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

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Descartes continues to broaden its footprint in the global trade management space, with two more acquisitions announced this week: e-customs, “a leading provider of electronic security and fiscal customs filing solutions in the UK,” and Pentant, “a leading UK-based Community System Provider (CSP) offering customs connectivity and import/export inventory control solutions for ocean, truck and air cargo.”

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. A lot has changed since then, especially the lift ticket prices. The good news is that the lift ticket price for kids 5 and younger was only $5. The bad news is that “I ski like a 5 year old” didn’t get me the discount.

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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 (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? If so, let’s connect.

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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4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2

CH Robinson Transportfolio

4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected. You have a plan for processing cargo claims before they happen. In my previous article, I explained what is generally expected when filing a cargo claim, and what kind of documentation you may need in support. As part of this case, the claimant must prove the cargo shipped in good condition and arrived in a damaged condition. Each cargo claim has nuances that render it unique, and no process can cover everything.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

The challenges include: - Worldwide capacity problems, especially at ports and transportation companies in North America and Western Europe - Forecast errors that are made worse because goods had to be brought in earlier than planned - The need to support not only brick-and-mortar stores, but also e-commerce sites, whether stand-alone or part of an omni-channel offering Some ways to cope: - Redirect your cargo, if you can, to less congested ports.

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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.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

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

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.

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. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports.

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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. Private fleet is used to perform the backhauls (picks up cargoes from vendors to replenish DCs + sends returned products to vendors).

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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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. Freight claims are also known as shipping claims, cargo claims, transportation claims, or loss and damage claims.

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. 6) Limit of Liability : if you''re familiar with International Trade Term (Incoterms), you will see that a point of transfer of cargo''s ownership and risks is a very important issue.

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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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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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. Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.” ” Watch the video from the article. Practice Logistics Video

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Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

CH Robinson 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 If you’d asked me what I know about global forwarding when I joined the industry two years ago, I would have looked at you quizzically and said, “Global forwarding? What’s that?”

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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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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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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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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Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

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

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. These conditions create a perfect storm for the carriers to break out of the cargo pricing bazaar. Then and only then do they stand a chance of beating the thin margins and low yields trends that drive this cargo bazaar. Those were the good old days.

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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

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

Business at the Port of Houston is robust, and the volume is growing, based on the hope that the Panama Canal expansion will drive more cargo into the port. I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street.

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. According to FreightWatch International (FWI), the risk of cargo theft will increase this year, compared to 2014. Cargo theft prevention and recovery network, CargoNet, reported that almost 90 million dollars in cargo was stolen last year.

Etihad Cargo on track for best ever performance in 2014

Logistics Middle East

Total uplift for 2014 is forecast to increase by nearly 20 percent

West Coast Port Strike Update

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The current contract has been extended briefly, until July 11 2014. Cargo will continue to move and operations will carry on at the port until an agreement can be reached through these disruptions. As a follow up to my previous blog post on the potential port strike , I wanted to provide an update of the situation. It’s after June 30, and yet no deal has been reached. There has been minor disruption at the port, but enough to get people thinking about alternate options.

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Shock of 20G on Container while in Transit

Global Trade Management

Thanks to real-time cargo monitoring, the shipper immediately was able to assess the impact on its cargo and make decisions on - continuing the trip, and/or - reorder cargo in a new container - inspect container - claims handling - proactively inform client The real-time monitoring also allows to precisely identify - location of incident, - time, - custody, and a historical analysis on how often such incidents happen(ed), where and in whose custody.

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. One of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing up to 90% of people who contract it, the current outbreak of Ebola is widespread and causing panic on a global scale.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S. According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” .

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy.

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

increase in containerized cargo volumes in May 2014 from the previous year. Jaimie Conley, Jeremy Fuller, Tucker Herbert, and Felipe Caro.   The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are vital to the LA economy, not only because they provide a significant number of jobs in the shipping and logistics industries, but also because they give the city itself a competitive edge with regard to shipping times and transportation costs when it comes to operating a global businesses here.