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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Each full “truckload” equivalent of freight moved by rail reduces C02 emissions by 66%.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. Second Trend: Relationship with global trade.

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. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

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. They pull data from both sides and communicate any surges in orders or depleted inventory.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. Van trends are more mixed in the Midwest, and rates are moving down in the East.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

First, learn about the market trends that are currently impacting air capacity. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. This matters, because as freight demand exceeds available capacity, the price you pay for space increases.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

So, while the West Coast situation may cause a minor up-tick in freight being routed to the Eastern Ports (Eastern freight is up from 38% in January to 41% in May, according to Hackett Associates), it won’t go a lot higher because the Eastern routes have been running near capacity for several months and are now basically full. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea. Cargo owners such as consumer products maker Dorel Industries Inc and the U.S.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

UK-based logistics website with exceptional content and unique opinion pieces, often centered around shifting technology trends. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Specializing in economic trends, it provides sharp insights into current processes and future trends.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market. Many ship builders and ocean carriers overextended themselves while the economy was growing, and these expectations resulted in a huge amount of investment that has resulted in too many ships and carriers competing for too little cargo.

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

It’s almost impossible for businesses to guarantee accurate inventory levels when it comes to freight shipping for Black Friday. The goal is to always have enough inventory supply to meet demand, without needing to drastically reduce price to liquidate the surplus of goods after promotions are over and demand spikes plateau or drop off. We’ll help you adjust to changing market conditions to optimize your freight strategy.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7% Traditional process involving making calls and faxes to start a shipment order were not only a slow process but also lacked end-to-end visibility and up-to-date information to customers in tracking their cargo movement.

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2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

This year is off to an a typical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus. . However, the freight market outlook , at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy. . We are seeing several-year highs in freight volume. According to data gathered from Freight Waves SONAR , outbound tender volumes increased at a record pace. .

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

BlueYonder

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). May Van, Reefer Freight up 19% on Spot Market: DAT Freight Index. Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking.

How rate transparency grows SMBs: Introducing the FBA Index

Freightos

Of course, COVID-19 has accelerated this trend, with more consumers working from home and ordering online, while it’s also become easier for sellers to source on Alibaba, import, and then sell on Shopify or Amazon.com. 2020 was a critical year for small importers.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. Accessorial Charges — Fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory. Soaring Air Freight Rates. This has driven quite the demand for air freight.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). However, what this announcement underscores for me is a general trend in the IT industry: the acceptance (finally!) Cloud/SaaS Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News control tower Elementum Flex Pulse Flextronics JDA FLEX JDA Software Minions supply chain visibilityFriday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Warehouse Management ABF Logistics ILWU JDA Software NRF omni-channel Penske PMA returns Uber UberCARGO UPS warehouse management systems WMS Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. Unfortunately, failure to use a TMS contributes to higher freight spend by limiting shipping capacity and forcing shippers to continue with spot rates among carriers.

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

Talking Logistics

August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Inventory Management. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed. You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues. Arrange Cargo Transport. This is traditionally used for sea freight but it has been used for other modes of transport as well.

Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

DAT Solutions

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months, especially in the truckload spot market. Anticipate Freight Rate Changes. Prices on the spot market change quickly, but with freight rate tools like DAT RateView , your business won't be caught off guard. Based on $45 billion in actual transactions, RateView is the most trusted freight rates resource in the trucking industry. Freight Rates

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed. You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues. Arrange Cargo Transport. This is traditionally used for sea freight but it has been used for other modes of transport as well.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

percent from last year, which includes contributions from the company’s acquisition of Phoenix International Freight Services in October 2012. It serves as a hub for duty-free importation and exportation of service parts, allowing clients to manage their inventory levels and distribution more competitively in the Middle East and Northern Africa. 3PL Retail Retail Trends This Week in News C.H. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. It is for freight that requires faster transit times than ocean, at twice the speed, with substantial savings over air,” said Mike Short, president, Global Forwarding at C.H. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted. These smart operators include: John Deere: The agricultural vehicle manufacturer says it expects to spend $40 million (USD) on expedited freight to ensure there is no disruption in supply. 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 Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value. Subscribe Here!

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

We’ve seen, for example, instability in ocean freight, cost, and issues with [Los Angeles] ports in past years. economic recession made companies decrease inventories, which increased their need for speed to market and shorter cash-to-cash cycles. Watch the short clip below where he discusses three key challenges: imbalance of freight during peak season; the visibility black hole at the border; and the need to build in flexibility.

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