This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. Descartes opened up its wallet and made another acquisition, this time KSD Software Norway AS , a Scandinavia-based provider of electronic customs filing solutions for the European Union.

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Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk. According to the press release, Damco’s freight forwarding business, which serves customers requiring air freight or multi-carrier options in ocean freight, will continue to be run as a separate and independent business under the Damco brand. Traditional Forwarder – 0.

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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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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Checklist Freight Spend Management.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Blog Freight Shipping Temperature Controlled Shipping Truckload ShippingChristmas cannot be properly celebrated without the iconic decorated evergreen tree.

BluJay Solutions Extends Supply Chain Capabilities for Customers with Latest Release of Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

include: Transportation Management – For shippers that need to support multiple modes, BluJay’s Transportation Management provides one solution with full multimodal capabilities – truckload, LTL, ocean, parcel, rail, and air – for freight moves around the globe. Integration with 10-4 carrier tracking system provides real-time location of freight, arrivals, departures, and geofencing.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Content Summary: Uber Freight Aims to Level the Playing Field for Truck Drivers.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway.

Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

If this is not flattering, there is Yara Birkeland vessel, a 100% autonomous container ship which is under trial right now but will be in operation by 2020 to move fertilizer and chemicals to Norway from the agricultural industry.

“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.”

Tailwind

I run a trucking software and freight brokerage software business. Petter Northug of Norway completed the 50 kilometer course in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 35.5 It was a sad moment no doubt.

This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Freight-Booking Startup Convoy Raises $62 Million (WSJ – sub. Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships (WSJ – sub. Amazon reported its Q2 2017 results yesterday.