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Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. We also continue to see several airlines cancelling flights in and out of China which can have impact to cargo capacity.

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies.

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

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It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. The preferred amount of inventory held on ships and trucks depends on constraints such as the value of the cargo.

Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

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Since the protests began, over 1,000 trains have been cancelled, train stations and cargo trains have been burned, and other public properties have been damaged. The widespread nature of the protests have made it difficult to connect cargo to their designated vessels, and congestion will be experienced at both inland depots and ports for some time, even after the situation is resolved. The post Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains appeared first on Transportfolio.

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The Business Case for a Global TMS

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Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. The major benefits that global TMS provide a company are operational, management, and “C”-level control.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

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They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersYou might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

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export commodity base is a diverse mix of goods and is well balanced across many commodity segments and cargo values. The diversity of commodities and cargo values alone creates a solid foundation for export growth while minimizing volatility when other market factors, such as currency, geopolitical shocks to the market, and fuel prices, can adversely impact the growth of U.S. This is a global requirement. Outlook on U.S.

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

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Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world. FedEx is the largest cargo airline in the world in terms of scheduled freight tonne kilometers (FTK), a distinction the company has held since 2014, and it’s the fourth largest in terms of fleet size.