NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

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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 (December 8-12, 2014)

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

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

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Government to import or export cargo. For more on this topic, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I invite you to participate in our upcoming Talking Logistics episode with Pete Mento, Director Global Customs and Trade Policy at C.H.

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

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Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ).

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

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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. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. 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.

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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Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

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A European initiative aims to foster collaboration between companies in logistics clusters. Pictured is the Grupo Carreras facility in the PLAZA logistics park near Zaragoza, Spain. Much effort has already gone into developing logistics clusters in Europe.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., 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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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.

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

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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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Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

20% financing) confirmation from the logistics company, that the products have been delivered (e.g. 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%. arviem cargo monitoring risk management supply chain supply chain financing trace track trade financing visibility

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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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.

Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

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

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Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

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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. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics Arctic shipping passage independendent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Supply chain Matters blog

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

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increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? .

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

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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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Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

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

UPS Joins the Movement to Dimensional Pricing for 2015

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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. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics dimensional pricing impact on online commerce Inc.

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

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A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S. The premise presented is that buyers scrambled to move cargoes earlier to avoid the potential of goods being caught-up in a port stoppage. Logistics Management further conducted a reader poll of 103 buyers of freight transportation and logistics services.

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

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Practice Logistics Video 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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The Carbon Footprint in the Logistics Chain

Global Trade Management

For example: Nike’s environmental goal for logistics and transportation is to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. Raw materials and production processes are usually the main drivers for the carbon footprint – but the logistics chain with over 10% is also one of the main contributors. Real-time cargo monitoring could provide the relevant information, help to select areas of improvement and monitor the improvement year after year.

Protecting High-Value Cargo: A Sense of Security

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

West Coast Port Labor Talks Continue

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Both parties issued a joint press release earlier this week indicating that while there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached between both sides. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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trillion in cargo annually. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. The post The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

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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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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

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I asked Troy Ryley, Managing Director of Transplace Mexico, that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics , and here’s an excerpt of what he said: Asia was the buzzword for many years, and it still is the buzzword in many respects. I also asked Troy about the logistics challenges shippers have — or should be aware of — with regards to cross-border trade with Mexico. carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

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Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. But you logistics guys, you’re doing a terrible job because your logistics costs have gone up by half a million dollars.” And the logistics guys would say, “Yeah, but you’re buying everything from India, so the logistics costs have gone up.” They’re factoring in, as much as they can, the logistics and supply chain costs.

Global Logistics—December 2014

Inbound Logistics

United Kingdom establishes national training center for fracking; China and Jamaica team up on logistics training initiatives; UK port constraints push freight flows north; Middle East air cargo carriers show robust growth

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

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Land challenges for Hong Kong’s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the recent Leadership Luncheon gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). Regional Distribution Centre and Global logistics Hub. Land Shortages impacting Logistics Sector.

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Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics? The idea that working alongside public sector traffic agencies could help to improve megacity logistics might seem like a stretch. The roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It also offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The post Alternatives to UPS and FedEx appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics Introduction.

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

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FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. 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).

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

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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.

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

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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. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. While the delays at the U.S.

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Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

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These information streams include product details, logistics data, and customer information, as well as facts and figures on factory and retail operations and financial management. Just a few months ago the Zombie-Zero malware attack was discovered in several logistics and robotics firms.