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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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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. 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.

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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.

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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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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. So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups.

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Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal?Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

Cerasis

Surging e-commerce, demand for faster and cheaper shipping, and unrelenting demand for superior customer service are enough to make any shippers has been, but as shipping costs soar throughout 2018, shippers will be looking for ways to manage over the road modes better. Typical over the road modes include full truckload, less than truckload, and small package or partial shipping. Download White Paper.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Such figures cannot be easily improved at the source, so algorithms are being used to analyze historical data, identify issues and improve data quality to the level where significant transparency on the business is gained. 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.

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Material Handling Solutions for the Evolving Seaport

Material Handling & Logistics

As the size and capacity of global container ships have grown larger and larger, an abundance of excess containers have led to softened cargo rates. Download this white paper to learn more. Source ID. Download this white paper to learn more. The three greatest challenges for material-handling fleets that specialize in ever-changing port environments are maximizing efficiency, managing port congestion, and optimizing fleet management.

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Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

Shorter product lifecycles, fluid sourcing (a’la Aliababa ) and more transparency means agile supply chains that change often. 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.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: First Self-Sailing Electric Cargo Ship Set to Launch. It’s believed to be the first autonomous and fully electric cargo ship, and it’s estimated that it could save up to 40,000 truck journeys per year. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. 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.

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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. Sources: [link].

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

Download the Free White Paper Here. 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?” However, its usage is yet to reach a point where shipping professionals consider it indispensable for their business. As the shipping business has gone global, it has grown in complexity.

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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. Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Source: City A.M. .

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. “One trends we’re pursuing is blockchain technology…” We ship live crickets all across the country.

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The Dispatch Report | Q1 2020, Issue No. 13

Shipchain

The ShipChain Mobile app is now officially available for download in the Google Play store! . Keep track of valuable cargo images. UN/CEFACT is exploring blockchain use and pilot cases for traceability, including an initial exploration into the sourcing of textiles and cotton. Over the past few years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to understanding the shipping and logistics industry.

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