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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

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. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Image source.

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Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, just placed Canadian startup Freightera among the leading global freight digitization startups in their new report “Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025.”

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

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.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. 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. Logistics economics transportation shippingThink about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

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

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. 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. Logistics economics transportation shippingThink about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

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. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers.

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. Freight shippers increasingly realize that you can have both highly efficient low cost service and low emissions at the same time. Long distance shipping is generally energy intensive and wasteful. In 2017 highly efficient firms will continue to source as locally as possible. Green Freight

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. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight.

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Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, below are important considerations that will help keep your supply chain moving and better navigate any shipping challenges associated with the latest travel restrictions and schedule shifts. Backup sourcing options.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. North Carolina. North Dakota.

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. Instead of tapering off after October, as retail freight did in years past, a boom market emerged for truckload transportation in November and December.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

The need to know

EFT

Japanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation. The Japanese shipping company that owns the bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off of Mauritius and leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil said the government of Mauritius had requested compensation.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Related to shipping, international port infrastructure has been expanding - perhaps too rapidly - and it will be interesting to see whether these investments pay off. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio.

The need to know

EFT

Ship owners struggle to bring home crews amid coronavirus chaos. Shipping companies are still struggling to get hundreds of thousands of crew members back home after many months at sea despite pledges by countries to ease transit restrictions for seafarers, industry officials say.

Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19

Transplace

With access to more than $11 billion in freight-under-management, shippers benefit from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics to make data-backed decisions,optimize supply chain strategies, and mitigate logistics disruptions. Identify shifts where suppliers potentially source their shipments. Full Visibility and Control over Shipping & Transport Modes. Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). This increase in bottleneck capacity will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows between Asia and North America. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal. [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

An organization will introduce significant structural improvements in an integrated, cost-effective freight and distribution network to deliver exposure, minimize expenses and improve the quality of customer satisfaction. In this case, a freight forwarding company can help.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA. As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA. As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Source: [link] ). Requirements for importing goods to China are stringent, and not all logistics providers will have the capabilities to ship where your products are going. Most rely on an agency network relationship to move the freight to China only. To choose suitable freight forwarding companies in China, be sure they have these 5 capabilities: Deep knowledge about the import/export procedure. Managing expectations from North America to China.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager.

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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). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”. Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

In the context of COVID, you need to be able to add dwell time on a per stop basis, for example, because you need more time with the social distancing, with PPE, with how the freight is being handled, to ensure it's being done in a safe way.