The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

In this blog, they discuss everything you need to know about a 3PL business. What is 3PL? There are several definitions of 3PL. Third party logistics (3PL) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. 3PL Services: What is Provided? .

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6 Reasons You Should Set Up Your Own Air Cargo Tracking System

Roambee

Air cargo plays an important role when it comes to quickly transporting temperature-sensitive goods including life-saving medicines and edibles. But there’s still something missing in the air cargo tracking scene.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E.

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Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

That’s where partnering with a 3PL can help. From getting expert insight into the freight industry to booking lanes at the most affordable rates available, the benefits of partnering with a 3PL far outweigh going it alone! Partnering with a 3PL gives you access to the best shipping rates possible. 3PLs can also negotiate prices depending on volume and how often you do business, so partnering and shipping regularly with a 3PL pays off in the long run.

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Case Study: Project Cargo Logistics

PLS Logistics

Moving over dimensional, over weight or toxic cargo is a complex job that involves heavy shipping equipment and moving project materials to w ork sites, facilities and construction stations whether on- or off-highway. 3PL Flatbed Shipping

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. In the past years, activities of logistics have increased and particularly outsourcing services to 3PL providers.

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A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Supply Chain Efficiency package tracking real-time tracking system container tracking system logistics monitoring system ETA Automotive FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking 3PL & Logistics Business Intelligence

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service

The Network Effect

The post 5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect 3pl 4PL cargo freight forwarding international freightChoosing the right partner for your business is among the important components for a long term success. And this applies.

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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.”

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers

Roambee

IoT technology for supply chain real time visibility Real-time Monitoring Temperature Monitoring BLE Beacons package tracking real-time shipment monitoring real-time tracking system logistics monitoring system Package level monitoring Automotive FMCG Hi-tech Agri Business FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Condition Sensitive Cargo Monitoring Pharma Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking IoT In Supply Chain Cargo IQ Consume r Goods 3PL & Logistics Business Intelligence low-cost

Where to Start Investing to Optimize Pharma Distribution?

Roambee

The exponentially growing complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain has forced us to rethink the way we manage it and puts light on the complex process that it has become over the recent years, calling for a structural revamping and fundamental transformation to put things into perspective.

Crack the Code on the LTL Pricing Strategy That Adds Big Profits to Your Bottom Line but Most 3PL’s Don’t Want You to Know!! (Part 1)

4WL Consulting

Do you understand LTL “Blanket” pricing and how it’s used by 3PL’s? If you contract with a 3PL to manage your LTL freight, or are just considering the idea, it’s an important term to understand. Most carriers operate with a series of base rates that vary by region and type of cargo.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

3PL Tax & Money Matters: Found Deductions = Found Money!

Cerasis

Well, by golly, let’s turn this freighter (or truck, train or cargo jet) around! LinkedIn The post 3PL Tax & Money Matters: Found Deductions = Found Money! 3PL Business Advice Whether your gross income is measured in six, seven or eight figures — or more – you are probably just about now starting to feel the IRS’s greedy, slimy hands on your wallet or bank account. The sad truth is this: The number one living expense that we bear in the U.S.

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AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

7 Practical, Profitable Goals for Your Next Freight Assessment

PLS Logistics

To find the best freight rates and service, figure out which transportation mode works best for your cargo. 3PL Shippers Transportation SpendShippers are always looking for opportunities to easily reduce transportation spend.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Understanding where your cargo is at any given time gives you the ability to prepare for the next step – if you’re aware that a shipment will be arriving in a few days, then you can start the clearance process.

Signing a Trucking Contract

The Logistics of Logistics

There will be cost savings after the carrier has experience hauling your cargo from city to city and finds the optimum routes, loads and modes of transportation. Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. Signing a Trucking Contract. Before signing a Less Than Truckload (LTL) / Truckload (TL) contract with your chosen carrier, you must consider the following.

How To Choose a Freight Company That’s Right For You

PLS Logistics

Everything we eat, wear, use, and work with gets to us through cargo shipping services. Blog 3PL freight shipping freight shipping companies logistics outsourcingThe global economy and the entire modern world heavily relies on freight shipping on a daily basis.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. In regard to rolling out the regulation in practice, multiple considerations remain depending on the type of cargo and other factors.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Cons: Slower transportation from point A to point B, diminished reliability from multiple links in the supply chain, increased risk of damage to cargo due to the shuffling of goods, higher infrastructure costs. 3PL Support. Using a third-party logistics (3PL) provider is a less intensive way to ensure capacity. Beyond that, a 3PL will also handle any issues with contracted shippers, such as delays and cancelled loads. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

Talking Logistics

3PL Global Trade Management Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes international logistics TransplaceLive Episode: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 ET. International logistics services have changed over the last few years and are continuing to evolve.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Logistics Explained Selecting a 3PL Transportation I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”.

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

Talking Logistics

Hypleroop One is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One, and Branson is joining the board…Virgin Hyperloop One will focus on a passenger and mixed-use cargo service.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

” Uber is not the first company trying to disrupt the trucking and freight brokerage business (see Transfix , Convoy and Cargo Chief ), but it certainly has the most funding and brand recognition, and with Bill Driegert on board, a proven executive who understands the industry.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. Who will wear the jersey this year?

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016). And just last Friday, Amazon revealed Amazon One, it’s first branded cargo plane. Amazon is already a third-party logistics provider (3PL) and has been for many years.