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. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

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. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

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. As part of this case, the claimant must prove the cargo shipped in good condition and arrived in a damaged condition. Each cargo claim has nuances that render it unique, and no process can cover everything.

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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. The claim form should contain shipping and delivery points, dates, and carrier reference numbers. The post Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1 appeared first on Transportfolio.

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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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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

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. Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. Private fleet is used to perform the backhauls (picks up cargoes from vendors to replenish DCs + sends returned products to vendors).

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. We help manage transportation for our shipper customers, and freight is the materials they need to make products that they then ship to their customers.

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It is fascinating to learn about the intricate processes required to move different items on cargo ships or cargo planes, then through the rigorous customs process. Related white papers: Global Shipping: Protecting the Value of Goods. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

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

Talking Logistics

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. As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.” 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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Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

And you might tell the buyer, that you will not ship anything, before you have not received the money. 10% financing) the bill of lading at the moment the product is shipped (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%.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express. Introduction.

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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.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

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. Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Still, although nothing is certain at this time, if you ship goods to the West Coast ports, you can consider your options: 1. Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo. What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. 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. These are little vials with very short half-lives, and to ship them you need a category 3 ILS equipped airport so autopilot technology landings are possible.

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.

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. Numerous trade groups are working to persuade the ILWU-PMA to reach an agreement prior to the end of 2014. Anticipate congestion for future peak shipping periods.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

The personal protective equipment (PPE) – shipped by our team of doctors and logisticians in Boston [1] – is destined for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia, which will then distribute supplies to locations at the front lines of the health crisis such as JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. By consolidating cargo from various shippers, freight forwarders reduce the cost of air shipment significantly from express services, which is important when shipping multiple pallets.

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. DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

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. In 2014, 39% of all container ships travelling worldwide had capacities of over 14,000 TEUs and the number of megaships continues to grow. Shipping lines alliances. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009.

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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Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Eastern Connection has a large array of services ; in addition to same day and overnight delivery, it also offers international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express and offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Through its shipping partnerships, it also offers shipping to California and Mexico. Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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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When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

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. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic. Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

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.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC). per cent in June 2014.

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TransRussia 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Being focused primarily on cargo transportation services, the TransRussia exhibition demonstrates the full range of industry solutions – from transport and forwarding services to software and equipment for cargo handling. TransRussia is an ideal marketing place for companies shipping to/ from/ through Russia and its neighbouring countries, as well as for companies wishing to launch into the Russian market or reinforce their market position. TransRussia 2015.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? Logistics in Mexico is actually quite developed, but there are still high cargo rates, and questions about port and rail capacity. Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. In Part I of our blog, Mr. Yiakoumi discussed the major industry challenges.

Addressing a Legal Threat to Local Delivery Operations (The FedEx Ground Case on Driver Classification)

Talking Logistics

Leading providers, such as Telogis and Fleetmatics, are forging partnerships with commercial vehicle manufacturers — e.g., truck cabs, box trucks and cargo vans. Telematics systems and mobile dispatch apps will eventually give drivers access to shipping marketplaces, such as uShip, and will empower drivers to sign on as independent drivers whenever it’s convenient for them.