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

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. Air mail (consisting of mail and small packages) was the primary cargo carried during the earliest years of aviation.

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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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Among Piers: Empty containers continue making waves

The Supply Chain Journal

Port of New York and New Jersey. Exported empty containers at the Port of New York and New Jersey in March leapt 77.5% The Port of New York and New Jersey said rail volume increased by 7.8%

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. Sources: [link].

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LAX cargo handlers arrested for pilfering gold bars worth $224K

The Supply Chain Journal

Two employees of cargo handling company Alliance Ground International who worked at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing four gold bars that were part of a larger shipment going from Australia to New York.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

With information gathered during the investigation, Congress grappled with the issue of whether collective liner pricing conferences might gain sufficient market power to unreasonably raise rates or reduce services and the need for a stable, reliable source of international ocean shipping.

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. ” Of course, commuter traffic isn’t the only source of urban traffic congestion.

FAA creates database for sharing of pilot records

The Supply Chain Journal

Commercial cargo and passenger airlines next summer will be required to begin submitting current and historical data on pilots and searching the electronic clearinghouse to help assess pilot skill and performance when making hiring and personnel management decisions. Source: Federal Register).

FreightWaves Classics: Railway Express Agency was THE express package delivery service

The Supply Chain Journal

In 1839 he began carrying express goods on regular trips between New York and Boston (even though a direct New York to Boston rail line was not yet in service). At that point a new contract was written with a 20-year time limit. Express services began in the 1830s.

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Not the Zip… “The Zip looks more like a plane, and it’s launched with a slingshot, delivering its cargo with a parachute before returning home. ” Source: ReCode.net. Thus, according to the New York Times , one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, “will be the first… to establish a commercial drone delivery network — putting it ahead of places like the United States.” Sources. New York Times.

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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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

On Wednesday, the Freightos Baltic Daily Index adjusted its methodology for tracking ocean shipping rates to include for the first time premium surcharges required for bookings, substantially raising transparency into the real cost paid by cargo owners. Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. 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.

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. So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups.

Tanker rate boost from pipeline cyberattack could be fleeting

The Supply Chain Journal

A lengthy shutdown would force more gasoline and refined product imports from Europe and other sources, a plus for spot rates of medium-range (MR) product tankers. Inventories and inbound cargoes.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. The US has been plagued by a truck driver shortage, recently made worse with new federal trucking regulations and higher fuel costs.

This Week in Logistics News (June 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

To harken back to the day of bringing about positivity in a time of despair, Godiva will be bringing a pink truck back to New York. The pink Godiva truck will make its way around New York to “offer wonder and optimism to its residents following a difficult and unprecedented year.”

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story. International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet). Selecting sea-leg options that use the new more energy efficient, lower emitting super-ships with high levels of recyclability and reuse, like the Maersk Triple-E.

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.

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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A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. We are grateful for all the friends, colleagues, peers, and partners that we met along the way, and we are eager to reconnect and break new ground in 2017. Ethical Sourcing Forum (New York, NY).

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.

No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The world simply does not have enough containers to handle cargo demand. The New York Times reported Friday how the box shortfall is contributing to inflation: “Demand … has outstripped the availability of containers,” while the U.S. Why new boxes are still falling short.

No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The world simply does not have enough containers to handle cargo demand. The New York Times reported Friday how the box shortfall is contributing to inflation: “Demand … has outstripped the availability of containers,” while the U.S. Why new boxes are still falling short.

The need to know

EFT

initial public offering (IPO), attempting a listing on New York’s Nasdaq at a time of deepening tensions between Washington and Beijing. Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home, cousin dies.

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.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). …there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport…We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate. .

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

6 River Systems

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.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I am judge of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards and the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe. Expanding the network of stations and establishing new road and air connections. In the 2010s, I saw more and more new technology solutions emerging in the logistics and supply chain industry.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. China has gone 2 days now without new infection cases of local citizens (just those who have traveled in from abroad). jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering.

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. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

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. Source: Boston Consulting Group. 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.

Profile in Leadership: Bill Gates and the Future of Humanity

Enterra Insights

Half a decade ago, an article in the New York Times notes, “Bill Gates warned that the greatest risk to humanity was not nuclear war but an infectious virus that could threaten the lives of millions of people.”[2] According to Gates writes, “Every week, you will be reading about new treatment ideas that are being tried out, but most of them will fail. ”[5] He went on to note that investing in renewable sources of energy is not sufficient.