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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. 2014 was surely a fun year of content on the Cerasis blog. Now, why do we blog?

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. 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.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Bottom line: the mere threat of a West Coast work stoppage has already been a major imposition and inconvenience to shippers but the actual risk to the 2014 Holiday season is much less.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

crew and ground handling teams wearing protective clothing and physical contact minimized) • Possible quarantines on passengers, crew and cargo coming into port • Tighter regulations for airline passengers traveling to and from the region • New IATA regulations on how to handle, store and ship goods.

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Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

It was originally posted on the Humanitarian @ MIT blog. By consolidating cargo from various shippers, freight forwarders reduce the cost of air shipment significantly from express services, which is important when shipping multiple pallets.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of our blog, Mr. Yiakoumi discussed the major industry challenges. Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? Logistics in Mexico is actually quite developed, but there are still high cargo rates, and questions about port and rail capacity. Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry.

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.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: 14 Tons of Cigarettes.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Thursday, 27 February 2014. By the way: One of the containers washed off the vessel is a huge shipping container with as many as 11 million cigarettes inside (- but police are warning any wreckers looking for free fags to stay well away).

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Cargo monitoring could not only be used to prevent trafficking drugs - but also to prevent smuggling huge amount of money in containers from one country to another. **. Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 16 May 2014. They have people manually reviewing orders, combining orders into loads, and determining the best service levels and carriers to ship those loads. Technology exists that can review groups of orders and select the least cost route and rate to ship those orders by combining them into optimized loads. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. Blog Archive. ▼ 2014. (13).

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. Perishables represent a particularly important segment of the Miami air cargo market, because Miami International Airport is a primary hub for perishables moving between Latin America, the Caribbean islands, and North America. • Disagreements over shipping practices within the industry itself.

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

Deutsche Telekom and arviem AG launch M2M partnership

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Sunday, 26 January 2014. Deutsche Telekom AG today signed a nearly double-digit million euro contract with leading cargo monitoring service provider arviem AG of Switzerland. Each customer specifies in advance which events he wants to be informed of - such as whether his container has been opened in shipping or is taking a route that differs from the one that was scheduled. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. With so many options, ocean shipping can be challenging.

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Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

Global Trade Management

A few weeks ago, we published a sad story in our blog about refugees discovered in Morocco. Real-time cargo monitoring could not only safe live but also prevent gangs from their brutal trade with human lives. * [link] BBC News - 16 August 2014 A man has died after 35 people - including children - were found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks. Now, another such sad story got published by BBC (see below).

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

There is still time and budget for shipping organizations to implement new TMS solutions or upgrade existing ones – yielding benefits like automation, efficiency improvements, expanded visibility and scalability – if they’re to be well-protected against what appears to be a looming downturn.

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. .

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). The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. If you’re reading this blog, I’d say you already have.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Shipping. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. in 2014.

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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This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Here are some excerpts from the blog post: With UberCARGO, your goods travel like a VIP.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States. FreightWatch reported that although it declined by 12 percent in 2014 the average loss value per incident rose 36 percent, with attacks on valuables driving this increase.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Shipping.

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. If you define an ‘Effective Global Trade’ as a trade that is executed on schedule, without damage to the cargo and at planned cost, then your threshold for an ‘Effective Global Trade’ is too low. GLOBAL SHIPPING & LOGISTICS - Service provider of freight forwarding, custom clearance, shipping services, transportation, sea transportation, air transportation, India. Keep Blogging!

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Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. The companys logistics chief, Norbert Bensel, said the inaugural journey on the new rail route had delivered its cargo in roughly half the time it would have taken to arrive in the northern German port city by sea. Blog Archive.

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The Box or the Chocolates? - Global Trade Management - Blogger

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Just the opposite, Cadbury, recently announced that it is not shipping its famous chocolate Easter Eggs in boxes, but rather just using the foil wrapping. 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.

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