How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo.

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Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas, including Houston and the Gulf Coast, tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in place for days.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Our Teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we're set to take our award-winning Cargo services to places we've never been able to reach before," said Matt Buckley, Southwest's Vice President of Cargo and Charters. "We Southwest Airlines Co.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The following week, I am speaking at the Ortec, Optimus Event in Atlanta , the RIS News event in Orlando , and the Demand-Driven Institute Event in Houston. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

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Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston.

Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels. The Dallas and Houston markets continue to be extremely slow, with weak load-to-truck ratios. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week.

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street. The event was sponsored by Coupa, one of the leading providers of software, and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and from California were present.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

Deciding whether to ship cargo via the U.S. East Coast or West Coast, for instance, requires shippers to weigh various factors such as the type of cargo, the required transit time, and the potential cost savings. Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market.Connect.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling & Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart’s goods start their nine day journey through Mexico to Houston’s major intermodal transit hub at the Lorenzo Cardenas Port. As recently as Fall of 2014, the Lorenzo Cardenas-Houston route handled an average of only 10-20 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a week.

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Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Memphis had more loads last week, as it replaced Houston as the number 3 market for load availability, following Atlanta and Dallas. Rates were hurt by changes in the mix of cargo. DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston.

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). Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

The flatbed traffic from Houston and along the Gulf Coast that stalled after the hurricane is also getting back to normal. Baltimore rates rose sharply after Irma, likely due to ocean cargo that was diverted from Miami and Savannah.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Last week, Houston's van freight volumes rebounded to 88% of pre-storm levels. That doesn’t mean that everything is the same as before – some cargo is not moving at all, and other types of freight are moving in higher volume because of pent-up demand.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Christoph Seitz is the Co-Owner of CFR Rinkens , a global leader in the shipping of commercial cargo, specializing in the containerized shipping of motor vehicles.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach.

Texas Refiners Work on Harvey Recovery as More Storms Loom

Material Handling & Logistics

Gasoline futures have dropped some after Harvey, as domestic refiners bailed out swamped plants and resumed operations, while European and Asian traders swooped in with cargoes to capture profits.

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

Missing Information. What are the Repercussions?

BluJay Solutions

My colleague not only missed his flight back, but also had to stay back a few more days in Houston as his connecting flights got cancelled due to bad weather in New York. This problem not only happens in traveling scenarios, but also in the cargo supply chain.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

DAT Solutions

Those lanes are associated with retail, and the cargo may include last-minute merchandise for the back-to-school season. Of course, the biggest flatbed market by far is Houston , which hit a plateau in July. July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week.

Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015

Elementum

Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield claims that year-to-date shipping volumes have likely dropped off because cargo ships have not returned to normal schedules after February’s delays. Ports Of LA and Long Beach Fail To Continue Record Setting Growth.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

The decline is a normal seasonal trend, reflecting a change in the mix of cargo and lanes. NOT SO HOT - Texas slowed down, and outbound rates dropped in Dallas and Houston. We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.

Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies

Freightera

Goal : Freightera was tasked to move 8 heavy, oversize refinery units from Houston, Texas to Toledo, Ohio, USA (over 1250 miles) and 10 flat-bed loads. Once 2 units were delivered, drivers would drive back to Houston and load the next 2 units and go back and forth.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations Friday (WSJ – sub. TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks.