Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Emery Air Freight was founded in 1946 by John Colvin Emery, Sr. Initially a ground operation, Emery established itself as a reputable air freight forwarder of bulk goods, leasing space on various airlines and aircraft and tracking shipment progress. A vintage Emery Air Freight patch.

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FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. In addition, Burlington acquired WTC Air Freight in 1987. Early years.

Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

The most important job of a freight forwarding company is to deliver the consignment on the agreed date. Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’.

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‘The best quarter ever’ for container shipping giant Maersk

The Supply Chain Journal

The pandemic created an unexpected and unprecedented surge in cargo demand — which Maersk is now using to accelerate its transformation. billion, driven by a 35% rise in freight rates, to an average of $2,662 per forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU), and a 5.7%

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

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity proudly reveals container tracking, a new cloud based, shipment visibility solution. Learn more from our information-rich podcast here.

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Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Baltimore active for 300+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Therefore it can accommodate some of the largest container ships in the world. About five years ago, on July 19, 2016, the Ever Lambent, a Taiwanese-flagged cargo-carrier, was the first supersized container ship to dock in Baltimore after traversing the just-widened Panama Canal.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates. Freight Class.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Costly adjustments post-shipment can wreak havoc on your freight budget. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment.

What is freight?

The Supply Chain Journal

A term that gets used quite often in the shipping and transportati o n industry is freight , says ThomasNet. But what is freight, and what does it represent within the supply chain network? What makes freight shipping unique? Freight freight

Montreal port to resume cargo activity after government strike intervention

The Supply Chain Journal

after the Canadian government forced an end to a strike by longshoremen, but it could take several days to work through freight backlogs and longer to resume normal operations, the port authority said. Container and bulk terminals at the Port of Montreal will open for business Monday at 7 A.M.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Check out how you might have booked this shipment as a freight quote on Freightos. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. Spacex’s cargo ship ‘Dragon’ Space Delivery As Science Fiction.

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Let’s learn what a Shipping Manifest?

20Cube Logistics

It is a key shipping document for international trade that provides a list of items that are shipped from supplier to the final customer. A typical manifest will have the below details: Details of the: Cargo. The post Let’s learn what a Shipping Manifest?

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12 Freight Charges and Freight Fees: A Guide to Common Freight Shipping Costs, Charges, and Fees

Intelligent Audit

Freight managers have a lot to track and keep up with when it comes to logistical planning for shipments within the supply chain. Of all these, freight fee considerations are among the important but most overlooked. Cargo Insurance.

EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo has reinforced its commitment to sustainability with a special webinar coinciding with Earth Day on Thursday 22 April. The post EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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Empty-container rush signals worst yet to come for shipping community

The Supply Chain Journal

The international container flow is governed by shipping operators and people who deal with international trade orders. and has been a bellwether for freight pattern shifts over the past two to three years — basically the main convergence zone of freight in the U.S.

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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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

GlobalTranz

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

Montreal port to resume cargo activity after government strike intervention

The Supply Chain Journal

after the Canadian government forced an end to a strike by longshoremen, but it could take several days to work through freight backlogs and longer to resume normal operations, the port authority said. Container and bulk terminals at the Port of Montreal will open for business Monday at 7 A.M.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. of the nation’s freight by weight.” You’ve probably been stuck behind a freight trailer once or twice on the highways, but it’s for a good reason. It’s because those trucks are transporting the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. Freight Fact #3: Sea to Shining Sea.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. How the Freight Billing Process Works. All details are on the freight bill.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Freightos.com already makes international shipping easy.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition. Freigh

Cargo Theft and Protecting Your Shipment

Freight Center

Did you know that each year about $30 billion worth of cargo is lost due to theft ? Understanding the causes and more prominent times of cargo theft can help you protect your shipments. Shipping Costs Freight Insurance Freight Preparation

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Empty-container rush signals worst yet to come for shipping community

The Supply Chain Journal

The international container flow is governed by shipping operators and people who deal with international trade orders. and has been a bellwether for freight pattern shifts over the past two to three years — basically the main convergence zone of freight in the U.S.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight. This essentially is the process of securing adequate capacity space to haul the freight. Freight Full Truckload Supply Chain Uncategorized

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Oversize freight and break bulk shipping

I.C.E. Transport

Oversize freight often crosses the ocean in specialized containers, especially on flat racks. But for some cargo, break bulk shipping is a better option. out of gauge project cargo ocean shipping

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Did you know that you do not have to hire and pay for a full truck if your freight is much less than a truckload? Choosing the right shipping method depends on a number of factors.

How Will Ocean and Air Market Conditions Affect Your Shipping Decisions?

CH Robinson Logistics

Many of our global shipping customers are up against the clock with Chinese New Year (CNY) approaching, while also navigating potential changes from a new U.S. Demand and disruption in ocean shipping. Ocean shipping capacity and port congestion.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

GlobalTranz

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. Under federal transportation law, and the Carmack Amendments, carriers traditionally held liability for freight until delivery, with four specific exclusions, but individual contracts may make liability unclear.

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Hong Kong relaxes COVID rules for cargo pilots

The Supply Chain Journal

The government of Hong Kong announced Friday it has loosened requirements for Hong Kong-based aircrews to quarantine after returning home from duty, removing a major operational burden for all-cargo airlines such as Cathay Pacific and FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX ). drop in cargo capacity.

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Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.