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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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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Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger

Logistics Viewpoints

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. The post Transportation Risk Management: Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. The pandemic and the need to safely transport vaccines around the world have given things a push.

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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. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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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. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’. What’s Project Cargo? Managing the Project Cargo. Logistics

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Products and Industries That Benefit from Air Charter for Cargo

Supply Chain Game Changer

The emergence of COVID-19 changed many things in the world of business, and transporting cargo is no exception. Since the entire pandemic exploded in 2020, air cargo charters expanded from serving niche markets to playing the role of an unsung hero in aid and relief.

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Project Cargo: A Special Type of Freight Shipment

20Cube Logistics

Freight forwarders play a pivotal role in transporting of the consignment from one destination to another international destination. Whatever the consignment may be, if the project is taken, it has to be accomplished, irrespective of the size of the cargo. What’s Project Cargo?

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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. 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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3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind

Roambee

Air shipments are the quickest and safest way to transport goods, but when it comes to tracking them, the options could get tricky!

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Borderlands: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April; VW cuts production in Mexico and Tennessee plants; ATRG acquires Texas trailer fleets; and CBP officers seize $5.5M Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April. Security for cargo transportation is being challenged.

Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability

GlobalTranz

No carrier or mode has been excluded from the increased demand of e-commerce and a customer base that’s anxious for a return to normalcy, including the LTL transportation sector. Port backlogs, cargo limitations on container ships, and a lack of available equipment and port facility staffing.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Transportation Service Offering 3 – Ocean.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. And of course having unusual cargo, an unusual carrier and an unusual destination, calls for an unusual cargo vessel.

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6 Reasons You Should Set Up Your Own Air Cargo Tracking System

Roambee

Air cargo plays an important role when it comes to quickly transporting temperature-sensitive goods including life-saving medicines and edibles. Although until the recent past, it was difficult to track air cargo once it took flight, there have been huge advances in the direction with the help of EDI systems like Cargo iQ. But there’s still something missing in the air cargo tracking scene.

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Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

GlobalTranz

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE:FDX), said Friday that it has made a $100 million equity investment in Indian transport and logistics firm Delhivery, and that the FedEx unit’s Indian operation will operate an integrated air-ground service with Delhivery in the country’s domestic and international markets.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

GlobalTranz

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Leveraging technology to meet cargo insurance needs

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Achieve supply chain agility through nimble transportation and logistics insurance. Through new technology, transportation and logistics professionals can leverage tech-enabled products to reduce insurance costs and edge out the competition.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

GlobalTranz

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. What risk does your cargo face?

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. The current trade and logistics landscape is plagued with manual processes and siloed actors. a) Across the various actors in any single transport chain.

EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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DHL to swarm Europe with 4,000 cargo drones

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL said Monday it will use more than 4,000 heavy-cargo drones provided by Dronamics for its logistics and parcel network in Europe. DHL, one of the Big Three integrated logistics companies, will handle the first- and last-mile connections.

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Industry Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing and Digitalisation of Supply Chain-Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As a Global Air Hub , Container Shipping &Transhipment Mega Port and Regional Logistics Node in Asia Pacific ,Singapore’s Trade dependent economy plunged into unprecedented negative economic growth. TRANSFORMATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS VIA DIGITALISATION. INTRODUCTION.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. In ten years, 80% of air cargo will be unmanned and carry five times more cargo … because of increasing e-commerce.

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5 Transport Company Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Transport company services article and permission to publish here provided by Saeed Darwish. Are you looking to hire a transport company? A transport company does far more than taking your shipment from point A to point B. Service #2: Logistical Services. Subscribe Here!

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. Why does air transport matter? Meeting this challenge requires logistical expertise. International travel has been brought to a halt, which has dire implications for the air cargo industry.

The Definitive Guide to Transportation and Logistics Terminology

GlobalTranz

There are many terms in logistics to consider, such as last mile logistics and last mile delivery , but they end up sounding confusing because all freight has a last mile portion. Transportation Terminology Glossary of Terms. Dead-Heading: Operating a truck without cargo.

Kuehne + Nagel hits Q2 home run amid supply chain uncertainty

The Supply Chain Journal

Kuehne + Nagel, the second-largest logistics provider in the world, on Tuesday said a huge surge in air and ocean shipments propelled earnings to new highs in the second quarter. The third-party logistics provider became the largest global air freight forwarder with the $1.1

Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com. Air Cargo – How it Works - air-cargo-how-it-works.blogspot.com/. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Modern Bulk Transporter – bulktransporter.com. Transport Topics – trucking.org.