Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

Inbound Logistics

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010. And a few ocean freight shippers are looking at how kites can be used to catch the air so they can shut off the engines. 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.

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Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

Inbound Logistics

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

Cerasis

One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas. Freight prepaid.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

Carbon Reduction Makes Sense for Business

ModusLink Corporation

In this year’s report more S&P 500 companies reported their emissions up from 52% in 2009 to 59% in 2010. Reducing the dimension of packaging to reduce the amount of freight and components. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a not-for-profit organization funded by governments and large corporate entities such as Microsoft and SAP. The purpose of the organization is to promote carbon reporting and assisting companies with putting a framework together to help with reporting.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. Spot freight availability was 74 percent higher than in September 2016.

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Where Do DAT Freight Rates Come From?

DAT Solutions

We often explain that freight rates in DAT RateView are based on $45 billion worth of actual freight payments per year, on 65,000 point-to-point lanes. The second database is comprised of shipper-to-carrier contract rates, which come from many thousands of individual freight bills.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). This changed in 2010, when the steamship lines, starting with Maersk, decided to divest itself of ownership of chassis and no longer provide equipment to trucking companies. Is Full container freight not moving? Or look at air freight options.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight.

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

Freightos

JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

DAT Solutions

That's my main takeaway from the Dry Van Freight Barometer for April. Above is a summary of the DAT Freight Barometers for April. Last year, I developed the DAT Freight Barometers as a predictive tool, to help explain and forecast transportation pricing trends.

DAT Freight Barometers: Contract rates will rise more slowly in 2019

DAT Solutions

The DAT Freight Barometers, and this proprietary method of weighing the balance between demand and capacity, predict both the direction and magnitude of changes in spot pricing. Spot market rate trends follow the DAT Flatbed Freight Barometer.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management.

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. KSD provides its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions. percent in the quarter, while Con-way Freight reported a 0.4

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

More driver-friendly practices increased, including flexible appointment scheduling and improved driver detention, allowed drivers to maximize their hours-of-service, which increased overall capacity in the freight network. Current Capacity Outlook.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After Generac went public in 2010, the company quickly grew through overseas acquisitions. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge. Customers Global Forwarding Global Transportation Case Study Generac global freight Supply Chain Visibility

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

Talking Logistics

mpg for tractor trailers (compared to 6 mpg for 2010 tractor trailers). In 2010, IKEA changed its Ektorp sofa from one solid piece into several, with detachable armrests and a hinged back. I also moderated a panel discussion at the 2010 Transplace Shipper Symposium titled, “Reengineered Packaging and Its Impact on Transportation and Trailer Utilization,” where an executive from Del Monte shared how the company, through its packaging changes and other initiatives, had taken 29.4M

Balancing Technology and Process to Maintain Your Cold Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, in 1980 only 33% of refrigerated capacity was containerized, whereas in 2010 this share was up to 90%.* Whether or not you decide to employ the latest technology, it’s important to remember other tried and true methods to protect your temperature sensitive freight.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which, while at the highest it’s been since 2010, has been predicted to be short-lived.

Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

Supply Chain Network

Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet and mobile workforce performance and facilitate fleet operators’ adherence with the CSA 2010 (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) initiative. ” The Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation products join AT&T’s award-winning portfolio – ranked number one for Next-Generation Fleet Management Solutions by business decision-makers in 2010.(1). million in 2010.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, as compared to 7.7 Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. This year’s report presents an overview of the 2010 economy, the industry’s key trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2010 and their percentage of the U.S. percent in 2010, making up for more than half of last year’s decline. percent in 2010, after declining 11.2

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Future Of Procurement: What Is Your Role?

Cerasis

At Cerasis we work with our shipper customers who procure items every day and have needs for inbound freight management as they secure those products from their vendors. In 2010, Ariba, an SAP company, asked a group of procurement executives and thought leaders to set the vision.

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

In late 2010, Ashburn received the title of Vice President and General Manager of ProphesySeries, Accellos’ line of transportation software solutions. Freight & Transportation Information Technology News & Info Third Party Logistics freight management scm suite supply chain TMS transport Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51. Ultimately, customers work with your B2B partners, who then request orders or freight quotes based on their data.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Since only 11 Incoterms exist in the Incoterms 2010 ruleset, some companies, as well as purchasers and consumers, may need to know additional information about a product.

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

Cerasis

Riding a rising five-year trend, retail juggernaut Walmart® grossed $476 billion in the fiscal year that ended in January 2014, up from $408 billion in fiscal 2010, according to The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. Walmart has held a place among Gartner’s top 20 supply chains since 2010.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

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Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Though last year the 2010 3PL study. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain. Clients include Integrators, Freight Forwarders, 3PL Providers, Ocean Carriers, NVOCCs, Airlines, Rail Operators, Port Operators, Terminal Operators, and Airport Operators. Conferences Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Third Party Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Fall to Lowest Since 2010 (WSJ – sub. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters).

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey. At the same time, we are considerably cheaper than air freight for many types of cargo." Sunday, April 11, 2010 9:31:00 am. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden j.

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Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2011 and 2010 “Green Partners” listing. CSR Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Third Party Logistics corporate social responsibility Ryder System, Inc.,