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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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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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

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?

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. 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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

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.

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.

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 (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.

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

TMC

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.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

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.

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.

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.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong

Freightos

Logistics growth is all about the M&As. A Bloomberg review of key M&A activity focused on finance, consumer, telecommunications, technology and healthcare, with logistics not even getting a mention. While M&As was certainly one channel of growth, senior logistics professionals rate M&A activity as only the 3rd most preferred method for driving efficiency and reducing costs. The New Panama Canal Means Larger Ships Docking In New York.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

” I look forward to seeing these robots in action and learning more about this technology, which is becoming increasingly important as e-commerce continues to grow rapidly and labor availability and costs become more challenging, especially for logistics service providers. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News). I am off this morning to get a tour of Locus Robotics.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. So reads a section from CyberStorm , a book by Matthew Mather about “what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it.”

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. National Retail Federation: Retail’s Big Show ($950 – $1,275-Members and $1,000 – $2,375 -Non-Members) Dates: January 13 – 15, 2019 in New York City The NRF Conference brings together buyers and exhibitors to learn more about the innovations driving the industry.

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Not the Zip… “The Zip looks more like a plane, and it’s launched with a slingshot, delivering its cargo with a parachute before returning home. Thus, according to the New York Times , one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, “will be the first… to establish a commercial drone delivery network — putting it ahead of places like the United States.” New York Times.

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year. Of course, just a few weeks ago the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) launched an investigation into potentially unfair demurrage and detention charges that are being levied against cargo owners, often for events beyond their control.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. It also offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. It also offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. It also offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. After almost 100 blank sailings in each of January and February, the number of cancellations decreased in March and even fewer are expected in April, according to global logistics company Agility.

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. Logistics service providers can help both carriers and shippers sort through their options.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g. The retail supply chain is definitely getting more complex, so it’s no surprise that the logistics industry has also evolved dramatically in recent years, and even the industry terms have begun to change.

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Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ? In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet). The COP21 Transport Press Release announced that 13 new countries have committed to establish a green freight program or initiative, doubling the response since the New York Climate Summit in 2014, and also announced strong progress in support of the other two aforementioned rail and air initiatives. – Marc Althen, President, Penske Logistics.

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” They write, “Many leading logistics companies are harnessing these technologies to fine tune their core strategies like warehouse locations. These data feeds enable AI and ML tools to provide greater optimization and responsiveness across the whole of logistics, supply chain, and transportation footprint.”