Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger

Logistics Viewpoints

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. The post Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

The most important job of a freight forwarding company is to deliver the consignment on the agreed date. Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’.

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Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

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. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS.

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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.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. Yet, without a crisis situation to motivate action, most companies place risk management at the bottom of the priority scale. What risk does your cargo face? Cargo insurance helps avoid additional vulnerability that you can’t afford.

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. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017. Capacity Crunch Transportation transportation capacity

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. In ten years, 80% of air cargo will be unmanned and carry five times more cargo … because of increasing e-commerce.

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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. However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology. For decades, empty cargo containers have led to inefficiencies at ports.

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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EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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

Cerasis

In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. In fact, the introduction of Qualcomm’s OmniTracs ™ in 1988 and UPS’ roll-out of the DIAD ( Delivery Information Acquisition Device ) four years later are prime examples of pioneering companies investing in mobile technology as a means to drive efficiencies and create competitive advantage. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror.

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution

Freightos

Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. Air cargo is a different story.

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The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

A number of companies are working on versions of airships, and see advantages to this mode of transport. Airships are a relatively cheap form of transport as they are self-lifting. Given the advantages they have over traditional aircraft, it is quite possible that they will gain traction as cargo vehicles and for unmanned missions. The post The Future of Transportation: The New Airships appeared first on The Network Effect. Technology Transportation airships.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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Gebrüder Weiss selects BluJay’s LSP Platform

BluJay Solutions

Air Cargo News covers Gebrüder Weiss GmbH’s selection of BluJay’s LSP Platform, a powerful supply chain execution technology solution the company will deploy in its land transportation depots. In The News Air Cargo News

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences.

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers. The top five air cargo carriers by weight, according to the IATA , are: Fedex. As the biggest air cargo carrier by weight, Fedex had a revenue of $44.3 To support its air cargo business, Fedex has 634 aircraft and services 375 airports. One thing Fedex is known for is having transported two pandas as part of a global conservation program ( Fedex ). With a fleet of 206 aircraft, the company moved 2.1

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Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

A key way to do this is to ensure their transport methods are agile and continuously controlled. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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Cargo Insurance: What is it, What are the Types, & Do I Need it for My Shipment?

Cerasis

Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. What Is Cargo Insurance? Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

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Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

A key way to do this is to ensure their transport methods are agile and continuously controlled. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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Shocking Statistics about Cargo Theft

PLS Logistics

A new report finds that the number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the freight attacks declined in 2015. But, regardless of this data, cargo theft is a real problem. Cargo’s value continues to increase, and thieves are sophisticated. Cargo theft is estimated to cost shippers and trucking companies at least $30 billion a year in the US, according to the FBI. Transportation Shippers Carriers Claims

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2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. At the beginning of this year, all expectations were for rates to remain flat, perhaps even making air freight a viable alternative to ocean shipping for companies that wouldn’t ordinarily consider the option. Using passenger airliners to provide cargo-only services.

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. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

Co-opetition—a tactic where companies collaborate with their competitors—could be the surprising answer to some industries’ biggest problems. While co-opetition has done a lot to improve the technology industry, its biggest impact lies in transportation and logistics. By working with a lot of different companies so as to solicit enough cargo to fill up bigger ships within the same period of time, each trip is made worth the money and effort spent.

Adjuno Joins Ev Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The Uk

EV Cargo Technology

Adjuno is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. Adjuno, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17 th , 2019. In honor of the holiday, we’ve curated this week’s TIP List to showcase some of the trends shaping the future of the transportation and supply chain industry. Leading stories include the impact of emerging technologies on managed transportation services and strategies CPG businesses are implementing for success. Learn the impact of these technologies on managed transportation services.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Today, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. 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.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims? What could we as a company do better?

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

We are delighted when our solution can solve real business problems for the companies we work with, and that is enough for us. Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. As a result, our team increased Lufthansa Cargo’s supply chain transparency by displaying their customs status from point of shipment to delivery, which enabled improved customer relations.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.