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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. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. Freight freight

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

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 Pentant provides its shipper and logistics service provider customers with a reliable and secure connection to both CHIEF (the central UK Revenue & Customs system) and ICS (the European Union Import Control System) to streamline declaration, cargo security and clearance processes. Robinson road transport service offering portfolio…Since 1993, C.H.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

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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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

We’ve seen, for example, instability in ocean freight, cost, and issues with [Los Angeles] ports in past years. Watch the short clip below where he discusses three key challenges: imbalance of freight during peak season; the visibility black hole at the border; and the need to build in flexibility. 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.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. 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.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Take cargo airships, for example.

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. Air and ocean freight carriers were reliant on these LSPs to provide them with a view of the market; in most cases they had no transparency into the shipper’s needs and thus were completely cordoned off from the true source of demand. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. .

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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. 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.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries). Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe.

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. Another major potential benefit of IoT is tracking exactly what happens to goods under transportation or storage. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Cloud (Software) , Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

En route it passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France before arriving at the Abroñigal freight terminal in Madrid. It consisted of 30 containers carrying 1,400 tonnes of cargo – mostly toys, stationery and other items for sale over Christmas across Europe. However, the cargo had to be transferred three times during the journey as a result of incompatible rail gauges.

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Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

A European Commission (EC) initiative called Horizon 2020 – 2105 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport will facilitate collaboration between logistics clusters on developing supply chain solutions, particularly projects that promote environmental sustainability. 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.

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows? Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences. The roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus. tons of cargo – 50% more than a standard, four-wheel vehicle.

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. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Freight Insights

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  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. increase in containerized cargo volumes in May 2014 from the previous year.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

So, while the West Coast situation may cause a minor up-tick in freight being routed to the Eastern Ports (Eastern freight is up from 38% in January to 41% in May, according to Hackett Associates), it won’t go a lot higher because the Eastern routes have been running near capacity for several months and are now basically full. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider moving critical products via air freight and/or using a sea-air option to minimize the impact of increased costs. Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo. There is also a good possibility that carriers might discharge cargo at the main transship points of Panama, Cartagena, and Colon and declare force majeure. What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. The largest air cargo plane in the world is the Antonov An-225 Mriya , which can take off with a maximum weight of 640 tons (580 tonnes). 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers. Be a freight hero.

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Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows? Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences. The roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus. tons of cargo—50% more than a standard, four-wheel vehicle.

Countdown to ACE. What do U.S. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

BluJay Solutions

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) comes into effect for all goods transported into and out of the U.S. Those involved in ensuring trade compliance of goods under transportation are well-used to changes to Customs regulations, with the screening requirements of the U.S. Read our next ACE blog post for an analysis of those benefits, including financial rewards and faster cargo clearance.

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Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

UPS collected the pallets on August 18 for Air Freight Consolidated service. 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. Most of the flights to Liberia, and their air cargo capacity, were suspended: Arik Air : Banned flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone beginning July 28.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. The major impact will be to hazardous cargo (majority of classes), with a hold on Xiamen port from August 1st to September 7th, including imports to Xiamen, exports from Xiamen, and transfers via Xiamen.

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How holy is the Grail of Real-Time in Supply Chain?

Global Trade Management

A transportation management system (TMS) helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively. In a TMS survey, ARC found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 6 percent with the use of a TMS application. arviem cargo monitoring real time monitoring supply chain TMS visibility

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

However in this case, CBP has softened the blow by structuring ACE in such a way that Customs brokers responsible for transporting large volumes of goods on their customers’ behalf (by road, ocean, air, rail, or multimodal) can realize notable and valuable benefits in three key areas by complying; faster processing, improved productivity and, last but no means least - financial. .

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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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

Of course, ACE goes much further than advance filing of manifests, which has been mandatory for cargo arriving via vessel since 2009 under ISF (10+2) – it’s a fundamental change that recognizes the changing landscape of security risks and the impact of global trade on homeland security. . In our Countdown to ACE blog series so far, we’ve covered the expected supply chain impact of the upcoming changes, including analysis of the relative benefits and the penalties for non-compliance.