2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Rather than abandon the idea of updating you on trends emerging in the industry in 2020 and likely to deliver changes in the next two or three years, I thought I’d go ahead with it, and add some insights into how the Coronavirus crisis is accelerating or reversing them. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020.

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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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.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . 6 Key Trends in Supply Chain. Trends in supply chain are rapidly increasing the use of smart technologies to help with supply chain management. This is the value of having a transportation network. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates.

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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.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Second Trend: Relationship with global trade. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 17 th , 2019. In honor of the holiday, we’ve curated this week’s TIP List to showcase some of the trends shaping the future of the transportation and supply chain industry. Leading stories include the impact of emerging technologies on managed transportation services and strategies CPG businesses are implementing for success. Learn the impact of these technologies on managed transportation services.

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

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. 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.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

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. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality.

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?

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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. They need to precisely estimate the demand for fast-moving promotional items, while also accurately predicting sales trends for slow moving SKUs, quickly identify and attack the root cause of forecasting exception errors, so that profitable stocking levels can be achieved going forward. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.”

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. One of the major impacts this will have, if the trend continues, will be that road freight services will prosper at the expense of international air and sea, a worrying prospect for forwarders.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: March 2017

PLS Logistics

Amazon Plans Air Cargo Services for Chinese Retailers. The Seattle-based company plans to launch a site that will enable sellers from China to use its services to transport their goods to international markets. TransportationSomali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012. Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said last week, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012.

Trends—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air?

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1

Hyperloop: Do We Really Need It?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Virgin Hyperloop “completed the first test of its high-speed transportation technology with humans on board,” as reported by CNN. Industry Trends Transportation Management cargo transport DP World Cargospeed Hyperloop transportation managament Virgin Hyperloop

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand. Airlines that operate both passenger and cargo aircraft are keen to leverage passenger flights—with high yield passengers on the main deck and cargo in the belly—and limit exposure on freighters.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020

Requis

Here are the supply chain trends that we see shaping the conversation, and the actual evolution, of B to B in 2020. In most of the supply chain trends articles you’ll read this month, there’s a lot of excitement about technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, and in some sectors, BIM (building information modelling). In business to consumer markets, there has been a rising trend towards sustainable and ethical sourcing.

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.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

To learn more about the biggest trends shaping the logistics industry today, we reached out to a panel of logistics professionals and asked them to answer this question: “What are the biggest trends in logistics technology?” Read on to learn what our experts had to say about the most important logistics technology trends impacting the industry today. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating. Increasing application of robots As technology advances in the recent years, companies are applying more robots in manufacturing, warehousing and transportation.

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.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand. Airlines that operate both passenger and cargo aircraft are keen to leverage passenger flights—with high yield passengers on the main deck and cargo in the belly—and limit exposure on freighters.

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. Ready to improve your carrier management strategy and start building a better transportation experience?

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. Ready to improve your carrier management strategy and start building a better transportation experience?

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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3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They can easily scale up or down the number of planes needed for cargo. Although commercial 747s are being sold to cargo carriers in greater numbers, airlines can position their planes more accurately. 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018. That’s the backdrop for these three trends we’re keeping an eye on in 2018 as we prepare to help customers adapt to likely developments. There is only so much air cargo space available.

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Sea-Change or Shell-Game: The Transforming of International Inland Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

More narrowly applied to transportation and logistics, sea-changes have occurred throughout history: sail-to-steam-to-diesel propulsion or break-bulk to containerized cargo, for example. Now we are facing a more subtle sea-change – or maybe it’s more of a ripple – with the changing nature of how international import cargo is managed and paid for. Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers Logistics Trends Transportation multimodal ocean carrier ports Transplace

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Air Freight, Not as Competitive as it Could or Should Be

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics Trends Transportation air cargo eAWBAir freight is not as competitive as it could or should be. There has been a modal shift; roughly 400,000 tons have been lost to ocean each year since 2000. Part of this is beyond the control of the industry. But it is partly due to the fact that air is just not as fast, seller's shipping dock to the customer, as it should be.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

We expect this trend to continue. From a shipment volume perspective, we are seeing CPG products such as food and household products continuing to trend upwards, which aligns with year-over-year volume upticks through the mid-March through early-May period. For many Canadian shippers, manufacturing, automotive, and retail (clothing / furniture) has been negatively impacted as generally is the trend for these segments. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.