The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. Shipments consist of general cargo, partial or full loads or – in the case of samples – small parcel shipments. Cloud-based IT solutions make complex logistical processes easier to manage.

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers


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How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT


With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time


Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry. While rail freight plays an integral and growing role as a high-volume low-cost transport option, there’s a glaring lack of business intelligence based on logistics visibility that’s hampering a greater adoption of rail as a preferred medium of transport.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track


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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the 3PL industry remains hot, with another large deal announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Norbert Dentressangle SA for €3.24

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. Freight Management Transport cargo theft prevention

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The Cannabis Supply Chain and Logistics Map!

Supply Chain Game Changer

People are now looking at the chemicals found in marijuana and what uses can be harness from these compounds. This stage is highly technical and requires entrepreneur with background in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, and synthetic biology. There are shipping and air cargo lines that specialize in distribution of goods worldwide. The knowledge in logistics of marijuana distribution is very important in this kind of work. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Managing logistics operations for a global supply chain is challenging. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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CLX Logistics Turns to Kewill for Freight Forwarding Solution

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to hauling materials, few areas are as highly regulated or complex as the chemical industry. So we considered it something of a feather in our cap when CLX Logistics – a leader in global logistics services that specializes in helping companies worldwide transport chemicals – recently chose Kewill Forwarding for its freight forwarding services. Most of all, we’re pleased that CLX Logistics continues to place its trust in Kewill.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Cubic Global Tracking.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Cubic Global Tracking Solutions and arviem AG Form Strategic Partnership for Global Cargo Monitoring Services. – January 27, 2014 – Cubic Global Tracking Solutions , a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it has entered into a five year leasing agreement and strategic partnership with leading cargo monitoring service provider, arviem AG of Switzerland. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the role of Supply Chain “is to ensure effective vaccine storage, handling, and stock management; rigorous temperature control in the cold chain; and maintenance of adequate logistics management information systems. Subscribe Here!

Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

If this is not flattering, there is Yara Birkeland vessel, a 100% autonomous container ship which is under trial right now but will be in operation by 2020 to move fertilizer and chemicals to Norway from the agricultural industry. It is the first baby steps but with technology, there is no doubt that it will be successful and will pave the way for many such cargo ships to come and operate in the big sea. Higher revenue: Cargo ship revenue depends on the quantity of cargo it carries.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.


Tianjin is considered the fourth largest global port in terms of cargo throughput. It is also ranked as Northern China's largest port for export of hazardous chemicals and the primary logistics hub for the majority of cargo transportation in the region. Cargo import and export also took a hit with transportation disruption expected to last for several months. This is expected to cause logistics delays in the next few months.

Top Benefits of Drayage Services for a Better Business

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Incorporating drayage services into your logistics process by working with a third-party can give your business a leg up on your competition: Cost Savings. When working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider , you limit the providers you need.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Transporter 3: Logistics future.

Supply Chains Rock

Transporter 3: Logistics future or Hollywood tricks? Anyway, in the opening sequence a giant cargo ship is loaded with containers. In their efforts they break open the container only to find toxic chemicals that eventually kill them. - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning


Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects.

Bulk Liquid Transport – What Container to be used?

20Cube Logistics

Chemicals / Solvents. Both the flexitank and ISOtank have their own unique advantage and can be alternatively used as per the demand and specification of cargo to be dispatched. appeared first on 20Cube Logistics. Logistics bulk liquid transportation ISO tank containers

What’s the Difference Between FTL, LTL, FCL, and LCL? (Infographic)

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Often you’re drowning in acronyms, and it can be hard to know what the best shipping method is for your cargo. In this case, the cargo is transported over the ocean. To learn more about BR Williams and what shipping methods are best for your cargo, contact us today for a quote.

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U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods: Understanding the Updates

Talking Logistics

Cargo containers. Industrial items – such as chemicals and liquefied natural gas. Tariffs on Chinese Goods: Understanding the Updates appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. It can be a confusing time for the international shipping community due to the U.S. government’s implementation of new tariffs on Chinese goods entering America.

Doing Business in the Netherlands


Typical manufacturing products from the Netherlands include food processing, chemicals, oil and petroleum refining, construction, electrical machinery and metal processing and fabrication. Because of its strategic location and strong infrastructure, the Netherlands plays a key role in the global logistics industry. The Netherlands has a total of 29 airports, five of which are considered major airports, and two of which have paved runways capable of handling cargo planes.

Port optimization – process thinking gets distracted by techno-babble

DELMIA Quintiq

Dealing with containers, bulk, break bulk, chemical products, and RORO, they offered a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas. Massive container ships, frequency of calls, the changing nature of the cargo, aging populations, shrinking workforce, rapidly increasing labor costs, just to name a few factors, are affecting every port operating today. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel), for example, a multi-product, multi-divisional and multi billion dollar global chemical company, ship a wide array of polymers, inorganic and organic chemical products from their 43 factories worldwide, with an annual container usage of 55,000+ TEU’s.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations


You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. In fact, activities associated with transportation and logistics account for anywhere between 10% and 12% of global GDP.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations


You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. In fact, activities associated with transportation and logistics account for anywhere between 10% and 12% of global GDP.

Swisscom and ZKB Join investiere in CHF 1.35M Round for arviem

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Zug, 16 December 2013 - arviem, a Zug-based startup providing global cargo monitoring services, announces the successful closing of a CHF 1.35 arviem provides its well-known blue chip clients such as DOW Chemical, Nestlé, Bacardi and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with a real-time end-to-end cargo monitoring service that empowers them to optimize their supply chains. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., For example, if the supplier has several big name cosmetic industry customers (90% of their business) and you are buying specialty automotive chemicals from them (less than 5% of their business), the supplier will be influenced in the direction of the cosmetic customers and they will get the attention, products and services before you.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. third-party logistics market has grown to become a $166.8 This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Total Quality Logistics. Total Quality Logistics.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

On the export side are bulk coke, scrap metal, chemicals, waste paper and food products. Their top commodities include chemicals, food, iron and steel, retail consumer goods, minerals, food (mostly poultry and citrus), wood pulp, clay and paper. Inbound cargo included apparel, auto parts, footwear, electronic equipment and heavy machinery. Outbound cargo included grains, cereals, frozen fish, beef, pork, frozen vegetables and tobacco. Global Logistics

Industry-Changing Views From the Cloud

Supply Chain @ MIT

How many shipments are delayed, for example, because the contractual penalties for a carrier failing to a load a box onto a vessel or for a shipper not providing the agreed cargo on time are too weak to deter these practices? How much inventory could be better managed in this segment if there was better visibility into end-to-end cargo flows? A senior supply chain manager in a specialty chemical company described such a system launched in the bulk tanker business some 10 years ago.

Enter RCEP: The World’s Largest Free Trade Agreement

Logistics Viewpoints

These include: tariff elimination on at least 92 percent of goods traded between RPCs; simplified customs procedures to expedite the clearance of cargo, with a six-hour ceiling for express and perishable items; and easing of rules of origin definitions.

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Alibaba versus Amazon in Europe

Logistics Trends and Insights

To support the necessary logistics in its European network, Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary, Cainiao, is building out a European network connecting Asia to Europe to the final mile. According to SF Express’s announcement, Europe’s outbound expansion will focus on general freight for the automotive, spare parts, heavy machinery, chemicals, 3C and the Express markets to China.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

export commodity base is a diverse mix of goods and is well balanced across many commodity segments and cargo values. exports consists of industrial supplies and equipment, chemicals, fuel oil, petroleum products, resins, plastics, and non-monetary gold. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLASOutlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio. Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.”