4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. Particularly important to the client is the safe, secure shipping of their product, and in no case is this truer than when it is carried by aircraft.

Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kevin Gavin , VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.

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Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

CHAINalytics

If your company has decided to tender its freight to secure new contract rates for 2021, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is especially true when it comes to figuring out the lanes and volumes to include in the bid.

Using Data to Shorten Freight Payment Process With Digital Freight Management

Intelligent Audit

And it relates to a range of issues within the freight payment process. On top of that, there’s a need for tracking information and accurate freight billing. Freight bill payment is a separate and distinct transaction usually still done by matching of documents.”.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight

Cerasis

As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records. The post How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Carrier Relations Freight carroer ratesIt’s that time of year again. Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season.

Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Talking Logistics

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin the liquidated damages phase of Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement. Liquidated damages in simplified terms refer to a penalty secured by a bond. In short, importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers have had almost five years to get their act together, so there’s really no good excuse for not being prepared at this point. Tweet The post Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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LogiSYM Digital 2020: COVID-19 Is A Wake-Up Call for Supply Chains to Ramp Up Business Continuity & Security – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

With COVID-19 disruptions, many companies are grappling with security issues and facing challenges to stay in the game. With the boom of eCommerce and the shift towards last mile delivery, information security gaps will mean gaps in supply chain.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Meanwhile, LTL carriers struggle to meet on-demand needs, so shippers need to know a few LTL capacity best practices to ensure their freight can be moved on time and without added costs. The Problem With Securing LTL in the Midst of a Capacity Crunch As explained by Jeff Berman via Logistics Management , LTL capacity woes are increasing.

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team.

The Future of Freight Is All About Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Creating a positive customer experience is widely believed to be the best way for companies to secure more customers, move more freight, and deliver on higher expectations. The post The Future of Freight Is All About Customer Experience appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. This incident really calls the security of public blockchains into question. In the ocean freight industry, many steps are conducted manually with lots of paper work. . Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. This incident really calls the security of public blockchains into question. In the ocean freight industry, many steps are conducted manually with lots of paper work. . Christopher Tang.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. Notable examples include K+N’s partnership with a tech accelerator, DB Schenker’s exclusive agreement with uShip, and here at Freightos, automating freight rate management for several enterprise forwarders. A forwarder who loved their tracking software brought up a bigger problem – managing air freight rates.

Common Shipper Mistakes in Securing Bulk Carrier Freight Rates

Bulk Connection

If you’re a shipper looking to transport bulk freight, you are understandably looking to get the best bulk carrier freight rates possible. But getting a quote you’re happy with isn’t just the result of asking different carriers and freight brokers for pricing.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. In 1823, this was formalized into a committee to regulate the exchange of securities. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. The freight industry has been evolving, albeit slowly, in this direction and here at Freightos, we’ve been happy to play a role. A New Freight Index.

Digital Freight Matching + TMS = Automation Power to Secure Capacity and Reduce Total Costs

MercuryGate

The freight transportation and logistics market continues to undergo annual disruptions. The post Digital Freight Matching + TMS = Automation Power to Secure Capacity and Reduce Total Costs appeared first on MercuryGate International.

Peak Freight Preparedness: Creating New Value Through Performance Management

Intelligent Audit

According to JOC.com , “As the peak pre-holiday shipping season looms over US shippers, businesses are scrambling to secure needed capacity while trying to determine transportation budgets for 2021. Peak Freight Preparedness Hinges on Efficient Management.

Carriers: Work with Bulk Freight Brokers to Secure Backhaul Trucking

Bulk Connection

No matter what the reason is, bulk freight brokers are here to help. Bulk Transportation Freight BrokerageAs important as backhaul trucking is to carriers, it can still sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Or, backhauls may simply be hard to come by within your lanes.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. This article will explain to you how to implement the end-to-end supply chain security program. Review of Security Program. 2) FAST Program : Free and Secure Trade is also a program initiated by U.S. Supply Chain Security. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide. Migrants hiding inside of containers on trucks or railways increase security risks, negatively affect the timely movement of cross-border freight which results in increased shipping costs.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H. Meanwhile, XPO Logistics’ non-asset based freight brokerage services revenue increased 17.6% As such, digital brokers have emerged such as Convoy and Uber Freight. Leading 3PLs C.H.

From AOL To Online Freight Rates – Blog

Freightos

But not so much searching for online freight rates. So we asked ourselves (and some logistic professionals)… So what kept freight rates offline ? A typical mid-sized freight forwarder has dozens of ocean contracts, over 50 airline contracts and over 100 trucking contracts. Forwarders may be able to automate freight rate management at their own offices. Those relationships have kept the freight industry up with the frenetic pace of the growth of world trade.

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. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. When drivers do need to stop for a long period of time, arrange rest breaks at safe truck stop locations with adequate security measures. Utilize Low-Tech Security.

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Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

Cerasis

Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors. If an existing shipment needs re-routing, the Cerasis Freight Desk can complete the change at your request, or you have the option of re-routing the shipment from within the Cerasis Rater. Inbound Freight Logistics

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team. However, not all freight brokers experience the same degree of success in their profession. The post 10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2. Sandor Lengyal, former head of the. READ MORE. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. In many different industries, it can be difficult to secure the kind of operational data you need to make a real impact on your spending. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. With freight costs rising, the task of teasing out hidden costs is becoming increasingly critical. Freight Invoicing Reports.

Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

Providing your logistics partner with additional lead time can be critical in ensuring better rates and securing capacity in any market. Building-in additional lead time in a tight freight market is crucial. On-time freight performance also increased to 99.27%.

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. If you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. According to FreightWatch International (FWI), the risk of cargo theft will increase this year, compared to 2014. Cargo theft prevention and recovery network, CargoNet, reported that almost 90 million dollars in cargo was stolen last year. Shippers Shipping Claims