Case Study: Project Cargo Logistics

PLS Logistics

Project logistics refers to specialized freight moves that are oversized, heavy-lift or hazardous. 3PL Flatbed Shipping

What Is Breakbulk Shipping?

PLS Logistics

Despite the fact that breakbulk shipping is extremely common, sometimes even experienced shippers need more clarity on the definition of this method. In over-the-road transportation, container shipping is prevailing. What is breakbulk shipping? Breakbulk cargo refers […].

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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. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days?

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges? Every mile driven without using cargo space is lost money to carriers and shippers alike.

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier.

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances. Slow steaming.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. Get a free quote today or call (800) 716-7608 to learn more about holiday freight shipping.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

Common Trucking Terms: Deadhead, Backhaul and Headhaul

Freight Center

Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. Deadhead refers to when a truck driver is returning with an empty trailer. Here’s the dilemma – a truck goes from point A to point B with a full truck load of cargo and unloads their cargo but the return trip from point B to point A (backhaul) needs to have full cargo too in order to optimize every transit load and maximize capacity.

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Use Automatic Data Collection and Cargo Handling. Manual handling of cargo can result in uncertain outcomes because of either the inexperience of the staff or some human mistake (tripping over cargo, forgetting where a particular product is stacked, etcetera), but it is not the case with automation.

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5 Reasons Why Carriers Are Customer-Obsessed

Freightos

In their words: “freight made personal” waves proudly on Air France KLM Martinair Cargo ’s banner. “We Today’s air cargo customers want a quick and fully-digitized sales experience with extensive, agile self-service options”, United Cargo ’s President upon signing up with WebCargo.

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea

Elementum

A destabilized shipping route drives up costs in more ways than one, but how close are we to a problem that has yet to definitively present itself? The historic line still claimed by Beijing—despite contrary findings—referred to rather accurately when drawn out on a map as “the cow’s tongue,” covers the Paracel Islands, the Scarborough Shoal, the Spratlys, and sidles right up to several Southeast Asian countries’ borders: namely, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Here’s the deal: On July 1 new regulations from the International Maritime Organization go into effect requiring that shippers measure the verified gross mass [VGM, or what most folks would simply refer to as the weight] of their containers and then pass along that information to the carrier before the containers are loaded onto the vessel.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Here’s the deal: On July 1 new regulations from the International Maritime Organization go into effect requiring that shippers measure the verified gross mass [VGM, or what most folks would simply refer to as the weight] of their containers and then pass along that information to the carrier before the containers are loaded onto the vessel.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

Third party logistics (3PL) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. In this situation, if all the small goods are consolidated into one shipment – the shipping charges are then considerably lowered.

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Keep Rolling: 5 Tips to Streamline Your Roll-On/Roll-Off Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For those of you whose freight doesn’t fit the bill, roll-on/roll-off refers to highly specialized vessels that primarily carry rolling cargo. But there are some key rules to make the shipping process smooth from beginning to end.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Normally, we see a rush in ocean shipping just before the Chinese New Year (CNY). Peak shipping season will be here soon.

9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services. I have been with Höegh for 12 years and in the shipping industry for close to 20 years.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

The process of freight forwarding might seem daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the process of freight shipping, but these thirteen facts you need to know about freight forwarding will help you through the process. Freight forwarding companies specialise in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise. They are not responsible for shipping delays. Shipping restrictions apply to certain products.

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How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

It refers to how one small incident can have a huge impact later on down the line. The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. The butterfly effect.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy. Retail stores become shipping hubs to battle Amazon ( USA Today ). Neiman Marcus goes to year-round free shipping ( USA Today ). Shipping online orders from Best Buy stores could generate an extra $5.8

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. There are also other companies that offer LTL, truckload, ocean, air and intermodal shipping. Get a shipping quote today: [link].

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We help manage transportation for our shipper customers, and freight is the materials they need to make products that they then ship to their customers. This responsibility usually rests in the shipping department, where shippers take pride in getting the lowest price.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. There are also other companies that offer LTL, truckload, ocean, air and intermodal shipping. Get a shipping quote today: [link].

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In Google’s case, the company was issued a patent this week that, as reported in Quartz , “outlines a theoretical strategy for ensuring that autonomous and remote-controlled robots in a warehouse facility aren’t overloaded as they move cargo around the warehouse.”

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016). And just last Friday, Amazon revealed Amazon One, it’s first branded cargo plane.