8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Rates Will Increase. Freight

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

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One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas. Freight prepaid.

Top 8 Freight and Trucking Blog Posts of the Year

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Today is day four of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. Top 8 Freight and Trucking Blog Posts of the Year.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers.

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Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

As I prepared my keynote presentation for the BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 conference , I recalled this experience and saw it as a good metaphor for the difficulties many companies are having today responding effectively to the blizzard of supply chain management.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017. The Business Case for Freight Visibility.

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The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

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Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017.

Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup

Freightos

Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup. For enterprise forwarders and carriers, the marching orders for Q2 appeared to be freight visibility, as a number of companies unveiled solutions to enhance cross-supply chain visibility of shipments. Freight Insights

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The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

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Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

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How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. Spot freight availability was 74 percent higher than in September 2016.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight launches to connect truck drivers with available shipments (TechCrunch). The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Introduces New Solutions Designed to Help Freight and Logistic Companies Improve Operational Efficiency. What kind of freight are [we] moving?

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. According to Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The air freight spot market is playing an increasingly prominent role in holiday supply chains. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

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warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” The site says it offers end-to-end one-stop ocean freight services. Who will wear the jersey this year?

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

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Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results. My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities. 13 hours of total driving time over two days. All to determine where I will send my future paychecks and life savings to. Sigh*.

The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and brokers?

Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.

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Launching your business in the freight broker and logistics fields can be an exciting journey. One of the best ways to get the knowledge you need to excel is to turn for freight broker tips in online groups. Unlike official courses where you get the basics about the trade, online groups provide first-hand freight broker resources. Let’s look at five of the top online communities for freight brokers. #1. Freight Broker Tips and Resources (LinkedIn).

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (February 2017). January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. NAFTA freight totaled $88.0 billion in current dollars in January 2017, a 6.7 NAFTA freight increased from the same month of the previous year.

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Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation. tons of freight in 2015, accounting for 70.1% of domestic freight tonnage.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

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The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers. In the 2017 State of the North American Supply Chain Survey , only 11 percent, one in nine respondents, expressed issues with capacity over the past year.

Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

PLS Logistics

The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

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2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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3Gtms Announces Freight Claims Management Partnership with TranSolutions. Freight claims is one of those “white spaces” in transportation management that TransSolutions addresses with its solution. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

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Delivery Connect is designed to manage the movement of freight from the shipper to the end receiver, including scanning, proof of delivery (PoD), exception management, cross dock and in-depot activities through to job dispatch, customer service and reporting. My garage door is crumpled.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. Descartes Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). It’s snowing outside.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

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“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below.

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The 2017 State of Logistics Report: Uncertainty, Unsustainabiltiy Usurp Logistics  

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The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. But, the most-concerning factor in the 2017 State of Logistics Report revolves around truckload expenses. It is that time of year again.

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Freightos Raises $25 Million Round Solidifying Position As Digital Global Freight Leader

Freightos

Round extension led by GE Ventures, after 600% order growth in six months following the Freightos Marketplace launch and adoption of Freightos software by 1,000 freight forwarders. Check out the online freight marketplace that’s changing global shipping.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

Cerasis

Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors. If an existing shipment needs re-routing, the Cerasis Freight Desk can complete the change at your request, or you have the option of re-routing the shipment from within the Cerasis Rater. Inbound Freight Logistics

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. Freight Insights General

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This Week in Logistics News (February 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

December 2016 North American Freight Numbers. The kids had off from school this week, so we snuck off for a few days of skiing in VT. How was the skiing? Any ski day that doesn’t end with me in the hospital is a good ski day.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Expected increases in LTL freight costs.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. There are now literally dozens of platforms, from enterprise forwarders to top five ocean carriers, air freight carriers to online marketplaces , that prove this. And then… 2017: Walking The Walk.

This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

WTO: Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty. February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary.

2017 Global Industry Outlook

Supply Chain Link

Global Supply Chain Export Freight Forwarding Import2016 will go down as one of the most memorable years in international trade. The West Coast ports were still working to gain the trust of shippers after the port strike in 2015.

Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

Talking Logistics

Addressing this problem is at the heart of Manhattan Associates’ Active Solutions, which the company introduced a couple of weeks ago at its Momentum 2017 conference.