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

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. 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. 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. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. 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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[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.

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.

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.

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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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. Shippers Shipping Claims

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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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.

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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. 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.

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. Shipping lines alliances.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Will Cuba be the Next Major Transportation Hub?

PLS Logistics

For cargo shipping, focus is on the Cuban port, Container Terminal Mariel (TC Mariel) which opened in January 2014. Cuba does have the potential to act as a transshipment hub for US cargo, in a similar way to how Freeport, Bahamas does now,” said Drewry. Shipping Ocean

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Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

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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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.

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.

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

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape. 2014).

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

The biggest savings won’t be from trying to make transportation cheaper at a plant, but looking at why logistics cost are so high for that plant. Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? By looking more broadly than just how can we reduce the transportation or warehousing costs, they will find the big savings, the billion dollar savings.

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.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Leveraging Hong Kong’s extensive connectivity and privileged free-port status, coupled with cost effective multi-modal transportation options, provide an ideal platform from which to serve all markets in Asia as a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). per cent in June 2014.

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TransRussia 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The TransRussia exhibition is a major marketplace for transport services, each year attracting leading professionals from Russia, the CIS and Baltics. At the event, the most important issues in the development of the Russian transport system are discussed, and new information systems are developed for interaction between different modes of transport, aimed at successfully addressing logistics issues in the global market for transportation and logistics services.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

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.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 16 May 2014. The price of fuel has a direct impact on transportation costs. Some experts have calculated that each $10 increase in the cost of barrel of oil results in a 4-cent per mile increase in transportation rates. Increased transportation costs can affect the optimal design of a supply chain. Another key to managing the fuel-optimized supply chain is transportation optimization.

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

Talking Logistics

Although the FedEx ruling suggests many companies with a local delivery operation are potentially at legal risk, the emergence of specialized local delivery software platforms for shippers, the adoption of smartphones among drivers, the increasing availability of telematics in vehicles, and a close examination of the top growing pain of “crowdsourced” transportation companies, suggest a potential solution is on the horizon. Lessons to Learn from Crowdsourced Transportation Providers.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

The reality is transportation rates are continuing to increase across board regardless of mode, with the global supply chain seeing increased momentum, and Kewill's customers both on the retail/manufacturing and the logistics side benefiting from that trend.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

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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How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

These two graphs explain why Maersk is splitting its shipping business, which is reeling from overcapacity; from it’s energy business, which is reeling from low oil prices: As Tolstoy observed, “each unhappy family is unhappy it its own way.” Twenty such ships were ordered.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.