UPS Warns of Possible Freight-Worker Strike

Material Handling and Logistics

The freight business makes up about 5% of UPS’s sale and has the lowest profit margin of the company’s three units. will halt pickups from freight customers as early as Nov. A new five-year contract with the 250,000 parcel workers was ratified in October.

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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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries). Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Those shippers with freight in?Montana

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. And until recently, he was an archtypical “insider”, an executive at one of the world’s largest and most respected forwarders, DB Schenker, where he was responsible for the New York market. Declining Freight Rates.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. The post How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

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Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. We all knew they were working on it but this past week we saw such a deluge of articles on how Amazon may/may not take over the digital freight brokerage market just like we see with every other market that Amazon touches. Amazon may have also played a role in New England Motor Freight’s bankruptcy earlier this year.

Working with freight forwarding companies in New Jersey

I.C.E. Transport

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the third-busiest port in the US, and the busiest on the East Coast. What do you gain when you work with a New Jersey-based freight forwarder? ocean shipping freight brokersWhen you ship through a facility of that size, access to local knowledge and connections could save you time and money.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships this week, and East Coast ports have been expanding efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast. But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards. From WSJ : Cities from the Gulf Coast to New York are also trying to lure more Asian imports once the canal opens.

Loadsmart and One Network Help Shippers Secure Reliable Transportation at the Lowest Cost

The Network Effect

Loadsmart and One Network Partner to Create a Seamless and Automated Freight Brokering Experience New York, July 23, 2019 — The post Loadsmart and One Network Help Shippers Secure Reliable Transportation at the Lowest Cost appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Transportation freight logistics transportation management

At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Freight Rate Update W45

Freightos

At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Freight Rate Update Wk 45. A Tale Of Two Cities, But At Long Last Ocean Freight Rates Are Rising. Dickens may not have had freight on his mind but for peak season…it’s truly the best of times and the worst of times. Over the past three months Shanghai (PVG)-New York (JFK) air rates have shot up by 70%, while Shanghai-Frankfurt rates have literally doubled. Shanghai-New York (PVG-JFK).

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?

Freightos

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS? In the run up to the July 1, 2016 requirement that there must now be a verification of the gross mass of packed containers, Freightos research has determined that only one third (36%) of FCL freight quotes are still being saved with a weight. By and large, logistics providers and shippers currently avoid getting accurate weights for FCL freight shipments. Ports are obligated to enforce the new SOLAS rules.

Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

4WL Consulting

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. The listed classifications are not absolutes – freight companies can and will accept changes if you can provide a good reason for doing so. Always talk to your logistics company before shipping out a new type of product.

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Does Excel excel at Freight Rate Management?

Freightos

For many of them, Excel is still the default “automated” freight pricing system. Or is rate management doomed to hold back freight sales? Why freight rate management is necessary. Rate management supports tender and spot quote activities for freight forwarders. The average freight sales rep spends over 40% of his time on pricing and data, which means a reduced profit margin and less time spent with clients. Want better freight rate management?

What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It?

PLS Logistics

Drayage shipping is moving container freight over short distances, mainly in the same metropolitan area between ports, facilities, rail yards or other shipping hubs. The service is in extremely high demand in large port cities, like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Baltimore, […]. Blog drayage drayage services intermodal intermodal freight intermodal transportation

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, but we have been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: H ow much is the cost of freight to (insert destination) ? We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. Understanding Freight Cost. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. Generating the Cost of Freight. California to New York.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

BluJay and Loadsmart Announce Strategic Partnership Enabling Access to Instantly Bookable Rates and Capacity for TMS Users

BluJay Solutions

Integration offers shippers new tools to improve efficiency and gain superior visibility for their shipments. and NEW YORK – April 8, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, and Loadsmart , a digital freight technology company, today announced a strategic and technical partnership that delivers greater transportation efficiency and visibility to shippers.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

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. Ocean Freight. Air Freight.

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Allentown gains traction as freight hub

DAT Solutions

and less than 100 miles to New York City, or to Newark, NJ, and the largest sea port on the East Coast. With its distribution centers and access to multiple freight corridors, Allentown was exceptionally busy for a short holiday week.

Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov. 2016: Freight Rate Update W47

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk 47. Fittingly, while ocean rates are taking a deep dive, air freight rates are still soaring, bolstered by strong e-commerce and limited capacity. On the Freightos Marketplace, the Shanghai-New York (PVG-JFK) air rates averaged $4.50/kg back in September. It’s true that rates seasonally dip in December between Peak Season and the Chinese New Year, but chronic overcapacity means the dip came early this year. Ocean Rates Down 42% From Nov.

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New Hampshire.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). It previously served the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of New York City and Los Angeles. Its new service, called Pass my Parcel, will utilise the group’s considerable overnight distribution network. As you read this, I’ll be 30,000+ feet over the Atlantic, heading home from Frankfurt.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Environment Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Coronavirus Toilet PaperSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New Hampshire.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. New Hampshire.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

Why this book rocks: Whether you focus on ocean, air, truck, barge or rail freight, it’s probably a steam engine that’s making it all work. Read this if you’re interested in: What the important freight shipping origins and destinations of the future will be. Why this book rocks: Friedman, a New York times columnist, breaks down why the world is smaller and how technology, integration and the free-market drives globalization. Freight Insights

The 4th Annual Dynamic Distribution Disruption – Retail USA 2019

EFT

Channels: Supply Chain Freight eCommerce/Retail CSCO Focus Logistics 3PL Event Date: Tue, 2019-05-07 to Wed, 2019-05-08 Event URL: [link] Event Location: New York Number of attendees: 500 Programme URL: Brochure URL: Speakers URL: Purchase Recording URL: Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera & Emma Banymandhub Event Organiser E-mail: pasera@eft.com Précis: D3 USA is the innovation hub for 400+ senior supply chain execs from major retailers, brands, CPG and service provider companies.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

The Port of New York and New Jersey was hit hard, and they “had about 24 hours’ notice before Sandy hit,” she said. A few examples of how all these people helped each other: The small port in Norfolk, Virginia, took on 57 vessels and 10,000 containers that were diverted from New York (and Norfolk was not used to that kind of volume). International Motor Freight (a drayage carrier) lost 130 brand new trucks, and couldn’t ship anything out.

Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport

A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK. The company arranged ocean transport to the Port of NY/NJ, but transporting the steel rail from New Jersey to Connecticut was going to be a challenge since some of the rail sections were 132 feet long. heavyweight freight out of gauge

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking. 150 years of Lloyd’s helps back this new website, which includes frequently updated information on freight and shipping information. Ocean freight is split into 14!