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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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. Air mail (consisting of mail and small packages) was the primary cargo carried during the earliest years of aviation.

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Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. Supply Chain Visibility air cargo visibility

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

All Things Supply Chain

Logistics Supply Chain Fails logistics supply chain failOn August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Beirut’s port caught fire and exploded.…

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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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Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’. What’s Project Cargo? Managing the Project Cargo. Logistics

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Project Cargo: A Special Type of Freight Shipment

20Cube Logistics

Whatever the consignment may be, if the project is taken, it has to be accomplished, irrespective of the size of the cargo. What’s Project Cargo? Such cargoes are high-value cargo and require extra attention and expertise to execute the project.

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Products and Industries That Benefit from Air Charter for Cargo

Supply Chain Game Changer

The emergence of COVID-19 changed many things in the world of business, and transporting cargo is no exception. Since the entire pandemic exploded in 2020, air cargo charters expanded from serving niche markets to playing the role of an unsung hero in aid and relief. Subscribe Here!

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3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind

Roambee

The in-air segment of your air cargo’s journey is only one part and constitutes a considerably smaller part of the journey’s time on an average, the remaining comprises of the first mile, time spent in storage, time spent at airports, and the last mile.

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Is Cargo iQ Enough to Monitor Your Air Shipment?

Roambee

As simple as it may seem, air cargo isn’t just about moving boxes in planes. In short, your air cargo does more waiting than flying. Let’s see what Cargo iQ can and cannot do, and how you can fill this gap.

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Borderlands: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April; VW cuts production in Mexico and Tennessee plants; ATRG acquires Texas trailer fleets; and CBP officers seize $5.5M Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April. Security for cargo transportation is being challenged.

Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger

Logistics Viewpoints

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 post Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Air cargo capacity recovers slowly at 50% below pre-pandemic levels

The Supply Chain Journal

Between the pressures of capacity demand, global vaccine distribution and plummeting passenger travel, the air cargo industry has been through the wringer ?—

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EV Cargo delivers Christmas to UK retailers

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo, the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics business, is playing a significant role in delivering Christmas to the UK. The post EV Cargo delivers Christmas to UK retailers appeared first on Adjuno. News Adjuno Allport Cargo Services cargo Christmas CM Downton Emergevest EVCargo Jigsaw NFT Palletforce supply chain UKCreated […].

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FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE:FDX), said Friday that it has made a $100 million equity investment in Indian transport and logistics firm Delhivery, and that the FedEx unit’s Indian operation will operate an integrated air-ground service with Delhivery in the country’s domestic and international markets.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. And of course having unusual cargo, an unusual carrier and an unusual destination, calls for an unusual cargo vessel.

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Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

Shipchain

That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Interestingly enough, since the start of the pandemic, cargo theft has fallen off as much as 85%, according to Alex Lennane at The Loadstar. As they are now being reversed, experts believe that rates of cargo theft will spike as thieves try to recoup “lost wages.” Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply Chain

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Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kevin Gavin , VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.

6 Reasons You Should Set Up Your Own Air Cargo Tracking System

Roambee

Air cargo plays an important role when it comes to quickly transporting temperature-sensitive goods including life-saving medicines and edibles. Although until the recent past, it was difficult to track air cargo once it took flight, there have been huge advances in the direction with the help of EDI systems like Cargo iQ. But there’s still something missing in the air cargo tracking scene.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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FreightWaves LIVE recap: Leveraging technology to meet cargo insurance needs

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Achieve supply chain agility through nimble transportation and logistics insurance. Through new technology, transportation and logistics professionals can leverage tech-enabled products to reduce insurance costs and edge out the competition.

Q&A: Delta Air Lines VP talks cargo-led strategy

The Supply Chain Journal

Behind the scenes, Delta’s cargo division has played a critical role bolstering the bottom line and operations until better times. The Atlanta-based carrier was slower to capitalize on high pandemic-induced cargo demand and yields resulting from overall reductions in freight capacity.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021). Q1 2021 is in the books.

EV Cargo’s Allport Takes Up Global Rebrand To EV Cargo Global Forwarding

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo is continuing its focus on growth and brand consolidation with the rebranding of Allport Cargo Services, the company’s international freight forwarding business, to EV Cargo Global Forwarding.

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EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo has reinforced its commitment to sustainability with a special webinar coinciding with Earth Day on Thursday 22 April. The post EV Cargo Earth Day Webinar Highlights Commitment To Sustainability appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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DHL to swarm Europe with 4,000 cargo drones

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL said Monday it will use more than 4,000 heavy-cargo drones provided by Dronamics for its logistics and parcel network in Europe. DHL, one of the Big Three integrated logistics companies, will handle the first- and last-mile connections.

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Azerbaijan cargo airline debuts at Rickenbacker airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Azerbaijan-based Silkway West Airlines is the latest carrier to begin flying to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, a cargo-focused airport that recently marked the arrival of its 500th passenger aircraft with only cargo onboard.

Kuehne + Nagel hits Q2 home run amid supply chain uncertainty

The Supply Chain Journal

Kuehne + Nagel, the second-largest logistics provider in the world, on Tuesday said a huge surge in air and ocean shipments propelled earnings to new highs in the second quarter. The third-party logistics provider became the largest global air freight forwarder with the $1.1

EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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Industry Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing and Digitalisation of Supply Chain-Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a Global Air Hub , Container Shipping &Transhipment Mega Port and Regional Logistics Node in Asia Pacific ,Singapore’s Trade dependent economy plunged into unprecedented negative economic growth. TRANSFORMATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS VIA DIGITALISATION. INTRODUCTION.

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.

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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