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What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

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.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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. . Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

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. Why does air transport matter? Certain planes are more suited to certain sorts of cargo.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Sixteen months later, a virtual lifetime in the technology realm, the crowd sourcing economy shows no signs of slowing with numerous solutions emerging across a host of industries. Consider the TV program Shipping Wars as an illustration.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. Freight is a vital foundation for virtually any industry that relies on the transportation of goods. Image source. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

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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A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. However, the volume of product should be carried in each transportation mode wasn’t obvious. “We

IATA Launches IATA ONE Source Platform

Supply Chain Brain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform that enables the air cargo industry to match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities and certifications of service providers

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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.”

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

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. DHL Express’ air courier service really took off when its founder, Larry Hillblom, saw a niche for courier delivery – making ocean shipping faster. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 5 Most Evil Genius Cargo: Lasers.

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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. Each container has a different barcode, which is scanned upon entering and exiting transport. Between each barcode scan, shipping containers go quiet.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. With approximately 70 percent of the world's trade currently transported via sea lanes, the potential benefits are significant.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. The charge for same-day delivery from macys.com or bloomingdales.com is a flat $5 above standard ground shipping fees. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.” As well, Cargo Chief locates cost-saving empty—or partially empty—available backhaul from in-service carriers.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. • Disagreements over shipping practices within the industry itself.

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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. Sources: [link].

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, 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. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, 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. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. Sources: * IANA.

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).**. Did you know that the U.S.

6 Costly Transportation Management Software Mistakes Technology Can Correct

GTG Technology Group

The result has been a push toward high-tech Transportation Management Software (TMS) and cloud-based IT. Human error accounts for a large amount of loss in transportation. A major challenge in transportation is ensuring that freight is always packed and shipped in the most efficient way. New technology can assess the best possible arrangement of cargo and routes. Sources: [link].

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

There’s nothing new, for example, about a carrier’s ability to monitor the interior temperature and humidity of a shipping container while in transit. Ettl says that drawback can be addressed through the use of Hyperledger , an open-sourced collaborative effort to develop blockchain technologies across industries. One can imagine a world in which blockchain becomes an indispensable part of tracking and monitoring all types of containers, via multiple modes of transportation.

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

Elementum

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? But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

May their memory continue to be a source of strength and comfort to their families and friends and us all. Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship? the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself.

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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Completed by the exporter, the bill of lading provides a list of the contents of the shipment, establishes the value of the cargo, and acts as a legally binding document through the shipping process. NAFTA Certificate of Origin – Completed by the exporter, the NAFTA Certificate of Origin (Form 434) certifies that the goods being shipped qualify for preferential treatment under the terms of NAFTA. Maintain Visibility with a Transportation Management System.

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