Reducing Cargo Theft

Inbound Logistics

Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can help minimize theft and secure the supply chain

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The post This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s get started… Descartes Acquires e-customs.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Government to import or export cargo. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

Supply Chain Matters

On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway. Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog UPS cargo plane crash

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). The post This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week?

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier.

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Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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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. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

25% financing) Cargo monitoring could increase the value of such securities. Knowing for sure, that cargo has left and knowing exactly where the cargo is and its precise Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) could increase the financing from e.g. 20% to 30%. Getting real-time information about the arrival of the cargo and a confirmation, that no intrusion has happened and all the cargo is still there, could increase the financing from e.g. 40% to 45%.

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

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.

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Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event.

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s. Owned and operated by A.P.

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Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

3) Safety of Drone Itself : even though Amazon can drive the economy of scale and make a drone a lot cheaper, there is an absolute no guarantee that a drone and its cargoes won''t become a target for theft.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: What's your definition of.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 2 May 2014. Realtime cargo monitoring does not solve all these ideas 100% itself. But realtime cargo monitoring could contribute substantially. 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. ▼ 2014. (13).

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Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

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Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

Transportfolio

It is fascinating to learn about the intricate processes required to move different items on cargo ships or cargo planes, then through the rigorous customs process. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

trillion in cargo annually. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Here are some excerpts from the report: U.S. maritime ports handle more than $1.3 The operations of these ports are supported by information and communication systems, which are susceptible to cyber-related threats.

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage. The Yong Sheng, a cargo vessel operated by state-owned Cosco Group set sail from the port of Dalian for Rotterdam. million tons of cargo via the Artic route in 2013. Two years ago. Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to an important milestone in Asia and North Atlantic Ocean transit.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

I have some opinions…I think drug cartels sell drugs, and those are the ones you’ve seen in the news battling back and forth…Cargo thieves steal cargo. So, the publicity we have seen on TV is about drug wars, not cargo theft…Cargo theft is a fraction of a fraction of a percent [when you compare number of incidents to total trade volume], although it receives a lot of attention. . carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

If you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows.

Shock of 20G on Container while in Transit

Global Trade Management

arviem cargo monitoring container monitoring container tracking risk management shock exposure of container supply chain monitoring Attached a picture of a container, which was exposed to a shock of 20G while in transport.

UPS Joins the Movement to Dimensional Pricing for 2015

Supply Chain Matters

effective December 29, 2014. In its announcement, UPS indicates that current e-commerce shipping trends have resulted in a decrease of package density, causing cargo space to be less efficiently utilized in its network. In early May, global package delivery provider FedEx announced a series of dimensional weight pricing changes related to both its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight service units that are scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2015.

P3 Network Gains U.S. Maritime Approval as Concerns Widen

Supply Chain Matters

As noted in our previous commentaries, this alliance pools the shipping resources of Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping across what is estimated to be up to 40 percent of total cargo moved in containers from Asia to Europe, as well as other major trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ocean routes.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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Protecting High-Value Cargo: A Sense of Security

Inbound Logistics

Shippers and logistics providers take extra precautions to protect high-value products from cargo theft

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. While the delays at the U.S. has increased 11 percent so far this year. As highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article last week: Congestion, labor tensions and tax concerns at U.S. ports have also spurred some shippers to look north. .

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Potential West Coast Port Disruption Raises Questions on Impacts to Upcoming Peak Shipping Period

Supply Chain Matters

The premise presented is that buyers scrambled to move cargoes earlier to avoid the potential of goods being caught-up in a port stoppage. A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S. West Coast port disruptions as a result of current ongoing labor union contract negotiations raises an open question as to “peak shipping season” this year.

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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Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Key players came together at the first European Logistics Clusters Forum , on October 14 -15, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, to explore their possible involvement in the initiative. This article was published in the fall 2014 issue of Supply Chain Frontiers.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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