Retailers eye more air cargo as COVID lockdowns intensify in Vietnam

The Supply Chain Journal

Big apparel and footwear merchants are increasingly trying to switch from ocean to air transport to make up for huge production slowdowns in Vietnam due to COVID and ensure seasonal imports arrive on time for holiday shoppers. The COVID situation has also reduced air cargo capacity.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

The Supply Chain Journal

Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

Piloting a Wright Model B aeroplane 65 miles from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio, Philip Parmelee delivered a package containing 200 pounds of silk for the grand opening of a retail store. The air mail service only lasted about a month; a total of 35 bags of mail were transported on 16 flights.

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Is Cargo iQ Enough to Monitor Your Air Shipment?

Roambee

As simple as it may seem, air cargo isn’t just about moving boxes in planes. In short, your air cargo does more waiting than flying. Let’s see what Cargo iQ can and cannot do, and how you can fill this gap.

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Eastern Airlines enters air cargo market with ‘freighter-light’ model

The Supply Chain Journal

The plan builds on the concept many passenger airlines adopted of temporarily repurposing aircraft for cargo-only operations when travel dried up during the pandemic and there was huge demand for airlift to move goods. “If Full interior cargo wall and ceiling linings.

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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. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. There are now retailers out there who are] going from zero to a hundred million dollars without having to cut their teeth at Walmart or Amazon.

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Latvian airline leases A330 jets, removes seats for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Latvia’s SmartLynx Airlines, responding to strong market incentives, is diving deeper into the cargo business with the lease of five Airbus A330 widebody aircraft that have had their seats temporarily removed to increase cargo capacity.

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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

Retailers receiving inventories any which way they can

Cathy Roberson

Despite supply chain costs increasing and available capacity almost a rarity, retailers are undertaking a variety of ways to make sure they receive their inventory in time for the ever-important holiday season. More, of course, is needed as retailers continue to rethink their supply chains.

The Daily Dash: 800,000 seats filled with cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the continuing use of the cargo-in-cabin model for airlines, horrifying video of a train crashing into a truck and more. Emirates, for example, has transported more than 11,000 metric tons over the past year — equivalent to more than 800,000 seats with cargo.

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EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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Unique Logistics books dozens of Asia cargo jets for peak season

The Supply Chain Journal

Large logistics providers have responded to the dearth of air cargo capacity during the coronavirus pandemic by leasing entire planeloads with crews to make sure they can meet customers’ transport requirements. Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo.

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Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. The extra volume they generate will lead to a further tightening of capacity and push up cargo yields for carriers, logistics managers say.

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman.

DHL Express to launch new cargo airline in Europe

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL Express is transforming its international air network with the creation of a cargo airline in Austria and other changes in response to strong volume growth and customer expectations for faster delivery of e-commerce orders. Amazon airline ATSG touts red-hot business for cargo jet leases.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space. The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

BlueYonder

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. A key way to do this is to ensure their transport methods are agile and continuously controlled. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

How can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions? Find out in Gravity Supply Chain Solutions’ latest blog post.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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Adding live shopping to the retail mix

Cathy Roberson

A number of retailers turned to live shopping while consumers spent more time at homes because of the pandemic. But, a New York Times article title describes it perfectly - “Livestreaming, Still Niche, Grows as a Tool for Retailers” A tool.

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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.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

GlobalTranz

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS.

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. A key way to do this is to ensure their transport methods are agile and continuously controlled. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Driving this was strong imports – especially for retailers. While air freight is another mode of international transportation, it is an expensive option right now.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. 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. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019. Dive in below for info on how the emergence of millennials is impacting the industry and a report to help retail shippers meet changing delivery requirements. New Transplace Report Provides Key Delivery Data for Retail Shippers : With an eye on helping shippers meet delivery requirements set forth by retailers, Transplace recently rolled out a new offering, entitled the “Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report.”

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

We have the toys to deliver solutions within the supply chain, from contract logistics, transport management, fourth-party logistics service providers, control tower, and of course, air and ocean freight forwarding.”.