Maestro choreographs way around O’Hare cargo gridlock

The Supply Chain Journal

Maestro International Cargo, a local company that provides airside ground handling services for airlines, is shuttling import shipments off the ramp to a new warehouse three miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to alleviate huge backlogs at airport terminals.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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Airlines to lose $48B despite banner year for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Airlines will rake in record-high cargo revenues in 2021 on double-digit growth in shipping demand, but lose $47.7 The financial situation would be worse without the cargo side of the business, which normally provides limited ancillary revenue, exceeding its regular performance.

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Stealing your own freight: O’Hare cargo delays force drastic measures

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipment volumes at O’Hare have exploded in the past 18 months as businesses turn to air transport for critical imports of personal protective equipment, replenishment of depleted inventories and to overcome manufacturing and ocean supply chain disruptions.

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COVID threatens Chinese exports as US struggles to restock inventories

The Supply Chain Journal

import demand is stronger than ever as inventory-to-sales ratios remain painfully low. That led to a temporary reduction in the number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles/Long Beach, followed by a catch-up effect when delayed cargo arrived.

Tackling Drug Counterfeiting — Barcodes vs. RFID vs. Blockchain

Roambee

A WHO report 1 says poor countries lose over 2,50,000 children to fake and substandard drugs of malaria and pneumonia every year. Although most industries are focusing on supply chain efficiency, pharma supply chains bring a bigger worry into the picture: patient safety.

How to Beat Your Pharma Inventory Management Challenges with OTIF?

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security and inventory management challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility. This article aims to highlight the importance of a battle-tested pharma inventory management system.

Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo volumes increased 9.9% A large portion of the lift they need comes from passenger aircraft, with cargo riding in the lower deck. From the cargo perspective, belly capacity was down 38.9% Overall air cargo capacity improved slightly to negative 10.8%

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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. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. In ten years, 80% of air cargo will be unmanned and carry five times more cargo … because of increasing e-commerce.

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Retailers receiving inventories any which way they can

Cathy Roberson

Despite supply chain costs increasing and available capacity almost a rarity, retailers are undertaking a variety of ways to make sure they receive their inventory in time for the ever-important holiday season. “We feel good about the composition of our inventory.

LAX cargo handlers arrested for pilfering gold bars worth $224K

The Supply Chain Journal

Two employees of cargo handling company Alliance Ground International who worked at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing four gold bars that were part of a larger shipment going from Australia to New York.

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Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost. These analytics flow to the software's multi-echelon inventory optimization component to place the inventory by location and SKU—favoring the DC location for predicted online demand.

Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. The extra volume they generate will lead to a further tightening of capacity and push up cargo yields for carriers, logistics managers say.

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5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

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

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. 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.

777 aircraft conversions: Mammoth Freighters takes on the ‘Big Twin’

The Supply Chain Journal

Mammoth Freighters LLC, backed by funds managed by Fortress Investment Group, on Thursday publicly launched a business that will convert used 777s into all-cargo planes that can carry heavy containers on the main deck instead of passenger seats. cargo airline.

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier. Supporting documents include the commercial sales invoice, accounts payable credit reports, and inventory cost reports. Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting Cargo Claims Freight Supply Chain

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Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

BlueYonder

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. What risk does your cargo face?

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

In fact, I think things will probably be similar in the first half of next year, maybe not as stressful, but keeping inventory replenished will continue to be the name of the game.”.

How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges

Roambee

Pharmaceuticals is one industry that's always standing on the verge of doing 'the next big thing' when it comes to not only medical, but also technological breakthroughs. The same goes for transporting and tracking pharma products.

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Emery made a name for itself by offering speed and savings when shipping by air could reduce or replace inventory. It continued to offer expedited service and filled unused space on passenger planes with cargo. In Emery’s day, it ruled the air express cargo world. The beginning.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

BlueYonder

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Gruzka technology aims to change the future of cargo transfer

The Supply Chain Journal

In more than 35 years in logistics and operations, Bob Richardson found one thing has never changed: the transfer process of cargo. “I I realized cargo handling, trailers and truck bodies haven’t changed since 1930,” he said in an interview with FreightWaves. “If

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Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

How can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions? Find out in Gravity Supply Chain Solutions’ latest blog post.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

real-time shipment visibility Supply Chain Digitization Supply Chain Efficiency Pharma & Life Sciences condition monitoring cargo security monitoring system End-to-end Supply Chain Security OTIF Real-time Inventory Management Pharma 3PL & Logistics Supply Chain Digital Twin Real Time Data

DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

In a previous interview with FreightWaves , Hewitt said DHL Express was having success in a Miami pilot project, replacing delivery vans with electric-assist cargo bikes 1-for-1 in densely populated urban areas. Read: Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

FedEx’s stellar quarter tempered by concerns over labor shortages

The Supply Chain Journal

business-to-business (B2B) traffic perked up in the fourth quarter, and with the ratio of inventory to sales currently at record lows — Kevin F. This gives FedEx and other all-cargo carriers more time to run the table on international business.

New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops

Savi

It has evolved the standard for active RFID (aRFID) communications globally and has been extremely successful in enabling military logisticians to use active RFID tags, readers and software to catalog, inventory and track the DoD and allied military supply chain worldwide. The post New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops appeared first on Savi Technology.

COVID-19 measures in Vietnam pummel an already bruised supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

CEO Matt Friend said on Nike’s June 24 earnings call with analysts that the company has a lot of inventory stuck offshore and is experiencing longer lead times for purchase orders, adding, “We expect supply chain delays and higher logistics costs to persist through much of fiscal 2022.”.

Pandemic taught passenger airlines lesson about the value of freight

The Supply Chain Journal

The director general of the International Air Transport Association acknowledged Monday that the organization has not always valued cargo throughout its history but said the pandemic taught airline executives that shipping goods can be profitable with more focused service.

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