4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 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. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

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. Freight Rates Will Increase.

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What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. LTL freight carriers normally transport small shipments of freight from many companies. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. Freight Class.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight

Cerasis

Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. 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.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons. Temperature controlled shipping has four “seasons” based on demand.

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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Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

[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. If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. 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.

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. Shippers that forgo review of full truckload shipping options will pay higher rates and struggle to accommodate changes in truckload availability.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). Freight Consolidation. Contract negotiation is becoming a major factor in shipping.

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.

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. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

How To Get The Best Freight Shipping Rates In The Current Market

PLS Logistics

Securing the lowest freight rate and finding the right price match for your freight has always been a challenge. In today’s uncertain market, it is even more difficult to find capacity and freight shipping rates. Despite some companies feeling pressure to offer lower freight rates, the market remains uncertain, and rates may jump higher than […]. Blog freight rates low freight rates spot freight rates

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

Shipping industry hit by multiple cyber attacks

EFT

The shipping industry is facing increased threat from cyber attacks, as it faces the reality of two major attacks in the space of a week. CMA CGM, which is the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company, that access did occur and that there has been a data breach. “We

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? Even stable job security, a strong salary, benefits and everything in between isn’t enough to find the right people for the job. A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential. Don’t let the market dictate how you are going to ship.

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.

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.

How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. Shippers Shipping ClaimsIf 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.

5 Factors That Go Into LTL Freight Shipping Rates

Cerasis

Understanding how less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping rates are calculated is critical to surviving and thriving in logistics. Cassidy of JOC.com, overall freight shipping rates are decreasing. Rather than blindly paying these fees, you need to know what affects LTL shipping rates and how you can leverage this information to secure the best possible rate for your LTL shipment. What Goes Into LTL-Shipping Rates?

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.

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.

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 ? Shipping rates and fees are complicated. 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. Freight as a big-ticket item. Online security.

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. There are literally thousands of possibilities when it comes to selecting the best carrier, mode, insurance, protection plans, routes and other variables in modern shipping practices. 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.

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.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve.

Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. In today’s world, anyone can start a business, grow into a successful broker, and work with the biggest names in shipping. Unfortunately, that does not always amount to spending money reasonably and maintaining control over freight spend. For those operating a freight broker business, the challenges are greater. Download a Turvo Freight Broker Case Study.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. Subscribe Here!

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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. These shipments are usually smaller (less than one cubic meter and 200 kilograms) than air freight. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them. Security.

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