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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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.”.

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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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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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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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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.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

Let’s learn what a Shipping Manifest?

20Cube Logistics

It is a key shipping document for international trade that provides a list of items that are shipped from supplier to the final customer. A typical manifest will have the below details: Details of the: Cargo. The post Let’s learn what a Shipping Manifest?

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Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo volumes increased 9.9% in June, capping the strongest annual first half for carriers since 2017 and giving the industry momentum heading into the traditional holiday shipping season, the International Air Transport Association reported Wednesday.

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‘The best quarter ever’ for container shipping giant Maersk

The Supply Chain Journal

The pandemic created an unexpected and unprecedented surge in cargo demand — which Maersk is now using to accelerate its transformation. And on top of that we have an inventory replenishment cycle,” explained Skou. “If inventory-to-sales ratios have never been this low.

The 10 Considerations for Peak Season Shipping 2021?

Intelligent Audit

As the delta variant provides an added layer of uncertainty throughout the world, experts frantically search for solutions as peak season shipping 2021 approaches. Supply chain professionals face disruptions that affect delivery in the final mile because of limited available capacity, warehouse stresses, depleted inventory, and other strenuous circumstances. Navigating peak season shipping 2021 will prove to be the biggest challenge for logistics professionals around the globe.

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.

Containers are being built at a record pace. It’s still not enough

The Supply Chain Journal

For an early indicator, keep an eye on production of the humble 40-foot dry cargo box. Unfortunately for beleaguered cargo shippers, these bellwethers now imply the opposite: that the scramble for container capacity is growing even more intense. Inventories still very low.

4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

Freight Center

But businesses everywhere face challenges to meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations effectively this time of year. Know holiday shipping dates. Time is of the essence if you want to effectively ship during the holiday season. Everything from pre-packing orders to maintaining the appropriate inventory levels of packaging material pays off more than you think in the long run. Ship Smarter. You can’t ship effectively when you go over budget!

Los Angeles port braces for Yantian catch-up, peak season combo

The Supply Chain Journal

Volumes are even higher in July and the number of container ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay — the so-called “parking lot” — is on the rise yet again. Cargo continues to move at a record pace. Los Angeles is heading into the next phase of the surge amid ongoing hurdles to cargo flows.

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. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping.

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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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.

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. And blueberries and blackberries will be shipped in July. RECOMMENDED READING: Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move air cargo.

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If coal is dead, then why are ships so full of it?

The Supply Chain Journal

Bulk ships are busy transporting coal to Asia — and to eco-conscious Europe — boosting freight income for some of the very shipowners who publicly tout their environmental bona fides to investors. Inefficiencies are usually things that help shipping markets. “I

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. The claim form should contain shipping and delivery points, dates, and carrier reference numbers. The post Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1 appeared first on Transportfolio.

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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?

US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

And yet, containerized imports could pull back, at least temporarily, because the trans-Pacific shipping system has bounced against its max-capacity ceiling and can no longer bear the full load. In general, lead times to get containers onto ships in Asia are lengthening.

Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. I couldn’t get it loaded — and we are a growing company that ships a lot of TEUs [twenty-foot equivalent units].

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. In many cases, we’ve seen other ocean carriers in the trans-Pacific trade not having the containers to fill their ships.

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Home Depot now has its own ship. That’s an ominous sign

The Supply Chain Journal

One of America’s largest retailers, Home Depot (NYSE: HD ), has just reserved a ship for its sole use. However, carriers have been unable to fully meet contract commitments due to extreme congestion, and simultaneously, retail inventory-to-sales ratios remain historically low.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

And the situation is likely to get worse, just as importers and exporters enter the traditional peak shipping season for the Halloween and Christmas holidays, logistics companies and analysts say. Add another log to the fire that is choking global supply chains.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.”

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. Whether shipping vegetables, fresh fruit, flowers or automotive equipment, Emery continued to grow. In Emery’s day, it ruled the air express cargo world.

FreightWaves LIVE recap: How to cope with ocean capacity crunch

The Supply Chain Journal

DETAILS: The global supply chain faces an unprecedented deficit of container-ship capacity and container equipment in relation to cargo demand — and this capacity crunch won’t end anytime soon. But in many cases, cargo has to pay big, big premiums in order to get moving.

Three Supply Chain Risk Management Lessons You Can Learn from the Suez Canal Block

CH Robinson Logistics

The Ever Given vessel is floating, but the ship is not out of hot water. Although the cargo on the Ever Given is still at a standstill, other ships have been able to freely move through the canal over the past few weeks.

Why this tanker shipping depression is different from past slumps

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipping busts can be even more exciting than shipping booms. But not all shipping collapses are so action-packed. Let’s not forget we’re just a few months past one of the best years tanker shipping has ever gone through. How can shipping rates fall below zero?

Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. I couldn’t get it loaded — and we are a growing company that ships a lot of TEUs [twenty-foot equivalent units].