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. 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.”

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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. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. 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.

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. Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too. This brings the greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks to ships’ systems and networks.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. When FreightCenter reviews a new client’s freight bills, we often uncover multiple shipments to and from the same location within a short period of time. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. When FreightCenter reviews a new client’s freight bills, we often uncover multiple shipments to and from the same location within a short period of time. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. 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?

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. Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. New York only. Specialized Shipping.

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. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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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. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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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. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. There is no base rate because so many factors needed to calculate the cost to ship freight are constantly fluctuating. Popular Shipping Destinations. Keep in mind that the further away your cargo has to go, the higher the freight rate will be. California to New York.

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. I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. Why this books rocks: The author actually took a cruise on a Maersk ship.

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. Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news.

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. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades.

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

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. 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. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet).

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. Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. 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. I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

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. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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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.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. Deere is using costly expedited shipping to avoid disruptions.

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. For other products, the cost savings of shipping through the Panama Canal will likely outweigh the extra time in transit. Railroads might need to accommodate greater traffic in particular locations and develop relationships with new customers to serve inland markets.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Nine pallets of caps, gowns, boots, and masks are sitting at the JFK airport in New York City awaiting the next available flight to West Africa. The personal protective equipment (PPE) – shipped by our team of doctors and logisticians in Boston [1] – is destined for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia, which will then distribute supplies to locations at the front lines of the health crisis such as JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

Computer snags are leaving goods stranded in a New York port, as real-time interactions between the system components in the container yard are causing problems. The software was intended to improve routing of cargo from ships to trucks to trains, a process known as “intermodal integration” Unfortunately, the system is failing miserably, delaying the delivery of consumer goods needed for all the kiddies going back to school and the associated retail sales.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

But to me the significance of the news is less about the new name (BluJay Solutions) and more about the prominent role its global trade network will play in its strategy and value proposition. And that was the case again this week, with IBM and Maersk announcing “a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to help transform the global, cross-border supply chain.” It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks. What’s wrong with this picture?

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

TMC

For example, early in the new year, Denmark tightened its border controls with Germany, after Sweden had imposed similar measures [2]. In a recent press release, Eurotunnel maintains that “buoyed by the new truck terminal security put in place in October 2015,” their Le Shuttle Freight service recorded a record year in 2015 [3]. And as the recent action taken by Denmark underlines, governments are apt to impose new restrictions that can make border crossings more complicated.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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