e-Freight Solutions for Air Cargo

Descartes

Julie Calcunovitch is Vice President, Air Product Management at Descartes The highly demanding and competitive nature of the supply chain industry demands proactive collaboration amongst trading partners in the air freight community. With the right solution, organizations can realize significant gains in internal efficiencies and processes, as well as have the foundations in place to adapt to newindustry initiatives such as the IATA e-freight program.

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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.

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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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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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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. The pharmaceutical industry has been of particular interest to the air cargo market for years. Together the group operates with offices in Vienna, Milan, Rome, and Gyor (near Budapest) to deliver 7,000 clinical trial shipments per month.

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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.

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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. This addition now enables our 150,000+ registered importers and exporters who search and instantly book multimodal freight on the Freightos.com platform to benefit from FedEx’s world-class US imports customs brokerage expertise as well. . The digital transformation of the freight industry marches forward with each year.

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EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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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. Notable examples include K+N’s partnership with a tech accelerator, DB Schenker’s exclusive agreement with uShip, and here at Freightos, automating freight rate management for several enterprise forwarders. A forwarder who loved their tracking software brought up a bigger problem – managing air freight rates.

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2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. What a year this group had. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members. A few highlights from the year: In June Amazon Air announced it would lease an additional 15 Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft from partner GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? 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. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?

Freightos

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS? In the run up to the July 1, 2016 requirement that there must now be a verification of the gross mass of packed containers, Freightos research has determined that only one third (36%) of FCL freight quotes are still being saved with a weight. By and large, logistics providers and shippers currently avoid getting accurate weights for FCL freight shipments. ” READY FOR DIGITISED FREIGHT? Freight Insights General News

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U-Freight Adds Second Consolidation Hub for China-Europe Rail Freight Service

Supply Chain Brain

U-Freight Group has added a second consolidation centre in the People’s Republic in response to increasing volumes of LCL cargo on its LCL and FCL rail freight services between China and Europe

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AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

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Adjuno Joins Ev Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The Uk

EV Cargo Technology

Adjuno is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. Adjuno, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

DELMIA Quintiq

The future doesn’t look bright – the growth in cargo movements via any rail network is expected to be close to 0% in 2015. What Ted explains in his short commentary is that “… the impact of service problems is frequently exacerbated by the lack of timely and accurate communication between operating and customer service groups. Rail freight and freight forwarding companies need to ask themselves the following questions: Can you maximize the efficiency of your operations?

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Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

Elementum

We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping—fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in trucking capacity over the course of just a few years. Freight trucking accounts for over 70 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. of all freight revenue will be done through mobile brokering by 2025.

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Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. In terms of domestic total freight — parcel, cargo, and mail — FedEx domestic volumes in pounds have declined 7.6% Meanwhile, as of October 2019, Cargo Facts notes that UPS took delivery of 10 planes for the year.

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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. Same-day deliveries to customers are powered by Deliv, a rapidly growing crowdsourced delivery provider, in collaboration with major mall owners, including General Growth Properties, Macerich, PREIT, Simon Property Group, Taubman Centers and Westfield Corporation.

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Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

If there are not enough ships to accommodate freight, it is viewed as under capacity. Overcapacity is the opposite, with more available ships than freight. The standard container cargo measure is in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The Boston Consulting Group points to increasing container capacity and projects the gap between the demand for goods and the oversupply in vessels will be 2 million to 3.3 Container Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase.

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Where Do DAT Freight Rates Come From?

DAT Solutions

We often explain that freight rates in DAT RateView are based on $45 billion worth of actual freight payments per year, on 65,000 point-to-point lanes. In RateView, for example, each lane lookup includes information on the number of companies and the number of freight moves that made up that lane rate, so you can decide for yourself whether that is the right amount of information to support your own pricing decisions. What Freight Rates Am I Seeing in DAT Trendlines?

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Adjuno Becomes EV Cargo Technology Following Rebrand

EV Cargo Technology

The company has changed its name to EV Cargo Technology in a move designed to consolidate its position as a key player within EV Cargo, a global logistics provider. EV Cargo provides mission-critical transport, logistics and freight forwarding services and logistics technology to a portfolio of leading brands. Like all business units within EV Cargo, it is undertaking a strategy of organic growth and will benefit from leveraging the well-recognised EV Cargo brand.

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This Truck Could Save the American Freight System

Elementum

We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping: fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in truck capacity in only a few years. Freight trucking accounts for 69 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. Financial analysts are sure that this technology will drastically change the face of the freight industry—just ask Australia.

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Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

If you don’t want to click through, you can subscribe to our weekly roundup or visit our own COVID-19 update page , which includes expert tips for managing freight during the crisis alongside the latest developments in logistics. Finally, you can always get free access to our Freightos Baltic Index daily freight index here. Robinson , two other major freight forwarders are also great sources for updates across modes, with DB Schenker maintaining an updates page and C.H.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide

Cerasis

It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. an increasingly stable and growing industry , and increasing demand for new brokers, you have all the external conditions to become a successful freight broker. What you need to know before you become a freight broker. Essentially, freight brokers keep the economy running. What does a freight broker do?

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Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. Land travel restrictions in Asia extended Chinese New Year, dropping ocean freight demand, which, just weeks later, spiked when the shutdown ended. Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. Email responses are obsolete in just minutes and only digital solutions can keep essential freight moving.

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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). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity.

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4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to a group of owner-operators and aspiring small fleet owners in Kansas City as part of CMC Live. My suggestion is that most freight into Wisconsin comes from other points in the Midwest, so any load into the Midwest helps you meet your goal. Learn about the cargo, demand and availability of trucks, and current rates at the origin and destination of the load. The freight you're hauling also plays a part in the rate.

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Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates

Freightos

But despite its size, containerized freight’s poor visibility persisted. As containerized freight has been slow to digitize in general, a reliable, data-driven, and actionable index has eluded the industry as well. Prices for everything and anything are subject to change and freight rates for containers are no different. In fact, containerized freight is one of the most volatile industries in the world. Freight is somewhat notorious for price opacity.

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Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

A lot of the spot market freight volumes that were stalled in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have started to come back. Last week, Houston's van freight volumes rebounded to 88% of pre-storm levels. That doesn’t mean that everything is the same as before – some cargo is not moving at all, and other types of freight are moving in higher volume because of pent-up demand. That’s a common trend when the flow of freight shifts southward.

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Who's Looking Out For the Interests of Freight Brokers?

DAT Solutions

There are many trade associations and organizations that represent carriers, but what about about freight brokers and 3PLs? TIA was founded in 1978 by a small group of supply chain executives. TIA members also include freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers, and warehousing. Topics include Carrier Selection, Cargo Claims, Combating Fraud, Government Freight, and more.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Speakers from supply chain management, freight forwarding, air carrier and inland distribution companies addressed the problems with perishables, which include major product groups ranging from foodstuffs and medicines to flowers. But air carrier Martinair Cargo has built temperature monitoring into its records system and handling processes, and found it has been a useful tool in protecting themselves from damage claims.

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The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

We are continuing to see heavy freight solicitation from our carrier base. Phase 2: Companies that work for the new group of essential sectors will require to submit to authority’s health protocols. Most dry van carriers saw a decline in activity but were able to mitigate much of the cost implications by furloughing drivers, freight handlers (dockman), and back-office staff. The air freight market is still extremely volatile.

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Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival. In short, importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers have had almost five years to get their act together, so there’s really no good excuse for not being prepared at this point. Global Trade Management Regulations 10+2 CBP Descartes Systems Group Importer Security Filing Kevin Gavin network-based solutions U.S.

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