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Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. 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. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. Metered freight solutions. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

As increased globalization and mobile workforces continue to create opportunities for international business, it is more important than ever to realize the need for seamless global trade. Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night. General average is a throwback to the days when a crew tossed cargo overboard to lighten the ship in a storm. Ship owners have a lien on the ship’s cargo.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

Freightos Raises $25 Million Round Solidifying Position As Digital Global Freight Leader

Freightos

Round extension led by GE Ventures, after 600% order growth in six months following the Freightos Marketplace launch and adoption of Freightos software by 1,000 freight forwarders. March 29, 2017) – Freightos ®, the logistics technology company bringing freight online, today announced the completion of a $25 million Series B extension round, led by GE Ventures , with participation by additional investors that bring the company’s total funding to $50 million.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Particularly important to the client is the safe, secure shipping of their product, and in no case is this truer than when it is carried by aircraft.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains. With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, many global shippers are recognizing the value in a risk management plan to best prepare themselves for the current situation and others like it in the future.

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. Freighters make up about 60% of global air cargo traffic.

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Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. In 2014, 39% of all container ships travelling worldwide had capacities of over 14,000 TEUs and the number of megaships continues to grow. Shipping lines alliances. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S. Shipping Overseas. Getting a Global Perspective.

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

freight in the slow lane as well. Cargo has no controls.” The threat of delays at Zeebruge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the broad economic risks of Brexit, not least for the U.K., Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Ocean shipping.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Ocean shipping.

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Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. China’s slowing economy is generally bad news for the freight industry. This article connects the dots linking some of the broader trends impacting freight forwarding. Sustainable shipping!

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” economy, but also the global one.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing. Following brief dips last week, ocean and air freight prices will likely rise in the run-up to the Chinese New Year closedown. Air Freight Pricing. Ocean Freight Pricing.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. The unfolding covid-19 pandemic has impacted global supply chains in myriad ways. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. International travel has been brought to a halt, which has dire implications for the air cargo industry. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How To Choose a Freight Company That’s Right For You

PLS Logistics

The global economy and the entire modern world heavily relies on freight shipping on a daily basis. Everything we eat, wear, use, and work with gets to us through cargo shipping services. A spike in e-commerce growth demands efficient and reliable freight shipping, and it is important to choose a freight shipping company that matches […]. Blog 3PL freight shipping freight shipping companies logistics outsourcing

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. Increased accuracy in freight quoting, reducing accessorial or after-the-fact fees. REDUCED FREIGHT SPEND. Omnichannel is “in.”

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. .

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. Alibaba and Amazon are shaping up for a global battle. Freight Insights LogTech

Global Supply Chain News on Virus Causing Big Mess in Ocean Freight Crews, with Some Sailors Stuck on Ships, Others at Home Unable to get to Work

Supply Chain Digest

IMO Asks for Release of Travel Restrictions for Ship Crews to Address Growing Issues that Threaten Cargo Deliveries

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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. What is Global Vendor Management? Global vendor management programs are based on a foundation of purchase order (P.O.) management of global vendors.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. In regard to rolling out the regulation in practice, multiple considerations remain depending on the type of cargo and other factors. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight.

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. Freight Insights

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. The global peak sales season now starts even earlier with the Alibaba-nurtured Singles Day. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. IHS Identifies Top Five Trends in 2016 That Will Shape the Global Maritime Industry for the Coming Decade.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S.

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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. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. We Start Thinking Of Freight As Big Parcels.

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight. Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility?