Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation

Vinculum

Introduction: A warehouse always seems like such a simple concept – “they store things, and then maybe sort them, pack them, deliver some of them – pretty straightforward”. Warehouse success is a direct result of creating efficiencies while maintaining profitability.

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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What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Reduce your warehouse costs.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Baltimore active for 300+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Therefore it can accommodate some of the largest container ships in the world. About five years ago, on July 19, 2016, the Ever Lambent, a Taiwanese-flagged cargo-carrier, was the first supersized container ship to dock in Baltimore after traversing the just-widened Panama Canal.

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed. While some retained a certain rate level, others thought they could fill up their ships by doing it cheaper, destroying the market.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

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%.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

How E-Commerce Is Reinventing the Humble Warehouse

MIT Supply Chain

Nowhere are these changes more evident than in warehousing. The warehouse, a mainstay of supply chains, is getting a makeover as retailers move closer to customers so they can fulfill buyers’ unquenchable thirst for instant gratification.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Two widely used means of transportation are less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping and full-truckload (FTL). If businesses need to get something shipped fast, FTL could be the best option.

Learn a new term: Drayage Container Shipping

20Cube Logistics

What is drayage shipping? When a freight forwarder has to move consignment over short distances, viz between rail yards, ports, facilities or other shipping hubs of the same metropolitan area is considered as container drayage shipping. Port to warehouse/dockyard/shipping hub.

FreightWaves Classics: PortMiami handles cargo and cruises

The Supply Chain Journal

PortMiami is one of the busiest ports in the United States because it is both a major cargo gateway in the Americas as well as being the largest passenger port in the world. A ship off Miami in the 1920s. Cargo at the Port of Miami. The city and port of Miami are the U.S.

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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.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. billion global cargo express and logistics company. million pounds of cargo each day. cargo on trucks.

EV Cargo Technology’s e-Doc Webinar Showcases Speed To Sale Improvements For Retailers

EV Cargo Technology

Responding to demand from global retail clients, EV Cargo Technology’s e-documentation functionality is set to enhance efficiency and visibility for EV Cargo Technology’s clients, transforming how they work with their vendors.

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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.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

GlobalTranz

Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

In the article, he wrote about Amazon Relay, the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon the carrier, and the expansion of its warehousing capabilities. Amazon Warehousing. The delivery stations are smaller terminals that will receive Amazon goods and ship them out to end consumers.

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said. Matson’s annual contracts with beneficial cargo owners generally run from May 1.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

GlobalTranz

It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

GlobalTranz

Do you have a messy, unorganized warehouse? We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Optimising your warehouse storage system to ensure that it stays organized at all times of the month will be a dream come true, right? There are many ways to optimize your warehouse storage system, such as: 1. Warehouse

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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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Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

To get from the factory to a retail shelf you have ports, terminals, rail, trucks, warehouses, and much more to consider. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. Robinson mega container ships ocean shipping

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 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

<p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network.</p>

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said. Matson’s annual contracts with beneficial cargo owners generally run from May 1.

Cargo Insurance: What is it, What are the Types, & Do I Need it for My Shipment?

GlobalTranz

Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. What Is Cargo Insurance? Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

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Three Supply Chain Risk Management Lessons You Can Learn from the Suez Canal Block

CH Robinson Logistics

The Ever Given vessel is floating, but the ship is not out of hot water. Although the cargo on the Ever Given is still at a standstill, other ships have been able to freely move through the canal over the past few weeks.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.