Global Transportation and Logistics Services Providers DSV and Panalpina to Merge

Supply Chain Matters

This week featured the announcement of a significant merger among DSV and Panalpina, two European based global freight forwarders and logistics services providers, and a further sign of ongoing industry consolidation.

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It Ten years ago they might have had $1 billion in global revenues and today they’re at $10 billion after multiple acquisitions in different regions, [which creates its own set of challenges].

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%. Capturing Freight Spend Visibility.

Point of View Commentary: Techies vs. Brokers in Global Transportation and What Will Likely Change

Supply Chain Matters

The following is a Supply Chain Matters blog guest commentary contributed by Cory Margand, Co-Founder and CEO of SimpliShip.com, an online marketplace connecting international shippers directly with qualified, dedicated NVOCC’s and freight forwarders. We feature this point-of-view guest commentary as a sidebar to our 2017 Prediction of continued global transportation industry turbulence.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Typically, this means freight consolidation, mileage reduction, and proper carrier selection. Does the same apply in the global arena? Is your organization sophisticated enough to manage your international freight in house, or do you depend on freight forwarders? How does expedited freight fit into this?

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

Cerasis

Auditing is one of the least favorite tasks of people in the logistics and transportation industry, even among those who specialize in performing it! Freight Audit Benefits. Based on the research of inboundlogistics.com, freight costs can make up 10% of an organization’s expenditure.

Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit

CHAINalytics

The post Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation What's New FMIC FMIC Summit Keynote

Industry Commentary: American Shipper Global Transportation Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Nation

American Shipper recently released its annual benchmark report entitled “ Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Climbing the Visibility Sophistication Ladder.” It is an excellent report covering a number of pertinent industry aspects and challenges around developing visibility sophistication globally. When looking at other aspects of transportation process such as consolidation and routing opportunities, the measurement is quite simple.

Air Freight: Accelerating Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

Similarly, air cargo has been a viable mode of global transportation and has contributed to expanding markets for many shippers. This year has been challenging for air freight. Global Supply Chain 3pl Air Freight Cross-Border Export Freight Forwarding Optimization

Important Steps to Achieving Global Freight Management Success

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Doug Kahl and Joanne Chan from enVista will explore that question and share insights and advice on how to achieve global freight management success in this timely and informative episode.

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Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

A Warning from European Shippers as to Existing Ocean Container Capacity Disruption and Spiking Rates for Exporters

Supply Chain Matters

The European Shippers Council warned of pending industry supply chain disruption for exports from Europe caused by capacity limitations and spiking ocean container freight rates. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends global transportation industry disruption supply chain management industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

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3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

Transportfolio

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018.

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Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. Definition: As the name suggests, your freight is shipped as soon as a flight is available.

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy

Transportfolio

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy | C.H. In 2009, the global financial crisis hit the freight community hard, and consumers reduced spending and importers tightened their belts.

Reports of Softening U.S. Trucking Rates and Rising Global Logistics M&A are Not Coincidence

Supply Chain Matters

surface trucking rates this quarter, and a potential re-igniting of merger and acquisition activities involving global logistics carriers and services providers should capture the attention of industry supply chain management teams. . domestic freight volumes clipped in December.

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Report That Maersk Line Looks Toward Added Acquisitions in Logistics

Supply Chain Matters

The CEO of Maersk indicated to a European business publication that acquisitions involving land logistics and transportation services are expected over the next 2-3 years. That includes areas such as inter-modal surface transportation as well as operating warehouses.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

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The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

Various macro forces are redrawing the global trade map, and one of them is China’s revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route. Here’s an overview of the global trade possibilities and potential for the “new Silk Road.”. Silk Road increases global logistics options.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Globally, they stood at $4.8 But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Answers to some of the transportation industry’s biggest concerns could also lie in improved technology.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Globally, they stood at $4.8 But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Answers to some of the transportation industry’s biggest concerns could also lie in improved technology.

Panduit Optimizes Global Freight Spend with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud

Oracle SCM

Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment that supports power, communications, computing, control, and security systems. Value Chain Execution cloud freight otm panduit spend story transportation

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. The post The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics appeared first on Transportfolio.

Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

The development of global trade networks, supported by real-time data exchange and cloud-based software, allow potential partners worldwide to develop closer relationships than ever. One of rail freight’s key benefits is also a challenge to logistics firms.

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U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track

Transportfolio

Your transportation provider should bring all options to you. Research air freight options in situations you may have dismissed in the past. While backlogs are resolved, this may be an opportunity for you to keep your freight moving on time.

SCMR Interview with Drewry- Continued Turbulent Waters for Ocean Container Interests

Supply Chain Matters

Within our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (now available in complimentary research report- see note below), Prediction Five indicates a turbulent upcoming year in global transportation. For readers unfamiliar with Drewry, the firm is globally recognized in sea freight market intelligence and benchmarking and a specialist advisor in international sea freight procurement.

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

Transportfolio

One way global shippers can deal with tight transit times and fast changes in demand is to keep a lot more inventory on hand. LCL offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for ocean freight. Before selecting a freight forwarder, ask them if they run their own consolidations.

The Pros and Cons of Air Charter Service

Transportfolio

This is especially true when the transportation industry faces disruptions, whether they be natural catastrophes, strikes, or shortages. This is a good option for situations when you do not have enough freight to fill a plane but still need capacity.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

Transportfolio

When this happens, all the merchants with freight on the vessel are required to share in the cost of the expenditure before the goods are released. The vessel carrying your freight sustains damage and requires repair at a port of refuge in order to proceed with the intended voyage.

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Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

Transportfolio

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container.

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Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

Transportfolio

You’re familiar with the fast paced environment and fluctuating circumstances in the logistics and transportation industry, so it’s no surprise that 2014 was full of change.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

Transportfolio

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1.