Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. Supply Chain Visibility air cargo visibility

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Project Cargo: A Special Type of Freight Shipment

20Cube Logistics

Freight forwarders play a pivotal role in transporting of the consignment from one destination to another international destination. Whatever the consignment may be, if the project is taken, it has to be accomplished, irrespective of the size of the cargo. What’s Project Cargo?

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo. Photo: U-Freight).

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TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

The Supply Chain Journal

Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo. Photo: U-Freight).

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Borderlands: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April; VW cuts production in Mexico and Tennessee plants; ATRG acquires Texas trailer fleets; and CBP officers seize $5.5M Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April. Security for cargo transportation is being challenged.

Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

The most important job of a freight forwarding company is to deliver the consignment on the agreed date. Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’.

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Pending Belarus sanctions could complicate East-West freight moves

The Supply Chain Journal

An industry group focused on international trade is warning that air and rail freight transportation could be negatively impacted if tensions escalate between Western allies and Belarus over the forced landing of a passenger jet and the arrest of a dissident journalist last month.

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Emery Air Freight was founded in 1946 by John Colvin Emery, Sr. Initially a ground operation, Emery established itself as a reputable air freight forwarder of bulk goods, leasing space on various airlines and aircraft and tracking shipment progress. A vintage Emery Air Freight patch.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. In addition, Burlington acquired WTC Air Freight in 1987. cargo on trucks.

3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind

Roambee

The in-air segment of your air cargo’s journey is only one part and constitutes a considerably smaller part of the journey’s time on an average, the remaining comprises of the first mile, time spent in storage, time spent at airports, and the last mile. Is it through your freight forwarder?

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Check out how you might have booked this shipment as a freight quote on Freightos. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. Spacex’s cargo ship ‘Dragon’ Space Delivery As Science Fiction.

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Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kevin Gavin , VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.

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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FreightWaves LIVE recap: Leveraging technology to meet cargo insurance needs

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s hard to get pure visibility on where your freight is at. There’s also almost no access to Mexican cargo insurance.”. This fireside chat recap is from Day 1 of FreightWaves’ LIVE @HOME.

What is freight?

The Supply Chain Journal

A term that gets used quite often in the shipping and transportati o n industry is freight , says ThomasNet. But what is freight, and what does it represent within the supply chain network? What makes freight shipping unique? Cargo to be loaded and unloaded during shipping.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain.

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Expeditors paying more to move freight but has solid quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

The increase in tonnage handled by Expeditors was relatively consistent across the board, with the exception of ocean freight rising 54% in March. A breakdown of expenses at Expeditors shows just how much costs to move freight have risen.

Montreal port to resume cargo activity after government strike intervention

The Supply Chain Journal

after the Canadian government forced an end to a strike by longshoremen, but it could take several days to work through freight backlogs and longer to resume normal operations, the port authority said. Container and bulk terminals at the Port of Montreal will open for business Monday at 7 A.M.

EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo has reinforced its commitment to sustainability with a special webinar coinciding with Earth Day on Thursday 22 April. The post EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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EV Cargo’s Allport Takes Up Global Rebrand To EV Cargo Global Forwarding

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo is continuing its focus on growth and brand consolidation with the rebranding of Allport Cargo Services, the company’s international freight forwarding business, to EV Cargo Global Forwarding.

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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. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. Harnessing cloud-based software to automate freight pricing. The E-commerce Influence On Air Freight. What’s holding customer-centric air cargo back?

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Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

In addition to express courier shipping, Fedex added road freight, air and ocean freight forwarding, and customs brokering. FedEx is helping to automate customs brokerage on Freightos.com, and we want to help FedEx automate their air and ocean freight forwarding. .

Montreal port to resume cargo activity after government strike intervention

The Supply Chain Journal

after the Canadian government forced an end to a strike by longshoremen, but it could take several days to work through freight backlogs and longer to resume normal operations, the port authority said. Container and bulk terminals at the Port of Montreal will open for business Monday at 7 A.M.

Expeditors paying more to move freight but has solid quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

The increase in tonnage handled by Expeditors was relatively consistent across the board, with the exception of ocean freight rising 54% in March. A breakdown of expenses at Expeditors shows just how much costs to move freight have risen.

Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. The extra volume they generate will lead to a further tightening of capacity and push up cargo yields for carriers, logistics managers say.

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Podcast – Let’s Talk Supply Chain? Container Tracking Is Here!

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity proudly reveals container tracking, a new cloud based, shipment visibility solution. Learn more from our information-rich podcast here.

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What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight. This essentially is the process of securing adequate capacity space to haul the freight. Freight Full Truckload Supply Chain Uncategorized

CMA CGM Air Cargo adds first Middle East destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

Ocean shipping line CMA CGM’s new air cargo division said Wednesday it is extending its fledgling network beyond the U.S. Airfreight capacity is extremely tight so any extra capacity, no matter how small, is helpful to cargo owners.

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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost. Optimize your cargo packing.

Lufthansa Cargo begins modernizing Frankfurt warehouse

The Supply Chain Journal

Lufthansa Cargo (DXE: LHA ) is moving forward with the modernization and expansion of its logistics center at its Frankfurt Airport hub in Germany. Lufthansa Cargo said the new building will help improve handling speed for shipments and service levels for customers.

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Xeneta providing rate transparency in turbulent ocean freight market

The Supply Chain Journal

Xeneta co-founder and CEO Patrik Berglund said providing ocean freight rate transparency is more important now than ever. “In If you have a container with $20,000 worth of cargo in it, if the cost to ship it has gone to $15,000, they cannot even move those products anymore.

Xeneta providing rate transparency in turbulent ocean freight market

The Supply Chain Journal

Xeneta co-founder and CEO Patrik Berglund said providing ocean freight rate transparency is more important now than ever. “In If you have a container with $20,000 worth of cargo in it, if the cost to ship it has gone to $15,000, they cannot even move those products anymore.