Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

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Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%. The situation is better for air freight.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. Freight Insights

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

As we see this year, there are more cars on the road (meaning carriers want that attractive freight), and we are also seeing tight capacity. Don't let the bird not be the star of the show, make sure your freight is ready to go! Do you know your freight classes ?

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. Freight Insights

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. For comparison, in 2016, diesel fuel prices were just US $2.14 Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight truckingTransportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. For comparison, in 2016, diesel fuel prices were just US $2.14 Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight truckingTransportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Because consumers use technology to do on-the-spot price comparisons, they can order from any company in the world that has their desired product. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Because consumers use technology to do on-the-spot price comparisons, they can order from any company in the world that has their desired product. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

Big Data, Dynamic Freight Pricing and Bid Savings (maybe)

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog from our friend Augie Grasis who shows us how big data can work to our advantage with dynamic freight pricing. Such is the case in the LTL freight industry as well. . The most progressive carriers are tracking their every move by collecting data about every aspect of their business and every piece of freight they move. One example of the utilization of Big Data is dynamic pricing of LTL freight. Data Freight

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

One result has been a transformation of seasonal freight trends, and transportation spending, especially in the fourth quarter of each year. Before 2013, October was the busiest month for freight transportation, as merchandise had to be on store shelves in advance of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Evaluating Shipper Needs & Carrier Options: LTL Freight Shipping vs. Parcel Hundredweight Programs

Cerasis

An effective logistics management program takes all factors into account to make the best freight shipping decision. Shippers may consider dimensional pricing models versus freight weight package rates before choosing parcel shipping. Shippers Must Increase Packaging to Protect Freight.

All Quiet On The Eastern Front: Freight Rate Update W7

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk7. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. Ocean Freight Pricing. About The Freightos International Freight Index. All Quiet On The Eastern Front.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015. Freight stats dominated the news this week.

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LSPs and Freight Forwarders optimistic on market recovery

BluJay Solutions

With over two thirds of companies surveyed expecting growth in the next 12 months and the majority of smaller firms feeling more optimistic, including 90% of 4PLs and over 80% of freight forwarders and 3PL’s, the outlook for the logistics and transport industry seems to be looking up.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What freight qualifies for LCL shipping. Only freight that can account for added transport time is a good fit for expedited LCL shipping. LCL shipping vs. full container load (FCL) or air freight. The most obvious cost savings for LCL shipping is in comparison to air freight.

Top 10 markets for freight in 2018

DAT Solutions

The surge in truckload demand led to record-high rates last year , as freight brokers and shippers routinely had trouble securing capacity. For comparison, there were 161 million loads posted on the DAT Load Board in 2017. Rankings based on transaction data in DAT RateView.

Visibility for Freight Audit and Payment is More Important Than Ever

Intelligent Audit

Given the complications of apples-to-apples price comparisons between carriers that already existed, the post-COVID world will see this issue compound further. From a comparison perspective, this makes it extremely difficult to compare prices between carriers. Freight Spend Volume/Mode.

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

Freightos

This tremendous growth was driven by freight shipping, which scaled in size but didn’t significantly improve underlying technology, getting bigger, not getting smarter. Four years ago… …we set out to change this by bringing freight shipping online.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August.

Chinese New Year Is On The Radar: Freight Rate Update W3

Freightos

Chinese New Year Is On The Radar: Freight Rate Update Wk 3. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Capacity is getting tighter for ocean freight, especially for China-US East Coast, but still manageable.

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Stable Prices In Advance Of CNY Shutdown: Freight Rate Update W6

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk6. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. That said, China-US air freight rates barely moved from last week, currently at $3.25-$5.00 (USD/kg).

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Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts

Freightera

“Freightera is a B2B website focused on finding the best deals for shipping, compiling different companies’ quotes in a manner similar to flight and hotel comparison sites.” Freight Shipping Solution Green Freight Technology & Innovation

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand.

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Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. Changes in freight-rate structure.

The Ever Increasing Importance of Focusing on LTL Management as LTL Use Increases

Cerasis

The transportation mode LTL, or Less Than Truckload, has grown to become the predominant, preferred means of freight transportation across the US. But, absolute gains in LTL freight volumes have been decent, such that tonnage in 2014 passed the pre-recession highs.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). By comparison, that’s almost as large as the15th largest US passenger fleet. And As For Global Freight…. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Freight Marketplaces : Cargomatic is a prime example of the rebirth of freight marketplaces. Freight Insights General

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Thanksgiving: 3 Reasons We’re Thankful For Freight

Freightos

So here are three changes that freight has given to us on Thanksgiving. 1: Cheap freight made Black Friday what it is. And it stems from the development of the global economy (freer trading, cheaper production, cheaper freight), with consumers in many countries who can now afford to spend for the fun of it. 2: Freight rates are cheaper this year. If you’re into logistics, you’ve watched international freight costs plunge over the past year. Freight Insights

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Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Freight Brokerage ‘Booking Structures’.

Freight economy continues to grow, despite market volatility

DAT Solutions

Financial markets are largely driven by emotion, but freight flows are not. Despite these potential problems, we maintain a cautiously bullish outlook, since the freight markets — or more accurately goods flows — have a well-earned reputation for predictive value.