Doing Business in the United States

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In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Cargo transportation in the U.S.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. trillion in cargo annually. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

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Reducing Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can help minimize theft and secure the supply chain

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Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. ports of entry in Texas and California should see the most immediate effects of the new law, with more efficient cross-border transit times as a direct result of pre-clearing cargo through U.S. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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

Cerasis

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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Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance

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Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance. Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

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Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks. Impacts to the United States. Savannah and Brunswick are predicting an import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

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 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

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According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. ACCEL is working with the United Nations Logistics Cluster in Liberia to facilitate distribution.

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Global Logistics—August 2015

Inbound Logistics

In spite of U.S.

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Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

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Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. WebCargo Sky , the world’s largest air cargo platform for live pricing, capacity assessment, and eBooking from global airlines.

Delivery by Drone Remains a Foreign Pursuit

Logistics Trends and Insights

But successful pilots have one thing in common—they’ve either taken place in rural areas or outside of the United States where aviation regulations are not as strict. With this new funding, Volocopter will work toward certifying its VoloCity aircraft, its air taxi eVTOL designed to transport people, as well as continue the development of a next-generation iteration of its VoloDrone, which is the cargo-carrying version of its aircraft. By Amy Wunderlin.

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

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

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That includes $96 billion of exports to the United States. Sarah Golding, president of IPA and chief executive at CHI & Partners, called for the industry to do more to protective itself, stating that an estimated 20% of the $32 billion spent on digital video and display advertising is fraudulently billed. If an airport is closed, it is important to be the first one to know and the first one trying to move the cargo through alternate routes/intermodal.”.

Tariffs and Trucking: Where Do We Stand?

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Both the United States and China are implementing new tariffs involving steep tax increases that are complicating the traditionally codependent economic relationship. All cargo ships coming in from China currently pay a 25% tariff upon entering the U.S., Similarly, cargo ships from the U.S. resulting in price increases that make consumers hesitant to buy. entering […]. The post Tariffs and Trucking: Where Do We Stand? appeared first on Kuebix.

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FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

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As a result, they are currently believed to be the largest customs broker in the United States and one of the most digitized and efficient. The Freightos Group is proud to announce that FedEx Logistics has rolled out WebCargo AcceleRate by Freightos, our multi-modal rate management and sales digitization platform, and WebCargo Air , the premier air cargo pricing, quoting, and eBooking platform, which spans over 330 airlines. .

Global Logistics—August 2015

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In spite of U.S.

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How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

Transplace

Air export cargo to China is critically impacted due to the cancellation of many commercial airlines flying in and out of the country. Ocean vessels that loaded the week of January 20 th have sailed and are arriving now on the West Coast of the United States.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

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While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. However, when the demand for passenger travel plummeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dramatic reduction in cargo capacity followed. Lastly, we understand your need to continue moving your PPE cargo as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

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The trucking industry is hugely important for the United States’ supply chain— 67% of all freight in the U.S. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home. Aside from easing cargo shipping, these new platforms would help truck drivers earn more income by removing steep freight broker fees from the equation.

The need to know

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The United States and Taiwan said on Friday they were seeking “like-minded” democracies to join a shift in global supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic, as Washington looks to accelerate a move away from economic reliance on China.

The need to know

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The United States and Taiwan said on Friday they were seeking “like-minded” democracies to join a shift in global supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic, as Washington looks to accelerate a move away from economic reliance on China.

The need to know

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Walmart’s ( WMT.N ) e-commerce platform Flipkart has partnered with a startup backed by spirits giant Diageo to deliver alcohol in two Indian states, according to government letters seen by Reuters, months after Amazon ( AMZN.O ) planned a similar foray.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. For the time being, ice-breaking cargo ships (capable of operating in ice up to four feet thick) will continue to have the strongest presence in the region. In 2013, the first commercial bulk carrier transited the Northwest Passage, carrying cargo from from Canada to Finland.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S. This freight forwarding term stands for the United States West Coast.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

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Robinson also has expedited options with weekly consolidations to North America from the United Kingdom, Antwerp, Hamburg, Prague, and Le Havre, with extensive coverage of destinations across the United States. Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry.

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

But I think the most important factor is people want things quicker, faster, and more efficiently, and it’s hard to beat a country that’s 24 to 72 hours away from most points in the United States. 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.

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Doing Business in India

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It is the eighth-largest country in the world at about one-third the size of the United States. India has 253 airports with paved runways and most are able to support cargo traffic. India has 1,731 vessels in its merchant marine, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers. Both numbers put them in the top 10 worldwide, so regardless of how you choose to ship products, cargo transportation is readily accessible.

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The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

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and is transported to the nearest cargo-shipping airport. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. Cargo departing Memphis can reach just about anybody in the United States in the optimal shortest amount of time — making it the perfect sorting site for overnight shipments. Because it’s just a short jaunt from what’s called the mean center of the United States population (located in eastern Missouri).

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

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The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. In the United States, the Pandemic has yet to Peak.

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