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. The E-commerce Influence On Air Freight.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. Freight Insights General

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Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. There are now literally dozens of platforms, from enterprise forwarders to top five ocean carriers, air freight carriers to online marketplaces , that prove this. So where will freight be in 2019?

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.

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Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. WebCargoNet’s focus has been more on the carrier-forwarder relationship and has also placed more focus on air freight.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Tenders can take BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) three to five months of preparation, but despite this, the fixed price often breaks down during peak season. Searching for Ocean Freight’s Spotify.

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. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance. Integrate cargo insurance in freight management technology.

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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. As mentioned above, air cargo is transported by freighters or passenger aircraft.

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How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. The best recent example?

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Take cargo airships, for example.

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder and a Customs Broker? As most transportation of cargo and goods, whether in international waters or air space, involves multiple transit destinations and ports, logistics can be a complicated industry. Scam #3: Cargo Theft.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

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.

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy | C.H. If you utilize air freight to the Oceania region (Australia and New Zealand), you can certainly use our expertise to minimize the impact of market forces and streamline the flow of air-cargo to work in your favor.

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. We also highly recommend that you read our post entitled " Freight Insurance vs. Freight Liability: What You Need To Know For Freight Claims.".

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. The best recent example?

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Freight Insights

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues.

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Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Global Trade Management

I am talking about real time information that is coming directly from the cargo, for instance a sea freight container. One platform, one dashboard Based in the heart of Switzerland arviem is about to be a melting pot for global cargo monitoring.

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Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

The problem is also evident, for example, in the trucking industry. 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.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. Finally, the list of startups looking to disrupt the freight brokerage and freight forwarding markets continues to grow.

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Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

DELMIA Quintiq

And, if many of those packages cross the Pacific waters, or generally travel farther than 600 kilometers, the air cargo shippers specializing in express packages will also stand to benefit from that wave of volume. For example, it could follow the trend of the ground segment.

5 Ways To Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims

Cerasis

Meanwhile, are freight costs going to rise or decrease? Will Mother Nature throw a wrench into a shipment, causing extra delays or even freight damage? These questions reflect the woes of freight loss among shippers and sellers, but proper packing and packaging can help prevent freight damage, assuming it is not the result of a natural or manmade disaster. 5 Ways To Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims. For example, liquids could spill.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Package Your Freight Properly.

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. The right solution can also help freight forwarders accelerate integration of new and existing supply chain partners and carriers.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters).

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

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Understanding Cargo Insurance

3PL Insights

Wondering whether your company would benefit from cargo insurance? Read on for the tips and advice that we’ve compiled on selecting the right cargo coverage for your company’s shipments. Types of cargo insurance. Factors to consider when shopping for cargo insurance.

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Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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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. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. Even containers don’t like to wait in line.

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.