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

Cerasis

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.

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.

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

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

Freightos

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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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

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

Freightos

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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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. Modes of Transportation.

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

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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. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. As the holiday season approaches, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge. Carrier Capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving. Carrier Capacity.

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

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

FourKites Launches Predictive Capacity Management. I first wrote about Hyperloop almost five years ago shortly after Elon Musk introduced his vision for a fifth mode of transportation (see Hyperloop and the Quest for a New Transportation Mode ).

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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.

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.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In the rail sector, the big issue is capacity.

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

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?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. port capacity and are critical for Asian trade.

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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.”

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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.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Completed by the exporter, the bill of lading provides a list of the contents of the shipment, establishes the value of the cargo, and acts as a legally binding document through the shipping process. Maintain Visibility with a Transportation Management System.

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4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable.

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

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

Transportfolio

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with.

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

Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. Definition: Providers combine your freight with the cargo of several other shippers prior.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space.

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.

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

I said that the next phase in this evolution would be to expand the scope of the TMC from a largely domestic view to the complexity of global transportation operations. Domestic transportation management systems have sometimes been extended to support global movements as well.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg.

Hours of Service: The “Obamacare” of the Trucking Industry?

Talking Logistics

I’m speaking tomorrow about Hours of Service at the CONECT 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium , so I won’t steal any more of my thunder today. The Capacity Crunch Perfect Storm. For related commentary, see What is the Future of Truckload Transportation?

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . This is the value of having a transportation network. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates.

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

Talking Logistics

If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. Capacity crisis, rate boom likely in the coming year, experts say (CCJ). New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement.