: 3M’s Transportation Load Control Center: In 1982, 3M, like every other company, had to leave transportation decisions to each plant and distribution center. First Thoughts.