The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? Frankly, Millennials and the younger generations flat-out are not as interested in carrying the torch of the trucking across America role. A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. https://www.whitehouse.gov/campaign/rebuild-america. What’s Next for America's Infrastructure?

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Just the shipping by boat contributes five percent of world pollution. Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America. Some consumers insist on Made in America, too.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

It also struggled to compete with big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart, which were able to offer toys priced at low margins with aggressive online shipping options—sometimes even at a loss—since, unlike Toys "R" Us, their business models do not rely exclusively on toys for profit.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Shipping with Amazon. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

It also struggled to compete with big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart, which were able to offer toys priced at low margins with aggressive online shipping options—sometimes even at a loss—since, unlike Toys "R" Us, their business models do not rely exclusively on toys for profit. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

America's Trucker Shortage Is Hitting Home

Supply Chain Brain

And now this compression point is sending waves of pain through the supply chain from distributors and wholesalers to retailers and consumers in the form of fast-rising shipping costs. Even Amazon and its Prime members are feeling the pinch. This predicament was a long time coming. An aging driver population that continues to dwindle owing to retirement — combined with a lack of younger workers coming into the industry — is a problem that has been festering for 15 years.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

Three Predictions for the Supply Chain in a Trump-led America

Birst Supply Chain

Having stated his positions for enacting import tariffs and bringing manufacturing jobs back to America, our new President, Donald Trump, has his work cut out for him. Will tariffs and incentives to bring manufacturing jobs to America cause factories to pop up overnight, making the U.S.

An Update on the Reshoring Revolution in America & Some Surprising Facts

Cerasis

Essentially, the problems with reshoring are reflecting the growing skills gap in America and traditional competitive advantage actions. While the public generally sees reshoring as keeping investments local and of better quality, the true reasons for reshoring include the following: Reshoring reduces lead time needed in shipping products. Freight costs of offshoring may exceed the freight costs of domestic shipping. . customers want products made in America.

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico.

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform

EFT

IBM and Maersk have been joined by CMA CGM Group and MSC on the TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping platform. Together CMA, MSC and Maersk, along with other carriers already on TradeLens, represent nearly half of the world’s container shipping volume.

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. The hackers are back at it again, this time targeting Cosco Shipping Holdings. As reported by the Wall Street Journal , “Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. Cyberattack and hacker threats.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to. Read more. 08/11/2015. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Intermodal, Transportation.

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping? Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new international trade policies and their effect on the shipping industry. The regulations are estimated to reduce the total economic output through the Port of Louisiana – America’s largest port – by a minimum of 7 percent. The post New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

The advantage of having a tightly integrated Order Management and Warehouse Inventory Management Software system is that orders can be quickly processed, fulfilled, and often shipped with the entire process handled electronically within the warehouse.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Head of is About to be one of the Biggest in America. Inventory is often delivered to warehouses in shipping containers. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

Combining IoT and blockchain at the shipping container level in supply chains increases authenticity, transparency, compliance to product and contractual requirements while reducing counterfeiting.

Made in America Gifts For the Holidays

Material Handling & Logistics

A study done in 2015 by Moneycrashers.com found that consumers preferred made in America for other reasons including: Jobs -- The most common reason shoppers give for buying American is to help save or create jobs in the United States.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

You can trace items being shipped into your manufacturing facility and all the way through its journey, making suppliers more accountable than ever. Business Tips batch tracking CA Canada inventory tracking NA North America traceability track and traceIf you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Factories are complex, busy places with a lot of systems, machinery and processes in place.

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+).

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years.

Winter Shipping Guide for Refrigerated Goods

Supply Chain Link

Winter came early this year for many parts of North America. With record snow falls. Read more. 12/30/2014. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Intermodal, Supply Chain, Cold Chain. Cold Chain Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Did you know that the U.S. Canada border is one of the most important borders in the world?

Truck Driver Shortage Tops America’s Transportation Concerns

GTG Technology Group

Growing demand about truck transportation has stretched America’s trucking industry to its limits. According to ATRI, demand for goods shipped by truck drivers has increased in the past year, surpassing industry capacity. This leads to delayed deliveries and higher shipping costs.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. The bottom line is, there is no one-size-fits-all, when it comes to truckload procurement between North America and the European Union. When EU and U.S.

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. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. The suite of products and Customer-facing solutions laid the foundation for this month's start of the carrier's international shipping program. Southwest Airlines Co.

Going Green | Green Shipping Practices in the Trucking Industry

Cerasis

New studies on the effects of climate change over the last decade have prompted authorities to take measures for reducing the carbon footprint in all industries, including the shipping industry. Going Green | Green Shipping Practices in the Trucking Industry .

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

shipping ports are included in the list of largest ocean ports in the world. 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). million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) in 2015. About 500 shipping vessels go in and out per year.

FAST Act will not be Fast Enough for U.S. Infrastructure

PLS Logistics

The recent implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was a much-needed boost in funding, but shocking new statistics from the DOT have brought into question whether it will be enough to stabilize our crumbling infrastructure. For decades, U.S.