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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

Now, airplanes enable quick travel for millions daily around the globe; and millions of packages are shipped by air freight every day. More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another.

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Yesterday’s FreightWaves article was FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1). T his is a DC-2 flown by KLM, a major European passenger/cargo airline. The Berlin Airlift also fueled public interest in air cargo in a way nothing else had done.

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The Consequences of Supply Chain Constipation

Enterra Insights

As most adults know, constipation involves the difficult passage of necessary items through the tail end of the body’s supply chain. This blockage has created havoc in the global supply chain. Last week oil prices rose and shipping stocks dropped.

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Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

Small and midsize businesses recovering from pandemic, but supply chain disruptions continue

The Supply Chain Journal

Mina Nada, CEO and co-founder of Zoomo , said his company could have expanded more quickly last year if not for supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s definitely been a fun time to be running procurement and supply chain at Zoomo right now.”.

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Is this true for the supply chain industry? What seems to be clear by now is that the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities and risks of today’s global supply chain networks. Covid-19—the global supply chain awakening. OVERVIEW.

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FreightWaves Classics: Federal Maritime Commission is regulatory watchdog for maritime trade

The Supply Chain Journal

Accumulating supply side disruptions are keeping upward pressure on ocean container rates, while already heightened levels of import demand have overwhelmed a number of the ports. Moreover, shipping exports and receiving imports is generally accomplished using ships of other nations.

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Long Beach celebrates 110 years of service

The Supply Chain Journal

Today, the Port of Long Beach encompasses more than 7,600 acres of “state-of-the-art cargo terminals, roadways, bridges, rail yards and shipping channels.” The ship was the first steel-hulled ship built at the port. COSCO) began sending its ships to the port.

Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight

The Supply Chain Journal

Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates. Different indexes come up with different numbers, and the premium charges on top of spot rates are now so high that index rates no longer capture the true cost of ocean shipping.

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.

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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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Malcom McLean changed the freight world with intermodal containers

The Supply Chain Journal

Based in Red Springs, North Carolina, McLean Trucking began transporting farmers’ harvests and supplies, as well as empty tobacco barrels. In 1937, during a routine delivery of cotton bales from North Carolina to New Jersey, McLean watched dockworkers loading and unloading cargo from a ship.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Los Angeles is the nation’s busiest!

The Supply Chain Journal

The two ports handle more containers per ship call than any other port complex in the world. The 10 millionth container was loaded onto the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci, which is a ship in the port’s largest shipping line customer’s fleet. New York is docked at Berth 231.

Trusted partners key to supply chain for humanitarian aid

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. government has sent supplies worth $100 million to India , including drugs, oxygen and test kits. Many private companies have also donated supplies.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. 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. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S.

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. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping.

Pfizer steams ahead with vaccine supply chain plans


New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer is making plans for its Covid-19 supply chain. Pfizer has developed its own container in which to ship the vaccines to ensure they arrive at designated locations still frozen and potent.

Rise in trans-Pacific spot rates is relentless — and accelerating

The Supply Chain Journal

New high for Asia-East Coast. Drewry released its weekly rate assessment for the Shanghai-New York route on Thursday: $8,017 per FEU, up 195% y/y. New high for Asia-West Coast. Cargo delayed by the outbreak will start arriving at U.S.

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FreightWaves LIVE recap: How to cope with ocean capacity crunch

The Supply Chain Journal

TOPIC: How shippers can navigate port and supply chain congestion. DETAILS: The global supply chain faces an unprecedented deficit of container-ship capacity and container equipment in relation to cargo demand — and this capacity crunch won’t end anytime soon.

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Therefore, Emery started his own air forwarding operation with three employees, two used trucks and just one customer, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Emery made a name for itself by offering speed and savings when shipping by air could reduce or replace inventory.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. 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? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day.

How E-Commerce Is Reinventing the Humble Warehouse

MIT Supply Chain

The transient fulfillment center is symptomatic of more profound changes in last-mile supply chains inspired by e-commerce demands. The trucks transport products to proximate areas, where lighter, more nimble vehicles such as cargo bikes complete the final deliveries.

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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Freight Plus

New audit reveals reliance on legacy systems costs Oregon office up to $1.6 In fact, in 2018 we saw investments go up across the entire supply chain technology spectrum.” parcel shipping. New York City has seen a 29% increase in residential deliveries from 2010 to 2015. We’re seeing a lot of smaller vehicles,” said Diniece Peters Mendes, director of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Freight Mobility to. Normal.

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

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. 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.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Supply chains get railroaded.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy


It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive.

Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

For example, Kate Migon, Head of New Mobility Solutions, Americas, at Gemalto, asserts “it’s time for cities to reclaim their streets” and “close parts of our cities to cars and reverse decades of prioritizing drivability over mobility.”[1] ”[1] She notes some planners are “designing new city spaces that cater to pedestrians first, then cars. Calvert reports some cities, like New York, are trying to encourage the use of cargo bikes.

Vanguard Voice – Issue 104

Vanguard Software

The Latest Supply Chain News. The Wall Street Journal – Supply Chains Are Strained. June 12, 2021 – Cargo ships stacked up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Forbes – Amazon Prime Day 2021: What’s The Supply Chain Deal?

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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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.