Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. Prince Rupert, for instance, is the closest North American port to Asia due to the curvature of the Earth, and is more than 68 hours closer to Shanghai by boat than Los Angeles, according to its port authority [emphasis mine].

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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today. . Robinson’s average rail transit time between Europe and Asia is 14-18 days, with some routes completing the trip in only 12 days. Cargo insurance.

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Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4%

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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.

Evergreen cargo ship launches new Oman-South Asia loop

Logistics Middle East

The Evergreen cargo ship Messini has made a maiden port call to Sohar with the launch of the new Oman-South Asia service

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Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. In 2013, the first commercial bulk carrier transited the Northwest Passage, carrying cargo from from Canada to Finland.

[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.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Spot rate market from Asia to U.S. Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are down ~ 9% YoY. Inactive container ship capacity chart 2000 – 2020 from Alphaliner : Europe.

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The business transaction, cargo shipping, payment wiring and collection, and document exchanges are no longer individual pieces of the chain. It includes international fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipping, U.S. Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson.

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Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan

EFT

A direct container shipping route that connects Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, with cities in Japan including Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya has been officially opened. Government officials say that compared with existing routes, the river-ocean container shipping route can save about two days of transit and takes only five days for cargo to reach the above-mentioned ports of Japan from Wuhan city.

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage?

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. Freight Management Transport cargo theft prevention

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The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Hanjin’s collapse could not have happened at a worse time, with cargo volume at near-peak levels ahead of the year-end holiday season. Hanjin Shipping is the 7 th largest container carrier in the world, with 98 ships and a 3.0% Shipping Alliances.

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An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

Furthermore, a prolonged shutdown of Wuhan—where the virus was first identified—and the Hubei Province will likely have the broader effect of disrupting the flow of cargo and people. Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Coronavirus DHL Resilience 360by Amy Wunderlin .

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues. For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4%

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FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Freightos.com already makes international shipping easy.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

almost double-digit growth in the Middle East, yet declines in Asia). DHL, for example is rolling out 60 certified, temperature-controlled cargo-handling stations for the life sciences and healthcare industries by end 2014 (story reported here ).

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea

Elementum

A destabilized shipping route drives up costs in more ways than one, but how close are we to a problem that has yet to definitively present itself? Commercial vessels in the tens of thousands connect markets in East Asia with Australia, the Middle East, and Europe—including a third of the world’s liquefied natural gas—mostly bound for Japan and South Korea.

Large Shipping Losses Have Declined 38% over Past 10 Years

Material Handling & Logistics

There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014. There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year (98) -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Megaships Proving a Drag on Ocean Carriers in Trade Downturn

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Collapsing demand from coronavirus pandemic restrictions adds pressure to container lines operating half-empty ships. Ocean carriers have canceled hundreds of services, parked ships and sent vessels on longer voyages to eat up capacity and preserve their finances amid diving trade volumes.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

At the beginning of this year, all expectations were for rates to remain flat, perhaps even making air freight a viable alternative to ocean shipping for companies that wouldn’t ordinarily consider the option. Capacity from Asia Pacific to Europe – down by 30%.

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?

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. Both scenarios assume that economic and shipping trends remain steady through 2020.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Logistics Disaster, Leads to.

Supply Chains Rock

Great article and video in the Wall Street Journal about a cargo boat that tipped over carrying nearly 5,000 brand new Mazda cars worth $100 million. The pieces will then be shipped back to Asia and recycled and perhaps made into cars again. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

consultation firm, runs four ‘Logistics Briefing’ newsletters: Global, Americas, Asia/Pacific and Mergers & Acquisitions. Shipping Gazette Daily News. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Cargo Business News.com.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio. Peak shipping season has heated up early. A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. The holiday peak season is one of the busiest shipping periods of the year around the world. Shoulder season; shipping ramps up. Peak shipping season. Shipping volumes start increasing.

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