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

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. 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.

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Podcast – Let’s Talk Supply Chain? Container Tracking Is Here!

Gravity Supply Chain

Videos and Podcasts Supply Chain freight #shipment intermodal container tracking shipping Gravity #tracker #vessel transparency #cargo #realtime #risk manufacturing retail logistics boxes mitigate cargos cloud freight shipping solutions cargoes solutions ship track tracked visibility TEU cloud based end-to-end mitigation international freight shipping ocean freight shipping freight shipping technology

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What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. Harnessing cloud-based software to automate freight pricing. The E-commerce Influence On Air Freight. What’s holding customer-centric air cargo back?

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS.

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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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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? With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. 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. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman.

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The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. It is a grand irony that this black swan event has stimulated a run on grocers and retail that’s reminiscent of the bank run during the Great Depression. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. SHORT TERM: HEALTHY START TO PEAK RETAIL SALES SEASON. The big retail sales season started better than expected, in the U.S. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. CARRIER & CARGO: CHOPPY SEAS AHEAD FOR CARRIERS.

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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This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

New Capabilities in JDA Flowcasting Attack the Toughest Retail Forecasting Challenges. Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. It is an important part of our value proposition as an omnichannel retailer serving customers who shop our stores and websites whenever, wherever and however they prefer,” said R.B.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S. Even when there isn’t a threat of a West Coast work-stoppage, retailers are utilizing Atlantic and Gulf ports to support stores in the Eastern half of the U.S. By Chris Ferrell.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Niche Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

There are many other instances of the shared economy within the supply chain domain, including the following: 1) Uber Freight. It has a 50-pallet, 30-day minimum requirement, and suits retailers or seasonal businesses requiring short-term storage. 5) Freightos, Shipa Freight, Convoy.

Amazon enters US $350bn shipping sector after air cargo

Logistics Middle East

Amazon has registered its Chinese arm as a freight forwarder, a move that will give the retailer further control over its entire supply chain

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. retailers, and half of the top 100 Internet retailers.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. Shipping volumes are already increasing rapidly as retailers stock up for holiday sales. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping.

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3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. They can easily scale up or down the number of planes needed for cargo. Although commercial 747s are being sold to cargo carriers in greater numbers, airlines can position their planes more accurately.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space. The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to move bulk cargo like coal, ore, grains and liquids. Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades. Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. Before the mega-retailer started shipping goods through Lazaro Cardenas, the KCS had fallen on hard times.

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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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

Transplace

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services : The technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines. Cargo Thefts Down 19% in 2018 : According to a report from cargo theft recording firm SensiGuard , cargo thefts across the U.S. The firm recorded a total of 592 cargo thefts in the U.S.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent. 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. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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.

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. 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. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Complete Guide for Shippers to Process & Master Freight Claims

Cerasis

It’s been said that the one area that most shippers are the least knowledgeable in is that of claims for freight loss and damage. However, this does not mean that an understanding of freight claims isn’t vital to running an efficient transportation and logistics department. Freight Claims in Plain English. Augello, co-author of Freight Claims in Plain English , had a passion about this topic as few others have. 5 Tips to Mitigate Freight Damage and Freight Claims.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

The rapid growth of e-commerce has led major online retailers to re-design their supply chain models, according to Mark Montague, DAT senior pricing analyst. At the second annual DAT User Conference, Montague presented a summary of his research on "Retail and E-tail, and You" to more than 165 of the company’s customers. Major e-commerce and "big box" retailers have established multi-tiered supply chain networks.

Can the Cloud Solve Your Freight Forwarding Challenges?

BluJay Solutions

In a business as dynamic and complex as freight forwarding, technology is crucial to maintaining efficient, flexible operations. For mid-sized and expanding small businesses that need to compete with larger providers, a cloud-based freight forwarding platform can deliver operational efficiency, end-to-end supply chain visibility and the speed and agility you need to maximize revenues and deliver market-leading customer service.

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Strong Freight Forecast Expected Thru 2026, What It Means for Shippers & 5 Things to Get Prepared

Cerasis

Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. Take a look at some of the specifics of the Freight Forecast and how shippers may adapt to the coming increases. Vitals of the Freight Forecast. Some of the highlights of the Freight Forecast include a dramatic increase of 28.6 percent in freight volume within the next 11 years. US trucking freight will experience a slight decrease in total market share from 68.4 Freight revenue is projected to increase by 74.5