Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. Overcapacity has plunged freight rates, profit, and prompted mergers.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa in early July had many media outlets lamenting about the U.S. being late in recognizing the trade potential with Africa, and that the States had ceded the trade supremacy to China. Perhaps these are premature obituaries, but there is no doubt that the China-Africa trade is a significant phenomenon to reckon with and will have global economic implications in the years to come. And everyone knows this is a big challenge in Africa.

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.

U-Freight supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company, U-Freight

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Air & Sea Freight

BluJay Solutions

Globalization has meant that air and sea freight play a major role in getting consumer goods on the shelves in stores (online and virtual). In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain , especially logistics services providers and freight forwarders , and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for air and sea freight. The post Logistics in 2020: The Future of Air & Sea Freight appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8%

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release, “FourKites currently tracks loads in more than 70 countries worldwide, working with top shippers and carriers across North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

10 Incredible Logistics Infographics And Videos

Freightos

Since 1956, the shipping container has changed global freight operations. Given geopolitical changes, some have taken to exploring alternative shipping lanes that could help avoid some of the more problematic shipping routes, like the Horn of Africa. 10: 8 Crazy Freight Facts.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Chocolate Easter Eggs

Supply Chain Game Changer

The cocoa pods’ journey typically begins on plantations or small family farms in tropical areas , such as South and Central America and West Africa – where over 70% of cocoa production takes place, with the Ivory Coast being the world’s leading producer. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Global Logistics—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Port of Hamburg unveils new traffic light system; CEVA Logistics TireCity in Italy demonstrates interest in sector-specific supply chain collaboration; China debuts longest freight rail route in the world; TPP agreement raises concerns about traceability in the seafood supply chain; Africa capital investment heats up; New G6 Alliance rotation features Polish port; Indian 3PL uses containers as mobile logistics classrooms; Intel eyes Asia for IoT ecosystem

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Checklist Freight Spend Management.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

In particular, emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, the adoption of mobile devices is rapid as consumers and businesses bypass traditional laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

Mega containers force moves towards hub-and-spoke logistics network

BluJay Solutions

Great fanfare has accompanied the CMA CGM Marco Polo – the world’s largest container ship – on its maiden commercial voyage around North Europe, North Africa, Malta, the Middle East Gulf and Asia. With several 18,000 TEU vessels under construction and due to become operational by 2014, the mega-container ship will become a common sight for some, but may well force some significant changes to sea freight routes and global freight forwarding.

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Global Logistics—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Port of Hamburg unveils new traffic light system; CEVA Logistics TireCity in Italy demonstrates interest in sector-specific supply chain collaboration; China debuts longest freight rail route in the world; TPP agreement raises concerns about traceability in the seafood supply chain; Africa capital investment heats up; New G6 Alliance rotation features Polish port; Indian 3PL uses containers as mobile logistics classrooms; Intel eyes Asia for IoT ecosystem

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Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

e-Commerce operations, logistics service providers (LSPs), and Freight Forwarders are all equally impacted by extreme weather scenarios. Blog Freight Forwarding (Software) Logistics Logistics (Software) Supply Chain Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

goods imports from sub-Saharan Africa totaled $39.3 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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Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. .

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

Cerasis

Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control. But, the risks from arising Asian markets, banking problems in the Eurozone and conflict among the Middle East and Africa will keep U.S. Thus, management teams must have access to immediate freight and shipping rates and information, allowing better consolidation and optimization of incoming and outgoing shipments.

Consolidation in shipping continues as DP World acquires Unifeeder

EFT

Unifeeeder serves both deep-sea container hubs and the intra-Europe container freight market.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

A few years ago, as transportation management system (TMS) vendors started offering improved freight audit and payment capabilities, I predicted that many shippers would bring this outsourced process back in house. Why is global demand for freight audit and payment growing?

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

Talking Logistics

August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

There lies an incredible friction in global chain processes — shipping leader Maersk stated in 2014: “a single, simple shipment of refrigerated goods from East Africa to Europe can come into contact with nearly 30 people and organizations, generating more than 200 different interactions and a four-inch stack of paper along the way.” Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Nine pallets of caps, gowns, boots, and masks are sitting at the JFK airport in New York City awaiting the next available flight to West Africa. UPS collected the pallets on August 18 for Air Freight Consolidated service.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. The 3PL industry is currently at a juncture where stakeholders are being forced to reconsider the way they do business.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

A robot, named Freight, follows a human worker around the warehouse and the worker packs items into totes. When a tote is complete, Freight takes the totes to it’s next destination and another Freight robot is dispatched to the human worker to continue picking.

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Partly thanks to emerging economies such as Russia, Brazil and South Africa, companies will increasingly be trading with partners outside of the European Union, which means that local customs and tax legislation and regulations will have an ever greater influence on business operations.

Improve Supply Chain Management to Improve Business

Enterra Insights

Billal Chouli explains, “A supply chain is a network of suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers, as well as intermediaries including freight companies, warehousing companies, and brokers, who transfer goods, services, money, and information amongst one another. A simple shipment of refrigerated goods from East Africa to Europe can go through nearly 30 people and organizations, with more than 200 different interactions and communications among these parties.”[2].

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One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling & Logistics

What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). billion people, with much of the growth concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and industrialized parts of Asia.

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Off Shore, Near Shore, Any Shore: Multi-Country Customs Continues to Challenge Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Patterns of global trade are shifting… According to the WTO , growth of merchandise exports is greater in BRIC countries than in NAFTA or the European Union at 4.5%, while the highest growth in imports was recorded by Africa and the Middle East - 11.5% & 8.0%

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“Tightening capacity requires a more ‘connected’ broker…” While freight growth is forecast to slow in 2019, truckload capacity will remain tight, largely driven by a tight labor market, new regulations and other factors.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, tumbled to No.