L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Philippines. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%. In comparison, according to Fraunhofer Institute, warehousing is outsourced by 54% in Germany, which is the largest logistics market in Europe.

3PL 101

My Logistics Job Hunt

The Logistics of Logistics

For the past few years, I did wholesale import/export in Korea and Philippines so I figured getting a logistics job back home would be a snap. Operations people are responsible for all the tasks related to moving the freight (tracking, trucking, warehouses, customs compliance, auditing, billing, customer support, etc.). Call center people typically are responsible for the routine tasks of moving freight for clients. This is the story of my logistics job hunt.

5 Ways To Improve Your Import-Export Business Now

EMERGE App

Or, if you’re lucky to deal with tropical islands like Indonesia , Thailand and the Philippines , do remember the concept of island time. The best part is when you finally deliver the shipment, EMERGE App will automatically adjust the in-stock quantity in your warehouse.