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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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

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As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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trillion in cargo annually. Until the Coast Guard completes a thorough assessment of cyber risks in the maritime environment, the ability of stakeholders to appropriately plan and allocate resources to protect ports and other maritime facilities will be limited. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

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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.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. Due to the heavy influx of cargo and issues downstream, the containers continue to be stacked making it difficult for the terminals to release the older containers.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

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All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Did you know that the U.S.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

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Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources. One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S.

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

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A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. 2014).

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Doing Business in the United States

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Shipping. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. in 2014.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

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But in today's rapid-fire world, the wait-and-see approach is the most costly one, and is almost guaranteed to maximize the time and resources spent on expediting fees and last-minute scrambling. By assigning clear roles to specific individuals, you can prevent resource-draining miscommunications on the ground. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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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 ”).

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

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Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). billion USD) in pro-forma trailing 12-month revenue for the year-ended December 31, 2014.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

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The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

But in today's rapid-fire world, the wait-and-see approach is the most costly one, and is almost guaranteed to maximize the time and resources spent on expediting fees and last-minute scrambling. By assigning clear roles to specific individuals, you can prevent resource-draining miscommunications on the ground. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Cargo Chief. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was talking about logistics back in 2014 (although he called it “icing on the cake” back then). Acquiring an autonomous trucking company was another clear indicator, as was the 2015 Uber Cargo test runs in Hong Kong.

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.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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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. GLOBAL SHIPPING & LOGISTICS - Service provider of freight forwarding, custom clearance, shipping services, transportation, sea transportation, air transportation, India. ► 2014. (13).

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