Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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

Cerasis

Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. 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. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Download Here.

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. Download Here. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2

CH Robinson Transportfolio

4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected. You have a plan for processing cargo claims before they happen. In my previous article, I explained what is generally expected when filing a cargo claim, and what kind of documentation you may need in support. As part of this case, the claimant must prove the cargo shipped in good condition and arrived in a damaged condition. Each cargo claim has nuances that render it unique, and no process can cover everything.

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Cargo Vessels, Cruise Ships Line Up for Scrapping – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Cargo Vessels, Cruise Ships Line Up for Scrapping. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. – Bob

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. Why does your cargo get rolled?

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

Cerasis

As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. 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. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?

What is Cargo Insurance and Why Is It Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And if you’ve ever shipped something internationally, you realize just how many things could go wrong while goods are in transit. That’s where cargo insurance comes in. 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? Marine cargo insurance is the most common method used to protect the value of your goods from physical damage, theft, or general average.

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Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport. Between May and June 2017, more than 90 percent of cargo thefts involved trucks. The first step to preventing cargo theft is to complete a risk assessment. Find out where you are vulnerable to cargo theft.

TOC Europe 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The TOC Europe is the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. Through the years TOC has built a strong reputation as the trusted event portfolio for the maritime trade, shipping, ports and terminal communities. Any bottle necks or delays that happen at the quayside or port hinterland, dramatically affect the time it takes for cargo to arrive at its destination. >> Download the exhibitor list. >> TOC Europe 2015.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Download white paper. Use Automatic Data Collection and Cargo Handling. If data collection is automated, the possibility of everything going haywire is minimized, and same is the case with cargo handling. To organize your warehouse efficiently , you can bin locate your cargos.

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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 process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. The provider should know global transportation, but also have deep knowledge of the local population, infrastructure, languages, customs, and tax laws for each country touched by your shipping routes. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs?

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. In the European Union (EU), customers can now send feedback regarding service up to three months after a product arrives among ocean liner companies, reports Tomas Kristiansen of Shipping Watch.com. Integrate shipping management. Download White Paper.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating. It’s one of many changes that are reshaping the struggling container trades, which are still feeling shock waves from the decision by South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company to file for bankruptcy in August.

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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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

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. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders.

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. The rules are part of the Safety of Life at Sea [SOLAS] regulations intended to ensure vessels are properly balanced before they cast off to prevent containers or even ships from toppling over. Download the American Shipper survey, “ Weighing on an Industry – Shipper, NVO and Carrier Perspectives on VGM ”.

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. The rules are part of the Safety of Life at Sea [SOLAS] regulations intended to ensure vessels are properly balanced before they cast off to prevent containers or even ships from toppling over. Download the American Shipper survey, “ Weighing on an Industry – Shipper, NVO and Carrier Perspectives on VGM ”.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

At the same time, this technology helps decrease the amount of fraud and cargo theft. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. It grows constantly, and we need to implement innovative solutions to cope with the growth of the shipping needs.” In turn, the latter activates the shipping system. Conclusion The shipping and logistics industry is searching for new technologies in order to improve the existing processes, cut costs and increase the transparency of the supply chain.

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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. Why this books rocks: The author actually took a cruise on a Maersk ship. Free report download!

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

The Shipping Container. Amazon Anticipatory Shipping. The Shipping Container, 1958. The shipping container changed shipping forever. Prior to the container, general cargo was a general mess, requiring a veritable Tetris game every time a ship was loaded. Anticipatory Package Shipping , 2013. Basically, Amazon tracks order patterns and can ships goods to nearby distribution centers…before you even order them. Freight is changing.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. 4) Computer vision Another set of eyes is always a bonus when moving cargo around the world – and this is especially true when those eyes are connected to state-of-the-art technology. The tech is having a holistic impact on the way we ship – and the forthcoming years and decades are sure to bring more collaboration between logistics companies and startups to deliver even more cutting-edge advancement.

9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services. I have been with Höegh for 12 years and in the shipping industry for close to 20 years. Höegh specializes in rolling cargo and some non-rolling cargo that we carry with roll-trailers. “So An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners. Christian Olsen.

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

Cerasis

So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”. Many of these solutions are packaged as downloadable apps that let users track and trace shipments, get rate quotes, and receive shipment notifications. Namely, enterprises now have the advantage of continuous connectivity with their drivers, assets and cargo.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

“One greater way to reduce logistics costs is to…” Ensure that all your products are properly barcoded and scanned into your inventory management system upon arrival and then again upon departure when shipped out a customer.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules. Robinson announced findings from a joint research project they conducted that looked at how “the Panama Canal’s expansion will likely change the way cargo moves, by both water and land, into and within the United States.”

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. However, if the information on labels or paperwork is incorrect, putting them inside the cargo makes no difference. However, it is possible to remedy such situations while cargo is in transit by equipping truck trailers or vans with industrial computers and printers.

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. The provider should know global transportation, but also have deep knowledge of the local population, infrastructure, languages, customs, and tax laws for each country touched by your shipping routes. Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

As reported recently by Supply Chain Management Review ( SCMR ), the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMA) is analyzing container dwell time at all 12 international container terminals in the San Pedro Bay area. In addition to the usual causes, the problem has gotten worse of late because the bankruptcy of Hanjin shipping line caused many boxes to be abandoned on West Coast port terminals as well as ports around the world. Even containers don’t like to wait in line.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Some of their biggest challenges lie in supply chain and logistics management, with many SMEs struggling to access shipping solutions and distribution networks controlled by gigantic enterprises that focus on serving similarly enormous customers. According to the Shipa Freight report, the primary challenges faced by internationalizing SMEs, from a shipping perspective, are as follows: International shipping costs are too high, and cost-visibility is inadequate.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Ports in the United States, the Netherlands, India and Spain were unable to accept cargo and had to shut down systems after the breach. In the Maersk attack, ships off the coast of Anchorage, Alaska were unable to deliver necessary goods like milk and groceries. Even more unsettling is the fact most ships rely on GPS for navigation, and failure causes captains to lose critical course information, communications ability and computer links.

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

Freightos

Cargo Chief. Acquiring an autonomous trucking company was another clear indicator, as was the 2015 Uber Cargo test runs in Hong Kong. There’s a huge potential for vastly lower-priced (and more efficient) autonomous trucks, as well as autonomous cargo planes. Experiments for consumer cargo fulfillment in Hong Kong were unsuccessful – Uber Cargo launched in January 2015 , but ended operations in August 2016. Company that needs goods shipped.