Lufthansa Cargo Boosts Handling Performance with New Production Planning System

DELMIA Quintiq

Lufthansa Cargo has finalized the implementation of its production planning and control (PPC) transformation project. The performance of the hub is crucial for the global Lufthansa Cargo supply chain as approximately 80 per cent of all transit cargo flows through Frankfurt. “An

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7 Ways Businesses Can Manage Supply Chain Shortages in 2021

ToolsGroup

As we head into the holiday season, supply delays, logistics constraints and inflation are looming over shoppers and retailers—and the manufacturers and distributors who keep them in supply. 7 practical strategies to minimize risk and manage supply chain shortages.

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

All Things Supply Chain

… Logistics Supply Chain Fails logistics supply chain failOn August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Beirut’s port caught fire and exploded.…

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Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. Supply Chain Visibility air cargo visibility

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Airline group says cargo grew 7.7% in August

The Supply Chain Journal

IATA said available cargo space fell 1.6 The combination of strong demand and a limited supply of aircraft has led to significant rate increases this year. Clive reports on cargo tons sold, whereas IATA reports on cargo tons flown.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. See You At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit?

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. Air mail (consisting of mail and small packages) was the primary cargo carried during the earliest years of aviation.

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FAA gives passenger airlines 6-month extension for cabin cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

commercial airlines to carry cargo in the main cabin when passengers are not present, citing an ongoing need to provide extra cargo lift capability while passenger traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels. FAA approves cargo to ride in passenger seats.

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Shanghai airport facility in COVID lockdown, cargo backlog expected

The Supply Chain Journal

Multiple logistics companies are reporting that authorities have suspended operations in a major warehouse at Shanghai Pudong International Airport because of a COVID outbreak, putting a halt to most freighter activity at China’s largest cargo airport.

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Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent supply chain disruptions are forcing organizations to challenge the prevailing wisdom and look for newer approaches to decision making. The simultaneous shocks to demand and supply, and the magnitude of these shocks are not something the world ever experienced.

Maestro choreographs way around O’Hare cargo gridlock

The Supply Chain Journal

Maestro International Cargo, a local company that provides airside ground handling services for airlines, is shuttling import shipments off the ramp to a new warehouse three miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to alleviate huge backlogs at airport terminals.

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Boutique French airline ventures into air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Many passenger airlines have expanded cargo services out of necessity since the start of the COVID pandemic. Now, a boutique French carrier is leveraging the crisis to start cargo operations from scratch. tons of cargo, WFS said in a news release. Branching out into cargo.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Why are supply chains so messed up?

The Supply Chain Journal

Anyone that has been around supply chains knows that there have always been issues and challenges. The global supply chain infrastructure that exists simply can’t handle the volume of products flowing through the economy. Ships at anchor, waiting to offload their cargo.

Boost Your Ice Cream Supply Chain Quality Compliance | Case Study

Roambee

To keep the favorite dessert in its best shape and flavor, ice cream supply chains across the globe push to keep up with quality compliance. Ice cream — the one of the world's most-loved desserts — is best served when it is frosty cold.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Retailers eye more air cargo as COVID lockdowns intensify in Vietnam

The Supply Chain Journal

Airfreight rates from the country are rapidly escalating because of the spike in demand for all-cargo charter capacity, according to logistics companies that manage freight movements. The COVID situation has also reduced air cargo capacity.

3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind

Roambee

The in-air segment of your air cargo’s journey is only one part and constitutes a considerably smaller part of the journey’s time on an average, the remaining comprises of the first mile, time spent in storage, time spent at airports, and the last mile.

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DHL Sees Added Air Cargo Capacity Easing Supply Chain Snarls

Supply Chain Brain

German delivery firm DHL expects global supply chain bottlenecks to ease next year as the return of air travel adds cargo capacity and higher vaccination rates keep a lid on COVID-19 infections

Mazda shuts down plants as cargo flights from Shanghai dry up

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo operations continue to deteriorate at Shanghai Pudong International Airport after the detection of another COVID case, as a key terminal operator functions with a skeleton crew and freighter airlines cancel more flights, logistics industry professionals say. . ( Updated Aug.

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Yesterday’s FreightWaves article was FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1). T his is a DC-2 flown by KLM, a major European passenger/cargo airline. The Berlin Airlift also fueled public interest in air cargo in a way nothing else had done.

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Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. Cargo transfer requirements.

Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chains in 2021 are living in an alternate dimension. That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore.

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Supply chain woes drag down Nike sales

The Supply Chain Journal

Snarled supply chains and lost production from factory closures due to COVID are dampening Nike Inc.’s Companies ramped up orders to recover depleted inventories as consumer demand took off, putting more cargo in the system than ocean carriers could handle.

Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak

The Supply Chain Journal

The only time shipping costs have been that high was during the early days of the pandemic when the mass grounding of passenger flights took away a vast amount of cargo space. Cargo disruption at major Chinese airports due to COVID-19 regulations.

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Audit recommends enhancements for DHS air cargo security programs

The Supply Chain Journal

through air cargo. Under the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program, air carriers provide six data elements from the manifest to Customs prior to loading. RELATED NEWS: TSA to reveal security plan for air cargo industry.

Global Supply Chain News on Now Air Cargo Congestion also Creating Huge Delays

Supply Chain Digest

Two Week Delays to Get Cargo at JFK and LAX

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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. 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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Amazon Air bumps cargo handler from Newark airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Alliance Ground International, a Miami-based cargo handling services provider, said Tuesday it has opened a new import handling facility five minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport after getting displaced from its existing airport warehouse by Amazon Air.

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United Express operator Air Wisconsin dips toe in air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Air Wisconsin, which flies under the United Express brand as a regional partner of United Airlines, is exploring opportunities as an all-cargo carrier with a single freighter it expects to deploy in early December, President and CEO Robert Binns said.

Will Supply Chain Technology Help Shippers When Next Crisis Happens?

Talking Logistics

The Suez Canal Blockage of 2021 has cleared, and cargo is again flowing through that crucial gateway from Asia to Europe. Read more Will Supply Chain Technology Help Shippers When Next Crisis Happens? The post Will Supply Chain Technology Help Shippers When Next Crisis Happens?

We Are Finalists in the 2020 Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards!

All Things Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain has qualified as a finalist in two categories in the 2020 Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards!

TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

The Supply Chain Journal

Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

Port of New Orleans sees 22% bump in breakbulk cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of New Orleans reported 140,391 total tons of breakbulk cargo during June, a 22% year-over-year increase from June 2020. Breakbulk shipments to the port included steel coils and heavy-lift/project cargo. US wants to reclaim critical rare earth supply chain.

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Why You Should Care about End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Roambee

Now that the Canal is open again, the global supply chain is adjusting to yet another “black swan” event – and recognizing the need for end-to-end supply chain visibility.