Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Sunday, 25 November 2007. Speakers from supply chain management, freight forwarding, air carrier and inland distribution companies addressed the problems with perishables, which include major product groups ranging from foodstuffs and medicines to flowers. There are also tremendous differences in boxing and packaging, especially for products like flowers, that make it hard to build uniform pallets and air freight containers, slowing the process and driving up costs.

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LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. In 2007, Con-Way bought CFI and merged it into Con-Way’s existing truckload addition. Con-Way Freight was already located in Ann Arbor. Con-Way Freight has 425 service centers.


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5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. Here are the five key freight trends worth watching in late 2019. Freight volumes gain strength. Recent reports by Cass Freight Index and American Trucking Associations (ATA) show mixed perspectives with year over year growth struggling against the backdrop of a record 2018. In short, it is a good freight year paired with an exceptional capacity year.

Eco-Responsible Rail-Freight

Global Trade Management

On this subject, only rail freight can claim to have a low environmental footprint. However, slightly resting on its “CO2” laurels, rail freight has never really brought forward all of its other societal and environmental assets. For example, the 2007 “ Grenelle Environment Round Table ” has encouraged the SNCF (French National Railway Company) to implement a large plan for a “new green means of freight transportation”, which only highlighted the advantages of low CO2 emissions.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV


The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Freight used to start with a golf game or a phone call. She was involved in the eTicket project that helped retire the last paper ticket used back in 2007. Freight is cool again. Events Freight Insights LogTech

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. While electronic passenger tickets were introduced in 1994 and reached a 97% penetration rate by 2007, the eAWB standards was adapted as an IATA standard in 2010, and adoption in 2018 still hovers at 53%. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing.

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

Still, the requirement is not new and has been under development for a number of years following a milestone vessel collapse in 2007. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Descartes Transportation Management Descartes freight forwarders International Maritime Organization Non-vessel Operating Common Carrier NVOCC Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS Verified Gross Mass

WTO trade barometer at rock bottom


The WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer has slumped to a historically low level for its June value , with the reading its lowest in recorded data going back to 2007. and air freight (76.5) are by far the worst on record since 2007.”.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?


While it may seem counterintuitive, co-opetition is slowly becoming a strategy that more and more companies are utilizing to widen their options—and survive.Particularly in the freight and transport industry, with shipping capacity low and demands increasingly stringent (customers who want to ship goods want it done quickly), the need for efficient routes is pressing but unsustainable. In 2007, it released the Kindle. Co-opetition can Save the Freight Industry.

Current State of the Capacity Crunch


Shippers are focusing on using dimensional pricing to cut down on wasted space, and consolidation of freight has become the new buzzword. Although capacity is tight, especially considering the number of carriers who are prioritizing freight to boost production, reports Roger W. Yet, contractual parties, such as third party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) are expecting increases in freight of between 2 and 3 percent from 2015.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

miles out of its network from 2007-2010 and had increased its CWT per truck from 382 in FY 2007 to 415 in FY 2010, an 8.6 Put differently, in FY 2007, Del Monte left 11.2 For related commentary, see Transportation Collaboration: Optimizing Freight Costs by Sharing Capacity and 5 Principles for Greener Freight. Last Friday, the U.S.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. FedEx Corporation FedEx , previously known as Federal Express, is an American multinational freight company founded in 1971 as a system for urgent deliveries.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


In July 2007, the price of natural gas rose to an astronomical $14 per MMBtu. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). May Van, Reefer Freight up 19% on Spot Market: DAT Freight Index. Moving on to technology news, iContainers , a digital freight forwarder and marketplace for instant quotes and booking, announced that it secured $6.7

A Brief Commentary on the Future of Delivery

Talking Logistics

There are countless possibilities, especially when you consider emerging technologies and delivery models like drones, driverless trucks, hyperloop, and the Uber-ization of freight. As I mentioned to the attendees at the conference, if I was giving a presentation ten years ago today about the future of delivery, I wouldn’t have a single slide about “the Uber-ization of freight” or about “sharing economy” delivery models.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Bain & Company finds that “Across industry sectors, companies that took bold and effective action during the 2007–08 global financial crisis performed much better than those that retreated to precrisis approaches and activities”. Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020. “Nothing will be the same” headlines are mushrooming.

Rangel Invests In BluJay Software To Manage Air, Sea And Road Transport Operations

BluJay Solutions

Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. Rangel started its internationalization in 2007 in Angola, following Mozambique in 2011, Brazil in 2013 and Cape Verde in 2015. SOURCE: Rangel Logistics Solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

According to a 2007 report, one of these products is sold every 17 seconds in the U.S. – Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets (WSJ – sub. It will expand freight transportation capacity by connecting with existing modes of road, rail, port and air transport. Real-Time Visibility Evolves to Freight Capacity Matching. Last September, for example, Trucker Tools launched its Smart Capacity freight matching platform.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow


17, 2007. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. When someone hears the company name “Walmart” several things come to mind from a pop culture standpoint. From the bullying of getting small town business out of business, to the famous “People of Walmart,” to the genearl low approval rating by consumers.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

Freight charge reductions from 5% to 3.5% Since November 2007, Ed’s contributions in the advancement of technology and business networks are delivering many impactful outcomes for clients. As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex. The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

Can a Start-up save the World’s Largest Retailer


In 2007, the year the iPhone was released, the iPod was Apple’s pre-existing cash cow with 48% of Apple’s revenue from iPod sales. Walmart's Logistics Network Pre eCommerce, Walmart was revered for its collaboration and technology-driven supply chain practices to move freight between suppliers, distribution centers, and stores in pallet and case quantities. Walmart acquired , an aggressive eCommerce player founded in 2014 to take on Amazon, for $3.3

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An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There were subsequent challenges in 2005 and 2007. Today’s Google self-driving car is not far removed from the vehicles that competed in the DARPA Challenge in 2007, according to Sertac Karaman, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The logistics industry offers a number of promising applications in freight yards and distribution centers. An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles.Connect.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women


They’ve since been struggling to meet increasing demand for freight transport. Women In Trucking (WIT), a non-profit organization founded in 2007, encourages the employment of women in the trucking industry by partnering with carriers to minimize the obstacles faced and by creating realistic expectations of what the job entails. The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management


In 2007, the U.S. Through our transportation management offering, we have helped customers transition to paperless, mobile workflows that eliminate most manual paper-driven processes, including: Confirming pickup and drop quantities through scans Trailer check-in and check-out Dock scheduling and yard management Freight claims Digital signatures and shipping documents, including eBOL. What If” Analysis: Many of the older transportation solutions planned freight by minimizing miles.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

With a goal of reducing emissions to zero by 2050, the company has pledged to increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50% globally by the year 2025, as compared to the 2007 baseline. Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI. For a long time now, corporations and their supply chains have been required to prove that they are acting in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After all, without carriers, your freight wouldn’t move. Robinson in 2007. Those relationships mean that when my customers have freight to move, I have reliable carriers to call on to make it happen. I’m based in San Diego, CA, which means I help a lot of customers move their freight across the Mexico border. How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution


Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007). London: Freight Best Practice. Vietnam has over 150 shopping centers, 800 supermarkets, 9,000 traditional markets and 2.2 million household-run stalls by 2018 as reported by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade [1]. There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. How are those different from each other?

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe. At the same time, we are considerably cheaper than air freight for many types of cargo." ► 2007. (4).

The Transportation Industry Report: Winter 2018-2019

Aborn and Co.

Given the higher price of oil (resulting in higher fuel surcharges), and the strength in rates being experienced in sectors such as flatbed and chemical railroading, it should come as no surprise that the Cass Freight Expenditures Index is reporting such overall strength in transportation spending.”.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. We’ve been producing this equipment in China since 2008 and for many years we shipped everything as air freight from Suzhou to our global DC in Europe. China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class.

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Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement from Maersk Line the world's largest container shipping company, that it has reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels a whole 7 years early, and is increasing the 2020 target to 40%, provides clear evidence that logistics services providers (LSPs) are increasingly taking green issues seriously.

The State of the Industry: A Mid-year Look at Transportation and the Economy

Talking Logistics

Freight volumes are up a little with lackluster economic growth, which leaves an implied excess capacity of 2-4%. Despite the addition of trucks, the largest TL carriers collectively have 5% fewer trucks on the road today than they did at the end of 2007. There is a belief among trucking industry executives that freight volumes should continue to steadily grow over the next few years and that pricing power will eventually return to the carriers.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Freight Audit and Pay. Johnsen @GTNexus : Data quality for ocean shipments was 59% in early 2007. Author’s Note: I was completely unplugged on vacation last week, so it wasn’t until I returned to the office on Monday that I learned Infor is acquiring GT Nexus (a Talking Logistics sponsor). I’m still digesting the news, and I haven’t had a chance to speak with anyone at Infor or GT Nexus yet, so I’ll wait to share my thoughts on the deal until Friday.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says


This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.