How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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By the Numbers: Why Fulfill Orders From a Chicago Fulfillment Center?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Home to one of the country’s largest road, rail and air cargo networks with numerous UPS, DHL and FedEx locations, Chicago is a major eCommerce hub you’ll want to consider for economical B2C distribution. When fulfillment professionals say the Windy City blows a lot of other markets away, they’re not exaggerating.

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Canadian cargo boosts Buffalo

DAT Solutions

Eastbound: Chicago to Buffalo gained 10¢ to $3.10/mile, while the return trip lost 2 cents. If you're covering a load from Buffalo, NY, there's a good chance it actually originated in Canada. The city is on the border, less than 100 miles from Toronto, our northern neighbor’s largest metro area. Buffalo’s nickname, “The City of Good Neighbors,” describes its importance in the U.S. relationship with our biggest export market.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members. A few highlights from the year: In June Amazon Air announced it would lease an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft from partner GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Amazon cargo hub for 100 Prime airplanes.

A Look Ahead to UPS’ Second Quarter Earnings – Air Volumes

Logistics Trends and Insights

A focus on this service was evident in its May announcement of expanding its air network to Gary/Chicago International Airport. Air Cargo Parcels UPS Air VolumesUPS announces its much anticipated second-quarter earnings on July 30th.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


ProMat (NO COST) Dates: April 8 – 11, 2019 in Chicago, IL ProMat is among the nation’s greatest no-cost conferences. Global Cold Chain Expo ($795) Dates: June 10 – 12, 2019 in Chicago, IL The Global Cold Chain Expo attracts more than 7,500 attendees annually and is focused on refining the perishable supply chain.

You’ll ? FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance + New Rates! Rockford, IL to Minooka, IL for $92, et al.


Chicago, IL 60617 to Chicago, IL 60601 Was: $121.92 We just went live with the long awaited Cargo Insurance. Now all loads you book via the Freightera platform are automatically covered by up to $10,000 in FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance. FREIGHTERA Cargo Insurance + New Rates! If you received our rate updates before, you may wonder, how does Freightera get better prices every time?

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Then temperatures suddenly plunged into the single digits and below in much of the Midwest, including sub-zero temps in Chicago and Minneapolis. Cargo can also be damaged by the cold. If there are delays, or the truck is stranded on the highway, the cargo could be ruined. Reefers protect freezable cargo. Good luck trying to find a reefer in Chicago this week, when the thermometer drops to minus-20. Large swaths of the U.S.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. The top locations are 1) New York City; 2) Los Angeles; 3) Miami; 4) Chicago and Houston, tied; 5) San Francisco/Oakland; 6) Atlanta; 7) Baltimore; 8) Orlando; 9) northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C.,

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Chicago only. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). Improved cargo capacity by innovative container design (fold and nest). cities, eg Chicago.

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. appears to be edging out Chicago for first place. On the down side, there were fewer loads moving out of Columbus and Chicago last week, but outbound rates remain strong in the Midwest. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate? Gaurav is currently pursuing an MBA degree in Strategy and Operations from the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? How do you gauge network performance, which numbers are important to you and what do they mean? You don’t have to be a data scientist to answer questions like these.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

UberRUSH – Now Open for Business in Chicago, NYC, and SF. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. The security and timeliness of your freight are of the utmost importance, which is why air cargo takes extra precautions to make sure your shipment is safely on its way. This includes relocating personnel, moving equipment—cars, cargo, and locomotives—out of harm’s way, and rerouting cargo on its way to its delivery point through other rail hubs.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage. Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area.

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It


They’ll of course see the transport trucks rolling down the road as they pass by, knowing their trailers are full of cargo, but they’ll never bother to think about how that order is triggered, the decisions involved with how much quantity to order, or the complexities (such as expiry dates) of getting that order to their local store. by Jonathan Matthews Playing hockey the other night, there was a particularly boisterous individual on my bench.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

are set to launch on Friday [March 29, 2019], testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.” “I am playing rugby this semester,” my daughter, a freshman in college, announced a few weeks ago.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

ProMat (NO COST) Dates: April 8 – 11, 2019 in Chicago, IL ProMat is among the nation’s greatest no-cost conferences. Global Cold Chain Expo ($795) Dates: June 10 – 12, 2019 in Chicago, IL The Global Cold Chain Expo attracts more than 7,500 attendees annually and is focused on refining the perishable supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. According to the press release, “TMC’s newest Global Control Tower® location complements the Chicago-based division’s other worldwide hubs in Amsterdam, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Wroclaw. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. On the down side, some lanes out of Chicago had big drops last week. It wasn't just Chicago, either. Looks like there are a lot of empty trucks in the Midwest: Chicago to Buffalo plunged 20¢ to $2.92/mile. Chicago to Dallas dropped 18¢ to $2.17/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Government to import or export cargo. Transplace’s Ben Cubitt was quoted in the article: Many truck shipments leaving cities such as Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas have been delayed two to three days after each storm, says Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of logistics company Transplace. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday. A lot has changed since then, especially the lift ticket prices.

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Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Dates: April 8 – 11, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Dates: June 10 – 12, 2019 in Chicago, IL. The conference is primarily focused on cargo owners, transportation management, analytics and technology companies, and most importantly, this conference’s participants are the first to hear the results from the 2019 Third Party Logistics Study.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The major impact will be to hazardous cargo (majority of classes), with a hold on Xiamen port from August 1st to September 7th, including imports to Xiamen, exports from Xiamen, and transfers via Xiamen. When he’s not working, Vince enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching his favorite Chicago sports teams, and hitting the golf course. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.


Hurricane Harvey Updates


This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico. Another option being explored is for carriers to unload cargo at other ports in order to take in lighter loads upon entering Houston. The company is partnering with United Airlines to transport items from Chicago to Houston.

Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates


For example, combining FBX and trucking data, FreightWaves have shown that as prices fluctuate, the cheapest way to ship from Asia to Chicago can flip from US West Coast to East Coast, or vice versa – an insight impossible to take advantage of without real-time price information. In the digital age, visibility is key. In our digital age, we want to know everything, in seconds. .

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

Cargo diversion, hijacking and piracy are all concerns. The Tylenol poisoning in Chicago in 1982 was one such case. Cargo theft is mostly done by hijacking the driver transporting the goods. For example, cargo thieves stop hijacking trucks. For example, the software can detect cargo moving in or out of authorized areas. This is independent of any prior cargo screening along the route. Security has been an issue since supply chains began.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With container ships jumping from 5,000 TEU Panamax to 23,000 TEU Mega jumbos, carriers need huge amounts of cargo to fill these ships – and that’s only possible with cooperative vessel-sharing agreements. However returning to profitability remains unlikely as HMM noted in its gloomy 2019 outlook: “Uncertainty over the cargo volumes in 2019 will continue due to the concerns of a global economic slowdown, Brexit, and the US-China trade conflict. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

Talking Logistics

The change is most evident for cross-border intermodal shipments between the United States and Mexico: In the past, an intermodal train originating in Chicago, for example, used to stop at the border [before crossing into Mexico]. First, you have to differentiate between general cargo and intermodal trains,” said Carlos.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shuttered Sam’s Club in Matteson to find new life as e-commerce fulfillment center (Chicago Tribune). I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically. Getting back mentally has been a very slow process.

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

DAT Solutions

Take Chicago, for example. No surprise that outbound rates rose in Chicago, especially for reefers, which are needed to protect temperature-sensitive cargo from freezing. for vans leaving Chicago. There were 45% fewer loads leaving Chicago during the storm , compared to the previous week. on loads heading into the Chicago market. Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest.

Winter storms bring rapid changes to freight markets

DAT Solutions

Take Chicago, for example. No surprise that outbound rates rose in Chicago, especially for reefers, which are needed to protect temperature-sensitive cargo from freezing. for vans leaving Chicago. There were 45% fewer loads leaving Chicago during the storm , compared to the previous week. on loads heading into the Chicago market. Last week's Arctic weather stalled freight movement in and out of key markets in the Midwest.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

DAT Solutions

Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. to Chicago , Dallas , Phoenix , and Denver. Some shippers preferred to deliver cargo there by sea, bypassing the Los Angeles-area ports altogether. Chicago to Dallas also bounced back, up 12¢ to $2.29/mile. Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics


Dr. Andy Chun , Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Chief Executive Officer of a spin-off company from CityU, BonVision Technology (Hong Kong) Limited, which is a leading provider of AI technologies and his team have also applied AI techniques to other cargo handling companies, such as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd, Hong Kong International Terminals, and Modern Terminals Ltd.