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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. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Freight Insights

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

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

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” According to an article in the paper this week, “[Amazon] is planning to offer its sellers in China the ability to fly their goods internationally as air cargo, according to an Amazon Logistics site.”

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington. Freight Technology Transportation

The need to know

EFT

Lack of passenger flights squeezes air freight capacity in peak season. A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season. Breakingviews - Chinese tech giants take proxy war to New York. Alibaba, JD.com, and Tencent are launching a proxy war in New York.

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.

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” They write, “Many leading logistics companies are harnessing these technologies to fine tune their core strategies like warehouse locations. Dowse notes, “Predictive analytics has become more useful to address common issues in the freight industry, but the slow adoption of technology leads to stagnation.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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The need to know

EFT

Zebra adds social distancing warnings to warehouse workers' barcode scanners. Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. initial public offering (IPO), attempting a listing on New York’s Nasdaq at a time of deepening tensions between Washington and Beijing.

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

LRAN3 or “Puffin”) that “significantly increases the agility and performance of Locus’s robots in the warehouse, enabling LocusBots to quickly adapt to changes in their environment, in real time.”. addresses one of the most challenging aspects of fulfillment robotics and automation: the dynamic nature of the warehouse. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Warehouse Market Getting Closer to Balance (WSJ – sub.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

They made a new solution that they (as customers) liked better and that they (as entrepreneurs) could use to make money. Already in 2013, DHL Freight in Sweden piloted a mobile app called “My Ways” to connect shippers with individuals willing to deliver packages along their daily routes in return for a small fee. If companies cannot develop new talent and innovation internally, modularity and uberisation may help to solve it externally.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. As of right now, top lines have been essentially wiped out for industries like air transportation, freight, gastronomy, tourism, travel, and many more. China has gone 2 days now without new infection cases of local citizens (just those who have traveled in from abroad). jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

Jason Rosing is the Managing Partner at Veridian, a third-party integrator, heavily working with major names, like Manhattan Associates, HighJump and JDA, to bring visibility and maximum use of warehouse management systems. He’s also the author of the blog, Critical Cargoes, where he encourages the industry to upgrade systems and leverage new technology to improve supply chain processes and reduce unnecessary freight spend. .

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The nation’s top ports of entry, Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, in October imported a combined 1,031,127 20-foot-equivalent units…That amounted to a 2.5% For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, October’s total cargo volume broke the all-time record for the month. and Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves. In-depot / in-warehouse management.