4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2


4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected. You have a plan for processing cargo claims before they happen. In my previous article, I explained what is generally expected when filing a cargo claim, and what kind of documentation you may need in support.

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Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

What’s on your summer reading list? If you’re like me, you’re reading a couple of good books, have several more on your “got to get to” list and a magazine or two with the corners folded down for when you have a little airplane time or for a quick read over lunch.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. When that cargo is packaged in drums and strapped on pallets, the care and proper resources make a terrific difference. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


Things go wrong, but freight or cargo insurance , often reserved for less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments, is available for parcels as well. Consider Event-Specific Labeling Guidelines. Shippers face an uphill battle against Amazon and the big box retailers.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. However, if the information on labels or paperwork is incorrect, putting them inside the cargo makes no difference.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics


Using a sophisticated set of AI rules and constraints, such as priority, cargo type, flight schedules, pick-up schedules and resource capabilities, resource assignments are made automatically to handle and process each container within each arriving/departing cargo aircraft. "

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality


The idea would be to provide guidelines on responsible business practices in the supply chain and engagement practices when dealing with producing countries. It’s still not clear whether these new guidelines will be voluntary, or enforceable regulation.

Who's Looking Out For the Interests of Freight Brokers?

DAT Solutions

TIA Frameworks – Expert-created guidelines to help you improve your business practices and make the right call in tough situations. Topics include Carrier Selection, Cargo Claims, Combating Fraud, Government Freight, and more.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical.

New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

Carrier Selection Framework - This 80-page guide provides best practices to help freight brokers reduce risk of cargo loss, liability and/or potential fraud when selecting motor carriers. Cargo Claims Framework.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document.

Wide Load Shipping Services: What are the Needs to Know?


Double check all cargo nets, ropes, tie downs, and other load-confining implements before driving. Wide and oversize load transporters need to have the necessary permits, as well as use the correct signage and follow any pilot car guidelines.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. Logistics staff manages transportation costs through mode and carrier selection guidelines. Inconsistent supplier participation levels impact expected order and cargo volumes under management.

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?


That is, for shippers that already weigh cargo, the only direct change will be paperwork. Terminals may become congested with unloaded cargo, as frantic companies try to arrange weight verification or arrange for removal. IMO guidelines need to be broken down at the national level.

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

DAT Solutions

TIA Frameworks – Expert-created guidelines to help 3PLs make the right call in tough situations. Topics include Carrier Selection, Cargo Claims, Combating Fraud, Government Freight, and more.

The 5 Largest Truckload Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Full truckload (TL) carriers have trailers dedicated to a single shipper’s cargo. In contrast, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers transport the consolidated cargo of several shippers on one truck, dropping goods off at multiple delivery points.

Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive


You also are reducing risk for the manufacturer, because the 3PL will even cover the cargo insurance for shipments. A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?


All freight forwarders, freight brokers, motor carriers, which includes private and for-hire motor carriers of passengers and freight, IEPs , and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities under the jurisdiction of the FMCSA are going to be required to register with this platform.

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving for Truckers

GTG Technology Group

While a regular driver can pull off the road and nap until it’s safe to drive, a truck driver on a strict deadline to deliver cargo may not have this luxury. Trucking companies may offer incentives such as bonuses for drivers who deliver cargo ahead of schedule.

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Security and TMS: What Intermodal Carriers Should Know

GTG Technology Group

In freight transportation, a cyber security threat can cause delays, contribute to a cargo-stealing conspiracy, compromise sensitive data , or put digital systems at risk. Formal guidelines help management and end users engage with devices and solutions in a safe manner.

Keeping Your Trucking Company in Suspension


After all, you wouldn’t want to have a ‘cargo damage’ incident because your trailer ran into some rough road it just couldn’t handle. Keeping Your Trucking Company in Suspension I bet you are wondering where this blog is going?