Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines Co.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity, inconsistent visibility, and even global pandemics, LCL shipping provides solutions to navigate these choppy waters. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. However, when the demand for passenger travel plummeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dramatic reduction in cargo capacity followed. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. The post The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL appeared first on SupplyPike - Where supply chain happens.

Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving

EFT

. Data appears to be showing some signs of recovery in freight volumes on the US West Coast, as production from restarted Chinese factories begins to arrive in ports and key medical items continue to be shipped at high volumes through air freight. Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. 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. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform

EFT

IBM and Maersk have been joined by CMA CGM Group and MSC on the TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping platform. Together CMA, MSC and Maersk, along with other carriers already on TradeLens, represent nearly half of the world’s container shipping volume. With CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk, and other carriers committed to the platform, data for nearly half of the world's ocean container cargo will be available on TradeLens.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Many have deployed cloud technology platforms to serve as an easy-to-use, transparent tool to facilitate bookings and shipping documentation. She has over two decades of sales, marketing and operations experience in the container shipping and logistics industries.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. Flatbed shipping is known for its cyclical and seasonal trends, fragmented marketplace and carrier demographics, and variability in demand. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand. Securing and protecting cargo.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. Perishables represent a particularly important segment of the Miami air cargo market, because Miami International Airport is a primary hub for perishables moving between Latin America, the Caribbean islands, and North America. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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How to Reduce Ocean Freight Costs

I.C.E. Transport

As of June 2019, the spot rate for shipping ocean cargo from Europe to North America was $2,044 per 40-foot equivalent unit (FEU). Even on less expensive lanes, you certainly don’t want to pay more for shipping than you need to. heavyweight freight container payload ocean shipping freight brokers European ShippingThat’s 42 percent higher than the rate one year ago.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Supply Chain Smart Solutions Transportation Market Global forwarding International shipping

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., The company offers same day and overnight delivery, including international shipping through a partnership with TNT Express.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

When data only gets fed back along the cargo’s journey from certain checkpoints throughout the critical path, it is near to impossible for businesses to know: the geographical location of goods in transit. overall environmental/health status of cargo.

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The need to know

EFT

Japanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation. The Japanese shipping company that owns the bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off of Mauritius and leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil said the government of Mauritius had requested compensation.

10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

In this week’s instalment we look at the intense competition that surrounds this field, which extends across cars, trucks, ships and delivery robots, and who might be coming up on top or just short. . Massive Cargo Ships Are Going Autonomous.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% The more you plan ahead, the more options you have between cargo and commercial planes and can generally find more affordable rates.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

At the beginning of this year, all expectations were for rates to remain flat, perhaps even making air freight a viable alternative to ocean shipping for companies that wouldn’t ordinarily consider the option. Below are the statistics as provided by Seabury, and reported in a Flexport article in mid-April: Capacity from Europe to North America is down by 52%. Capacity from Asia Pacific to North America – down by 17%. The High Cost of Sustainable Shipping.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

DELMIA Quintiq

Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry. His articles are always a great read, whether they’re about delivery drones or shipping trends. Want to know more about how Uber Cargo is expanding their logistics services?

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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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio. Peak shipping season has heated up early. A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. The holiday peak season is one of the busiest shipping periods of the year around the world. Shoulder season; shipping ramps up. Peak shipping season. Shipping volumes start increasing.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% The more you plan ahead, the more options you have between cargo and commercial planes and can generally find more affordable rates.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% The more you plan ahead, the more options you have between cargo and commercial planes and can generally find more affordable rates.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Similar to what’s happening in North America when it comes to long-haul domestic capacity, which has been affected by driver shortages and the new electronic logging devices (ELD) regulations, strong imports and exports combined with heavy port congestion and an inadequate supply of trained drivers is causing this market to tighten up.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. Data-centric freight exchanges and intelligent multimodal cross-docking hubs will allow haulers to move cargo effortlessly by road, rail, sea and air and seamlessly change carrier, or even transport mode, in real time. Before interoperable logistics hubs with intermodal visibility can even begin to hold sway, the 40 foot × 8 foot shipping container, which is the industry standard, must be replaced.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Related to shipping, international port infrastructure has been expanding - perhaps too rapidly - and it will be interesting to see whether these investments pay off. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As suspected, the storm is also having a significant impact on supply chains across North America. Operations for freight cargo will remain closed until further notice. With Houston Port closed, there will continue to be no traffic moving through the shipping channels until at least Friday. Note that when the channels and port open, cargo destined for other ports may be unloaded in Houston.