Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues. The pharmaceutical industry has been of particular interest to the air cargo market for years. In regards to air cargo, WorldACD noted that while overall air cargo volumes declined during May, pharma and temperature-controlled goods increased 9.9%.

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Doing Business in Italy

QAD

Border countries include Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Manufacturing in Italy. Italy is the second largest manufacturing country in Europe, behind Germany. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

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The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time. It fixed a glaring business problem in the industry – a tacit understanding that container liners would charge extra, on top of existing fees, if they had a container they could ship for more (rolled cargo).

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Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. New productions are also in line in Slovakia, Austria and Brazil. Additionally, JLR invested £450m in its British engine manufacturing center, which can help bridge the gap between production and demand. Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter predicted huge losses for insurance companies, which puts covered manufacturing firms at greater risk.

Gebrüder Weiss Selects BluJay’s LSP Platform to Deliver Enhanced Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. One of Europe’s largest privately held LSPs will deploy BluJay’s LSP Platform as next-generation solution to optimise and automate over the road shipments.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 The functionality accounts for all applicable national tolls in France, Germany, Austria and Slovakia.