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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages.

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. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

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. As suspected, the storm is also having a significant impact on supply chains across North America. We recognize that shippers likely have many questions about how this weather event is impacting their supply chain today and in the coming months.

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. As suspected, the storm is also having a significant impact on supply chains across North America. We recognize that shippers likely have many questions about how this weather event is impacting their supply chain today and in the coming months.

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. This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico. The mayor of Houston issued a 12 a.m.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

It has radically transformed supply chains, fundamentally changed domestic and international economies across the world, and changed societies in the process – all the while driving trillions dollars in annual trade. 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.”.

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). 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.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Hurricane Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking capacity after leaving Houston flooded. Extreme weather events affect each sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress. Securing the Supply Chain. Supply chain delays are inevitable when roads are impassable.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. counterpart, while doubts about the security of goods being transported give carriers pause. Despite these drawbacks, Walmart is continuing to bank on Mexico’s supply chain.

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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. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. Belly space in passenger airliners, already in short supply, has been drastically constrained by restrictions on flights into and out of China, which came into effect on March 29.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

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

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations Friday (WSJ – sub. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. The same is true for supply chains.