Air Cargo Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Air Cargo Overview. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks. Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. Air cargo is usually transported using dedicated cargo aircraft (freighters) or passenger aircraft. The Importance of Air Cargo. live animals, medications, high-fashion apparel).

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

Doing Business in India

QAD

Shipping. India has 253 airports with paved runways and most are able to support cargo traffic. Coupled with its favorable location in Asia, the strong air support makes shipping products in or out of India easy. Transportation of goods within India is also well supported by rail and water shipping capabilities. India has 1,731 vessels in its merchant marine, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers.

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Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Shipping. Turkey has 91 airports with paved runways, many of which are capable of handling jets and cargo planes. Turkey’s merchant marine boasts 1,234 vessels, including 57 bulk carriers, 54 container ships, 363 general cargo ships, 124 oil tankers and 636 other vessels.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. The items fall into four classes of product: apparel, accessories ranging from eyewear to luggage, home products such as bedding, and fragrances. Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: Brazil , Decision support system , Global Sourcing , Luxury goods , shipping product in Brazil , Supply chain , Transportation and Logistics.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.

Doing Business in India

QAD

Shipping. India has 253 airports with paved runways and most are able to support cargo traffic. Coupled with its favorable location in Asia, the strong air support makes shipping products in or out of India easy. Transportation of goods within India is also well supported by rail and water shipping capabilities. India has 1,731 vessels in its merchant marine, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers.

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Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Unfortunately, the adoption rate is still relatively low, ranging from 26% for home improvement stores to 33% for apparel and footwear. Cargo bikes, drones, last mile robots, and autonomous delivery vans are all being trialed.” When most people think about the retail sector, they think about front-end selling. Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

BlueYonder

The Kenco drone will be enclosed by cargo netting and the use case will provide requests for various activities that a drone can accomplish. The kiosk will have apparel and footwear, as well as CPG products displayed within a physical double sided floor gondola. Intel – This IoT demonstration will use apparel and footwear to show how the retail shop floor can be “seen” and understood.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

shipping ports are included in the list of largest ocean ports in the world. million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) in 2015. Approximately 2,000 shipping vessels come and go from this port per year. Their top imports include furniture, auto parts, apparel, footwear, electronics, and plastics. Approximately the same 2,000 shipping vessels have calls to port there each year. About 500 shipping vessels go in and out per year.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

BlueYonder

The Kenco drone will be enclosed by cargo netting and the use case will provide requests for various activities that a drone can accomplish. The kiosk will have apparel and footwear, as well as CPG products displayed within a physical double sided floor gondola. Intel – This IoT demonstration will use apparel and footwear to show how the retail shop floor can be “seen” and understood.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 Meanwhile, Amazon also hiked up its minimum free shipping spend from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. Maersk experimented with using a drone to deliver goods to a container ship in Denmark , in an effort to save costs on barge deliveries. While domestic trucking is fairly automated, spare capacity leaves room for efficient cargo space usage.

The climbing costs of e-commerce

EFT

DHL said that the top fastest growing online lightweight products ordered by US consumers were: Health & beauty, gym apparel, pharmaceuticals and home office accessories and supplies. The e-commerce sector is one of massive growth.