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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. Speaking of global trade, BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor) acquired Grosvenor International Systems, “a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.”

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.

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

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FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. And in countries like Saudi Arabia, every container must go through inspection. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. And in countries like Saudi Arabia, every container must go through inspection.