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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft. They want to utilize high capacity airplane to help airlines drive the operating cost down.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. billion) over the past decade to improve rail and road access and boost inspection capacity at West Coast ports…Canadian railroad companies have also moved to capitalize on those infrastructure investments. While the delays at the U.S.

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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’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Still, although nothing is certain at this time, if you ship goods to the West Coast ports, you can consider your options: 1.

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

Quintiq

Massive ships. Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. These are little vials with very short half-lives, and to ship them you need a category 3 ILS equipped airport so autopilot technology landings are possible.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Normally this means airport-to-airport delivery within three to five days with UPS acting as a “freight forwarder” to transport the goods using space available on commercial (passenger) airlines or dedicated cargo flights to the destination.

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

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. Also, the capacity of tier suppliers isn’t enough to supply the carmakers as they would like, but the tier suppliers aren’t investing enough partly because of that economic fear in the back of their minds.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Poor relationships with capacity providers. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. Source: “2014 Sales Tax Rates,” TaxTips.ca, accessed November 15, 2014.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Now all of this capacity is gone. So 7% of the capacity is now gone. And what that caused was a huge under capacity. We expect that capacity slowly comes back to the market.

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.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is known for its cyclical and seasonal trends, fragmented marketplace and carrier demographics, and variability in demand. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

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.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

When temperatures drop below freezing and winter storms bury highways with large snowfalls, it affects truckload demand in three ways: Ice and precipitation slow down trucking operations , which has the effect of reducing capacity. Cargo can also be damaged by the cold.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

Ship it Good: What Do Maersk’s New Ships Mean for Water Transportation?

Elementum

Shipping giant Maersk posted healthy profits this quarter despite declining freight rates. Maersk must find a way to mitigate recent issues with low shipping rates, overcapacity, and delays. But ships have proven to be inefficient, especially due to recent port strikes and bottlenecks.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes (Reuters). If you’re a transportation executive, you already know what’s happening in the market today: capacity is tightening and rates are climbing.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results and Provides 2015 Forecast. Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results.

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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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.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs. 2014).

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). billion USD) in pro-forma trailing 12-month revenue for the year-ended December 31, 2014.

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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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.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

As a result, leaders are unaware of changing conditions that impact capacity and access. Brokers who are not only connected in the sense of having access to capacity, but ones who seamlessly integrate into a shipper’s processes and TMS. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

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.

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.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Ryder said the Laredo site will handle thousands of shipments on behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers.

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. ► 2014. (13).

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

billion in 2015 (up 125% from 2014). Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 billion in 2014 (up 31%). Meanwhile, Amazon also hiked up its minimum free shipping spend from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

Techgistics

Amazon has built so much scale that the research firm Gartner estimated that AWS offers more than 10 times the computing capacity of the next 14 vendors combined. Amazon launched Prime Now in 2014 to combat “brick and mortar” retailers’ only remaining advantage - proximity to customers.

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.”.