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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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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Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

3] Following year-long discussions about supply chain resilience, the Economist reminds us, “Resilience comes not from autarky but from diverse sources of supply.”[4] The post Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength first appeared on Enterra Solutions.

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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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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Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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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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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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.”.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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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].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial. As well, Cargo Chief locates cost-saving empty—or partially empty—available backhaul from in-service carriers.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The release said that 10% of the DHL Express last-mile delivery fleet runs on alternative fuel sources, including a fleet in Manhattan that is 100% green. E-cargo bikes provide many parking, air quality and emissions- and noise-reduction benefits for cities.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself.

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. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors. Sources: Whitehouse , CBP ).

EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division.

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

Global Trade Management

Source: Global Manufacturing Outlook: Low visibility, high supply chain risk (KPMG, 2016) The IoT technology: The enabler of Supply Chain Visibility While the need for better supply chain visibility has been around for as long as there have been supply chains, the technological innovation that could serve as the enabler of this supply chain evolution was missing. Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring offers capabilities that set exporters and importers apart from their competition.

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Inventory Map. Learn about.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. With low transportation costs, it often makes sense to pool inventory in fewer locations so you can optimize space, labor and inventory pooling. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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.

Warehouse Digitalization: The Warehouse of Tomorrow

Vinculum

They are as safe as they are economical in terms of conducting inventory, locating cargo, cycle counting, and even performing stock-taking operations. These can complete checks and manage inventory in less than one third of the time needed to do it manually.

Supply Variability: A Wake-Up Call for Customer-Centric Supply Chains

Logility

Cargo stuck in the Suez Canal, a gas pipeline breach, an overburdened power grid, and shortages in lumber, plastics, and semiconductors – all these events in the last few months should make any supply chain executive nervous.

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s important to note that any cargo from the Wuhan, Hubei Province (the origin of the outbreak), and other quarantine zones, are restricted from leaving the province, which includes full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL), as well as air freight. Backup sourcing options.

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8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed. Or you might need an interpreter if you’re sourcing from a country where English is not widely spoken. Arrange Cargo Transport. Introduction.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Compliance with.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As an example: Customs tariffs remain a critical revenue source. 1 comment: Inventory POS System. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

A third of all cargo is carried in passenger planes. So to meet capacity, airlines started to convert passenger planes into cargo planes at scale. Source ). In the last quarter of 2020, it became clear cargo rates weren’t coming down anytime soon.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed. Or you might need an interpreter if you’re sourcing from a country where English is not widely spoken. Arrange Cargo Transport. Introduction.

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Field Fastener (Machesney Park, Illinois) — Provides inventory management and supply chain solutions for fasteners. Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade. million tons of non-containerized cargo and had the most productive crane moves in the U.S.

How Using License Plating and Pallet Labels Can Increase Warehouse Efficiency

RFgen

Barcode scanner software has been immeasurably helpful in providing manufacturers with the tools needed to keep tabs on inventory counts, shipments and other important aspects of the organization. Barcoding Inventory Management License Plating

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here. Source: SONAR). Source: SONAR). Broken records: ‘Historic cargo surge’ still making waves at US ports.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory. Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Assessment of inventory levels.

[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

GlobalTranz

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. Thus, RFID is now more synonymous with inventory management. . Or, if you do, you have to cobble that information together from six different sources – many of which are not IoT-based in terms of data integration. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds. Knowing what your cargo interacted with allows you to understand its environment.

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