e-Freight Solutions for Air Cargo


IATA has been leading the industry e-freight program aimed at taking paper out of the air cargo supply chain to reduce costs and increase efficiency for all participants. Julie Calcunovitch is Vice President, Air Product Management at Descartes The highly demanding and competitive nature of the supply chain industry demands proactive collaboration amongst trading partners in the air freight community.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. Stacked, those books would be as tall as 10.7 But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read.


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Successful Cargo Space Delivery


Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Check out how you might have booked this shipment as a freight quote on Freightos. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. Spacex’s cargo ship ‘Dragon’ Space Delivery As Science Fiction.

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What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?


What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. In ten years, 80% of air cargo will be unmanned and carry five times more cargo … because of increasing e-commerce.

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American Airlines deploys new cargo platform


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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EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, EV Cargo are delighted to announce a conference on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 , focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management: Laws, Fundamentals, Management, & Staying Proactive


As depicted in the accompanying chart, if your company operates at a 5 percent profit margin, to recoup the net revenues that would be lost by failing to recover a $1,000 cargo claim, it would have to generate $20,000 in sales! Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management: Laws, Fundamentals, Management, & Staying Proactive appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. e-Books Freight Claims

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution


Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. This development continued on a steady forward march resulting in customers being able to book their own flights online by 1996. . Air cargo is a different story. To learn more, download the Digital Air Cargo vision paper here.

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Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Global Trade Management

I am talking about real time information that is coming directly from the cargo, for instance a sea freight container. One platform, one dashboard Based in the heart of Switzerland arviem is about to be a melting pot for global cargo monitoring. Because arviem is monitoring the conditions inside of your sea cargo container and arviem is delivering the information you need: geo zone transitions, door openings, temperature or humidity alerts, and many more.

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Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts


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. The largest air cargo plane in the world is the Antonov An-225 Mriya , which can take off with a maximum weight of 640 tons (580 tonnes). 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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Air Cargo’s Digital Lag And The Airlines Fixing It


It’s hardly news that cargo airline digitalization lags. Only three top airlines have real-time (API) pricing and booking connectivity for customers. One explanation for the lag is the relative influence of cargo businesses to the airline’s passenger business. Since the cargo division typically makes up just 9% of airline revenues , they are often overlooked for much-needed capital investment. Some airlines still fly planes built in the 1970s.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


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. Savannah and Brunswick are predicting an import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. to Asia export bookings, especially in markets with low container inventory.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Booking air cargo space may be easier than last year but ground transportation will be a sticky situation for many shippers. Air Cargo air freight airfreightHoping to avoid a repeat of the 2017 holiday period when air capacity was tight and rates increased, forwarders are preparing ahead of the 2018 holiday/peak period. However, is it too late? According to C.H. Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


There is a 3 to 4-week lead time needed for ocean booking space confirmations due to ongoing limited vessel sailings. 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 May 21, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace.

Why Thinking ?Global, Yet Local? Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you utilize air freight to the Oceania region (Australia and New Zealand), you can certainly use our expertise to minimize the impact of market forces and streamline the flow of air-cargo to work in your favor. Over the past few years, we have seen many impacting factors on the air cargo market. This makes it all the more important to have good relationships with your providers to ensure minimum disruption to cargo movements.

EV Cargo Technology Hong Kong volunteer to check Christmas Boxes donated to children’s charity, Box of Hope.

EV Cargo Technology

On 22 nd November 2019, 6 members of the EV Cargo Technology Hong Kong team put down their usual day job and volunteered to assist Box of Hope for an afternoon of checking boxes donated by school children ready for shipment. Stationary (Books, pens, pencils, colouring book or a calculator). For EV Cargo Technology’s 6 volunteers, their time was taken ensuring each box they checked adhered to the guidelines given by the charity. appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

DP World launches worldwide digital platforms throughout the supply chain to move global trade online

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The connected ecosystem of platforms will enable freight forwarders and any business, to book shipments of cargo from and to anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land and air DP World has launched cutting-edge online logistics tools and services, covering sea, land and air shipping around the world.

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5 Reasons Why Carriers Are Customer-Obsessed


The best of them accumulated books of business contacts, which moved companies with them. In their words: “freight made personal” waves proudly on Air France KLM Martinair Cargo ’s banner. “We Today’s air cargo customers want a quick and fully-digitized sales experience with extensive, agile self-service options”, United Cargo ’s President upon signing up with WebCargo. Only half of Freightos Marketplace’s shipments are booked using the lowest price.

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Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese

The Logistics of Logistics

4. Present and obtain quote confirmation to win business and proceed with booking. 5. Share booking details with clients. 6. Coordinating and communicating the movement of cargo and monitoring for exceptions. Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese.

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The Great Maersk Shift


Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time. Advantages Beyond Shipment Booking and Execution. But the Maersk website, which the company cites as one of the top ten global B2B websites by revenue, likely generates far more in terms of searches, booking, and tracking data.

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


Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. It’s been clear to us that global trade needs to rely on digital pricing, quoting, and booking to keep up with an already agile environment. WebCargo Sky , the world’s largest air cargo platform for live pricing, capacity assessment, and eBooking from global airlines.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Beneficial Cargo Owners) to conduct International Freight in their very-own environment, powered by TRAMES’ technology. Analytics: The ability to harness cargo and freight data can yield significant benefits to any Shipper. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain


If you’re like me, you’re reading a couple of good books, have several more on your “got to get to” list and a magazine or two with the corners folded down for when you have a little airplane time or for a quick read over lunch. What’s on your summer reading list? Here’s hoping your list isn’t too long, as I’d like to recommend that you add the latest issue of JDA’s award-winning Real Results magazine.

You’ll ? FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance + New Rates! Rockford, IL to Minooka, IL for $92, et al.


We just went live with the long awaited Cargo Insurance. Now all loads you book via the Freightera platform are automatically covered by up to $10,000 in FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance. Just enter your declared value as you book. FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance + New Rates! If you received our rate updates before, you may wonder, how does Freightera get better prices every time?

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace


Using the Freightos Marketplace, companies can get instant freight quotes from great forwarders, book them and manage freight shipments online. COMPARE, BOOK AND MANAGE FREIGHT SHIPMENTS ONLINE Freightos Launches First International Freight Marketplace to Power $2 Trillion Worth of U.S. Leading LogTech Company Enables Frictionless Trade by Bringing Global Freight Pricing, Booking and Freight Management Online. Introducing the Freightos Marketplace.

The Top Finance Supply Chain KPIs to Measure for Shippers

Intelligent Audit

Damage Rates or Cargo Loss. It also has a direct correlation to cargo loss. Another of the leading finance supply chain KPIs derives from damage rates and cargo loss management. In the supply chain, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by data.

COVID and the Case for Digital Standards

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has been stuck in ports waiting for physical paperwork to be delivered by flights that have been delayed. The path forward for global container shipping. Container shipping has a paper problem, and it’s never been more obvious than in 2020.

Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

AirAsia has recently launched Freightchain, a digital network confirming and tracking air cargo based on distributed ledger blockchain technology. According to its press release , Freightchain will assist shippers and their freight forwarders to discover all available cargo network connections owned by airlines for their supply chain needs. It facilitates on-demand bookings in real-time through bids submitted and validated on blockchain.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news. But within that, it has a very broad scope covering, not just air cargo, but all aviation, aerospace and space news. This niche site focusses on all things Aviation, with plenty of air cargo news. Like her book, Bricks Matter which advocates predictive analytics).

The History of the Shipping Container


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.

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


Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “Savvy shippers will be booking now to avoid the higher pricing as the Chinese New Year shutdown week looms. 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. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

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Common Trucking Terms: Deadhead, Backhaul and Headhaul

Freight Center

Here’s the dilemma – a truck goes from point A to point B with a full truck load of cargo and unloads their cargo but the return trip from point B to point A (backhaul) needs to have full cargo too in order to optimize every transit load and maximize capacity. Drivers are still paid in the event of deadhead but not as much as having a full truck of cargo. Since backhauls are necessary to carriers, they offer discounted rates to entice shippers to book them.

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The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

So reads a section from CyberStorm , a book by Matthew Mather about “what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it.” Later in the book, as it’s clear that the United States is under attack, the author writes, “the virus that had shut down FedEx and UPS had moved on to infect the software of almost every other commercial shipping company, and was starting to grind the world’s supply chain to a halt.”.