Bill of Lading: The Importance of Proper Documentation

SupplyPike

The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a required and legal shipping document to move freight. The document will serve as evidence in claims made of missing or damaged items. If there are any damages or missing items, this should be reflected in the document being signed.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Unless you are shipping food stuff, the delivery time will not affect the state of the goods and most people are reasonably understanding of the occasional late delivery. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Additionally, global trade scales are vulnerable to an impending digital documentation revolution, as noted by Kyunghee Park of Bloomberg.com. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Shippers have a tendency to view shipping as a standalone process, but it is much more than that.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

UltraShipTMS Partners with Microdea for Document Management

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS Users Can Opt to Enable Secure Digital Document Capture and Storage for Bills of Lading and other Logistics Docs. The post UltraShipTMS Partners with Microdea for Document Management appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

Unusual Shipping Laws

Supply Chain Link

Shipping freight internationally can be a daunting process. It’s important that you are well versed in the process of each country that is delivering or receiving your freight and that you have the required documentation to support your freight to ensure.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

New to International Shipping? Here’s how to make it simple!

4WL Consulting

Domestic and international shipping are very different. International shipping is paperwork intensive to say the least. When it comes to shipping documentation, there are no free passes and ignorance is no excuse. Ready to simplify your International Shipping?

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Such software is essential for maintaining documentation for customs, including the importer and exporter of record (IOR & EOR), documenting freight spend, and analyzing overall logistics operations.

Enabling Cloud Technology for Drop Shipping Success

BluJay Solutions

Implementing a drop shipping model is one of the best ways to solve the dilemma of exposing the business to increased risk and eroding profit margins in an attempt to grow revenues. This can be a constant struggle, and drop shipping only adds another layer to this challenge.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. They are also ensuring that a VGM is received from forwarders/NVOCCs and shippers as part of a shipping document.

Analyzing the Impact of the ELD Mandate on Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Instead, thanks to the strongest truckload shipping market since deregulation in 1980, the ELD mandate’s effect on the market is playing out in other ways. With ELDs in effect, lane waste and efficiency could be documented for the first time. .

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss international shipping management in the context of the new network platforms. . Visibility and timing once again take center stage related to international shipping. providing all necessary paperwork such as export licenses, and documentation.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator. Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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Analyzing the Impact of the ELD Mandate on Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Instead, thanks to the strongest truckload shipping market since deregulation in 1980, the ELD mandate’s effect on the market is playing out in other ways. With ELDs in effect, lane waste and efficiency could be documented for the first time. .

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. CargoSmart Launches Blockchain Initiative to Simplify Shipment Documentation Processes. The hackers are back at it again, this time targeting Cosco Shipping Holdings.

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5 More Common Sense, Yet Often Forgotten Basics for Less Than Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

A few months ago we wrote a tongue in cheek post about 5 Upfront Tips you can do to save on less than truckload shipping (a capitalization of Less than truckload). When it comes to less than truckload shipping, it’s no different. Document. Document. Document.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whenever possible, you can better position your freight and your business if you make time to find appropriate carriers and drivers and prepare your compliance documentation. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. Insufficient documentation.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection.

Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides

EFT

Maersk and IBM have pushed ahead with their blockchain-enabled shipping solution, which was announced on 9 th August under the name of TradeLens. Modern Terminals is pleased to participate as a Network Member in testing this exciting shipping industry innovation.". "As

Common Reasons For Shipping Setbacks: Shipper or Importer Delays

Promptus LLC

Documentation Issues Can Mean Cargo Delays Source Shipping delays are not only an inconvenience to both the shipper and recipient, but they can mean hefty fees if there are errors […] The post Common Reasons For Shipping Setbacks: Shipper or Importer Delays appeared first on Promptus, LLC.

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Digital LTL Shipping: How Digitized Bill of Lading Will Shape Future of LTL

Cerasis

The days of handling LTL freight manual are ending, and shippers need to understand how digital LTL shipping will play a vital role in shaping the future of the transportation industry. As shipping capacity grows tighter shippers need more options.

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

The MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. The Tricolor was coming up on Kariba , a Bahamian container ship, also heading west and was about to pass it on the starboard side. The video below documents the incredible story of the salvaging of the Tricolor.

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

The amount of time and effort saved by using these technologies makes them a must-have when transferring documents to another company. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies.

Shipping to Canada: Everything You Need to Know

PLS Logistics

Here’s everything you need to know about shipping to Canada: Paperwork. Shipping freight to Canada requires a lot of paperwork. It is important to ensure all of your documentation is done correctly to avoid delays in transit. Shipping Insurance Canada cross border

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What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?

Cerasis

As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?

Five Things to Consider When Selecting Multi-Carrier Shipping Software

Accelogix

Truckload (TL), less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package (Parcel) methods each have different rules, regulations and complex standards to plan for when shipping your product. Shipping labels have become complex, and each customer may have unique needs. Shipping internationally or shipping objects that contain hazardous goods may require placarding and notice to the carrier.

How is Your Supply Chain Positioned for the Ocean Carrier Mergers?

Talking Logistics

The most recent change on the ocean carrier front is the OOCL purchase by Cosco Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group for $6.3 With an estimated fleet of over 400 ships and 2.9 The numbers are staggering when talking about changes in the ocean shipping industry.

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What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Get your customs documents in order. and Mexican customs broker to pre-validate all customs documents prior to dispatching your shipment. On March 27, U.S.