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.

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. Flying is just 10% of the whole journey of your air cargo, the remaining — the more crucial part — is when it sits at the airport before boarding, after landing, waiting for approvals and paperwork at the customs, and while traveling on the road to reach its destination. 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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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. One of the major worries for the global pharmaceutical industry around patient safety is counterfeit drugs.

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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Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. The fields of Supply chain and logistics management are a constantly changing, competitive environment.

Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin the liquidated damages phase of Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement. Liquidated damages in simplified terms refer to a penalty secured by a bond. CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival. Tweet The post Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing? Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S.

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility.

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5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Someone filed a false tax return using my Social Security number and made off with a refund check. When I tried to file my tax return electronically, the IRS rejected it because “a return with that Social Security number has already been filed,” so I had to file a paper return and wait almost a year to get the situation cleared up and get my refund. One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Keep the cargo moving.

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How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges

Roambee

Pharmaceuticals is one industry that's always standing on the verge of doing 'the next big thing' when it comes to not only medical, but also technological breakthroughs. The same goes for transporting and tracking pharma products. With the Internet of Things (IoT) having become ubiquitous, it is now possible to be with your shipment like a shadow from the time it leaves your facility until it reaches its destination with the right solution.

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has no controls.” Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd.

U-Freight supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company, U-Freight

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance

Transplace

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance. By: Linda Bravo, Corporate Customs Broker, Transplace and Sergio Flores, Safety and Security Coordinator, Transplace. In today’s ever-chaining business environment, organizations are faced with ongoing security challenges. Customs and Border Protection ’s (CBP) multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. Recent Updates to the C-TPAT Program’s Minimum-Security Criteria.

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night. General average is a throwback to the days when a crew tossed cargo overboard to lighten the ship in a storm. During the emergency, there wasn’t time to figure out whose cargo should be jettisoned.

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Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

The recent cyber attacks and security breaches at Target and Home Depot drew executives’ attention to the vulnerability of their companies to this type of crime. In this case, that means challenging the prevailing method for supply chain security in response to the cyber security threat. High-profile breaches such as the ones cited above have spotlighted cyber security, but awareness of the actual risks involved is still relatively limited.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). Intelligrated has a large and growing customer base of more than $5 billion, including leading Fortune 500 retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers worldwide, top consumer products companies, 30 of the top 50 U.S.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? 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. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution

Freightos

Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. Air cargo is a different story. The majority of cargo bookings are still done by phone and email, with recent research showing that shippers often wait 2-3 days just to receive a quote. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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EV Cargo’s Downton Looks To Future Growth As EV Cargo Logistics

EV Cargo Technology

CM Downton, the award-winning distribution business built on family values, is set to enter an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history by rebranding to EV Cargo Logistics. becoming part of EV Cargo later that year.

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MNX Global Logistics Uses Descartes for New Mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Compliance

Descartes

MNX Global Logistics is a premium global provider of specialized, expedited transportation and logistics services to customers in the life sciences, medical device, aviation and technology sectors. MNX is using the cloud-based Descartes Air Cargo Advance Screening™ (Descartes ACAS™) compliance solution to meet with the new mandatory advanced security filing requirements for air cargo imports into the U.S.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Logistics 4.) based transportation and logistics providers.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

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

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

First of all, blockchain offers numerous solutions for those who want to improve security and make operations with digital data more transparent. The logistics industry involves many parties: manufacturers, customers, suppliers, auditors, etc. Information stored in blockchain is unalterable, it cannot be changed by any third party, which makes this technology more secure than any existing solution. Blockchain explores more and more industries every day.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs. Like it or not, the industry is jettisoning the groovy, born-in-the-70s Cargo-IMP protocol and moving to the more robust Cargo-XML standard, which has already been rolled out for key air cargo documents such as air waybills, flight manifests, and house air waybills. Well, the old Cargo-IMP standard, although frozen with the last edition, is still around and working.

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Protecting High-Value Cargo: A Sense of Security

Inbound Logistics

Shippers and logistics providers take extra precautions to protect high-value products from cargo theft

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

“In addition to the actual threats, many factors make global supply chains complex and challenging to secure. The speed at which today’s supply chains operate, for example, can be difficult to reconcile with security measures” writes Amy Roach Partridge in this 2012 InboundLogistics.com article on supply chain security. Thieves have also tested security measures by sending scout trucks that abruptly leave processing plants without picking up loads” it continues. .

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. The mass adoption of big data will be a game-changer in logistics. The post Logistics Trends to Watch!

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

Talking Logistics

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. The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, as part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program of U.S. Other documents include : Material Safety Data Sheet, Packing Slip, Letter of Instructions ( La Carta de Instrucciones ), Inward Cargo Manifest, and Freight Invoice.

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

trillion in cargo annually. While the Coast Guard initiated a number of activities and coordinating strategies to improve physical security in specific ports, it has not conducted a risk assessment that fully addresses cyber-related threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers.

Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

To minimize the risk, the bank will only finance your supply chain based on certain securities. Such securities could be a signed contract between you and the buyer (e.g. 20% financing) confirmation from the logistics company, that the products have been delivered (e.g. 25% financing) Cargo monitoring could increase the value of such securities. arviem cargo monitoring risk management supply chain supply chain financing trace track trade financing visibility

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