Global Logistics—June 2015

Inbound Logistics

fashion industry supports extension of African Growth & Opportunity Act; Cuba’s Port of Mariel attracts investment from CMA CGM; China looks to replicate U.S. rail freight modelMiddle East countries show signs of regional collaboration around transportation and logistics; China’s “red supply chain” threatens Taiwanese semiconductor industry; India looks to Korea as both a model and partner for its economic modernization program; U.S.

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Global Logistics—June 2015

Inbound Logistics

fashion industry supports extension of African Growth & Opportunity Act; Cuba’s Port of Mariel attracts investment from CMA CGM; China looks to replicate U.S. rail freight modelMiddle East countries show signs of regional collaboration around transportation and logistics; China’s “red supply chain” threatens Taiwanese semiconductor industry; India looks to Korea as both a model and partner for its economic modernization program; U.S.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend.

Trending Transportation News: July 2016

PLS Logistics

FedEx Delivers to Cuba. FedEx became the first American freight carrier with rights to deliver freight to Cuba. FedEx says they will begin service on January 15, 2017. Their rights extend to July 15, 2018. Amazon Tests Drone Delivery in U.K. Amazon has partnered with the British government to test drone parcel delivery technology.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – April 2015. Shipping Line CMA CGM Signs Deal for Cuba Logistics Hub (WSJ – sub. According to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive, people spend 45 percent of their time at work doing this. Can you guess? Answer at the end of the post.

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

Talking Logistics

December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). billion of freight under management.” Who knows, maybe we’ll see TMC open a Control Tower in Cuba in the not too distant future, in which case I’ll promptly invite myself over for a tour. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

He had just arrived from Cuba, and having grown up on a farm, seeing those tall buildings rise from the ground was simply amazing. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service. “Another crown jewel in this transaction is Con-way’s subsidiary, Menlo Logistics, an asset-light top 30 global contract logistics provider with additional lines of business in freight brokerage and managed transportation. Today is September 11. I never forget.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

What does the future hold for Cuba and my family there? I go back to what I said last year when people were asking me what I thought about President Obama normalizing relations with Cuba: I really don’t know what to think. This I know: Unless you have lived in Cuba or have family still living there, you know nothing about the realities there. Cargobase goes Ocean Freight. September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Fidel is dead.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Third, it is essential the system generate pre-invoices to reduce carrier invoice uncertainties, eliminate fraud, and manage freight spend. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With almost 2 feet of snow on the ground, the Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard here in Boston, but I was prepared with my “Made in Cuba” snow shovels. November 2014 North American Freight Numbers. With more snow in the forecast for this weekend, I’m ordering a few more pairs for my neighbors right now. CubanLivingInNewEngland. In other news this week… DHL successfully tests Augmented Reality application in warehouse. Tesco Launches Social Network for Suppliers (The Telegraph).

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This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It’s what my father did when he worked in the sugarcane fields in Cuba and dreamed of escaping poverty. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002.

Logistics, Perpetually in Motion (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2016)

Talking Logistics

Addressed customs initiatives in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Cuba and Paraguay. Back to the “logistics in motion” theme, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage segment of the industry has experienced significant changes over the past decade. While at the conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Rennie Alston, CEO of American River International , an international and domestic freight forwarding company and a Descartes customer.