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.

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. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

port capacity and are critical for Asian trade. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”.

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

Savi

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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 7th, 2019

Transplace

And with both passenger and cargo wait times seeing significant daily increases at multiple entry points, this week’s TIP List has the latest news to keep you up-to-date on the current situation and breaks down the potential overall impact of this event on the industry.

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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. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

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.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation. Any time spent simulating a new plan is potentially time not spent moving cargo.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Air cargo can become essential for many supply chains rather than too expensive. Air freight balances speed with freight and inventory costs.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS.

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

That pushed air cargo searches on WebCargo by Freightos up 35% for the week. As an example, the general air cargo rate for a PVG-LAX $5,000 value shipment weighing 500 kg would have been around $1,650. On the other hand for shipments of high value and low weight, air cargo can work.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Air cargo can become essential for many supply chains rather than too expensive. Air freight balances speed with freight and inventory costs.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Inventory stockpiling is starting to occur based on prices and supply/demand curves. The driver shortage, growth in e-commerce orders, increased consumer spending and strong economy fueling increased industry production have all combined to aggravate capacity, which is already very tight.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And, certainly, some shippers have already started repositioning their inventory in case the tariffs actually happen. Load factors—the amount of air cargo space that is already being used—run in the middle- to hi. Nippon Cargo Airlines is a significant carrier on the Transpacific Eastbound, and questions surfaced earlier this year about its plane maintenance. This has reduced capacity dramatically in the Transpacific.

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Even when factoring in an economy that is healthier than a year ago, these numbers suggest retailers are pre-loading Holiday inventory. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

Having a tool for accurate demand forecasting and capacity planning allows companies to be more proactive. Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As POs come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach. If your cargo needs to cross oceans or extremely long distances, your most likely choice will be air freight or ocean shipping.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As POs come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach. If your cargo needs to cross oceans or extremely long distances, your most likely choice will be air freight or ocean shipping.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Cargo Business News.com.

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

Talking Logistics

Capacity crisis, rate boom likely in the coming year, experts say (CCJ). 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.

Internet of Things (IoT) in the supply chain – a jolt of creativity required?

Quintiq

From the presentations, it was clear that the investment in IoT hardware, from raw material tags, inventory tags, to equipment sensors – is increasing. Cement companies plan resupply of their inventories in the silos based on demand history. The silos have their own capacity sensors.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

However, trucking fleets are still having challenges adding capacity fast enough to respond to the flood of new business. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The oversupply of capacity has caused carrier financials to be in the red, which lead to consolidations. Thus, going into 2019, with high inventories on imports, carriers have shown more discipline in controlling capacity than ever before. Higher inventories to avoid tariffs.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. This increases flexibility and translates into less overall inventory since it is not in the wrong place.

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Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

Underestimating Apple and the early iPhone, Blackberry didn’t see the need to cooperate with the right OS developers to create an easy-to-use app store and enough third-party programs to fill their inventory.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

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

Talking Logistics

Customers will be able to better take advantage of information external to their organization and realize decision lead times that could save money on rush orders and shave days off of inventory cycle times. The good news is that I didn’t break any bones skiing during the holiday break.

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market. Many ship builders and ocean carriers overextended themselves while the economy was growing, and these expectations resulted in a huge amount of investment that has resulted in too many ships and carriers competing for too little cargo.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). The waterway’s increased capacity provides more routing options for shipments into the United States.