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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.

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. . We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. We hope you find the following top 10 transportation articles from 2015 educational and helpful!

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. Download Here. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance. Freight Full Truckload

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

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

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. The digital era has introduced multiple technological solutions that make latent capacity visible and accessible to the market – Amazon does this for shelf space , Airbnb for hotel rooms, and Uber for transportation.

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US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? After news broke last month that Uber was unleashing a trucking offering, it came as no surprise when it launched Uber Freight , an online trucking marketplace for US LTL. Load-matching technology (even the Uber For Freight model) isn’t new. Technology, Infrastructure: Make Freight Great Again. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 enabled unfettered national transportation with four lanes and no traffic lights.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Here are three ways that shippers and beneficial cargo owners can mitigate the risk of excessive dwell time in any port. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. For more tips on how you can circumvent supply chain disruptions, download our white paper, Add Resilience to Supply Chains.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Here are three ways that shippers and beneficial cargo owners can mitigate the risk of excessive dwell time in any port. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. For more tips on how you can circumvent supply chain disruptions, download our white paper, Add Resilience to Supply Chains.

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CLX Logistics Turns to Kewill for Freight Forwarding Solution

BluJay Solutions

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. With just a few mouse clicks, a CLX customer can obtain critical shipment information in real time and rest easy knowing where its cargo is on its journey – and when it’s expected to arrive at its destination.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1. Download the PDF version.

[WHITE PAPER] The Complete Guide for Shippers to Process & Master Freight Claims

Cerasis

It’s been said that the one area that most shippers are the least knowledgeable in is that of claims for freight loss and damage. However, this does not mean that an understanding of freight claims isn’t vital to running an efficient transportation and logistics department. Freight Claims in Plain English. Augello, co-author of Freight Claims in Plain English , had a passion about this topic as few others have. Freight Claims White Papers freight claims

Can the Cloud Solve Your Freight Forwarding Challenges?

BluJay Solutions

In a business as dynamic and complex as freight forwarding, technology is crucial to maintaining efficient, flexible operations. For mid-sized and expanding small businesses that need to compete with larger providers, a cloud-based freight forwarding platform can deliver operational efficiency, end-to-end supply chain visibility and the speed and agility you need to maximize revenues and deliver market-leading customer service.

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The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

EU Directive Simplifies Inter-Region Customs Processes for Ocean Freight

BluJay Solutions

While great news for the global supply chain, the 8 July announcement by the European Commission of new plans to ease custom formalities for ships demonstrates the continued complexity of inter-region customs within the EU and the high associated costs for freight forwarders , logistics services providers (LSPs) and exporters. The post EU Directive Simplifies Inter-Region Customs Processes for Ocean Freight appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management: Laws, Fundamentals, Management, & Staying Proactive

Cerasis

At Cerasis, we provide comprehensive freight claims management. We provided this service, as a value add service in addition to many other services because as shippers used our transportation management system, we found that one area that most shippers are the least knowledgeable in is that of claims for freight loss and damage. However, this does not mean that an understanding of claims isn’t vital to running an efficient transportation and logistics department.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Here are three ways that shippers and beneficial cargo owners can mitigate the risk of excessive dwell time in any port. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. For more tips on how you can circumvent supply chain disruptions, download our white paper, Add Resilience to Supply Chains.

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Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1. Download the PDF version.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? 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. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Freight Forwarding.

What is Cargo Insurance and Why Is It Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transporting goods around the world is not without certain risks. That’s where cargo insurance comes in. Protecting freight against loss. You can’t always protect your freight from loss. To clear up these confusions, this post will explain key cargo insurance information and how it can help mitigate your shipping risks. What is cargo insurance? Cargo insurance is not always automatically included for all shipped goods—this often varies by region.

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#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight. The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures.

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight. The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures.

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Ocean Rate Management – Avoiding the Icebergs

BluJay Solutions

As ocean freight continues to experience over-capacity on many routes, with spot market rates fluctuating accordingly, the lack of transparency in contract negotiation remains an increasingly thorny issue for the global supply chain. Yet there is assistance available to negotiate the minefield of ocean freight rate negotiation. Ocean freight is by far the most complex modality in contract management terms, and that is unlikely to change.

Avoiding the Five Most Common Risks in the Risky Business of Freight Transportation

Tailwind

Blog post based on the Tailwind Transportation Software Webinar: Risky Business – Avoiding the Five Most Common Freight Business Risks (30 mins; Now Available On-Demand). That said, a TMS (such as Tailwind Transportation Software …) can help you manage the five most common faced in freight transportation, namely: Losing Your Customers. Being Shut Down by the DOT or Transport Canada. Freight Business Risk #1 – Losing Customers.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Our confidence that this is going to go smoothly is not great,” Cameron Roberts, a Long Beach transportation and customs attorney, told the Journal of Commerce. To that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Our confidence that this is going to go smoothly is not great,” Cameron Roberts, a Long Beach transportation and customs attorney, told the Journal of Commerce. To that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand. Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike.

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New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released three new resource guides this year and has updated several of its sample contracts. These guides are one of the benefits of TIA membership , as they cover a variety of legal and regulatory topics and are written specifically for freight brokers. The guide includes key points to consider when negotiating food transportation contracts with shippers and carriers. Cargo Claims Framework.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Increased accuracy in freight quoting, reducing accessorial or after-the-fact fees. REDUCED FREIGHT SPEND. Download Here. Expand LTL transportation networks. Integrate LTL and e-commerce freight management platforms, explains Deborah Lockridge of Trucking Info. Integrated platforms had the natural effect of self-verifying information and automating the freight tender process. Partner with a freight broker, like a 3PL. Omnichannel is “in.”

What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?

Cerasis

Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. Apps under development will require advanced review of driver records, evaluation of freight value, purchasing of cargo insurance , delivery guarantees and penalties and much more. Download White Paper. Better spot LTL freight rates. Freight LTL

Questions to Ask When Evaluating TMS Solutions

BluJay Solutions

What are the current and future transportation mode requirements? Consider the integration of value added capabilities including yard management, cargo, freight, storage, break bulk, cross docking and other capabilities into a TMS. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud. Evaluating TMS solutions is no easy feat. There are many vendors, options and solutions available.

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4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

TMC

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this rare occurrence has the potential to impact millions of truck drivers, especially those moving freight across or within the 14 states that are in the path of totality. Transport Topics reported that several states are taking measures to limit truck traffic in anticipation of heavy traffic from the influx of tourism to the area. They can also be used to identify backup routes and freight facilities.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

By knowing what to expect, they can decrease the number of total vehicles needed for transport and direct them to the locations where the demand is expected, which leads to significantly lower operational costs. For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. The post The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.