Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

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While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft. Case in point: Last fall California’s Horizon Nut Co.

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

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With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

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Billion Valuation After $1 Billion Investment Led By SoftBank (Forbes) US and China are sketching the outlines of a deal to end the trade war (CNBC) Import Wave Jams California Warehouses (WSJ – sub. Year Over Year (Cass Information Systems) Cargo theft volume, values decreased in 2018 (CCJ) JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten (TechCrunch). It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days.

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Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

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The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. If your firm is currently importing cargo from Asia, you know about the challenges faced by what is rapidly becoming a crisis on the West Coast. Workers sympathetic to the California dock workers, as well as diverted freight have slowed down operations at other ports up and down the west coast.

The need to know

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Canadian warehouse robotics company Attabotics on Tuesday said it raised $50 million in a funding round led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, following a surge in interest for automation in the retail sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

This is an important lesson as just earlier this week, several news outlets reported on the California nut shipment thefts that have so far totaled losses of $4.6 Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

This is an important lesson as just earlier this week, several news outlets reported on the California nut shipment thefts that have so far totaled losses of $4.6 Websites where truckers search for cargo assignments have been getting hacked as their cybersecurity measures have been lagging behind other industries according to this LA Time article. “A Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea. Cargo owners such as consumer products maker Dorel Industries Inc and the U.S.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

The Cost of Disaster

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For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Sonoma and Napa county, which generate over $10 billion in annual sales and account for about 10 percent of California’s wine industry, were heavily damaged by the fires.

The need to know

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From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as “the world’s salad bowl,” outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at U.S. Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have risen after rain in the past week but are still too shallow for cargo vessels to sail fully loaded on northern sections of the river, traders said on Monday. Amazon is planning to build diagnostic labs as it ramps up Covid-19 testing for warehouse workers.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California. Net revenues from “other logistics services,” which include transportation management services, customs, warehousing, and small parcel, increased about 15 percent in Q4 2012 (excluding contribution from acquisition), driven primarily by transaction increases in its transportation management and customs services. Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

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California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. The drone’s cargo was typically either sporting goods or urgently needed medicines and it arrived at the Alm station within just eight minutes of take-off. The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. req’d).

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

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Speaking of freight visibility, project44 announced this week “the availability of ocean visibility on [its] Advanced Visibility Platform [that] enables shippers, including beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), freight forwarders (FFWs) and third-party logistics firms (3PLs), to track North American-bound container shipments as they arrive in port for shipment, travel across the ocean and are discharged from vessels to be moved onto rail or trucks.”

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

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It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

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Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. That leaves fewer trucks available to pick up the slack in California.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

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percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season. According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. And, sometimes, as their compliment, as a flexible compliment to their existing infrastructure, again, in warehousing and distribution services. Why does your cargo get rolled?

The climbing costs of e-commerce

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Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s head of e-commerce and cargo operations, told a webinar that e-commerce consumers and businesses were “heavily impacted both positively and negatively” during the pandemic sales surge. Warehouse design & planning optimisation.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

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They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

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California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering. Across the United States and much of the world, we find ourselves in the middle of another week of escalating situations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

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That doesn’t mean that everything is the same as before – some cargo is not moving at all, and other types of freight are moving in higher volume because of pent-up demand. A lot of it gets warehoused in Buffalo, Philadelphia, and nearby Allentown before proceeding to the bigger population centers, including the New York metro area. Rates were generally up everywhere, with the least amount of change in California.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

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Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Spot market increases continue for freight going from Mexico to the West Coast including California and Washington areas. One issue that is becoming more of a pinch-point is warehouse capacity. passenger airlines such as American and United are using passenger planes to move cargo only between U.S.