Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Government to import or export cargo. The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” Global Trade Global Trade Management Regulations Sustainability This Week in News 2006 SAFE Port Act Ben Cubitt C.H. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday. A lot has changed since then, especially the lift ticket prices.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized.

Panama Canal Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

PLS Logistics

In 2006, the Panamanian government authorized the first major expansion of the Panama Canal since it opened in 1917. The Panama Canal is an important link to global trade, accepting an estimated 5% of the world’s total cargo volume. Every vessel must pay a toll based on its size and cargo volume. History of the Panama Canal. During the 1800s, businessmen didn’t have an efficient or quick way to ship goods between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. 2006). There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. Stacked, those books would be as tall as 10.7 Empire State Buildings. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. The best 3PLs have internal controls to monitor carrier service, operational practices, operating authority, and insurance requirements in near real time to reduce your risk as a beneficial cargo owner. For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense.

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FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

They’re expected to fully cover training in truck driving rules and regulations, safety, logs, defensive driving, cargo handling, personal finances, business, preventative maintenance, emergency equipment and safe operations — all in all, complete truck driver training — for around 400 veterans. Author information Eric Halsey Eric Halsey is a historian by training and disposition who’s been interested in US small businesses since working at the House Committee on Small Business in 2006.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized. .

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Coyote Logistics LLC, a UPS company, provides truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, air and ocean brokerage services and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers of various sizes and industries. While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. are now using at least one 3PL in their operations. The total U.S.

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

The first Maersk E Class ship was delivered in 2006 and was able to carry 14,700 TEU, a world record at the time. Maersk is also exploring online booking of cargo slots; 97% of Maersk customer bookings take place on their website , up from 60% in 2013. Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation … and Strategy.

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

CEO Elon Musk, whose original “Master Plan” was unveiled ten years ago in 2006, initially mapped out blueprints for autonomous electric cars and energy storage. The Semi, set to be unveiled in 2017, is a large electric-powered, long-haul trucking vehicle that Musk says will “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

Techgistics

In 2006, Amazon leveraged their expertise in eCommerce fulfillment to create another adjacent business, Fulfillment by Amazon, which provides fulfillment services to small and mid-size merchants. In 2006 Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) — yet another adjacent business — for cloud-computing services that has evolved into an enormously profitable product on its own. Bloomberg Businessweek recently released a report by Devin Leonard, entitled “Will Amazon Kill FedEx?”.