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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management. Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers.

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What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. 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?

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Transportation

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation. 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. From there, other factors like labeling, packaging, and marketing of the product can influence these regulations as well. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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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Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

EV Cargo Technology

In fact, not engaging in these practices could be costing organisations more than ‘just’ their reputation, as retailers who have addressed their environmental and surplus transit packaging issues have unearthed multimillions in savings within the first few months. Using cloud based technology, retailers can approve or reject any transit packaging options and ensure suppliers use the correct packing to produce the right results.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Freight carriers offer a variety of choices for transporting commercial shipments. Two widely used means of transportation are less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping and full-truckload (FTL). While FTL and LTL are both shipments that are transported by truck, there are a few factors that differentiate them: Size. Want more on 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.

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. Modes of Transportation.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17 th , 2019. In honor of the holiday, we’ve curated this week’s TIP List to showcase some of the trends shaping the future of the transportation and supply chain industry. Leading stories include the impact of emerging technologies on managed transportation services and strategies CPG businesses are implementing for success. Learn the impact of these technologies on managed transportation services.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

Packaging is an ever-evolving process. According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods. They may be classified as materials handling, transport, storage and production.”. Packaging in international logistics. Security of packaging. Standardised packaging.

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Air and ground transportation are very different, both in terms of cost and efficiency.

Most common causes of Cargo Ship Accidents

Promptus LLC

Errors in Packaging Could Mean Bad News For Cargo Ships Source The world of cargo is immense, with millions of tons transported by containerships every year. The post Most common causes of Cargo Ship Accidents appeared first on Promptus, LLC. Just like trucks or […]. Freight Forwarding

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry. While rail freight plays an integral and growing role as a high-volume low-cost transport option, there’s a glaring lack of business intelligence based on logistics visibility that’s hampering a greater adoption of rail as a preferred medium of transport.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days? Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. Freight is a vital foundation for virtually any industry that relies on the transportation of goods. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications.

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. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

[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.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. How Overnight Shipping Actually Works. Package delivery is kind of like a race. But rather than a marathon or a cross-country run (even though most packages are, in fact, going cross country), it’s more like a relay race. .

Transport Drones & Autonomous Vehicles: The Transportation Mode Dance Card is Getting Full

Cerasis

A little more than a year ago, Audi created a parody of transport drones in the sUVA commercial, but the ideas behind these “Terminator-like” actions actually represent very real possibilities for how extensive the network of drones will grow in 2016. The video goes on to show the “drone attack,” which includes the dropping of shipping materials on cars, and the drones recognize where people are at and their actions. What’s Happening with Transport Drones for the Use in Logistics?

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

How to Ship Heavy Items Cheaply: Carriers and Shipping Classes

ShipBob

Heavy-weight and oversized shipping can seem like a pain and a half, but there are plenty of carriers that offer fast and easy shipping of even the biggest and bulkiest items. What to consider when shipping heavy items. There’s a lot that goes into deciding who to ship your heavy items with, and how. With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when shipping heavy items: 1. Dimensional weight is a “theoretical” weight of your package. Shipping

Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides

EFT

Maersk and IBM have pushed ahead with their blockchain-enabled shipping solution, which was announced on 9 th August under the name of TradeLens. IBM claims in one example that “the transit time of a shipment of packaging materials to a production line in the United States” was cut but “40%”.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

The reality is transportation rates are continuing to increase across board regardless of mode, with the global supply chain seeing increased momentum, and Kewill's customers both on the retail/manufacturing and the logistics side benefiting from that trend. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). On Wednesday Hyperloop One (one of several companies, including Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , focused on bringing this idea to life) conducted a test of its propulsion system in North Las Vegas.

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. • Lack of uniformity in the packaging sizes.

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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. The specifics of land insurance packages are decided by the regulations of the nation in which shipments are transported. The main types of marine cargo insurance include open cover (all-risk) and specific (named perils).

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

Talking Logistics

When it comes to delivery, it’s the dotcom days all over again, with startup after startup aiming to disrupt the transportation industry with new technology (this time, mobile apps) and new business models (the sharing economy). The latest entrant is Roadie , which calls itself “the first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network,” where a “gig” is a shipment or delivery and a “Roadie” is a driver. Think of it as carpooling for cargo.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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.