American Airlines deploys new cargo platform

EFT

IBS Software's iCargo platform has been deployed by American Airlines Cargo, with AA saying in a press release that this will help “To overhaul legacy infrastructure and provide a single, digital platform to modernize its business and deliver enhanced customer experience.”. Business functions that have been fully integrated into the iCargo solution, include cargo sales, cargo terminal operations, warehouse management, ULD management and cargo revenue accounting.

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Our Teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we're set to take our award-winning Cargo services to places we've never been able to reach before," said Matt Buckley, Southwest's Vice President of Cargo and Charters. "We Southwest Airlines Co.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Global Cargo Theft Stats for 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Average Value of Theft in North America Really Jumped Last Year

Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving

EFT

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector. Air cargo shipments into and out of Ontario International Airport (ONT) have also risen, with the airport reporting one of their largest single-month gains ever.

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.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. That’s great news for shippers looking to expand their online retail presence in South America. Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. South America infrastructure at port and inland.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gives roads a D grade — with other transportation infrastructure not doing much better (bridges earned a C+, ports a C, inland waterways a D-, and rail a C+). Take cargo airships, for example. House of Representatives set up the bipartisan Cargo Airship Caucus, with the goal of accelerating development.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks, and until normal volume is reached, carriers would continue to selectively implement blank sailings, likely until the end of March. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

Thus, these are America’s largest ocean ports: The Port of Los Angeles, The Port of Long Beach (California), The New York/New Jersey Port (Newark, NJ), The Georgia Ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge & Columbus) and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (Washington State). The New York/New Jersey Port, America’s largest ocean port on the east coast, saw 4.5 Inbound cargo included apparel, auto parts, footwear, electronic equipment and heavy machinery.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. Perishables represent a particularly important segment of the Miami air cargo market, because Miami International Airport is a primary hub for perishables moving between Latin America, the Caribbean islands, and North America. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020

Freightera

Freightera CEO to Open the Cargo Tech Track at the 2020 Cargo Logistics Canada Expo in Vancouver. Eric Beckwitt will be the first of five featured speakers on developing Cargo Tech trends , and will seek to ”help demystify technological complexities, and potentially help enhance your supply chain in the digital age”, according to Cargo Logistics Canada.

China’s COVID-19 Vaccines to Benefit Africa

Logistics Trends and Insights

For example, Turkish Cargo transported the Covid-19 vaccines from China to Brazil and AirBridgeCargo Airlines , in partnership with UPS/Marken also transported COVID-19 vaccines from Beijing. The vaccines will be distributed to Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members. A few highlights from the year: In June Amazon Air announced it would lease an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft from partner GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Amazon cargo hub for 100 Prime airplanes.

Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!

Tailwind

Cargo Logistics Canada is North America’s Multi-modal Supply Chain Expo. It addresses the needs of cargo owners, managers and agents who contract the flow of goods through Canadian supply chains. CLC encompasses the entire cargo spectrum – all major transportation modes and all cargo types, under one roof. The post Tailwind presenting at Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference!

Top Ocean Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

COSCO Container Lines Americas – www.cosco-usa.com. The smart, good looking folks over at Inbound Logistics have provided a great list of the top ocean carriers. The list contains the top 22 ocean carriers along with their contact information, company profile and a list of services. The article also provides the number of ships and the latest news on each company. For shippers, it pays to understand the ocean carrier marketplace.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Cargo monitoring could not only be used to prevent trafficking drugs - but also to prevent smuggling huge amount of money in containers from one country to another. **. Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Rising demand for seafood is creating opportunities for air carriers and airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to food distributor Food Services of America, Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) is the busiest day of the year for frozen seafood sales, and the six weeks following is the top-selling season for the entire year. Air Cargo PerishablesThis equated to $1 billion in seafood sales during Lent in 2018, observed market research firm Nielsen. Read Cathy’s latest Freightwaves article on how air carriers and airports are benefiting from the rising demand for seafood.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I wrote those words in March 2014 in response to a great in-depth article in the Wall Street Journal about Oracle Team USA’s incredible come-from-behind victory in The America’s Cup. Robinson Convoy Delta Cargo Forager Google Kroger Roadie supply chain news transportation market Uber Freight World Series XPO LogisticsIf a computer is telling you one thing, but your eyes, experience, and gut are telling you something else, trust yourself more than the computer.

The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers.

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive –With one of the worst droughts in history, the canal is forced to place restrictions on the amount of cargo ships can carry. The Panama Canal, and Central America more broadly, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. With less water, the canal is forced to place restrictions […]. The post The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers. appeared first on AGL.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. Shorter, more direct routes between Asia and ports in Europe and eastern North America would mean faster trips, reduced shipping costs, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per trip. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. Shorter, more direct routes between Asia and ports in Europe and eastern North America would mean faster trips, reduced shipping costs, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per trip. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

Freightos

Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. WebCargo Sky , the world’s largest air cargo platform for live pricing, capacity assessment, and eBooking from global airlines. As COVID-19 spread to the United States, for instance, the leveling off of the daily China-US freight rates showed how US consumer demand was evaporating as the shutdown in America intensified.

Exxon Jumping in to Mexico's Fuel Market With First US Cargo

Material Handling & Logistics

Gulf refineries have seen increasing utilization rates, they are cheaper and more efficient than they were previously, and they have an abundant supply for the Mexican market,” said Alejandra Leon, Latin America upstream director at IHS in Mexico City.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Following disruptions caused by bad weather in US and Europe two weeks ago, last week airport operations quickly returned to normal, and cleared any cargo backlogs. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

DB Schenker Chief Commercial Officer in the Americas, Daniel Bergman. Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time. Not to stay helpless, shippers could simply not show up with cargo to fill space they had booked if a cheaper alternative arrangement was available (“no shows”).

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Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With a large, established network in North America, Europe, and around the globe, there are many advantages for LCL shipping options—visibility, handling, delivery times, and the ability to control goods in all transportation phases are just a few.

The need to know

EFT

Container ship loses nearly 2,000 cargo carriers in Pacific storm. Low water levels after dry weather in the past month continue to prevent cargo vessels from sailing fully loaded on the river Rhine in Germany, traders said on Thursday.

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Building a More Immune Supply Chain: Focusing on the Basics

NC State SCRC

What should organizations do when confronted by a global disruption like the pandemic? This question was faced by many companies and private sector organizations who were faced with a sudden need for PPE and other supplies, and discovered that all supply had been shut down.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Expect cargo backlogs to return, with rates only dipping a little until mid-January, when the Chinese New Year runup begins. Manel Galindo, CEO of Freightos WebCargo, “In recent years, the pre-Chinese New Year squeeze has pushed air cargo rates up from around US$6-7/kg to around $10-12/kg, but larger backlogs this year might see it going even higher. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific.

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: A New Sustainability Program

Aborn and Co.

A New Sustainability Program with Feeding America. A new sustainability program with Feeding America to reduce waste and rescue food from supply chains. Convoy is teaming up in a new collaboration with Feeding America.

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This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: A New Sustainability Program

Aborn and Co.

A New Sustainability Program with Feeding America. A new sustainability program with Feeding America to reduce waste and rescue food from supply chains. Convoy is teaming up in a new collaboration with Feeding America.

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4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

It’s because those trucks are transporting the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. Although digital commerce has connected us to conduct business like never before, cargo from one side of the world still has to reach its destination on the other side. The majority of trucking companies in America are small businesses. The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Robert’s experience and expertise in transportation, logistics, technology, and executive leadership make him uniquely qualified to run one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Air Cargo. 3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena.

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FedEx further distances itself from Amazon with end of ground delivery contract

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Primary Event: 21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Contract not to be renewed and follows on from termination of air cargo contract with the online e-commerce giant Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Logistics 3PL Region: North America Publish as a report According to Bloomberg , which received an email statement from FedEx, the company will see its ground-delivery contract with Amazon come to an end at the close of August.