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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. Sources: [link].

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight.

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight. There are at least six states that are typically served by distribution centers in Houston , and for now, they will have to be re-supplied from a different direction.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. Although container shipping is in dire straits with several other lines at risk of failure or in the throes of restructurings, it is by no means the only source of unpredictability in freight markets. Deciding whether to ship cargo via the U.S.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Memphis had more loads last week, as it replaced Houston as the number 3 market for load availability, following Atlanta and Dallas. Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Charles Marrale is the COO of Exfreight Zeta , an international freight forwarder headquartered in Lake Worth, Florida.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Freight Companies Scramble to Reroute Goods in Wake of Harvey (WSJ – sub. Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations Friday (WSJ – sub. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). The real-time freight visibility space has been heating up in recent years, with MacroPoint leading the way, along with FourKites and 10-4 Systems.