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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Among Piers: Empty containers continue making waves

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Port of New York and New Jersey. Exported empty containers at the Port of New York and New Jersey in March leapt 77.5% The Port of New York and New Jersey said rail volume increased by 7.8%


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Azerbaijan cargo airline debuts at Rickenbacker airport

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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.

Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

Logistics in the city might not be as entertaining as the television show “Sex in the City,” however, topically it’s more important. For example, Kate Migon, Head of New Mobility Solutions, Americas, at Gemalto, asserts “it’s time for cities to reclaim their streets” and “close parts of our cities to cars and reverse decades of prioritizing drivability over mobility.”[1] The challenge of urban logistics.

CMA CGM Air Cargo adds first Middle East destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

Ocean shipping line CMA CGM’s new air cargo division said Wednesday it is extending its fledgling network beyond the U.S. Airfreight capacity is extremely tight so any extra capacity, no matter how small, is helpful to cargo owners. and the new Middle East destinations.

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Long-haul narrowbody, supersonic jets could threaten air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

The sleek vehicles from Boom Supersonic have a long way to go before becoming a reality, but if they ever become viable, they could siphon off cargo capacity on a handful of key trade lanes. . The carrier will fly the routes with new A321 Long-Range aircraft.

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Unique Logistics books dozens of Asia cargo jets for peak season

The Supply Chain Journal

Large logistics providers have responded to the dearth of air cargo capacity during the coronavirus pandemic by leasing entire planeloads with crews to make sure they can meet customers’ transport requirements. Unique Logistics International was integrated last year into a single U.S.

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JFK Airport to get first new cargo facility in 20 years

The Supply Chain Journal

The first new cargo facility built in 20 years will bring welcome efficiencies for cargo airlines, freight forwarders, delivery companies and shippers at John F. million tons of cargo were processed at JFK, the port authority said.

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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s. Practice Logistics Video Owned and operated by A.P. Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.”

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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?


New York to London? A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes (New York Times) Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019).

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts.

MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

freight railroads have started to reduce import rail traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as New York as the U.S. Traffic is being rerouted where possible, but delays can be expected for shipments moving to and from the New Jersey gateway.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? Note: GT Nexus is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Logistics property update: January 2021


FM Logistics aims to be market leader in India. India-based logistics provider FM Logistics wants to double its warehousing space to 12 million sq ft in the next three to four years, up from 6 million sq ft. In the last six months, FM Logistics has added a total of 10 lakh sq.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Last year I organized our first Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure cycling team (LL4T1DCure) to raise money for JDRF , the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research. In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. The Amazon Logistics site focuses on Chinese customers, who are sellers on its site as well as other businesses.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You learn something new every day. Speaking of learning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Will Truckers Trade Futures? A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M

This Week in Logistics News (June 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

To harken back to the day of bringing about positivity in a time of despair, Godiva will be bringing a pink truck back to New York. The pink Godiva truck will make its way around New York to “offer wonder and optimism to its residents following a difficult and unprecedented year.”

Amazon Air begins daily service to Pittsburgh, Kansas City

The Supply Chain Journal

Add Pittsburgh and Kansas City, Missouri, to Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN ) rapidly growing network of airports served by its in-house cargo airline, which helps the company cut ground transport times and quickly deliver online orders to businesses and consumers. Cargo PIT stop.

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis


How has the crisis affected the logistics of moving product across the region, especially at highly congested border crossings? For example, early in the new year, Denmark tightened its border controls with Germany, after Sweden had imposed similar measures [2]. Probably the most notable outcome from a logistics standpoint has occurred in Calais, France, where trucks headed for the Channel Tunnel to the United Kingdom were being boarded by migrants.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal. football fields, make up about 16% of the global container fleet but carry 45% of the container cargo. When the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016, it will have new locks and wider, deeper channels that can accommodate Post-Panamax vessels and more traffic. logistics landscape starting in 2016.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

How close is it to significantly disrupting logistics? Walmart is using Uber itself to “uberise” its home delivery network, but logistics operators could become “Ubers” in their own right, offering no-strings, one-off, whenever and wherever logistics services. Before we delve into the possibilities for logistics operators, let’s take a look at the origins of uberisation. The same argument might extend to logistics in general. Levels of Uberisation of Logistics.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies. . The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington.

PayCargo raises $125M from NY venture capital firm

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight payment platform PayCargo has received a $125 million follow-on investment from private equity firm Insight Partners to help fund its expansion into new markets, with a focus on security and data protection. Air Cargo American Shipper Container Logistics News Technology PayCargo

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. But to me the significance of the news is less about the new name (BluJay Solutions) and more about the prominent role its global trade network will play in its strategy and value proposition. It’s snowing outside.

‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

The Jamco Group is a Laredo-based global logistics provider. Troy Ryley, president of Redwood Mexico for Redwood Logistics, said the flow of Asian or European goods into Mexico is usually through Mexican seaports. Kennedy International Airport in New York. “I

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The Consequences of Supply Chain Constipation

Enterra Insights

Nearly a week ago, a cargo ship — which if it stood on its end would be taller than either the Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower — ran aground in the canal completely blocking the waterway.

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BETA Technologies raises $368M to fund electric aircraft development

The Supply Chain Journal

Additional investors included Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund and unnamed new and returning investors. The centerpiece of the system is ALIA, an electric vertical aircraft capable of carrying up to 1,500 pounds of cargo or six people. We’re delighted to welcome new investors to BETA.

Georgia Ports Authority nets $47M federal grant for inland container port

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The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the region’s thriving manufacturing and logistics corridor by shifting more containers from truck to rail. The new facility will also have gate facilities for truck access, including two inbound lanes and two outbound lanes.