Who said supply chains are boring?: Shipping my stuff one more time.

Supply Chains Rock

Thursday, February 05, 2009. After failing to ship my Mini Cooper over two years ago Im at it again, but this time with much lighter cargo. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Transporter 3: Logistics future.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, January 19, 2009. Anyway, in the opening sequence a giant cargo ship is loaded with containers. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Global Supply Chain News: As Deadlines for 100% Cargo.

Supply Chain Digest

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This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7

Middle East air cargo still solid despite fall

Logistics Middle East

IATA head says air freight load factors near 2009 crash levels, but the Middle East is still leading the pack

DAT's Tami Hart Awarded for Combating Cargo Theft

DAT Solutions

In the overall effort to combat cargo theft, every single player is either part of the solution or part of the problem, even if by indifference. The special award recognizes Tami's support on more than 500 cases of false payments, cargo theft, and other transportation fraud. I've been working with DAT customers since 2009, helping them to use the tools in DAT CarrierWatch and the DAT Directory to avoid scams," she continued. "I Tami Hart has your back.

Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese

The Logistics of Logistics

Miles is a 2009 grad of Herbert Business School at The University of Miami. 6. Coordinating and communicating the movement of cargo and monitoring for exceptions. Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Rebuilding Public.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Sunday, November 22, 2009 4:21:00 am. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990.

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Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival. Last week on Talking Logistics , I interviewed Kevin Gavin, VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) about various cargo security and trade compliance programs, including ISF. Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S.

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.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

With manufacturing falling at the fastest rate since 2009, it’s no surprise to see truck stocks plunging, and truck builders cutting back on staff. Headline: Intermodal Cargo Falls in 4Q for First Time Since 2009. Headline: US Rail Stocks Seen Rising 20% This Year Despite Six-Year Low for Cargo in 2015. These 9 headlines culled from Transport Topics over the first three weeks of 2016, coupled with the emerging economic slowdown should give pause to all shippers.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Big carriers have their own share of new planning puzzles; they need to figure out the best way to: Plan 14,000 units on a single ship adhering to all cargo specifications and constraints. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. As Graph 3 shows, the number of port calls in 2014 was the lowest in the past 10 years – more than 50% decline since 2009. Massive ships. Slow steaming. Alliances and consolidation.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Global Container Volume on Track for Worst Year Since 2009 (WSJ – sub. ” Uber is not the first company trying to disrupt the trucking and freight brokerage business (see Transfix , Convoy and Cargo Chief ), but it certainly has the most funding and brand recognition, and with Bill Driegert on board, a proven executive who understands the industry.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Rigs regularly relied on to transport livestock animals need to ensure they have consistent and proper airflow and circulation to keep their cargo healthy and in excellent shape for market. Deterioration of Existing Fleets – In the aftermath of our economic issues since 2009, corporations in the U.S. Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This relationship was considered to be ‘hard-wired’ – that is, until the financial crisis of 2009. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain

TMC

Since 2009, U.S. Level cargo flows. Going the extra mile in this way also reduces the need to expedite cargo and affords more flexibility for changing shipment schedules. Even so, there is still much to learn about improving the efficiency of cross-border cargo flows – especially in the automotive sector. Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect.

Imports Set Records As Retail Sales Continue to Increase

Material Handling & Logistics

The import numbers come as retail continues a long-term pattern of increased sales with total retail sales growing year-over-year every month since November 2009. Total retail sales have grown year-over-year every month since November 2009, and retail sales as calculated by NRF – excluding automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants – have increased year-over-year in all but three months since the beginning of 2010.

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Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

To get quick overview of some existing security programs, Ive gathered more information for the article called " Security Program as Part of Efficient Supply Chain Management " by Hintsa and Hameri 2009 as below, 1) C-TPAT Program: a program initiated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection with focus on the international cargoes bound for the United States. 4) 24-Hour Rule: under this rule, sea carrier is required to transmit descriptions of the cargo bound for the United States.

Economic cost of supply chain disruptions on the increase. Is the logistics industry doing all it can to mitigate disruption?

BluJay Solutions

Like many other logistics industry professionals, I wasn’t surprised to read this week’s headline figures from the 2012 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study (published by Capgemini Consulting, in cooperation with Penn State University, Korn/Ferry International, and Panalpina), which reported a 465 per cent increase in economic losses arising from supply chain disruptions from 2009 to 2011.

Everything You Need to Know About El Niño and the Panama Canal Restrictions

Elementum

In 2009, the canal reported 299.1 million tons of cargo shipped. Ships will have to reduce cargo or reroute , leading to widespread delays and bottlenecks on other shipping routes. This year’s El Niño is shaping up to be the strongest in recorded history, and it is already beginning to alter global shipping routes. What’s Happening in Panama? On August 7th, Panama’s government declared a state of emergency due to an extreme drought.

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

Cerasis

The federal government began tackling this problem with the Veterans’ Job Training Act of 1992 , and since then laws like the 2009 amendment to the GI bill have helped returning veterans obtain education for future careers. One of the biggest problems facing veterans leaving the military is the difficulty of finding jobs in the civilian sector.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

Of course, ACE goes much further than advance filing of manifests, which has been mandatory for cargo arriving via vessel since 2009 under ISF (10+2) – it’s a fundamental change that recognizes the changing landscape of security risks and the impact of global trade on homeland security. .

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Hong Kong’s critical mass of cargo and extensive air-and-ocean connectivity enable the network-effect that empowers its enviable leadership as the leading Regional Distribution Centre serving the whole of the Asia region. In the global air freight sector, Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s largest air cargo hub, handling over four million tons of cargo per year, with almost 100 airlines flying to over 160 destinations, including 40 in mainland China.

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How Does the Chinese New Year Impact Rate Volatility?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

million TEUs recorded in December 2009—however, there was a surge in scrapping older tonnage to keep that from coming into fruition. Because the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) didn’t reach an agreement until February 2015, most of the beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) had moved their volumes ahead of the peak season in order to avoid possible delays at the port.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. railroads three months in a row, which hasn’t happened since November 2009. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. railroads three months in a row, which hasn’t happened since November 2009. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Burlington Coat Factory @Burlington In 2009, Burlington Coat Factory (in partnership with Fortna) transformed its supply chain with new systems and operational processes, optimizing efficiencies and boosting customer service at the company’s Burlington, New Jersey location as part of its 5-year supply chain strategy. In August, Yusen Logistics acquired the ecommerce delivery and fulfillment company, ILG, and launched an express service for air cargo in Guangzhou, China.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. Tenders can take BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) three to five months of preparation, but despite this, the fixed price often breaks down during peak season. Remember iPods? Six years later, that number had dropped to zero. The one-two punch of phones in our pocket and streaming music created a superior option. We never looked back.

[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. .

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea

Elementum

of ASEAN’s total trade, set Australia back a good $20M in cargo annually, and cost $270 and $600M in rerouting for South Korea and Japan, respectively, every year. Since 2009, the PRC has been the largest exporter overall, and overtook the United States as the largest trading nation globally in 2013.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

For example, before Uber started in 2009, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk system was already functioning in 2007. The company has launched Uber Cargo in Hong Kong using cargo vans and Uber Rush in New York City using bike messengers. Published with kind permission of MHD Supply Chain Solutions Magazine. Uber this, Uber that… Ever since Uber reinvented taxi services by placing itself in between customers and private car owners, “uberisation” has become a craze.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Supreme Court rules in favor of ATA in challenge of Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program ( Cargo Business ). the index has remained above its 2012 range for four consecutive months…The April index was still higher than the index had been during any month between April 2009 and the beginning of 2013 except for December 2011, when it reached the all-time high. I’m short on time this morning, so let’s go straight to the news.

This Week in Logistics News (February 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

percent in December , the largest drop since September 2009, according to the U.S. Well, after many weeks of binge watching, my wife and I finished all six seasons of Downton Abbey last night. I must admit, I’m a little sad today — like saying goodbye to dear friends after an extended stay together. But we have the movie to look forward to. What should we watch next? I’m sure you have some suggestions for me.

Panama Canal Expansion

3PL Insights

But in reality, there has been much more vessel traffic than anyone ever envisioned: in 2009 alone, the traffic in the canal reached a whopping 299.1 Cargo ships arriving to Miraflores Locks. The Panama Canal was originally constructed as a way to increase maritime trade in the Americas, and it is the largest American engineering feat undertaken in history. It was completed in 1914, after the United States spent close to $375,000,000 to finish it – which equates to over $8.5

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time ( Overdrive ). Back in June 2009, I wrote the following in a post titled Amazon.com: A Customer-Centric 3PL : “You won’t find Amazon.com on any ‘Top 25 3PLs’ list, but the company is a leading 3PL in my book.” Merchants will be able to book cargo space online or via mobile devices, creating what Amazon described as a “one click-ship for seamless international trade and shipping.”.