This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Shipping with Amazon. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight?

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. What is Freight? Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean (vessel), and pipeline.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Shippers may then choose to move freight with either option depending on what is best for the shipper at that time.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Jason: Will there be any specific impact on cross-border freight that is different from shipments moving within Canada?

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform

EFT

IBM and Maersk have been joined by CMA CGM Group and MSC on the TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping platform. Together CMA, MSC and Maersk, along with other carriers already on TradeLens, represent nearly half of the world’s container shipping volume.

Freightera in Trucks.com Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions

Freightera

The installation of telematics devices in trucks has jumped exponentially and will cover nearly half the trucks in operation in North America by 2025. In an era of smartphones, smart cities and smart mobility, the North American trucking industry is headed toward its “smart” future.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Typically, large carriers and 3PLs obtain freight awards and then work with small carriers to fulfill their commitments.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. The suite of products and Customer-facing solutions laid the foundation for this month's start of the carrier's international shipping program. Southwest Airlines Co.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal. CMA CGM and Freightos sign landmark agreement advancing digitization in the shipping industry. Maersk wants to slash carbon emissions from shipping to zero. 3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs?

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

Dayton Freight Lines Announced as 2014 Cerasis Carrier Partner of the Year

Cerasis

Cerasis Hosted Executives and Staff of Dayton Freight Lines Inc. a North American third party logistics company with a focus on North American over the road transportation management, announces they have presented long time carrier partner, Dayton Freight Lines Inc.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

Changing Regulations Will Make Drivers’ Jobs Easier According to John Paul Hampstead of Freight Waves , a new regulation reached by the Federal motor carrier safety administration will allow drivers to use cameras as a substitute for two rear-view mirrors.

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

Ship a Pallet in 15 Easy Steps: Quick Guide to Pallet Shipping for Beginners

Freightera

How to Ship a Pallet Step-by-Step: Choose the Pallet Type & Size, Package & Prepare Your Pallet for Shipping. You’re new to pallet shipping, and want to save time and money by doing things yourself. This guide for pallet shipping is designed for beginners.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

Freightera

Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Long distance shipping is generally energy intensive and wasteful. Green Freight

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Soaring Air Freight Rates. While air freight is another mode of international transportation, it is an expensive option right now.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America.

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

Talking Logistics

Maersk to buy German shipping line Hamburg Sud (Reuters). As Web Sales Spike, Retailers Scramble to Ship From Stores (WSJ – sub. Cargobase goes Ocean Freight. September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Fidel is dead.

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China to Canada shipment handled by Israeli blockchain start-up LogChain

EFT

LogChain claims that it enables logistics, shipping companies and freight forwarding companies to reduce shipment costs by 7% to 9%, and reduces two weeks of work in bureaucratic documentation for each shipment on average. SPARX Logistics, with over 28 branches worldwide, shipped electronic goods from China to Canada over the LogChain platform.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Shippers paid more to move freight ahead of the storm, and then load posts dropped when the affected markets locked down at the end of the week. Inbound rates could rise in hard-hit areas like North Carolina this week. due to the fallout from the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy.

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Evergreen Garden Care Chooses BluJay’s MessageBroker for Fully Managed Enterprise Integration as a Service (IaaS) Solution

BluJay Solutions

It is the leading garden care company outside North America, famous for brands of garden products such as Miracle-Gro, Weedol, and Roundup. As Evergreen Garden Care executed this restructuring of its global business outside North America, it required its own integration platform in order to enable it to communicate and collaborate with its partners reliably, efficiently, and with sufficient scalability to meet future growth.