How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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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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Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

These criminals find new ways to expand their networks and manipulate the retail supply chain every day. Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. The top locations are 1) New York City; 2) Los Angeles; 3) Miami; 4) Chicago and Houston, tied; 5) San Francisco/Oakland; 6) Atlanta; 7) Baltimore; 8) Orlando; 9) northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C.,

The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

The Hindenburg over Manhattan, New York, 1937 (courtesy Associated Press). When thinking of airships, or “skyliners” as they were often called, it’s difficult not to be overwhelmed by visions of the Hindenburg going down in flames in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. Given the advantages they have over traditional aircraft, it is quite possible that they will gain traction as cargo vehicles and for unmanned missions.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The September 2016 decision mapped out a clear new direction. Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time. Digital transformation is not always about new technology. Despite increased frustration with this arrangement, rolled cargo and no-shows remains prevalent.

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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.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. The February and March%ages are skewed because of changes in when Asian factories close for Lunar New Year each year. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Doing Business in the Netherlands

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state of New Jersey. The Netherlands has a total of 29 airports, five of which are considered major airports, and two of which have paved runways capable of handling cargo planes. After the last election in 2017, it took an additional 225 days for the new government to reach a consensus on programs and policies with the four major political parties. The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe.

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.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

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.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. While their analysis might show that it makes sense to open or expand East Coast distribution centers, that decision will require partnering with a new or expanded set of ocean and land carriers and logistics service providers. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

Keep in mind that the further away your cargo has to go, the higher the freight rate will be. California to New York. California to New Jersey. New York. New York to Florida. New York to California. Texas to New York. New Jersey. New Jersey to Florida. New Jersey to California.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. A new product in the trucking industry, KeepTruckin, is a mobile app logbook designed to let truck drivers “ quickly and easily enter their hours on their smartphone.” Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience – New Concept Trucking.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

Thus, these are America’s largest ocean ports: The Port of Los Angeles, The Port of Long Beach (California), The New York/New Jersey Port (Newark, NJ), The Georgia Ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge & Columbus) and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (Washington State). The New York/New Jersey Port, America’s largest ocean port on the east coast, saw 4.5 million) the number of TEUs as Newark, New Jersey did.

Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong

Freightos

One explanation for this may be the new generation of employees, the Millennials, who will represent 50% of the workforce by 2020. As Transport Intelligence’s latest report, Global Freight Forwarding 2016 , puts it: “New, exciting technologies are being developed which have the potential to transform forwarding and trade processes. Niche specializations in routes or types of cargo can still win over shippers that are looking for reliability first and foremost.

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Few hot spots remain for reefers

DAT Solutions

Expect a rush of reefer demand this week in areas hit by sub-zero temperatures, as shippers attempt to prevent sensitive cargo from freezing. Rates rose 11¢ from McAllen to Chicago , but the lane to Northern New Jersey lost traction. If you don't want to drive into that slippery mess, head for someplace warm and load up on fresh produce until the storm passes. Rates are cooling off for refrigerated freight across most of the country, but a few hot spots still remain.

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When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. We have a glimpse of such an outcome courtesy of the states of New Jersey and New York. Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources. I’m no fan of Big Government, but there are some cases where a system-wide view is much more efficient than a localized, distributed view.

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

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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? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?

Freightos

This new Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) rule amendment aims to reduce incidents involving containers on board ships, because incorrect declarations of the weight of packed containers is often a contributing factor. That is, for shippers that already weigh cargo, the only direct change will be paperwork. Terminals may become congested with unloaded cargo, as frantic companies try to arrange weight verification or arrange for removal.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Advantaged: New York-New Jersey port and the southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

This is perhaps most manifestly seen right now in the Internet of Things and how industrial companies especially are currently or prospectively leveraging IoT to create new products and services. But too add some new value I decided to add two innovations to make it an even dozen. The result was terribly inefficient handling on both sides of the equation, poor space utilization on the cargo ships, freight damage, and high logistics costs. First Thoughts.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Advantaged: New York-New Jersey port and the southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

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The nation’s top ports of entry, Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, in October imported a combined 1,031,127 20-foot-equivalent units…That amounted to a 2.5% For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, October’s total cargo volume broke the all-time record for the month. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?

This Week in Logistics News (June 13-17, 2016)

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Didi Chuxing, China’s Rival to Uber, Scores $7 Billion in New Funding (WSJ – sub. Others, such as the APM Terminals’ facility in New Jersey, have said they will allow boxes without a VGM in the terminal but won’t let them be loaded onto ships, per the IMO [International Maritime Organization] requirement. law [as] a simple and efficient solution for assuring the continued smooth flow of export cargoes.”