This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.” From the press release: [Cargo Chief’s] proprietary technology leverages its vast network of 500,000 available trucks/carriers to locate hard-to-source capacity for shippers from an aggregated carrier search on

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Then on the last day of 2015, we will feature the top 50 most read blogs of ALL time from the 653 Cerasis blogs as a special treat!


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Freight Rate News November 2015


Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. CARRIERS & CARGO BRAVE NEW ROUTES. Great opportunities abound, with some cause for concern in the traditional China-Europe channels of air and sea cargo. READ THE FULL STORY ❤ OUR FAVOURITE CANOE CARGO . A Fijian canoe paddled 1 tonne cargo of cocoa beans all the way from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov. 1, 2015. The Certification also recognized Ryder’s risk assessment processes; cargo security methods; physical security systems; on-board technologies; and suspicious activity targeting program.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Friday, July 10, 2015. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The post This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie. I am not sure who is more excited to see this movie, our kids or my wife and me, but there’s something about those little yellow dudes that crack us up every time.

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

Talking Logistics

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. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). The post This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. Working alongside Lufthansa Cargo, we were able to modernize multi-county customs interfaces for different customs authorities, specifically preparing the Company to meet new airfreight industry standards set for filing German and Austrian customs. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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

Talking Logistics

I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you. Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. The post This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Happy New Year! Mine began with a crick in my neck, a little angry fist holding on tight to the muscle, causing me to pop Advils and walk around the house with a heating pad draped over my neck and shoulder.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results and Provides 2015 Forecast. Finally, there are more than 20 cargo ships anchored at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to be unloaded. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it. Alibaba now testing drone deliveries. Sound familiar? Mashable).

Freight Rates News December 2015


DECEMBER 2015. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. CARRIER & CARGO: CHOPPY SEAS AHEAD FOR CARRIERS. The post Freight Rates News December 2015 appeared first on Freightos. Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. We summarize key monthly trends in six sections. Prefer to find news yourself? Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources.

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

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. Reports 2015 First-Quarter Results. Earlier this week, I attended the JDA FOCUS 2015 conference, where I moderated a panel discussion with 3PL executives. It underscored many of the points I raised in February 2015 in “ Ready for the Next Port Crisis? The post This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Etihad Cargo wins 'Cargo Airline of the Year'

Logistics Middle East

The latest win comes a month after Etihad Cargo won 'Cargo Operator of the Year' at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs

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TOC Europe 2015

Supply Chain Movement

TOC Europe 2015. Date: 9-11 June 2015. Any bottle necks or delays that happen at the quayside or port hinterland, dramatically affect the time it takes for cargo to arrive at its destination. Ports therefore need to process cargo in a timely and cost effective manner using the latest technology on the market to do so. Venue: Ahoy, Rotterdam (NL). Organisation: TOC Worldwide. URL: TOC Europe – Your Global Container Supply Chain Event.

Multimodal Europe – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Multimodal Europe – 2015. Date: 19 March 2015. Presently the economical situation (lack of drivers, legislative issues, difficulties in road transport occurring in many countries) is forcing the entrepreneurs to look for alternative ways of carrying cargo. Observation of cargo in organizing mixed transport. Air cargo – development or stagnation? Venue: Hotel Sound Garden, Warsaw (Poland). Organisation: Eurologistics. URL: [link].

The Ultimate 2015 Cargo Quiz – Blog


The post The Ultimate 2015 Cargo Quiz – Blog appeared first on Freightos. sea freight export data made fun! Like, every 15th container leaving U.S. is garbage going to China!! A hint before you start – strange answers are usually correct. Industry insiders: We’re talking HS categories, eg [17] = Sugar. Get Started! Your Score: Your Ranking: × Download the free export report! First Name. Last Name. Business Email *. FREE REPORT DOWNLOAD Love freight data?

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Milaha announces participation in The Cargo Show MENA

Logistics Middle East

Milaha Maritime & Logistics will participate in The Cargo Show MENA 2015 with VP of logistics to give supply chain presentation

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The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story.

Global Logistics—August 2015

Inbound Logistics

In spite of U.S.

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A new award for Etihad Cargo

Logistics Middle East

Cargo Operator of the Year? Award follows ?Cargo at the ninth annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs) last week

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Qatar Airways Cargo launches new courier service

Logistics Middle East

The airline's new QR On-Board Courier service is designed for time-sensitive supply chain customers

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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.

7 Benefits Realized Utilizing Big Data to Optimize Supply Chains


This is great for companies that work with larger amounts of cargo and have issue with receiving too little or too much. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from end-to- end global supply chain services company, Flash Global. The company focuses on high tech industries such as telecome , data storage, data centers, bio-medicine, and any company who needs supply chain visibility and proactive supply chain services for replacement parts and more.

Supplier Risk Management: 4 Things To Look Out for During On-Site Evaluations


Does the training cover how to properly perform pre-trip inspections, how to properly secure cargo, or what to do in the case of emergency? According to a 2011 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance study , the most prominent securement violations are “failure to prevent shifting cargo, and “leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo.” In addition to securing cargo, also evaluate how well your carrier’s equipment is being maintained.

Recent Port Shutdowns Highlight the Advantage of Modeling for Supply Chain Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle nearly half of the nation’s cargo, and are the main gateway for imports from Asia including automobiles, furniture, clothing, electronic products and […]. Recent massive strikes among dockworkers on the California coast brought the reality of supply chain continuity planning to the forefront once again for global businesses.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain


So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”. Namely, enterprises now have the advantage of continuous connectivity with their drivers, assets and cargo.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs. Like it or not, the industry is jettisoning the groovy, born-in-the-70s Cargo-IMP protocol and moving to the more robust Cargo-XML standard, which has already been rolled out for key air cargo documents such as air waybills, flight manifests, and house air waybills. Well, the old Cargo-IMP standard, although frozen with the last edition, is still around and working.

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


If your firm is currently importing cargo from Asia, you know about the challenges faced by what is rapidly becoming a crisis on the West Coast. Negotiations threaten to stretch well into 2015, but the ramifications of this could be felt much longer. Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF).

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Rigs regularly relied on to transport livestock animals need to ensure they have consistent and proper airflow and circulation to keep their cargo healthy and in excellent shape for market. Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond.

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. The butterfly effect. The “butterfly effect” was a term coined by mathematician, meteorologist and chaos theory expert Edward Lorenz around 1960. It refers to how one small incident can have a huge impact later on down the line. The labor dispute caused freight bottlenecks. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. When that cargo is packaged in drums and strapped on pallets, the care and proper resources make a terrific difference.

Industry 4.0 and Real-Time Cargo Monitoring

Global Trade Management

arviem cargo monitoring Control Tower digital supply chain Industry 4.0 It means reduced costs and improved efficiencies. It means greater speed and scale. It means smarter products and services. It means Industry 4.0. In order to make all this happen, factories need to become more flexible, more intelligent and more efficient – machines, assets and products will start “talking” to each other within the factory but also between the different players.

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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014


Look out for great stuff in 2015! Freight claims are also known as shipping claims, cargo claims, transportation claims, or loss and damage claims. 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.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?


Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation. To successfully plan the flow through the Autoport you need visibility of inbound cargo, visibility of transportation assets (ships, dock, trains), and a strong model of constraints, including infrastructure capacity, engine availability, and manpower. Any time spent simulating a new plan is potentially time not spent moving cargo.

Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Global Trade Management

I am talking about real time information that is coming directly from the cargo, for instance a sea freight container. One platform, one dashboard Based in the heart of Switzerland arviem is about to be a melting pot for global cargo monitoring. Because arviem is monitoring the conditions inside of your sea cargo container and arviem is delivering the information you need: geo zone transitions, door openings, temperature or humidity alerts, and many more.

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