Investigators Search for Clues of the Atlas Air Cargo Plane Crash Over the Weekend

Supply Chain Matters

Over the weekend, a cargo jet operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings under lease to Amazon Air , suddenly crashed on approach to Houston’s George Busch International Airport. Atlas Air operates a total of 112 cargo aircraft including 20 Boeing 767 aircraft operated on lease to Amazon Air.

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Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

Preliminary Indication of Pilot Error in Fatal Atlas Air Cargo Crash

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update to the Atlas Air Cargo plane crash that occurred in late February. That has been a finding in some prior UPS cargo aircraft tragedies. FAA had directed revised fatigue standards for commercial pilots but excluded air cargo pilots.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. What’s holding customer-centric air cargo back?

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Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

Adjuno

A key way to do this is to ensure their transport methods are agile and continuously controlled. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making. The post Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking appeared first on Adjuno.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story. See here for more information: [link].

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

This was later joined by powerhouse Amadeus in the 1980s, as 1978 airline deregulation morphed reservation management systems into Global Distribution Systems, combining schedule and fare information into pricing management. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech.

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain.

Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Global Trade Management

It came out, that visibility and information in real time is crucial. I am talking about real time information that is coming directly from the cargo, for instance a sea freight container. Let’s call this information knowledge.

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March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

Supply Chain Matters

We will planning to provide added insight when more details, information and joint-activities become visible. Visibility of contracts in the chain are restricted based on privilege in that sensitive commercial information will not be exposed.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

There were plenty of informative sessions at last month’s Transplace Shipper Symposium 2015 conference, including the panel discussion I led on drones, 3D printing, and driverless trucks (I plan to have the panelists — Dan McCarthy from Solidscape and Brent Hankins from Peterbilt Motors — as my guests on Talking Logistics soon, so stay tuned). The big question Bierman and Johnston addressed was the impact of STHAF on cargo claims.

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Putting a Value on Visibility

Supply Chain @ MIT

Yet this operational Holy Grail remains elusive, despite advances in information technology. Featured Strategy Transportation BASF information black holes MIT CTL ocean transportation supply chain visibility tracking cargo across the globe

Cargo Insurance: What is it, What are the Types, & Do I Need it for My Shipment?

Cerasis

Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. What Is Cargo Insurance? Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

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Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims? When it comes down to it, accounting for the total cost of transportation is pretty complex.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. As the holiday season approaches, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way 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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Using GPS to track cargo.

Supply Chains Rock

Using GPS to track cargo containers. Many months ago I blogged about some new services that were being created to help shippers track cargo using wireless technologies. Do you have any information on the other interesting albeit more passive RFID in container transportation? Who said supply chains are boring?

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4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

Transportfolio

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. Spoilt for choice.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. Transportation disruptions affect security, the economy, and public health.

Transport Drones & Autonomous Vehicles: The Transportation Mode Dance Card is Getting Full

Cerasis

A little more than a year ago, Audi created a parody of transport drones in the sUVA commercial, but the ideas behind these “Terminator-like” actions actually represent very real possibilities for how extensive the network of drones will grow in 2016. Transportation Modes Will Expand.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. “This service is now available to all who want its benefits and the information can easily be integrated to existing supply chain systems of record. For more information, please visit www.keytonetech.com.

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What Price Ocean Transportation?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Is ocean transportation a commodity? No shipper wants to pay more for ocean transportation than their competitors. With the benefit of information like this, carriers and shippers can identify ways to improve ocean shipping other than focusing purely on pricing.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

What is Cargo Insurance and Why Is It Important?

Transportfolio

Transporting goods around the world is not without certain risks. That’s where cargo insurance comes in. To clear up these confusions, this post will explain key cargo insurance information and how it can help mitigate your shipping risks. What is cargo insurance?

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6 Costly Transportation Management Software Mistakes Technology Can Correct

GTG Technology Group

The result has been a push toward high-tech Transportation Management Software (TMS) and cloud-based IT. Human error accounts for a large amount of loss in transportation. It is a fast and secure transfer of information, which saves resources.

The State of Transportation Management Systems in 2015

Cerasis

A Transportation Management System is a vital tool for shipping professionals. It helps to coordinate all of the available data points in a transport network, including rates, route options, warehouse supply, and distribution. The Potential of Transportation Management Systems.