Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup


While we stay on top of all the rapid changes, we’ve also come across a lot of great online resources covering the coronavirus’ impact across the world from many different perspectives particularly COVID-19’s supply chain impact. We thought that there may be a lot of other people out there who could benefit from the convenience of having all these resources in one place. Our Favorite Coronavirus Supply Chain Resources. COVID-19 Media Supply Chain Resources.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . They don’t have the time or resources to quickly identify and isolate the defective goods.

Do More Shipping with Less Work


Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. The challenges of current shipping processes can be attributed to fundamental flaws in the way world trade operates. Shippers have a tendency to view shipping as a standalone process, but it is much more than that. Blockchain Industry Shippin

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. An example of the good that’s been done comes from a recent collaboration between charter specialist Chapman Freeborn and Agility, whose combined resources and expertise allowed a shipment of CT scanners and MRI machines to be delivered to a quartet of hospitals in the Maldives. Subscribe Here!

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


Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Meanwhile, technologies, like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, will catalyze a reinvention of the transportation industry and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping above all other modes. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges?

Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

DELMIA Quintiq

As world affairs go, the most recent Global Liner Shipping conference in London did not stir up much interest in the global news cycle. Yet carriers are still talking up their new ships and cheering every uptick in container rates (already below cost levels), noisily celebrating this as a prelude to an economic spring. This is driven by the fact that China will continue to rationalize resource-based and resource-dependent industries.

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. Incorporating the right air shipping strategy into your multi-modal, global supply chain can help reduce costs and promote efficiency. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons. TL offers multiple specialty shipping options that would best suit the needs of Christmas trees during transit. Shipping real Christmas trees has its environmental perks.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Even if you only need to worry about one shipping lane today, future growth or market changes may mean you’ll need more lane options with different taxes and fees in the future. Did you know that the U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


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


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. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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.

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

The MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. The Tricolor was a car carrier and was loaded with a precious cargo of almost 3000 European cars. The Tricolor was coming up on Kariba , a Bahamian container ship, also heading west and was about to pass it on the starboard side. Fortunately the entire crew of The Tricolor were able to evacuate the ship and survived. Resources. The post How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

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. 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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What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?


As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?

Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. The primary goal of most shippers is to find affordable solutions for their freight shipping needs. Partnering with a 3PL gives you access to the best shipping rates possible. 3PLs serve as a prime resource for freight market conditions information.

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Consolidation in shipping continues as DP World acquires Unifeeder


DP World’s acquisition of 100% of Unifeeder for €660 million marks out another step in the consolidation for the shipping industry, although this time instead of an alliance between shippers it is a port operator bulking up. . Unifeeder operates on the same common-user principle as DP World and adds to the Group’s strong value proposition to international shipping lines and end cargo owners in making the global supply chain more efficient and cost effective.”.

The Pros and Cons of Air Charter Service

CH Robinson Transportfolio

However, that may not be the case when shipping your cargo. When it comes to quickly getting what you want, when you want it, there is no service better than air charter for your cargo. Companies who do not work with large forwarders can be at a disadvantage if looking for an air cargo charter because many airline companies don’t often work with smaller, niche forwarders for charter service.

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How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise


In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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Top Ocean Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

The article also provides the number of ships and the latest news on each company. Given all the variables, shippers might be well served by hiring a 3PL (like the one I manage) to help them with their ocean shipping. China Shipping – www.chinashippingna.com. Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC) – www.mscgva.ch. United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) – www.uasc.net.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System


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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How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient


This rise in demand and supply of goods also calls for an added focus towards sustainable shipping practices to ensure the environment doesn’t get affected by it all. In an effort to start a conversation on green shipping practices, this article will shed some light on the need for such practices while providing tips and techniques that will help you further the cause. Why We Need Sustainable Shipping? Lastly, sustainable shipping practices also offer financial relief.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


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. Getting cargo from one place to another is big business. Particularly important to the client is the safe, secure shipping of their product, and in no case is this truer than when it is carried by aircraft. Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management.

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The business transaction, cargo shipping, payment wiring and collection, and document exchanges are no longer individual pieces of the chain. Each close-looped ecosystem still contain the different resources to support the operations of the entire supply chain. Cross-border ecommerce logistics play an essential role by acting as the open logistics resource for each ecology. It includes international fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipping, U.S.

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% More Resources. Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

It is impossible for a small- to medium-sized company to have the warehouse and delivery resources to fulfill all orders themselves. You don’t want idle resources; you want them producing.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. percent decline in total shipping volume and growth, explains CNBC. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain Management

EV Cargo Technology

On 25 th May EV Cargo Technology spoke at the Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2017 China Focus (SCCN2017) in Shanghai, China. However in future, using predictive analytics, organisations will be notified of issues as well as presented the best outcomes to address these based on a huge pool of historical data and live update resources from the cloud. The post Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain Management appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion


In February 2016, Cheniere became the first company to ship LNG from a commercial facility in the contiguous United States. Since startup, more than 850 cumulative cargoes of LNG originating from Cheniere have been delivered to 32 countries and regions worldwide. We decided to work with outside resources (Ernst & Young), and told them that we need two foreign trade zones in the next 60 days!

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Demand for information technology (IT) services in the logistics industry appears to have increased in recent years as more companies begin to deploy IT resources in their logistics/supply chain operations. Small to midsize importers and exporters stand to gain the most from new technology since they do not have the resources to create a safe supply chain but will be able to rely on freight companies that provide big data capabilities to customers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business


In this situation, if all the small goods are consolidated into one shipment – the shipping charges are then considerably lowered. It is also referred to as a cargo or freight consolidation. . With faster shipping times, the relationship you have with your customers is improved. More Resources. 3PL service providers have a large resource network in comparison to in-house supply chains. Editor's Note: Today's blog is a guest blog by our friends at 2 Flow.

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Can Co-opetition Save your Company?


the advent of free media birthing a collaboration between record labels and streaming sites) or when resources are scarce (e.g. With both an erratic availability of resources and changes happening over a smaller span of time, numerous challenges have arisen over the past few years. Ideally, shippers want big ships to carry a lot of stuff to one place in order to maximize costs and efficiency.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. Optimization is about making sure that you’re utilizing your resources in the most effective manner, without compromising rules and KPIs. The butterfly effect.

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. According to a January 2016 press release: In 2015, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipped over one billion units on behalf of sellers. Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry?