How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

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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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s. Owned and operated by A.P. Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.” ” Watch the video from the article. Practice Logistics Vide

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes (New York Times) Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. 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.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

So reads a section from CyberStorm , a book by Matthew Mather about “what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it.” As reported by the BBC: Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. National Retail Federation: Retail’s Big Show ($950 – $1,275-Members and $1,000 – $2,375 -Non-Members) Dates: January 13 – 15, 2019 in New York City The NRF Conference brings together buyers and exhibitors to learn more about the innovations driving the industry.

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.,

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.

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.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air?

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? The new Canadian offices allow Transplace to expand its presence and continue to specialize in Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). Improved cargo capacity by innovative container design (fold and nest). New York only.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. In retail technology news, Infor announced Infor CloudSuite™ Retail, “a new, modern suite of enterprise applications delivered in the cloud and designed for today’s retailing landscape.”

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You learn something new every day. A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M are set to launch on Friday [March 29, 2019], testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.”

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. 150 years of Lloyd’s helps back this new website, which includes frequently updated information on freight and shipping information. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news. But within that, it has a very broad scope covering, not just air cargo, but all aviation, aerospace and space news.

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.

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.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington. The introduction of digitized trucking marks the beginning of a new era and is set to turn the logistics value chain upside down. .

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. Whether you’re going cycling in Dragon’s Back, moving a mattress to a new house, riding with a large pet, or sending items to a friend, UberCARGO is for you.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free. He was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and helped launch businesses on three continents.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. Why this book rocks: Friedman, a New York times columnist, breaks down why the world is smaller and how technology, integration and the free-market drives globalization. Why this book rocks: This book wasn’t on my original list but it made it on the new edition. There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. According to an article in the paper this week, “[Amazon] is planning to offer its sellers in China the ability to fly their goods internationally as air cargo, according to an Amazon Logistics site.” Who will wear the jersey this year?

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet). The COP21 Transport Press Release announced that 13 new countries have committed to establish a green freight program or initiative, doubling the response since the New York Climate Summit in 2014, and also announced strong progress in support of the other two aforementioned rail and air initiatives.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Christmas cannot be properly celebrated without the iconic decorated evergreen tree.

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.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China.

Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” The CIO Review staff notes, “The transportation industry has been accumulating data for decades as trucking, rail, and sea cargo was being tracked by satellite via telematics. 4] Pervinder Johar, “ How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing The Supply Chain To New Frontiers ,” Forbes , 22 February 2019. [5]