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

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. 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.

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.

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

CH Robinson 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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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Paul Dittmann , Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Improving operational efficiency in the global supply chain is a complex undertaking, and requires a documented, multi-year strategy instead of knee jerk reactions, and programs of the month.

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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.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. As reported by The Guardian : The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015.

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?

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. Introducing the Freightos Marketplace.

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

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CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes (Reuters). Hurricanes Harvey and Irma also contributed to demand, as the storms disrupted supply chains and boosted spot truckload rates to levels not seen since December 2014.

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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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World Port Community Sets Priorities

Material Handling & Logistics

Optimizing ports calls through better use of data, standardization of procedures and digitalization will also create a win-win situation for shipping and ports.". It is in the mutual interests of shipping and ports to cooperate more closely,” said ICS Secretary general Guy Platten.

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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 ”).

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

After graduating from the University of Oxford, Hunter Yaw worked as a project manager for several companies, including as the Head of Special Projects, Fuel Logistics for the Sochi 2014 Organizing committee. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

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. The ‘conventional wisdom’ is that a global trade requires 35 + separate documents that are modified or updated at least 150 times – an incredible tsunami of paper and waste of money.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Here are some other details from the article: Amazon has helped ship at least 150 containers of goods from China since October, according to shipping documents collected at ports of entry that were compiled by Ocean Audit, a company specializing in ocean-freight refund recovery for shippers.