4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. 3rdwave Transportation

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Tariffs are the hot topic today, but there are a few other conditions causing challenges for today’s global supply chain professionals. Capacity may become scarce in the transpacific lane in mid to late September.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to IATA, global demand for air freight service is decreasing and capacity is growing: As air freight capacity becomes more available and at lower costs, it’s possible to move your freight faster and for less than was possible in the past.

Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

The development of global trade networks, supported by real-time data exchange and cloud-based software, allow potential partners worldwide to develop closer relationships than ever. For this reason, rail must exist as part of a global multimodal ecosystem.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to IATA, global demand for air freight service is decreasing and capacity is growing: As air freight capacity becomes more available and at lower costs, it’s possible to move your freight faster and for less than was possible in the past.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Carrier Capacity. The Hours of Service (HOS) change provides some relief for tight capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. The environment for fleets is very positive with plenty of freight, tight capacity, dropping diesel prices, and increasing profits.”. Carrier Capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. While the GDP appeared strong, it did not contribute to the tension in capacity. Carrier Capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Carrier Capacity. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Global supply chain management through technology. Stripping away those information barriers, unified global technology platforms—like C.H. Whether you realize it or not, your global supply chain is at the heart of everything your business does.

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. Unfortunately, removing capacity alone doesn’t have much impact on carriers’ bottom lines.

3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. Airlines routinely use their data and technology to balance available air capacity against customer demands.

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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? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. Expedited air requires a provider with the resources to locate capacity at the last minute to ensure your timelines are met.

The Pros and Cons of Air Charter Service

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the right circumstances, air charter service can be a fast, flexible option that connects your supply chain to the capacity you need. You can also find capacity in tough situations with a charter.

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Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. Year of Global Revolution. This year was a strong reminder of the power of growth and risk in the global supply chain.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

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But while some say the injection of capacity is good for customers and budgets, equipment alone isn’t the answer. And as you navigate this process, our global supply chain experts are ready to help. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Ocean Carriers Ocean Shipping

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. The waterway’s increased capacity provides more routing options for shipments into the United States. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You’re familiar with the fast paced environment and fluctuating circumstances in the logistics and transportation industry, so it’s no surprise that 2014 was full of change. Now, you are likely keeping close tabs on government regulations and capacity issues.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It helps to have a reliable, global logistics provider that understands what’s at stake—a provider that works closely with the organization to meet special industrial logistics requirements. Working closely together, we help them transport tools to our joint customers.

What if Your Supply Chain was Your Competitive Advantage?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The global marketplace gives customers a plethora of choices, and that means that the competition is fierce. It can seem that supply chains face obstacles from every angle, from service options to capacity issues, trade compliance to unexpected or unavoidable events.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This is the primary mode of transportation inland throughout the United States and will continue to compete for capacity with the oil and gas industry and truck-intermodal conversion moves into the interior of the United States. Global Transportation Supply Chain

Guest Post: Supply Chain Growing Pains? 4 Lessons for Your Business

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I recognized that we needed a global third party logistics provider (3PL) to help us add efficiency to our shipping processes. What we wanted from our 3PL was pretty simple: A large enough organization to secure us the capacity we need and offer it at a consistent price.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While this is an option, Halifax only utilizes the Canadian National Railway (CN), with limited capacity. Prince Rupert is a viable IPI gateway but is only serviced with the CN, so capacity will be tight and stack trains will be limited.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain ConsultingThe start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

How Does the Chinese New Year Impact Rate Volatility?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The overall effectiveness of GRIs mainly stem from carrier utilization and market capacity. Carrier utilization ran high in early 2015, and although volumes remained relatively strong year over year, the addition of capacity into the marketplace led to falling utilization levels.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

CH Robinson Transportfolio

These cost reductions are expected to be passed along to shippers because the industry is competitive and capacity is abundant. Global Transportation Supply Chain Panama Canal

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain and What You Can Do about It

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mode of Transportation. These types of events also lead to capacity shortages. Often we see a snowball effect by mode of transportation. When truck capacity gets tight, shippers switch to less than truckload (LTL), and when that fails they move to air freight and charters.

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. Carriers controlling capacity.

Uncertainty in Today’s Air Freight Market: What it Means for You

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The best way to deal with the ever-changing peaks and valleys in air capacity throughout the year is to know both the historical patterns and potential air market disruptors. . Air Freight Global Forwarding Global Transportation

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’ve heard the term “perfect storm” applied more to transportation lately than you have since the book by Sebastian Junger came out in 1997, you’re not alone. This has reduced capacity dramatically in the Transpacific. To sum it up, high load factors and reduced air freight capacity are driving air rates up. million TEUs were to be injected into the global marketplace. To this end, 7% of the capacity has been pulled from U.S.

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Uncertainty in Today’s Air Market: What it Means for You

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The best way to deal with the ever-changing peaks and valleys in air capacity throughout the year is to know both the historical patterns and potential air market disruptors. . Air Global Forwarding Global Transportation