EV Cargo Technology Optimise Container Space to 95% Capacity – An M&S Case Study

EV Cargo Technology

Stephen now manages Vendor Compliance and Performance at the high street leading brand and has given his time to talk about how M&S used EV Cargo Technology’s cloud-based Packaging Compliance module to reduce the number of containers required through packaging optimisation.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio. If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead.

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. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days.

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Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. International travel has been brought to a halt, which has dire implications for the air cargo industry. Passenger planes don’t just carry passengers – they also carry a small amount of cargo.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


It was made possible by a foundation of pricing and capacity automation dating back to Sabre’s reservation system in the ‘60s. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech.

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UK warehouses reaching capacity, just weeks left before full


A survey of logistics and warehousing operations, conducted by leading sector trade association UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has revealed that lack of available warehousing space in the face of COVID-19 restrictions is reaching a critical point, with potential for zero capacity within weeks.

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution


Likewise, opacity creates inefficiency : it either lets capacity go to waste or leaves money on the table by underselling a valuable commodity. Air cargo is a different story. Ebooking APIs to allow customers 24-hour automated access to carrier capacity.

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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. As mentioned above, air cargo is transported by freighters or passenger aircraft.

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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?


A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity.

Outlook is Positive for African Air Cargo Carriers as Trade with China Grows

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article …African carriers have been a shining star in an otherwise dismal global air freight market. year-over-year while capacity is up 13.6%. Africa Air Cargo air freight Asia Pacific China Air freight

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

DELMIA Quintiq

Namely, while big container liners struggle to find enough volume to fill up their vessels, inland operators face the reverse – their capacity is so strained that providing basic adequate service is already tough to achieve. Are you able to identify – and minimize – empty capacity early?

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.

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers


With the kind of cost-effectiveness, hauling capacity, and reliability that it brings in, rail freight transportation has without a doubt caught up the global freight transport market. The only hiccup that remains is the absence of a failsafe rail parcel tracking system. Let’s explore how IoT can make rail freight the best of both worlds.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.”

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Intermodal: Overall rail capacity and drayage capacity are plentiful across the U.S. Intermodal is experiencing an increase in westbound volume and volume within the western region due to a reduction in available over-the-road capacity. Truckload Capacity.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?


In particular, three key categories­–capacity, trade with China and risk–intersected with technology to explore new paths toward problem-solving in today’s complex supply chain.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

port capacity and are critical for Asian trade. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Air Travel Demand and the Cargo Impact

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity Impact . Each lane is different, but passenger flights make up a large portion of air freight capacity globally. This additional equipment increased cargo capacity, even in years where demand for air cargo did not increase at a corresponding level.

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Air Travel Demand and the Cargo Impact

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity Impact . Each lane is different, but passenger flights make up a large portion of air freight capacity globally. This additional equipment increased cargo capacity, even in years where demand for air cargo did not increase at a corresponding level.

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hoping 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. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Earlier this year, my colleague, Bogen Chi, wrote a blog about the top 3 global market trends to watch this year in the air freight market: capacity shortages, peak season pressures, and the bright spot of consolidation. Capacity can be difficult to find.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


There is plenty of dray capacity available across the country. Truckload Capacity. Bulk tank truck capacity remains overall strong with only very limited lanes exhibiting any lack of capacity and longer lead times. Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are down ~ 9% YoY.

Air Cargo’s Digital Lag And The Airlines Fixing It


It’s hardly news that cargo airline digitalization lags. 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. But Chris Bohn, Product Owner Quote & Book at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, sees a change. Some airlines still fly planes built in the 1970s.

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COVID-19 Reduced air freight capacity – also reduced container shipping

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Air freight carriers are anticipating less airfreight cargo space since much cargo travels via passenger airplanes. Many ships are now sitting idle and it may take much time to ramp this capacity back up They anticipate that passenger service will be slow to recover. Airfreight volumes dropped nearly 30% in March. Container shipping companies have cancelled around 400 sailings since February.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


Weekly TIP List capacity cargo carriers data delivery demographics ELD factory industry intermodal logistics mandate manufacturing Mexico millennials rail refrigerated retail security shippers suppliers supply chain technology transportation trends trucking

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


There is plenty of dray capacity available across the country. Truckload Capacity. Bulk tank truck capacity remains strong with first and second tender acceptance at mid-ninety percent levels. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity.

FedEx plans more capacity cuts

Supply Chain Network

FedEx, the express parcel and logistics operator, said it would make further capacity cuts and would see only modest profitability gains in the coming year as it continued to suffer from a sluggish global economy. It is also suffering from excess capacity in air cargo worldwide.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce.

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Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. It is a given that this industry lacks capacity discipline.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to move bulk cargo like coal, ore, grains and liquids. Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation.

'Persistently weak cargo demand' for Air France-KLM

Logistics Middle East

Reduced freighter capacity, cargo traffic & cargo demand for airline

Air Freight Hits Capacity. Ocean Rates Still Falling: Freight Rate Update W48


Air Freight Hits Capacity. Air Freight Hits Capacity. Last week was the first time in at least ten years that air cargo in Europe hit capacity. For as far back as I can remember, all carriers maxed out on capacity in Europe. CAPACITY.