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. Rather than abandon the idea of updating you on trends emerging in the industry in 2020 and likely to deliver changes in the next two or three years, I thought I’d go ahead with it, and add some insights into how the Coronavirus crisis is accelerating or reversing them. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020.

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come. Trucking Industry Trends

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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

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

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. . 6 Key Trends in Supply Chain. Trends in supply chain are rapidly increasing the use of smart technologies to help with supply chain management. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Air cargo rates will also remain static.

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. That trend will likely continue in 2019 as small and midsize importers and exporters even the playing field against larger counterparts by leveraging big data and blockchain technology. This will help everyone, as small to midsize importers and exporters will have payment flexibility, while freight companies can get paid faster.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? We’ve split the trends into the sections on the right. Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. China’s slowing economy is generally bad news for the freight industry. CARRIERS & CARGO BRAVE NEW ROUTES.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing. Following brief dips last week, ocean and air freight prices will likely rise in the run-up to the Chinese New Year closedown. Air Freight Pricing.

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Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Not surprising, considering the ongoing growth of e-commerce, freight moves in tons by “Multiple Modes and Mail” — which includes shipments by parcel delivery services, U.S. Take cargo airships, for example.

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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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Each full “truckload” equivalent of freight moved by rail reduces C02 emissions by 66%.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. Second Trend: Relationship with global trade.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. We summarize key monthly trends in six sections. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. IHS Identifies Top Five Trends in 2016 That Will Shape the Global Maritime Industry for the Coming Decade. News Freight Insights

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. They need to precisely estimate the demand for fast-moving promotional items, while also accurately predicting sales trends for slow moving SKUs, quickly identify and attack the root cause of forecasting exception errors, so that profitable stocking levels can be achieved going forward.

Why Thinking ?Global, Yet Local? Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy | C.H. Earlier this year, my colleague, Bogen Chi, wrote a blog about the top 3 global market trends to watch this year in the air freight market: capacity shortages, peak season pressures, and the bright spot of consolidation. I would add that if certain regions of the world are important to your business, you owe it to yourself to learn the local implications of those trends too.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. One of the major impacts this will have, if the trend continues, will be that road freight services will prosper at the expense of international air and sea, a worrying prospect for forwarders. The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates. The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels.

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. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

To learn more about the biggest trends shaping the logistics industry today, we reached out to a panel of logistics professionals and asked them to answer this question: “What are the biggest trends in logistics technology?” Read on to learn what our experts had to say about the most important logistics technology trends impacting the industry today. “Blockchain is be the biggest trends in logistics technology…” .

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. Van trends are more mixed in the Midwest, and rates are moving down in the East.

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.

Canadian cargo boosts Buffalo

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. on the day after Christmas, for van freight leaving Buffalo, NY. Since Christmas, however, rates are starting to lose traction on eastbound lanes, while some of the westbound lane rates are still trending up.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

The retailers save time and money by consolidating packages or mixed cargo, and moving full truckloads of merchandise from one distribution center to another, to pre-position goods in advance of the demand. One result has been a transformation of seasonal freight trends, and transportation spending, especially in the fourth quarter of each year. In recent years, however, as e-commerce volume has doubled, holiday freight continues to move throughout the fourth quarter.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

DELMIA Quintiq

And, if many of those packages cross the Pacific waters, or generally travel farther than 600 kilometers, the air cargo shippers specializing in express packages will also stand to benefit from that wave of volume. But is air cargo really going to change when consumers across the TPPA member nations flock to online stores located outside their countries? For example, it could follow the trend of the ground segment.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

First, learn about the market trends that are currently impacting air capacity. 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.

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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Air Freight, Not as Competitive as it Could or Should Be

Logistics Viewpoints

Air freight is not as competitive as it could or should be. Logistics Trends Transportation air cargo eAWBThere has been a modal shift; roughly 400,000 tons have been lost to ocean each year since 2000. Part of this is beyond the control of the industry. But it is partly due to the fact that air is just not as fast, seller's shipping dock to the customer, as it should be.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

Transplace

In honor of the holiday, we’ve curated this week’s TIP List to showcase some of the trends shaping the future of the transportation and supply chain industry. 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. The firm recorded a total of 592 cargo thefts in the U.S.

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% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. 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. .

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This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. “In freight … the golden standard is that it takes (the broker) five hours of phone calls to find your truck.