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

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ).

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

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On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway. Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog UPS cargo plane crash

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 Here are some excerpts from the press releases: Originally opened in 2012 with a focus on the fast growing temperature controlled transportation segment, the C.H.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

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White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Government to import or export cargo. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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Identity Theft, Trucking Style

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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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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. As the holiday season approaches, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

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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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

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

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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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector. On July 29, 2014, the U.S.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

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Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

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Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage. The Yong Sheng, a cargo vessel operated by state-owned Cosco Group set sail from the port of Dalian for Rotterdam. million tons of cargo via the Artic route in 2013. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics Arctic shipping passage independendent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Supply chain Matters blog

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

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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. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

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3) Safety of Drone Itself : even though Amazon can drive the economy of scale and make a drone a lot cheaper, there is an absolute no guarantee that a drone and its cargoes won''t become a target for theft.

P3 Network Gains U.S. Maritime Approval as Concerns Widen

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As noted in our previous commentaries, this alliance pools the shipping resources of Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping across what is estimated to be up to 40 percent of total cargo moved in containers from Asia to Europe, as well as other major trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ocean routes.

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

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I have some opinions…I think drug cartels sell drugs, and those are the ones you’ve seen in the news battling back and forth…Cargo thieves steal cargo. So, the publicity we have seen on TV is about drug wars, not cargo theft…Cargo theft is a fraction of a fraction of a percent [when you compare number of incidents to total trade volume], although it receives a lot of attention. . carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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UPS Joins the Movement to Dimensional Pricing for 2015

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effective December 29, 2014. In its announcement, UPS indicates that current e-commerce shipping trends have resulted in a decrease of package density, causing cargo space to be less efficiently utilized in its network. Once more, both carriers have implemented advanced technology that can optimize cube volume on any transport asset.

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

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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. Global Trade Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management Canadian ports imports ocean transportation Prince Rupert port Vancouver port West Coast ports While the delays at the U.S.

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Potential West Coast Port Disruption Raises Questions on Impacts to Upcoming Peak Shipping Period

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The premise presented is that buyers scrambled to move cargoes earlier to avoid the potential of goods being caught-up in a port stoppage. Logistics Management further conducted a reader poll of 103 buyers of freight transportation and logistics services. Some respondents are reported to be concerned about potential transportation lane disruptions in the fall. […]. A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

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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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How to Ensure Cargo Security

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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.

Shock of 20G on Container while in Transit

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Attached a picture of a container, which was exposed to a shock of 20G while in transport. arviem cargo monitoring container monitoring container tracking risk management shock exposure of container supply chain monitoring

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

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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. 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.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

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A European Commission (EC) initiative called Horizon 2020 – 2105 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport will facilitate collaboration between logistics clusters on developing supply chain solutions, particularly projects that promote environmental sustainability.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

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The comment period for the STHAF rule closed on July 30, 2014 and a final rule is expected by March 31, 2016, which will apply to shippers, receivers, motor carriers, and railroads. However, shippers, receivers, or carriers engaged in food transportation operations that have less than $500,000 in total annual sales are exempted, and the rule does not apply to the transportation of shelf stable food that is completely enclosed by a container (among other exclusions and exemptions).

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West Coast Port Labor Talks Continue

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Both parties issued a joint press release earlier this week indicating that while there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached between both sides. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

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While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

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increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? .

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The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

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FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S. Another major potential benefit of IoT is tracking exactly what happens to goods under transportation or storage. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Cloud (Software) , Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences. The roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus. tons of cargo – 50% more than a standard, four-wheel vehicle.

West Coast Port Strike Update

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The current contract has been extended briefly, until July 11 2014. Cargo will continue to move and operations will carry on at the port until an agreement can be reached through these disruptions. Global Transportation Supply Chain Port Strike

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Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

And they are in the business of aiding and abetting the theft of cargo and competitive intelligence, and doing damage by altering information on customers and shipments. It is now possible for cybercriminals to take control of a vessel’s GPS system.

Driving Value Over the Last Mile

Supply Chain @ MIT

If a truck breaks down, for example, the company might send another driver or swap the cargo out of one truck onto another. The Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus. Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: delivery vehicles , e-commerce , last mile , megacities , MIT CTL , MIT roundtable , truck drivers. Strategy Transportation delivery vehicles e-commerce last mile megacities MIT CTL MIT roundtable truck drivers

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog.