Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy.

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Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges? Every mile driven without using cargo space is lost money to carriers and shippers alike.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. There are also other companies that offer LTL, truckload, ocean, air and intermodal shipping. Customer Service.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. There are also other companies that offer LTL, truckload, ocean, air and intermodal shipping. Customer Service.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances. Slow steaming.

July SOLAS Mandates: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

On July 1, 2016, a number of key ocean shipping mandates from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will go into effect. These new mandates will bring about some challenges for shippers as they make the necessary operational changes to comply and properly report the weight of their ocean cargo. Similar to airplane cargo, proper stowage and balance of freight on ocean container vessels is critical. Bailey is a Licensed Customs Broker.

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5 Reasons Why Carriers Are Customer-Obsessed

Freightos

But, increasingly, a carrier’s customer relationship is being built by the brand , which explains their newfound obsession with customers. In their words: “freight made personal” waves proudly on Air France KLM Martinair Cargo ’s banner. “We

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Less Than Truckload Service: Shipping LTL in the Age of Social Media to Protect Brand Value and Build Lasting Client Relationships

Cerasis

Implementing an e-commerce shipping strategy may lead to problems with visibility, channel isolation, delays in fulfillment, poor returns management, international trade issues and more. Integrate shipping management. E-commerce comes with stark challenges.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up. Customer Satisfaction.

Capturing E-commerce Volumes by Air and by Ocean

Logistics Trends and Insights

IATA has also made e-commerce a priority and is working to help drive change in the air cargo industry by calling on air cargo players to embrace and adapt. Will customers be willing to wait for their goods? Air Cargo e-commerce ocean freight

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

UPS App For iPad Advances Suite Of Customer Technology Offerings. “HighJump Software is a longstanding leader in the supply chain solutions market, and an experienced provider of cloud-based services to its customers.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Clearing customs is a painful process – the U.S.

Internet of Things and Its Impact on Modern Supply Chains

Descartes

New services and applications are being developed as well. At the present, GPS technology already tracks people, vehicles and cargo in real time through smart devices. One of the industries that have started to use the technology is maritime shipping.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Internet of Things and Its Impact on Modern Supply Chains

Descartes

New services and applications are being developed as well. At the present, GPS technology already tracks people, vehicles and cargo in real time through smart devices. One of the industries that have started to use the technology is maritime shipping.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience.

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

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend.

The Impact of Big Data on Commercial Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Big Data Could Reshape Commercial Shipping. Commercial shipping and trucking are no exceptions. Digitizing the commercial shipping industry can automate key processes, leading to an enormous potential payoff. Big Data in Today’s Shipping Economy. Cargo temperatures.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy. UPS Introduces New Shipment Service Levels For Its Temperature True Portfolio. Retail stores become shipping hubs to battle Amazon ( USA Today ). Neiman Marcus goes to year-round free shipping ( USA Today ).

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. Orders and shipments can be tracked and customers alerted if an order is late.

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

The process of freight forwarding might seem daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the process of freight shipping, but these thirteen facts you need to know about freight forwarding will help you through the process. Freight forwarding companies specialise in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise. Freight forwarders provide a range of services. They are not responsible for shipping delays.

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Customer Experience in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Customer foremost, that is the mission of any logistics company, whether it’s a big, or small. Without a customer, logistics industry can’t work and without logistics in supply chain , a business can’t survive. Every customer should feel that their orders are on a high priority list.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

Third party logistics (3PL) is a company that provides an all-encompassing service to its customers of outsourced logistics services for a part or all of their supply chain management functions. 3PL Services: What is Provided? . These services include: Warehousing.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers. These examples are from retail, but I sense that the same customer empowerment phenomenon is happening broadly across everything we do at Amazon and most other industries as well.

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Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016). And just last Friday, Amazon revealed Amazon One, it’s first branded cargo plane.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Demand for information technology (IT) services in the logistics industry appears to have increased in recent years as more companies begin to deploy IT resources in their logistics/supply chain operations. Small to midsize importers and exporters stand to gain the most from new technology since they do not have the resources to create a safe supply chain but will be able to rely on freight companies that provide big data capabilities to customers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

There actually needs to be a good amount of due diligence, especially for those who will be key to your final delivery of your product or service. One great way to do this is by leveraging the services of an efficient logistics software development company.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. In the past years, activities of logistics have increased and particularly outsourcing services to 3PL providers.

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Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). BluJay Acquires Italian Customs Solution Provider, ERA System. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

Douglas fumigant products monitored by arviem

Global Trade Management

Arviem AG announced today that its cargo monitoring service supports the reliable delivery of Douglaschemical products to clients all around the world. Douglas chose to manage its global supply chain by using arviem services , a control tower based Cargo Monitoring Service being an end-to-end service, available on a ‘pay-as-you-use” basis.

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Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. This includes the final customers or groups of businesses.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. This includes the final customers or groups of businesses.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. This includes the final customers or groups of businesses.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. These Giant Drones Could Seriously Disrupt the Shipping Industry (NBC News). Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub.

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Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events.