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

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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.

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

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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

The list is presented in the order the responses were received in: 1) Andreas Wieland , Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School Successful supply chain management means that organizations are well-orchestrated in an end-to-end value network.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. This section will present the case studies of P&G, Unilever and Coca-Cola respectively.

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

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Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. 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. 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.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

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Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. Perishables represent a particularly important segment of the Miami air cargo market, because Miami International Airport is a primary hub for perishables moving between Latin America, the Caribbean islands, and North America. • Disagreements over shipping practices within the industry itself.

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What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

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Flatbed shipping is known for its cyclical and seasonal trends, fragmented marketplace and carrier demographics, and variability in demand. If you routinely require flatbed transportation, you’re probably familiar with the challenging market landscape flatbed presents.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

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For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

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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.

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Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!

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Material Handling & Logistics reports frantic shoppers should have no difficulty elbowing their way through the crowds and getting their hands on perfect presents for everyone on their list. However, finding enough happy little elves to pack and ship all those gifts may prove a tall order.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

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The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

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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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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

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This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. With pack and ship capabilities, efficient pick and eliminating errors, a business can focus on better financial investing activities.

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I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

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was moved by truck in 2014. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home. Aside from easing cargo shipping, these new platforms would help truck drivers earn more income by removing steep freight broker fees from the equation.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

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Therefore, when choosing a TMS, it should provide classic reporting tools like charts and dashboards along with specialized maps to visualize patterns of shipping. 2014).

Global Logistics Is No Longer Human Scale

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With nearly ten trillion metric tons transported by sea in 2014, the global shipping industry is more than massive—it’s gargantuan. Every day, thousands of logistics firms utilize dozens of ocean carriers loading and unloading cargo in myriad ports for clients around the world.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

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Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

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data backups) taken in the present can payoff immensely in the long run. 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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

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data backups) taken in the present can payoff immensely in the long run. 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.

Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015

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Those results present a sharp contrast to Los Angeles, which posted a 6.5% fewer containers in 2015 compared to 2014. Sanfield laments that, “In March, a lot of the ships unloaded here and went back to Asia and didn’t get back to their routine rotations.”.