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[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. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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

Talking Logistics

In technology news, INTTRA announced a partnership with JDA Software, which will give JDA customers access to INTTRA’s full suite of ocean shipping software, data and services. The company’s overall share of container volume has grown from 22% in 2014 to 24% in recent months.

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Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

Freightos

By 2014, it reached $77 trillion dollars. This tremendous growth was driven by freight shipping, which scaled in size but didn’t significantly improve underlying technology, getting bigger, not getting smarter. The Freightos Marketplace launched in closed beta in January 2016.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Take cargo airships, for example. House of Representatives set up the bipartisan Cargo Airship Caucus, with the goal of accelerating development. All are racing to be first to corner a cargo market that may be worth billions.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011.

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

These two graphs explain why Maersk is splitting its shipping business, which is reeling from overcapacity; from it’s energy business, which is reeling from low oil prices: As Tolstoy observed, “each unhappy family is unhappy it its own way.” Twenty such ships were ordered.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

Logistics Technology Updates: Q1 2016. Ongoing investments in the logistics sector continued strong in Q1 2016, following the investment of $1.5 billion in 2015 (up 125% from 2014). billion in 2014 (up 31%).

Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

Techgistics

Speed, ease, and low cost shipping has put customer convenience at the top of Amazon's priorities and by focusing on the customer, Amazon not only strengthens their brand, but also put enormous pressure on incumbent brick and mortar retailers and pure play eCommerce retailers to keep up.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. Chart 1: Top 10 regional trade flows of goods by value 2014 (US $bn). Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. .

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Did you know that the U.S.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Spun off from GlobalTranz (July 2016). Cargo Chief. Platform launch in May 2016. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was talking about logistics back in 2014 (although he called it “icing on the cake” back then). Download the free Q3 2016 LogTech Review now!

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

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. Headline: Class 8 Orders Slump in December, Down 36% From Same Period in 2014.

Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive

Cerasis

A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. You also are reducing risk for the manufacturer, because the 3PL will even cover the cargo insurance for shipments.

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

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

Amazon recently leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , and hired former CEO of UTI Worldwide , a freight forwarder, as Vice President of Global Logistics.

Large Shipping Losses Have Declined 38% over Past 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014. There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year (98) -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014.

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

Talking Logistics

CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes (Reuters). Spot freight availability was 74 percent higher than in September 2016. per mile, 19 cents higher than in August and 35 cents higher than in September 2016.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. UPS Sets 2016 Rates. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News).

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

While the containers themselves can be loaded on a ship in a matter of minutes, a container can be held up in port for days because a piece of paper goes missing, while the goods inside spoil. I wrote about this topic back in July 2014 (“ Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B ”).

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). trade deal to stretch into 2016: EU says (Reuters).

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Before the mega-retailer started shipping goods through Lazaro Cardenas, the KCS had fallen on hard times. As recently as Fall of 2014, the Lorenzo Cardenas-Houston route handled an average of only 10-20 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a week. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Content Summary: First Self-Sailing Electric Cargo Ship Set to Launch.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air: In 2016, a new air transport agreement was implemented between the US and Mexico allowing for increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines between the two nations. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.

Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015

Elementum

fewer containers in 2015 compared to 2014. Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield claims that year-to-date shipping volumes have likely dropped off because cargo ships have not returned to normal schedules after February’s delays. percent increase over April 2014.