Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kevin Gavin , VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

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How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain.

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

Talking Logistics

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. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

If you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. According to FreightWatch International (FWI), the risk of cargo theft will increase this year, compared to 2014. Cargo theft prevention and recovery network, CargoNet, reported that almost 90 million dollars in cargo was stolen last year.

A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2.

Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin the liquidated damages phase of Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement. Liquidated damages in simplified terms refer to a penalty secured by a bond. CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival. Tweet The post Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing? Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S.

The Future of Freight Is All About Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Creating a positive customer experience is widely believed to be the best way for companies to secure more customers, move more freight, and deliver on higher expectations. The post The Future of Freight Is All About Customer Experience appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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How to Stop Cargo Theft

PLS Logistics

Cargo theft ratio has been steadily rising year over year. As we come up with better practices to keep our freight safe, fraudulent activity evolves simultaneously and becomes more and more sophisticated. Carriers security cargo theftIt’s crucial to be aware of the potential risks and take all the precautions possible.

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Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Someone filed a false tax return using my Social Security number and made off with a refund check. When I tried to file my tax return electronically, the IRS rejected it because “a return with that Social Security number has already been filed,” so I had to file a paper return and wait almost a year to get the situation cleared up and get my refund. One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Keep the cargo moving.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night. General average is a throwback to the days when a crew tossed cargo overboard to lighten the ship in a storm. During the emergency, there wasn’t time to figure out whose cargo should be jettisoned.

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Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

freight in the slow lane as well. Cargo has no controls.” The threat of delays at Zeebruge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the broad economic risks of Brexit, not least for the U.K., Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. Notable examples include K+N’s partnership with a tech accelerator, DB Schenker’s exclusive agreement with uShip, and here at Freightos, automating freight rate management for several enterprise forwarders. A forwarder who loved their tracking software brought up a bigger problem – managing air freight rates.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution

Freightos

Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. Air cargo is a different story. The majority of cargo bookings are still done by phone and email, with recent research showing that shippers often wait 2-3 days just to receive a quote. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. This article will explain to you how to implement the end-to-end supply chain security program. Review of Security Program. Customs and Border Protection with focus on the international cargoes bound for the United States. Supply Chain Security.

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? 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. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs. The clock is ticking for the air freight industry to adopt a new, improved electronic messaging standard, but thus far many freight forwarders and ground handlers have responded with a yawn. The Cargo-XML message set was developed by the International Air Transport Association [IATA] as part of the push toward “e-freight,” its vision of a paper-free air cargo supply chain.

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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. This is a stunning turn of events as it is the first cargo-only flight for American Airlines in 36 years, carrying medical supplies, mail for U.S. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce

DELMIA Quintiq

The cost of fuel is down, passenger numbers are up, new runways have been built and profits are secure. I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. I will come to that subject later, because during the conference it became clear that air freight industry is having an existential crisis that is affecting the e-commerce in more than one way. Cargo: The hidden passenger.

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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

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. As businesses become more dependent on global supply chains for goods and services, the freight and logistics industry will play a much more critical role. Currently, the industry is controlled by freight brokers who help facilitate transactions of loads from shippers to carriers by adding a markup.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Cerasis does work with many freight forwarders who import into the US and need trucks to move from the port inland. We hope this post is helpful for those looking to become a freight forwarder but also for shippers wanting to know how it works. .

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Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Each time cargo is shipped, the transaction is documented, creating a permanent history of the shipment from order to delivery. Transparent & secure. The blockchain database is transparent and secure which makes payment process and settlement order easily accessible across different ledgers. 20Cube Logistics is a global freight forwarding, Customs clearance, and warehousing service provider.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. 3: Don’t Forget Lo-tech Security Too.

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5 Ways To Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims

Cerasis

Meanwhile, are freight costs going to rise or decrease? Will Mother Nature throw a wrench into a shipment, causing extra delays or even freight damage? These questions reflect the woes of freight loss among shippers and sellers, but proper packing and packaging can help prevent freight damage, assuming it is not the result of a natural or manmade disaster. 5 Ways To Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims. Freight Freight Claims

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. The major impact will be to hazardous cargo (majority of classes), with a hold on Xiamen port from August 1st to September 7th, including imports to Xiamen, exports from Xiamen, and transfers via Xiamen. Security.

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How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. As businesses become more dependent on global supply chains for goods and services, the freight and logistics industry will play a much more critical role. Currently, the industry is controlled by freight brokers who help facilitate transactions of loads from shippers to carriers by adding a markup.

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3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights.

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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