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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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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. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

transportation-related agencies. The legislation created a new maritime watchdog agency – the United States Shipping Board. Merchant Marine in New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Photo: Port of New York/New Jersey).

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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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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.

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). Moreover, the company would transport virtually anything, regardless of size or oddity.

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. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades. Source ID. Source ID.

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. Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Transport Topics. American Journal of Transportation. Cargo Business News.com.

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.

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. North American estimates for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 7.8% (US), 8% (Canada), 18% (Mexico). UK estimate for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 6%, split by Road 92%, Rail and Waterborne 8%, Air 0%.

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. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). New York only.

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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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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 2014, I accepted to support the World Economic Forum in developing the supply chain and transport industries. Since 2010, I have been supporting startups, like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies as well as asset owners – including serving on various boards. Subscribe Here!

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. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports Shippers

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. It’s tangible evidence of Elon Musk, the brains behind PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, and more, transportation infrastructure play, with the power to disrupt both domestic trucking and international freight. The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). And the case for overhauling urban transport goes without saying.

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.

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.

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. As of right now, top lines have been essentially wiped out for industries like air transportation, freight, gastronomy, tourism, travel, and many more.

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. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.

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.