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. Flying is just 10% of the whole journey of your air cargo, the remaining — the more crucial part — is when it sits at the airport before boarding, after landing, waiting for approvals and paperwork at the customs, and while traveling on the road to reach its destination. 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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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.

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4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management. Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. 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.

A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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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. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

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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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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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility.

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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. Today’s complex networks of storage and intermodal transport face these challenges too. These and other factors have meant a rethink of supply chain security. Basics of Supply Chain Security. Security is part of a bigger whole. They can affect manufacturing, warehousing and transport. Security to defend these areas against deliberate hostility may have several dimensions. Security awareness.

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. During the emergency, there wasn’t time to figure out whose cargo should be jettisoned.

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Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has no controls.” 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. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd.

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance

Transplace

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance. By: Linda Bravo, Corporate Customs Broker, Transplace and Sergio Flores, Safety and Security Coordinator, Transplace. In today’s ever-chaining business environment, organizations are faced with ongoing security challenges. Customs and Border Protection ’s (CBP) multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. Recent Updates to the C-TPAT Program’s Minimum-Security Criteria.

How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges

Roambee

The same goes for transporting and tracking pharma products. Pharmaceuticals is one industry that's always standing on the verge of doing 'the next big thing' when it comes to not only medical, but also technological breakthroughs. With the Internet of Things (IoT) having become ubiquitous, it is now possible to be with your shipment like a shadow from the time it leaves your facility until it reaches its destination with the right solution.

Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

The recent cyber attacks and security breaches at Target and Home Depot drew executives’ attention to the vulnerability of their companies to this type of crime. In this case, that means challenging the prevailing method for supply chain security in response to the cyber security threat. High-profile breaches such as the ones cited above have spotlighted cyber security, but awareness of the actual risks involved is still relatively limited.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019. Service Cools Mexico’s Refrigerated Rail Potential : With less than 1% of refrigerated cargo moved in containers or trailers by rail despite costing up to one-fifth less than truck transport, Mexican intermodal rail will be able to grab market share if it can improve security, reliability, and capacity challenges. What transportation trends are you currently keeping an eye on?

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.

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

Cerasis

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. E-Commerce and TMS Are Key to Success The use of TMS in e-commerce allows shippers to leverage all modes of transportation, critical during peak shipping times and through the ongoing capacity crunch. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

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. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution

Freightos

Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. The digital era has introduced multiple technological solutions that make latent capacity visible and accessible to the market – Amazon does this for shelf space , Airbnb for hotel rooms, and Uber for transportation.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs. Like it or not, the industry is jettisoning the groovy, born-in-the-70s Cargo-IMP protocol and moving to the more robust Cargo-XML standard, which has already been rolled out for key air cargo documents such as air waybills, flight manifests, and house air waybills. Well, the old Cargo-IMP standard, although frozen with the last edition, is still around and working.

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MNX Global Logistics Uses Descartes for New Mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Compliance

Descartes

MNX Global Logistics is a premium global provider of specialized, expedited transportation and logistics services to customers in the life sciences, medical device, aviation and technology sectors. MNX is using the cloud-based Descartes Air Cargo Advance Screening™ (Descartes ACAS™) compliance solution to meet with the new mandatory advanced security filing requirements for air cargo imports into the U.S.

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How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. Another problem is cargo theft. Cargo theft causes losses of approximately $30 billion per year. Blockchain can help to solve these challenges of efficiency, transparency, tracking and security.

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

Finally, I asked Troy about security, if it’s as bad as we read in the papers. I have some opinions…I think drug cartels sell drugs, and those are the ones you’ve seen in the news battling back and forth…Cargo thieves steal cargo. carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability. Global Trade China cross-border trade Mexico NAFTA security Transplace transportation Troy Ryley It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

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? Researchers with computer security firm Trend Micro did just that, and the implications are disturbing. The wider lesson relates to the susceptibility of established communications and IT systems to security breaches. By hacking into the vessel identification system used by commercial shipping fleets worldwide.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. Transportation disruptions affect security, the economy, and public health.

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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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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How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. Another problem is cargo theft. Cargo theft causes losses of approximately $30 billion per year. Blockchain can help to solve these challenges of efficiency, transparency, tracking and security.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21st, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21 st , 2019. With this week’s observance of Earth Day, it’s only natural that our TIP List showcases a number of stories impacting the current transportation environment. FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques : The FMCSA has granted a five-year exemption (April 15, 2019 to April 15, 2024) to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations.