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.

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.

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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. 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.

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!

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? When importing or exporting, you must understand the various types of risks your cargo could face and how you can help protect the value of the goods shipped globally. How should you estimate your cargo risks?

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons. TL offers multiple specialty shipping options that would best suit the needs of Christmas trees during transit. Shipping real Christmas trees has its environmental perks.

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.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Shipping Overseas.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. The charge for same-day delivery from macys.com or bloomingdales.com is a flat $5 above standard ground shipping fees. As well, Cargo Chief locates cost-saving empty—or partially empty—available backhaul from in-service carriers.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. 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.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments. Another customer faced climbing inventory carrying costs.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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. to Asia export bookings, especially in markets with low container inventory.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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How IoT connectivity can strengthen the world’s supply chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Lost or damaged shipments can significantly impact your bottom line when you factor in costs and resources associated with product loss, replacement inventory, and logistics operations. Shipper Supply Chain Smart Solutions Supply Chain Technology Global shipping Innovation Technology

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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. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead. 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. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. a solution provider that facilitates the drop-shipping process between manufacturers and retailers.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

It’s already on a ship to Halifax!” Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation. To successfully plan the flow through the Autoport you need visibility of inbound cargo, visibility of transportation assets (ships, dock, trains), and a strong model of constraints, including infrastructure capacity, engine availability, and manpower.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. • Disagreements over shipping practices within the industry itself.

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What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. Get a free quote today or call (800) 716-7608 to learn more about holiday freight shipping.

How to Ship Heavy Items Cheaply: Carriers and Shipping Classes

ShipBob

Heavy-weight and oversized shipping can seem like a pain and a half, but there are plenty of carriers that offer fast and easy shipping of even the biggest and bulkiest items. What to consider when shipping heavy items. There’s a lot that goes into deciding who to ship your heavy items with, and how. With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when shipping heavy items: 1. Are you planning on offering international shipping? 2-day shipping ?

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. Why does your cargo get rolled?

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform.

What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?

Cerasis

As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

BrokerWare is used to manage all shipping and transportation activities from one place, including dispatch, operations, routing, carrier selection, tracing, accounting, billing, collections, and much more. Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo.

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TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Anticipate Capacity Needs with Better ETAs Available storage and shipping capacities have decreased, making ocean shipping’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness more important than ever. Beneficial Cargo Owners, or BCOs, openly said shipping price increases are necessary for carriers to stay profitable. Combat Tariffs by Relocating Supply Points With new tariffs on goods shipped between China and the U.S.,

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

It entails processing small to large quantities of product, often truck or train loads and disassembling them, picking the relevant product for each destination and re-packaging with shipping label affixed and invoice included. Usual service includes obtaining a fair rate of shipping from common as well as expediting truck carriers. This many entail receiving multiple components to the warehouse, assembling, inspecting, repackaging and shipping to their client.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This targeted deployment will require much more precision in distribution than if the vaccine was just shipped en masse to all population centres. Combined with the challenges of cold storage and short shelf life this will require air shipping to ensure expedient delivery of the vaccines.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach. The important rule is to ship so that products never go to the company’s facility. Instead they are shipped from the vendors to the customer, with possible stops at a distribution center in between.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring improves in-transit visibility Today the true visibility into the movement of goods is still minimal and mostly done via processes heavily dependent on phone calls and email communication. In-between the checkpoints companies lack the visibility to know where their inventory is located, whether carriers are providing the right service levels, and where the bottlenecks and inefficiencies are in the supply chain.