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2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

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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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost. Here are 15 tips for lowering ocean freight costs.

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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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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries). Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe.

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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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. More importantly, is the demand sustainable through the end of the year? imposed tariffs on China, the EU and other countries resulted in high demand for ocean freight beginning this past spring. Air Cargo air freight airfreight

Cerasis Pounds Deductible of Freight Insurance to Zero

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – Cerasis, a well-known leader in third-party logistics services, has secured the ability to reduce the minimum premium cost for cargo insurance on all shipments, including insurance on shipments with a zero deductible. The new type of cargo insurance will continue to maintain the previous standards of freight insurance needed by Cerasis-affiliated shippers, including “Acts of God,” terrorism, strikes, riots, civil risks and compliance complaints.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology. As such, we’re putting together a list to celebrate companies doing cool things to advanced the transportation industry each quarter.

5 Ways a TMS Can Help You “Go Green”

Talking Logistics

In recent years, businesses and consumers across the country have demonstrated that sustainability matters – both in terms of what they buy and how vendors are selected. based companies have a supplier sustainability scorecard that they may use in their purchasing decisions, and another 23% are developing one. One of the easiest ways to get started is by investing in a Transportation Management System (TMS).

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

By making small tweaks to the way a product is packaged, they hope to save time and money in producing and transporting products. Package optimization has many different benefits, from not wasting money on unnecessary materials to creating a more sustainable package. Package Optimization Allows for Sustainability. With so many companies looking for ways they can go green, package optimization can be one of the best ways to promote sustainable business practices.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

40’ Containers: The supply of equipment did improve in the second half of April and for the most part that has been sustained into May. We are continuing to see heavy freight solicitation from our carrier base. Most dry van carriers saw a decline in activity but were able to mitigate much of the cost implications by furloughing drivers, freight handlers (dockman), and back-office staff. The air freight market is still extremely volatile.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda. According to the Shipa Freight report, the primary challenges faced by internationalizing SMEs, from a shipping perspective, are as follows: International shipping costs are too high, and cost-visibility is inadequate.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Whether you are shipping one container per month, or 10 containers per day, successful shippers are aware of global challenges such as adhering to international rules and regulations, using suitable shipping methods, considering supply chain visibility, and knowing when to turn to freight forwarding and broker specialists to get the job done. For many global companies, conducting seamless business overseas is critical to the vitality of partnerships, clientele, and sustained profitability.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation technology, a long-awaited “fifth avenue” of transportation that uses vacuum tubes and linear induction motors to shuttle pressurized air capsules along a track, using a lack of friction to achieve speeds as high as 700 mph (approx. The idea of tubes whisking freight across the land at near-supersonic speeds smacks of an old-school image of the future.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. This is the value of having a transportation network.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you. However, there is a silver-lining, according to Packaging Digest again: typically, less than 1% of the products in the cartons sustain damage. Partitions made from durable corrugated material can be reused over and over for intra-plant transport and sub-assembly projects.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. . Overall, probably neutral in the medium term - any reduction in air cargo volumes will most likely be counteracted by increases in road, rail and short sea volumes.

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Supplier Risk Management: 4 Things To Look Out for During On-Site Evaluations

Cerasis

Specifically, in the transportation and logistics industry it can be very beneficial to visit your carriers in person. Does the training cover how to properly perform pre-trip inspections, how to properly secure cargo, or what to do in the case of emergency? According to a 2011 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance study , the most prominent securement violations are “failure to prevent shifting cargo, and “leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo.”

Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

Supply Chain Network

Chanje are focused on creating sustainable solutions that improve how companies move people and packages from transportation hubs to their final destinations. Gnewt Cargo is an all electric Last Mile delivery provider started in the UK in 2008 and the Founder Matt Linnecar shares the following case study on Gnewt Cargo from the eDrive conference. In 2016, Gnewt cargo made over 3 million deliveries and in August 2017 they were acquired by Menzies Distribution.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

The trade imbalance this causes is an interesting case study for the economists no doubt, but what about the transportation and logistics that will be needed to sustain this trade over the coming years? This results in empty planes and containers returning to China from Africa even if they were full on their way in, resulting in inefficient transportation corridors. Transportation & Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation 2.) Robert Cadena is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lean Staffing Solutions, which provides operational, marketing, sales, and technology services to the logistics and transportation industry. based transportation and logistics providers. Transportation 2.)

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Transport Loss.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

I’d advise shippers to not get complacent about transportation costs for the longer term, however. The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Hanjin's exit strands 89 ships worldwide containing some $14 billion worth of cargo, much of which was headed to the U.S. Missed schedules could keep rates high well into November, when the holiday freight season would ordinarily start to wind down. Freight Rates

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Transportation Services. Air Cargo. Sustainability and Green Logistics. Logistics/Transportation Consulting. Transportation Management System (TMS). Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”.

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Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

and packaging sufficiently to handle long distance transportation. Collins, Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics – Americas, Heidrick & Struggles. innovative strategy through to execution, with a consistent focus on sustainable results. intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain. Our relationships go beyond cargo.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Many already believe that freight exchange platforms, dedicated to maximizing payload efficiency and reducing empty miles, have a role to play in making this vision a reality. That is not to say that freight exchanges will cease to exist.

ZF brings in SupplyOn to gain real-time transparency for overseas transport at the material number level

SupplyOn

For critical overseas transport that is prone to delays, ZF has teamed up with SupplyOn to implement a system that continuously monitors the transport status at the material level and in real-time. They are generally transported by sea, and delays are common. During the often weeks-long overseas transport, material coordinators previously received only manually provided information via email or a service provider portal.

This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets (WSJ – sub. I first wrote about Hyperloop almost five years ago shortly after Elon Musk introduced his vision for a fifth mode of transportation (see Hyperloop and the Quest for a New Transportation Mode ). That said, last October Richard Branson’s Virgin Group invested in Hyperloop One , a startup focused on developing this new transportation mode.

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Flash forward 10 years: What would green, sustainable freight transportation look like

Freightera

Freightera continues to build the freight transportation marketplace with a mission to transform the whole industry, releases the Green Future of Freight infographic. . Freightera, the Expedia-like freight shipping marketplace, continues to work on its mission to transform freight transportation from a large polluter to clean and sustainable industry. Rail is currently the least polluting option for long haul freight. .

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most.