How to Ship Perishable Food

Freight Center

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to navigate. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

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The Real Business Cost of Damaged Packages in Food Logistics

Roambee

When your food shipment arrives spoiled, it's not just a monetary loss or a logistics problem, your brand could be impacted or worse, it could lead to legal troubles if it affects the consumer’s health. You can sell a customer a mobile phone that has an old operating system but never a food product that got contaminated during transportation. The financial impact goes beyond the visible replacement and re-shipping costs.

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. The efforts required to make this happen illustrate the challenges faced by air cargo planes in the current environment – the equipment had to be sourced from a range of countries around the world, and funnelled through Dubai en route to its final destination. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry. Supply Chain Efficiency package tracking real-time tracking system container tracking system logistics monitoring system ETA Automotive FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking 3PL & Logistics Business Intelligence

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

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. Keep the cargo moving.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Food Growers & Processors. Events Clarion Events distribution managers event freight transport logistics Multimodal NEC Birmingham procurement directors shipping managers Supply Chain Directors traffic managers Multimodal 2015.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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2018 Likely to Be Coldest Year on Record for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, what we’re actually referring to is the fact that cold-chain shippers in the food industry are facing market conditions that demand investment in more and better infrastructure to support cold chain shipping. billion cubic feet of food-commodity cold storage but predicts demand for cold storage space near population centers to increase as online grocery sales continue to grow.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper. Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space.

Refrigerated Shipping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

If you’re planning to ship perishable cargo, such as food, flowers, medications or other temperature-sensitive items, then you’ll be needing temperature-controlled or refrigerated shipping services. Shipping Tips Temperature Controlled Shipping

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. Cargo Ships.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

Packaging has role to play in under strain food supply chains

EFT

Fresh food supply chains are under strain, with reports of dumped agricultural good in both the US and Europe , so packaging that can enhance shelf and storage lives may have a major role to play.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Many shippers are seeing surge capacity, especially in the CPG industry (water, cleaning supplies, paper products, shelf stable, and other food items). Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. a solution provider that facilitates the drop-shipping process between manufacturers and retailers.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Other than fueling, getting food, or being at shipper docks, they are sheltering in place in their trucks. Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Shipping facilities are requiring all individuals including drivers to wear a face covering such as a scarf, neck gaiter, bandana, or other type of mask, surgical mask or dust mask upon entering. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020.

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?

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). From a shipment volume perspective, we are seeing CPG products such as food and household products continuing to trend upwards, which aligns with year-over-year volume upticks through the mid-March through early-May period. Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging. Sturdy insulated foam containers work well for food, flowers and frozen items. Traditional ice is never a good option when shipping freight.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging. Sturdy insulated foam containers work well for food, flowers and frozen items. Traditional ice is never a good option when shipping freight.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging. Sturdy insulated foam containers work well for food, flowers and frozen items. Traditional ice is never a good option when shipping freight.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Big news out of the grocery retail world as Amazon has announced its acquisition of major organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market – for an eye-popping $13.7 It follows on the company’s gradual conquest of the logistics space over the last few years, including the licensing of 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets, the acquisition of wholesale shipping licenses, and forays into trucking. It allows Amazon to place pressure on food suppliers’ profit margins by being even larger.

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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

BrokerWare is used to manage all shipping and transportation activities from one place, including dispatch, operations, routing, carrier selection, tracing, accounting, billing, collections, and much more. Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). The new platform’s advanced IT infrastructure is also expected to deliver more in-depth information and an enhanced shopping experiences for Whole Foods Market customers both in-store and online through Whole Foods Market’s digital channels.

Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

Logistics Bureau

The diamond and gold, tea and coffee, beverage, food, and automotive industries all have participants with blockchain applications under test, operating as pilots, or implemented as digital solutions to improve supply chain operations. Examples of Blockchain in Food Supply Chains.

What’s the Difference Between FTL, LTL, FCL, and LCL? (Infographic)

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

When it comes to shipping freight, there’s a lot of terminologies that get thrown around. Often you’re drowning in acronyms, and it can be hard to know what the best shipping method is for your cargo. There are two main methods of shipping freight : trucks and ships.

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Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. Migrants hiding inside of containers on trucks or railways increase security risks, negatively affect the timely movement of cross-border freight which results in increased shipping costs.

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.

Navigating Through the Disruption – An Oceania Perspective

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Port of Tauranga has announced it is prioritising the unpacking of essential goods so that the cargo can be handled and transported first. For example, it may be beneficial to combine different transport types by flying goods to Singapore before shipping them to Australia rather than just shipping from their location of origin. An alternative to air freight, road and rail in Australia is the Domestic Coastal Shipping Service.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China. The Food Industry. With some of the world’s top gastronomic centres, such as Paris and New York, under stringent lockdowns, a plethora of restaurants and food outlets are cleverly trading on the fact that people still need to eat, despite the bleak conditions.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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Important Things You Should Know When You are Shipping Internationally

Logistics Trends and Insights

The internet, global trade, fast transportation (airplanes and international ships) and communication satellites have all made this possible. Meanwhile, around 52,000 merchant ships are currently active and about 11,000 of them are bulk cargo carriers. These ships carry a wide range of consumer goods and industrial materials, ranging from finished products like computers, cars and food items to essential raw materials such as minerals and crude oil.

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