Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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What is LTL Shipping?


Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.


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Amazon’s 1-day shipping in US still has work to do, CFO says

The Supply Chain Journal

Amazon’s one-day shipping service has still not found its groove in the U.S. In Europe, Amazon has restored one-day shipping to satisfactory metrics, he said. billion on shipping in the quarter, a 57% year-over-year gain.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. Why does your cargo get rolled?

How Can Green Logistics Foster Growth for CPG Brands?

Zipline Logistics

Consolidation efforts can also help brands improve key metrics with retailers like OTIF and MABD requirements , improving customer relationships, which is another way to stand out among competitors. . How brands ship their products can be another great way to utilize green logistics practices.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving. Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Carriage — In maritime shipping, carriage refers to the movement of cargo on a vessel after loading and before unloading.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping


So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up.

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In total, the company’s logistics division, Samsung SDS, will take on 1 million shipping units and 488,000 tons of air cargo. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

More and more cargo shifted to ocean transport until the container imbalances resulted in issues with “rolling the freight” from ship to ship despite confirmed bookings. Dwell times grow as more and more ships sit in the ocean waiting to unload.

A ‘Beached Whale’ in the Suez Canal: Stuck Working Capital


By now many of you have heard about the “Ever Given”, which has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday, and is blocking all container ships trying to get through with their cargo. For many years, as we moved to low cost countries, the shipping industry benefited.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. Here is a quote from the press release: “The weak cargo increases expected over the next few months are consistent with other signs that the economy is slowly improving but show that retailers remain cautious, especially when it comes to stocking their inventories,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “We’re

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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The Top Finance Supply Chain KPIs to Measure for Shippers

Intelligent Audit

Mike Griswold, Vice President Analyst at Gartner , had this to say about the value supply chain KPIs and metrics. Supply chain metrics provide the vehicle to ‘look at the results’ and gauge the effectiveness of an organization’s execution strategy. Damage Rates or Cargo Loss.

5 Ways to Reduce Fleet Management Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It can also assist in determining specific metrics that affect the business. Operational considerations come into play as well, such as how much cargo a vehicle can hold and whether a given option is best suited for short or long distance travel. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon


From there, it can move horizontally to deliver cargo and packages for others and compete with other logistics service providers. Does that mean to compete today, you need planes, trucks, ships and a global network of distribution centers? In-transit visibility software-as-a-service provides accurate, live streaming data on the location and condition of cargo in motion.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Consolidation can bring about supply chain improvements that allow for more sustainable practices and hit key metrics with retailers like OTIF and MABD requirements, improving customer relationships. Trains can now move one ton of cargo approximately 484 miles on just one gallon of fuel.

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. container carriers) can partner in our industry: Slot Charter Agreements: When a shipping company buys a certain number of slots from another carrier. Partners within a shipping consortium agree to operate liner services along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Where is your picking operation located with respect to shipping and product storage? Monitor key performance metrics.

Port of Montreal: Why it matters and what a full strike could mean

The Supply Chain Journal

The Montreal Port Authority said cargo volumes fell by 11% in March – this at a time when competitors in Canada and the U.S. Just how much cargo does Montreal handle? million metric tons of cargo and bulk products in 202. Which shipping lines serve it?

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. Thanks to route optimization, order speed from vendor ship date to DC delivery aligns with demand.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day. Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistic firms are currently spending millions of dollars in resources on ‘estimating’ important metrics such as container Estimated Time of Arrival (ETAs).

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have


A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility. Integrating route optimisation with vehicle and unloading dock scheduling in LCL cargo collection.

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Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For those businesses that continue to operate many are just hobbling along, only able to provided limited services and ship a smaller number of goods through e-commerce channels only. If you are looking to improve dozens of processes and metrics you will get stuck in the weeds.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst


Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools


Leverage live streaming data to improve accountability If risky shipping routes, transfers, or theft could be avoided, wouldn’t you choose to safeguard your goods by selecting safer routes? Savi’s live streaming data collection provides your organization with valuable, relevant metrics, such as preferred shipping routes and carriers by lane. Shipping routes are no different.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers


With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers


With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. What is Logistics Management Software?

Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates


As a result, nearly every industry has created on-demand metrics to gauge market performance, hedge risks, and to power intelligent decisions. managing complex benchmarks for the shipping industry, to create the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). In the digital age, visibility is key.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers


With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. What is Logistics Management Software?

Profitable Agility: Part 2 of Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution


According to a Forbes article, BD managed a number of disruptions seamlessly , including a rudder problem with a cargo ship that resulted in 28 BD containers being thrown overboard.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review


Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating. In the past, by using more natural gas for its ground fleet, UPS decreased CO2 emissions by 100,000 metric tons in 2016. The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations.