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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Stockton volumes were also up sharply, but Seattle volumes rose most, 34%, and are expected to rise for the next several weeks as they work through the bottleneck of vessels in Puget Sound. On the other end of the supply chain, Atlanta volumes also rose 13% and rates are stabilizing in that market. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week.

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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Aborn and Co.

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. Seattle to Salt Lake City, Buffalo to Chicago, and various lanes in California all saw the biggest declines in rates. Meanwhile, in this week's, "Where's my freight?!". Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. air freight Asia Pacific airfreight Asia-Pacific

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). While freight industry executives likely sighed with relief when an update of Amazon’s logistics.amazon.com page on June 28th turned out to be nothing more than a franchise model for courier delivery services. There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago.

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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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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

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

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. A startup’s plan to cut air freight costs in half with 777-size drones . You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. It would carry that cargo at about half the cost of normal air freight thanks to a more efficient use of fuel and the lack of an expensive crew. Supply Chain friday in 5

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. A startup’s plan to cut air freight costs in half with 777-size drones . You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. It would carry that cargo at about half the cost of normal air freight thanks to a more efficient use of fuel and the lack of an expensive crew. Supply Chain friday in 5

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." 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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Nerijus: Flexport is a technology-enabled freight forwarder. Why does your cargo get rolled?

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

CPG, food companies and other related industries are seeing surge volumes across their supply chain from inbound to plants, plants to DC’s / mixing centers, and DC’s to customers. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 LTL carriers are starting to have some backlog of undeliverable freight due to consignee closures.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). Uber Freight Just Launched and Trucking Will Never Be the Same (Inverse). October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. For their part, e-commerce companies are increasingly venturing into logistics activities to try to gain better control over their supply chain networks. Happy New Year!

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, before I spontaneously combust in my house-turned-sauna, let’s go to this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon to step up UK tests of delivery drones (The Telegraph). Freightos Launches First International Freight Marketplace to Power $2 Trillion Worth of U.S. Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). 3PL Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems 7-11 C.H.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. This week, as reported in The Seattle Times, Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service.