Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts


Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. Hillblom would fly ocean bill of ladings from San Francisco to Honolulu in advance of the ship’s landing, speeding up paperwork at the port and saving days (or even weeks) at ports. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). Improved cargo capacity by innovative container design (fold and nest). San Francisco only. San Francisco only. San Francisco only.

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Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

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Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. The top locations are 1) New York City; 2) Los Angeles; 3) Miami; 4) Chicago and Houston, tied; 5) San Francisco/Oakland; 6) Atlanta; 7) Baltimore; 8) Orlando; 9) northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C.,

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

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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. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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” Uber is not the first company trying to disrupt the trucking and freight brokerage business (see Transfix , Convoy and Cargo Chief ), but it certainly has the most funding and brand recognition, and with Bill Driegert on board, a proven executive who understands the industry. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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But as the article goes on to say: For more than a year, the San Francisco company has been trying to build what its chief executive once called “an urban logistics fabric” that enables drivers who shuttle passengers with the tap of a smartphone to pick up food, grocery items and packages along the way. Those ports will then become more cost competitive because it is cheaper to move cargo by water than over land.

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

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European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China. Let’s look at some examples: Michelin-guide restaurant The Morris in San Francisco, offers kerbside pickups of its entire fine dining menu, including charcuterie and its signature dish, smoked duck.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review


Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

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All three of these digital freight brokerage platforms provide sharing of truck and ship capacity , helping to reduce inefficiencies relating to unused cargo space.

10 Technologies That Are Going To Change Your Life

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If it works, we could see a transport connection open up between San Francisco and Los Angeles in just a few years. Though it may not carry live passengers for some time while its safety is proven, it’s entirely feasible that the Hyperloop could transport cargo from one location to another in minutes, replacing some of the 18-wheelers currently hauling freight above ground. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Who’s Using Blockchain in 2020, and How?

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For instance, in the United States, a regional brewer in the San Francisco Bay area, Alpha Acid, has teamed up with tech giant Oracle to develop a blockchain-technology platform that’s accelerating and automating supply chain transactions.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

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These include Line 2 in Barcelona, the Victoria line in London, San Francisco’s BART system, and many others. Pilotless cargo jets that do not carry passengers might be more acceptable and could well be a precursor to automated passenger flights – assuming the cyber security issue is solved. The incentive for cargo carriers is the potential for reaping huge cost savings if they can take human pilots out of the cockpit. Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

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Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Our experts can help you ship even the most unique cargo. Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment. When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. When he received photos of the stagecoach, he had to check out its history.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017


Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. Making predictions in technology, even just one year out, are generally an exercise in futility, so this really isn't a forecast for 2017, but more a list of trends that I am interested in and keeping my eye on.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

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For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, October’s total cargo volume broke the all-time record for the month. And in today’s Wall Street Journal, there’s an article highlighting how “a San Francisco-based automated logistics firm called Zipline International Inc. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

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The Chanje all-electric large delivery style van is equipped to haul up to 6,000 pounds and up to 580 cubic feet of cargo, all with zero vehicle exhaust emissions. Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

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Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships (WSJ – sub. As of today [July 20, 2017], the company will suspend operations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and only operate in San Francisco, where the company is based. Amazon reported its Q2 2017 results yesterday.