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. We have heard so much over the years about a coming capacity crunch crisis , many argue if crisis is the proper terminology. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers.

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. The post EV Cargo Technology Optimise Container Space to 95% Capacity – An M&S Case Study appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.


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EV Cargo’s Allport Takes Up Global Rebrand To EV Cargo Global Forwarding

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo is continuing its focus on growth and brand consolidation with the rebranding of Allport Cargo Services, the company’s international freight forwarding business, to EV Cargo Global Forwarding.

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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. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS.

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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. But there is hope that you can find the capacity you need if you act quickly. First, learn about the market trends that are currently impacting air capacity.

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.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This drop in capacity resulted in demand outweighing supply and therefore, air prices multiplying as global trade needed to continue. Airlines have adapted to the changing market by introducing cargo only flights, with minimal schedules to keep global trade moving.

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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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. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. The post Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind.

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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 The efforts required to make this happen illustrate the challenges faced by air cargo planes in the current environment – the equipment had to be sourced from a range of countries around the world, and funnelled through Dubai en route to its final destination. International travel has been brought to a halt, which has dire implications for the air cargo industry. Subscribe Here!

What comes after the air freight capacity crunch?


Passenger aircraft pre-Covid supplied 50% of global airfreight capacity in the ‘bellyhold” space under the passenger deck, nestling alongside baggage. Airfreight, both passenger bellyhold and pure freighters, accounted for 35% of international trade by value and 1% by volume, carrying high value, time sensitive cargo, including fresh fruits, vegetables, life-saving pharmaceuticals, automotive parts and smart phones. This removed some 45% of all airfreight capacity from the market.

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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. 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. Air cargo is a different story.

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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. As retailers’ own DCs become full, they are expected to turn to the third-party sector to provide annexed warehousing and with current estimates of available storage capacity at around 1.5

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. General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

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.

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 freightYear-to-date through July, freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) are up 4.9% This region has been on an upward but erratic path in recent years with much of the growth attributed to its trade relations with Asia-Pacific.

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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. The future doesn’t look bright – the growth in cargo movements via any rail network is expected to be close to 0% in 2015. Are you able to identify – and minimize – empty capacity early?

Air Travel Demand and the Cargo Impact

CH Robinson Logistics

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. With cargo capacity (supply) increasing faster than demand, many airlines operating both passenger and freighter aircraft reconsidered their need for freighters.

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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.” From the press release: [Cargo Chief’s] proprietary technology leverages its vast network of 500,000 available trucks/carriers to locate hard-to-source capacity for shippers from an aggregated carrier search on

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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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. Anticipate Capacity Needs with Better ETAs Available storage and shipping capacities have decreased, making ocean shipping’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness more important than ever. Beneficial Cargo Owners, or BCOs, openly said shipping price increases are necessary for carriers to stay profitable.

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. 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. Capacity can be difficult to find.

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. From September, nearly all the weekly capacity on the aircraft will be dedicated to Flexport. All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. According to Alphaliner, 30 to 60 % of the weekly outbound capacity has been withdrawn from the Asia-Europe and Trans-Pacific trades over the past three weeks, as well as from the intra-Asia routes. 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.

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. Overall, intermodal capacity is plentiful and to this point the rates have not changed to a significant degree. Truckload Capacity. Bulk tank truck capacity at its core remains the same over the last two quarters.

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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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. With cargo capacity (supply) increasing faster than demand, many airlines operating both passenger and freighter aircraft reconsidered their need for freighters.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


Service Cools Mexico’s Refrigerated Rail Potential : With less than 1% of refrigerated cargo moved in containers or trailers by rail despite costing up to one-fifth less than truck transport, Mexican intermodal rail will be able to grab market share if it can improve security, reliability, and capacity challenges. Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019.

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.

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. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are down ~ 9% YoY.

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 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).

'Persistently weak cargo demand' for Air France-KLM

Logistics Middle East

Reduced freighter capacity, cargo traffic & cargo demand for airline

Qatar Airways Cargo to introduce first 747 freighter

Logistics Middle East

The B747-400BCF will complement the cargo airline's expanding freighter fleet providing 112.5 tonnes of capacity dedicated to worldwide charter services

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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. The company said it would further cut capacity between Asia and the US in July.

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. When the economy picks up, inventory levels drop below a certain threshold, and/or capacity is realigned with demand — whichever occurs first, which by most estimates won’t happen until late this year or early 2017.