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

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. 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.” This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management C.H.

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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. Transportation Rates Ports transportation newsHistory of the Panama Canal.

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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.”. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck).

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

Cerasis

This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. The European Union and the World Customs Organization, for example, have rejected the Safe Port Act of 2006 with the impossible requirement of 100% scanning of all containers.

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Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

The global trucking industry is currently facing two great challenges for sustainability: to transport a significantly higher volume of goods, and to further develop new means of delivery concepts. 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. Trucking is the main means for freight transportation in the United States.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized. .

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

In 2015, Maersk Transport and Logistics generated nearly 75% of Maersk’s revenue. The new unit, merging Maersk Line with DAMCO, Svitzer, APM Terminals and Maersk Container Industry, will be called Maersk Transport and Logistics. The first Maersk E Class ship was delivered in 2006 and was able to carry 14,700 TEU, a world record at the time. Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation … and Strategy.