Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

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That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Interestingly enough, since the start of the pandemic, cargo theft has fallen off as much as 85%, according to Alex Lennane at The Loadstar. As they are now being reversed, experts believe that rates of cargo theft will spike as thieves try to recoup “lost wages.” Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply Chain

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When Your Air Cargo Went to Vegas With Roambee…

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Roambee can make air cargo shipping a breeze with real-time sensor data monitoring, analytics, and control-tower action. supply chain security Multimodal Shipment Tracking IoT + AI + RPA RPA In Supply Chain AI Enabled Supply Chain IoT In Supply Chain air cargo track and trace air cargo tracking air cargo efficiency Supply chain control towers

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How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

If you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. According to FreightWatch International (FWI), the risk of cargo theft will increase this year, compared to 2014. Cargo theft prevention and recovery network, CargoNet, reported that almost 90 million dollars in cargo was stolen last year.

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

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.

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.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide.

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

Security has been an issue since supply chains began. These and other factors have meant a rethink of supply chain security. Basics of Supply Chain Security. Security is part of a bigger whole. Security to defend these areas against deliberate hostility may have several dimensions. Paperwork and tallies for shipping and receiving are part of this. Goods origination, third-party security, foreign customs are examples. Security awareness.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Someone filed a false tax return using my Social Security number and made off with a refund check. When I tried to file my tax return electronically, the IRS rejected it because “a return with that Social Security number has already been filed,” so I had to file a paper return and wait almost a year to get the situation cleared up and get my refund. One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Keep the cargo moving.

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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.

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. General average is a throwback to the days when a crew tossed cargo overboard to lighten the ship in a storm. Ship owners have a lien on the ship’s cargo.

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How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has no controls.” The threat of delays at Zeebruge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the broad economic risks of Brexit, not least for the U.K., Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. This article will explain to you how to implement the end-to-end supply chain security program. Review of Security Program. Customs and Border Protection with focus on the international cargoes bound for the United States. Supply Chain Security.

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Phantom Ships Signal Real Security Problems

Supply Chain @ MIT

How can you make a cargo vessel vanish and replace it with a ship that does not exist? By hacking into the vessel identification system used by commercial shipping fleets worldwide. Researchers with computer security firm Trend Micro did just that, and the implications are disturbing. Marine installations such as lighthouses and buoys use the same system to relay positioning information to the shipping community.

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. Most shipments are going to be conducted by air or ground shipping, as sea shipping is usually used for major exports and agriculture. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Air shipping is best used for high priority goods that are lightweight.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches.

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Complex management systems track shipping containers across the globe. Transportation management systems (TMS) use this information in combination with cutting-edge software solutions to monitor shipping times, routes, and logistics.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

trillion in cargo annually. While the Coast Guard initiated a number of activities and coordinating strategies to improve physical security in specific ports, it has not conducted a risk assessment that fully addresses cyber-related threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers.

Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

And you might tell the buyer, that you will not ship anything, before you have not received the money. To minimize the risk, the bank will only finance your supply chain based on certain securities. Such securities could be a signed contract between you and the buyer (e.g. 10% financing) the bill of lading at the moment the product is shipped (e.g. 25% financing) Cargo monitoring could increase the value of such securities.

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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.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S. Shipping Overseas. Secure backup buyers.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too.

[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. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. 3: Don’t Forget Lo-tech Security Too.

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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. Unit loads of items secured to a pallet or skid are also used.

How to Ship Them Aliens

Freight Center

Airport security is a little tight nowadays and bicycles don’t really fly like in the movies. Shipping your alien and their UFO is probably your best bet! Luckily, 3PLs have evolved to give you custom tailored shipping solutions no matter what your shipping needs are. How to ship your alien. Nothing will harm your cargo and nothing will break out of a sturdy crate. Cargo that is not properly packaged could sustain damage or damage others around it.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights.