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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. before ticking down last week, showing the steepest expansion for the manufacturing sector since 2007.

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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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Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics professionals say the growing scarcity of long-haul aircraft could push freight rates near $20 per kilogram on certain trade lanes within a few weeks, making air transport five or six times more expensive than normal for the fall rush. Source: Everstream Analytics).

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

The Supply Chain Journal

At about the same time that commercial trucks were first being manufactured, those promoting aviation sought to carry freight by air. More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another.

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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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Mazda shuts down plants as cargo flights from Shanghai dry up

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo operations continue to deteriorate at Shanghai Pudong International Airport after the detection of another COVID case, as a key terminal operator functions with a skeleton crew and freighter airlines cancel more flights, logistics industry professionals say. . Source: Freightos).

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Cargo handlers move to airport suburbs to escape O’Hare congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

airports that haven’t prioritized investment in cargo facilities. Alliance, the largest cargo processor at O’Hare, manages 640,000 square feet of space in four airport terminals. according to an analysis by consultant Logistics Capital & Strategy. We want cargo in and out. “We

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Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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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Disruption In Container Logistics With John Murnane

The Logistics of Logistics

The North American inbound supply chain was well-run and extremely cheap before the pandemic brought disruption to the logistics and transportation space. Join Joe Lynch as he talks to John Murnane about the disruption in container logistics. It is not as entertaining as logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (April 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. FedEx plans to test autonomous drone cargo delivery with Elroy Air. Air Canada wants more cargo jets 3 months after launching service. FedEx also plans to test autonomous drone cargo delivery, partnering with Elroy Air.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 4)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Airline group says global cargo volume grew 6.9 Earlier this week, FedEx announced a partnership with eight historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to build a pipeline of logistics and supply chain professionals.

Continued Disruption and Added Cost Inflation Reflected in Key Global Transportation and Logistics Indices in March and Q1 2022

Supply Chain Matters

We now add highlights of March and Q1-2022 key global transportation and logistics indices. Global and Domestic Transportation and Logistics Indices. In February, a new Stage I Measure was introduced, which tracks that average period from cargo ready to origin port departure.

Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Boost Agility

Arena Solutions

Whether it’s a new regulation, part shortage, or a newly released product from a leading competitor—manufacturers must react quickly to stay ahead in today’s volatile market. Do your teams lack visibility into logistics issues, part shortages, and other supply chain risks ?

FreightWaves Classics: The importance of logistics in the Korean War

The Supply Chain Journal

This FreightWaves Classics article will provide a brief overview of logistics during the first months of the war. More complete information is available from many sources. Logistics/support services were critical. The scope of the logistics effort. The logistics of war.

Superhot airfreight market leaves shippers in the cold

The Supply Chain Journal

Importers and exporters should brace for the pandemonium roiling the ocean freight sector — where container shipping delays and prices are at all-time highs — to wash over the air cargo market this month. We’ve got all this cargo stuck in China or Vietnam and it’s not going to make it.”.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said it was essential to prevent Tokyo, where the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant was spreading, from becoming the source of another wave of infections. And now on to this week’s logistics news. logistics news Logistics News

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. 1 and likely will also be extended beyond this week for manufacturers.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

Airline group launches certification program for lithium battery transport

The Supply Chain Journal

The International Air Transport Association on Tuesday introduced a new industry certification to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries by air logistics providers. Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we all rely.

Relatively Cautious Global Production and Supply Chain Indices for February 2022

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights February global manufacturing and supply chain indices and challenges relative to product demand and supply network imbalance levels in the first quarter of 2022. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI® report, a composite index produced by J.P.

Lithium battery maker airlifts assembly line to leapfrog port congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

For a manufacturer of advanced lithium ion batteries building its first factory on a tight schedule, the prospect of waiting weeks for an automated assembly line from Asia was not an option. So Enovix and its logistics partner, TransPak, quickly tactically pivoted to airfreight.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint. Source:

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Logistics at Risk! Charter, Outsource, or Vertically Integrate?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Historically most companies have relied on third party companies to handle most every aspect of their logistics. Supply Chain continuity of supply issues persist and this includes constraints and delays related to logistics capacity and delivery integrity. The Future of Logistics.

Oklahoma betting on economic boom from new logistics park

The Supply Chain Journal

Southern Oklahoma doesn’t normally spring to mind as a hub for global trade, but economic leaders hope a new 200-acre logistics park will be a catalyst for growth for inbound cargo and exports. It includes Fort Worth Alliance Airport and the Alliance Global Logistics Hub.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. Logistics at Light Speed.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. Logistics

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference.

A Guide to Ocean Freight

3PL Insights

Even we have discussed the challenges logistics providers must overcome in recent articles like “ The State of U.S. In this article, we will explain the shipping process, identify the different types of cargo, and show the benefits of ocean freight shipping. Types of Cargo.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.