Preliminary Indication of Pilot Error in Fatal Atlas Air Cargo Crash

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update to the Atlas Air Cargo plane crash that occurred in late February. That has been a finding in some prior UPS cargo aircraft tragedies. FAA had directed revised fatigue standards for commercial pilots but excluded air cargo pilots.

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4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Freight air freight packaging

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain


But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization? If you’ve never heard of package optimization before, don’t worry — most manufacturers haven’t.

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries


How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night.

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The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Air Cargo Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Air Cargo Overview. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks. Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. Air cargo is usually transported using dedicated cargo aircraft (freighters) or passenger aircraft. The Importance of Air Cargo. As mentioned above, air cargo is transported by freighters or passenger aircraft.

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What is Cargo Insurance and Why Is It Important?


That’s where cargo insurance comes in. To clear up these confusions, this post will explain key cargo insurance information and how it can help mitigate your shipping risks. What is cargo insurance? I often compare cargo insurance with car insurance.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). When an order comes in, the bots will drive themselves to collect their cargo, store it in their holds (which can take about two shopping bags’ worth of stuff), then trundle on to their destinations.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. While the service is provided by most postal systems, private package delivery services have also existed in competition with and in place of public postal services. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. • Lack of uniformity in the packaging sizes. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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Understanding Cargo Insurance

3PL Insights

Wondering whether your company would benefit from cargo insurance? Read on for the tips and advice that we’ve compiled on selecting the right cargo coverage for your company’s shipments. Types of cargo insurance. Factors to consider when shopping for cargo insurance.

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I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House)

Talking Logistics

Think of it as carpooling for cargo. Track Your Stuff : Keep an eye on your precious cargo with near real-time tracking in the Roadie app.

Capturing E-commerce Volumes by Air and by Ocean

Logistics Trends and Insights

Integrators have already embraced e-commerce by investing in fleets, networks, automation and acquisitions to speed up the delivery of global packages. Another option for customers to consider but despite the innovative solution, ocean freight transport still remains slower than air cargo.

Transparency and integrity for your supply chain

Global Trade Management

The package delivery turns out to be a wrong delivery, the new LCD TV screen ordered remains black, the auctioned designer piece turns out to be plagiarism - in everyday life, we are often suffering the effects of improper handling of goods. The recipient of a shipment can for example demonstrate when and where in the distribution chain, the cargo has been damaged.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals


Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport. Between May and June 2017, more than 90 percent of cargo thefts involved trucks. The first step to preventing cargo theft is to complete a risk assessment. Find out where you are vulnerable to cargo theft. These cargos are also at risk. Only use hard-sided trailers for transporting secure cargo like pharmaceuticals.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

So are packages such as mail-order steaks, which are weighted down by dry ice or other materials required to keep them cool. All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Supply Chain Visibility Product Lifecycle Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Transportation Management Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & Distribution

Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce


Cargo: The hidden passenger. While a number of dedicated freighters is slowly increasing, every new passenger plane also brings cargo capacities below the deck. So, every time you take a commercial flight, you are sharing the flight with tonnes of commercial cargo.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

Air freight continues to provide small package shippers with best value when compared to ocean and rail in particular, and especially those shippers with temperature sensitivity and/or odd shaped packages.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. The primary packaging material of choice is corrugated cardboard. It doesn't make economic sense to scrimp on packaging materials since you'll pay for it in other areas.”.

Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal…Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively


Typical over the road modes include full truckload, less than truckload, and small package or partial shipping. To further complicate the process of freight scheduling, shippers must decide which LTL carrier to use, whether to purchase cargo insurance, consider the implications of shipping a package via parcel or small package considering advancing dimensional pricing models, and what exact type of full truckload would be necessary when consolidated.

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain


Federal Aviation Administration recently announced new rules for commercial drones, there is still not a clear short-term path for mass deliveries of packages via drone. These barriers, obviously, prevent Amazon, Google, and others from delivering packages at scale via drone.

UPS Joins the Movement to Dimensional Pricing for 2015

Supply Chain Matters

In early May, global package delivery provider FedEx announced a series of dimensional weight pricing changes related to both its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight service units that are scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2015. The UPS pricing will be applicable to all UPS Ground and UPS Standard to Canada package shipments. However, UPS neglects to mention the further implication of this trend, namely increased package volumes that result in increased revenues.

Trends—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. Choose the Right Packaging. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging. When packing your temperature sensitive package, keep the following points in mind: Choose packaging that keeps heat out and coolness in (insulated and refrigerated).

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?


A number of express packages, the medium most frequently associated with online purchases, is expected to skyrocket. But is air cargo really going to change when consumers across the TPPA member nations flock to online stores located outside their countries?

Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics


On August 5, 2016, e-commerce giant Amazon inaugurated its air transportation network , wherein the company entered into agreements to lease 40 Prime Air cargo planes to further expand its delivery capacity for its clients.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Package Delivery. Air Cargo. Admiral E.

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Here Come the Flying Taxis!

Supply Chain Brain

In just a few years, you might well see vehicles passing overhead, on their way to delivering passengers or packages in the same manner as earthbound taxis and vans. E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Air Cargo Express/Small Shipments All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Podcasts Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderUber , for one, is reported to be planning the launch of an air taxi service by 2020.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous vehicles and robotics. Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs.

The History of the Shipping Container


Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Then, incorporating the knowledge of cargo insurance into Incoterms will ensure that risk can be mitigated and trading partners can do business with confidence. 4) Neither carrier nor insurance company will be responsible for the loss and damage happened due to the improper use of packaging.

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit


The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

cell phones, fragrances) without them knowing any of the packaging, labeling, documentation, and other compliance requirements. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

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Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery


Drivers use the app to pick up packages at Amazon’s urban warehouses and deliver them to Amazon’s customers for Prime Now one or two-hour deliveries. Robots: Ground-based robots can drive autonomously on sidewalks and deliver multiple packages for home deliveries within a few mile radius.

5 Ways To Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims


These questions reflect the woes of freight loss among shippers and sellers, but proper packing and packaging can help prevent freight damage, assuming it is not the result of a natural or manmade disaster. To help your organization thrive, you need to understand why proper packing and packaging keeps freight loss at bay, explains Lou Cortese of Inbound Logistics. Proper Packaging Protects Contents From Damaging Other Items.