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Doing Business in the United States

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In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. Shipping.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. trillion in cargo annually. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

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.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

billion and goods exports to sub-Saharan Africa were $24 billion in 2013 (source: Office of the United States Trade Representative ).

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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. CURRENT STATE. 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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations.

Global Shipping - Protecting the Value of Goods

Supply Chain 24/7

Global shipments to/from the United States via air or ocean carriers are subject to a unique set of international laws that limit the liability of carriers.

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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Hanjin affected United States a lot more, the bankruptcy of Hanjin affected the United States a lot more than it affected the rest of the world.

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

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately for shippers, offering local delivery across the Unites States typically requires working with dozens of couriers, and often more than one courier to cover large markets. Leading providers, such as Telogis and Fleetmatics, are forging partnerships with commercial vehicle manufacturers — e.g., truck cabs, box trucks and cargo vans.

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. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

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

Elementum

The trucking industry is hugely important for the United States’ supply chain— 67% of all freight in the U.S. 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. The proposed bill would allow teen truckers to cross state borders with an interstate commercial driver’s license.

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

Talking Logistics

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

Cerasis

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)

Talking Logistics

Here in the United States, FedEx experienced significant delays again this year , with many employees volunteering to work on Christmas to deliver delayed packages. The company’s overall share of container volume has grown from 22% in 2014 to 24% in recent months.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more.

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

Freightos

So domestic trucking in the United States has two key drivers (pun very much intended) – incredible infrastructure and outstanding technology. Cargo Chief. Company that needs goods shipped. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

The Current State of IoT in Manufacturing. IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States. The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly moving beyond being just a trendy, hyped technology to reality.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

billion in 2015 (up 125% from 2014). Core investments were driven by: A growing on-demand economy in the United States, Western Europe and China. Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

The Semi, set to be unveiled in 2017, is a large electric-powered, long-haul trucking vehicle that Musk says will “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”.

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

Elementum

fewer containers in 2015 compared to 2014. Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield claims that year-to-date shipping volumes have likely dropped off because cargo ships have not returned to normal schedules after February’s delays. percent increase over April 2014.