Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

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That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Interestingly enough, since the start of the pandemic, cargo theft has fallen off as much as 85%, according to Alex Lennane at The Loadstar. As they are now being reversed, experts believe that rates of cargo theft will spike as thieves try to recoup “lost wages.” Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply Chain

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Do More Shipping with Less Work

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Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. The challenges of current shipping processes can be attributed to fundamental flaws in the way world trade operates. Shippers have a tendency to view shipping as a standalone process, but it is much more than that.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. The problem is so pervasive that it has spawned an industry of consultants, software and tracking technology. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. If your cargo is too big to be parcel (150 lbs. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. International Shipping.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. However, when the demand for passenger travel plummeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dramatic reduction in cargo capacity followed. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

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Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. So how might the industry look in the wake of COVID-19?

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment. Shipping to or from limited access locations.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. In 2014, 39% of all container ships travelling worldwide had capacities of over 14,000 TEUs and the number of megaships continues to grow. Shipping lines alliances. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. Slow steaming.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

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When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. Pinpointing the Industries Hit the Hardest. The Auto Industry. Shipping.

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Global Supply Chain New on Spate of Recent Cargo Ship Fires has Industry Worried

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Misdeclaration and Poor Packing Could be Key Fires Causes, but what to Do

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Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Most shipments are going to be conducted by air or ground shipping, as sea shipping is usually used for major exports and agriculture. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Air shipping is best used for high priority goods that are lightweight.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. Freight is a vital foundation for virtually any industry that relies on the transportation of goods. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

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Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. The efforts required to make this happen illustrate the challenges faced by air cargo planes in the current environment – the equipment had to be sourced from a range of countries around the world, and funnelled through Dubai en route to its final destination. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top Small Business Shipping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and advice on preventing them. These factors trickle down to how small businesses ship. These changes are known to industry insiders as the four seasons of shipping.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Meanwhile, technologies, like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, will catalyze a reinvention of the transportation industry and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping above all other modes. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges?

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

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Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry. Supply Chain Efficiency package tracking real-time tracking system container tracking system logistics monitoring system ETA Automotive FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking 3PL & Logistics Business Intelligence

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. Also known as the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirement, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation is scheduled to go to effect on July 1, 2016, leaving the industry with little time to adapt. .

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Complex management systems track shipping containers across the globe. Transportation management systems (TMS) use this information in combination with cutting-edge software solutions to monitor shipping times, routes, and logistics.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

The problem is also evident, for example, in the trucking industry. One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300.

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How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

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With rapid growth in technology, the logistics industry across the globe is experiencing a paradigm shift with fast track development driven by unique innovation and sturdy growth in the evolution of technology. The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7%

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Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

DELMIA Quintiq

As world affairs go, the most recent Global Liner Shipping conference in London did not stir up much interest in the global news cycle. Yet carriers are still talking up their new ships and cheering every uptick in container rates (already below cost levels), noisily celebrating this as a prelude to an economic spring. This is driven by the fact that China will continue to rationalize resource-based and resource-dependent industries.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Process industry businesses that embark on digital transformation journeys are becoming disruptors in the industry. The process industry has been burdened by effects from global economic strength, tariffs and trade balances, and infrastructure bottlenecks. The driver shortage, growth in e-commerce orders, increased consumer spending and strong economy fueling increased industry production have all combined to aggravate capacity, which is already very tight.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

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Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. Chinese industrial activity is also increasing. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks. Savannah and Brunswick are predicting an import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.” New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s. Owned and operated by A.P.

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. Hanjin Shipping, a South Korean company and the seventh largest container shipper in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, which has prompted significant questions and confusion around the world as to how this will affect global shipping. The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Many shippers are seeing surge capacity, especially in the CPG industry (water, cleaning supplies, paper products, shelf stable, and other food items). Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

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Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. Cargo Ships.

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