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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. imposed tariffs on China, the EU and other countries resulted in high demand for ocean freight beginning this past spring. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8% Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0%

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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North America Market. 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. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving

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. Data appears to be showing some signs of recovery in freight volumes on the US West Coast, as production from restarted Chinese factories begins to arrive in ports and key medical items continue to be shipped at high volumes through air freight. Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector.

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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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. There are generally imbalances in the Americas between northbound and southbound movements. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Freight Insights General

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. They tie together raw materials providers, suppliers, manufacturers, ocean carriers, retailers, and 3PLs. Prior to GT Nexus, Michelle was Vice President of North America for Inttra and Vice President of Sales and Business Information Systems for Maritime Direct in New York City.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat). This week, Uber Freight announced a similar solution called Powerloop. The system will initially be focused only on intrastate loads in Texas, but the company plans to expand beyond Texas in the coming months, says Max Pike, strategy lead at Uber Freight.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog. in January, driven by a strong manufacturing sector and easier comparisons due to early 2014’s weather issues.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. Freight is often project based with seasonal demand. This means flatbed carriers have limited opportunities to build a “freight network” or plan routes that optimize drive time. Securing and protecting cargo. Manufacturing and automotive industry.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Many already believe that freight exchange platforms, dedicated to maximizing payload efficiency and reducing empty miles, have a role to play in making this vision a reality. That is not to say that freight exchanges will cease to exist.

Konecranes to feature adaptable forklift trucks at The Precast Show 2015

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love innovation and manufacturing. They recently put out a press release regarding the unveiling of adaptable forklifts which Konecranes manufactures. In the effort of supporting the manufacturing community, and especially since as a third party logistics company we want to make shippers aware of new innovations in the logistics space. Additional information: Sales: Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Lift Trucks.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer purchases, manufacturing, housing, and exports contributed to a 4% increase in GDP in the second quarter, following a 2.1%

BluJay Gains Momentum with Record Number of Companies Selecting its Supply Chain Technology Solutions

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Zentis North America – a producer of canned fruits and a wide assortment of fruit specialties. Rangel moves cargo around the world by land, sea, and air. O-AT-KA Milk Products – a manufacturer of dairy ingredients and value-added products such as dairy-based beverages. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). DHL Supply Chain North America.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We continue to see elevated cases in developed nations that have a heavy reliance on manufacturing outside of the U.S., The empty container supply has also dwindled in regions where China trade has been a catalyst, primarily North America and Europe, this can have a ripple effect if these empty containers do not get repositioned back to China to support the increase demand that is anticipated at the tail end of March into April.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. This involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

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providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, as well as other locations throughout the. Dan Albright, Vice President and North American Supply Chain Leader at Capgemini Consulting. Government investment in infrastructure will contribute to attracting global manufacturers and 3PLs to do. Collins, Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics – Americas, Heidrick & Struggles. Our relationships go beyond cargo.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Market Update, a new monthly post highlighting key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your business. There are significant improvements in sectors of the economy that generate lots of freight—namely, manufacturing, construction, and imports. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight. freight imports anytime soon.

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Healthcare supply chains at a key moment of transition

EFT

The planning has already started among vaccine manufacturers, freight forwarders, airlines, shipping lines, ports, airports and truckers. Medical device manufacturers also saw a significant downturn in activity for pacemaker surgeries and other types of medical devices.”. In normal times, the ‘bellyhold’ cargo capacity in long haul passenger flights accounts for nearly 60% of total global airfreight, the rest being carried by pure freighter aircraft.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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A shift to manufacturing critical goods like pharmaceuticals in the United States would lead to higher production costs, for instance. At houseof, all our products are manufactured in China, which means that every light we sell spends between 6 and 8 weeks sitting on the deck of a boat.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US Census) Manufacturing & Trade Sales Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.296 trillion in January 2016, down 0.4% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6%

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

Talking Logistics

America’s truckmakers run into soft patch ( Financial Times ). Signs of Stabilization as Air Cargo Grows in January ( IATA ). Working with Ryder, customers have access to unmatched capacity – whether it’s by accessing vehicles from one of the largest commercial fleets in North America or adding the flexibility of using third-party carriers. I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. manufacturing facility in 2014.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% AIR FREIGHT: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% AIR FREIGHT: .