Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

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billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Over $52.4 Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

Doing Business in the United States

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In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Shipping. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22

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United States is Leaving the UPU

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The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet on September 24th due to the possibility of a United States withdrawal in October. The reason for the potential withdrawal is due to the fact that UPU agreements make it easy and relatively cheap for developing countries to ship packages under 4.4 pounds into the United States. A better deal is being negotiated but if no agreement is met, the United States will withdraw from the UPU.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. Of course, bitcoin as it exists today also has the potential to transform freight audit and payment and other supply chain finance processes, especially for small suppliers and transportation providers.

FedEx Freight Direct Expands Across the United States

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Back in January, we covered the launch of a pilot program by FedEx that was focused on shipping and delivery of large, “bulky” items that would be not only shipped directly to the customer but brought through the door. As of October 15th, FedEx has announced that that program’s success has warranted its full launch across “80% of the United States.” ” eCommerce is Changing Shipping.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

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Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Key Findings for the United States. Other key findings include: The COVID-19 crisis will reduce freight in industrial and consumer sectors.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

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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. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. Metered freight solutions.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

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While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. Here are the five key freight trends worth watching in late 2019. Freight volumes gain strength. Recent reports by Cass Freight Index and American Trucking Associations (ATA) show mixed perspectives with year over year growth struggling against the backdrop of a record 2018. In short, it is a good freight year paired with an exceptional capacity year.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

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About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Freightos.com already makes international shipping easy. For example, we are helping importers turn on a dime and find shipping routes from South East Asia, while China is partly closed by the coronavirus. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

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Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Shippers may then choose to move freight with either option depending on what is best for the shipper at that time.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a decline in the number of truck drivers in the United States. 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? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential. Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. Ecommerce sales have grown wildly over the past two decades, reaching nearly $2 trillion dollars annually (that’s more than the United States’ annual exports). to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?

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According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources. Most of these companies would win or lose based on how they optimize their last mile deliveries.

Freight Shipping and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Freight Center

Industries in the United States and around the world have been impacted, including freight shipping. Small businesses who heavily rely on freight shipping to move their products are facing struggles to keep their products moving. When it comes to freight shipping and the coronavirus, here’s what you need to know. Freight Shipping

What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico

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Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited. Here's what you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico. An Overview of Shipping to Puerto Rico. Shipping to Puerto Rico is a domestic service, but sometimes you need to list "Puerto Rico" in the country slot, and sometimes it's United States.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

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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?

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

The question now is what will the impact of such a recession be, particularly on shipping. In a fairly ominous report sent out this week, Morgan Stanely stated that “Global recession in 2020 is now our base case.”. In a sobering assessment, Morgan Stanley stated that we will be entering a situation that is “worse than the global recession of 2001.” What Happens to Shipping. drop in air, rail, freight, truck volume from the same time the previous year.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

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Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

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Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. Since NAFTA was signed in 1994, Mexico has been one of the United States’ biggest trade partners, and vice versa. billion worth of goods into the United States. Robinson Community Freight and Transportation Services Cross border shipping North American border crossing

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

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Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

2019 Shipping Freight Trends

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2019 Shipping Freight Trends. The shipping industry is transforming. Know the 2019 shipping freight trends and be prepared this year. This fuels trucking and freight with increasing efficiency. They are a great option for businesses in which shipping plays a fundamental role and paves the road. The market is on high demand for freight and the supply is very tight. The post 2019 Shipping Freight Trends appeared first on CargoBarn.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

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Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers accepting freight strategically. Transportation teams would do well to have a freight rate based budget and a fuel budget that add up to a total budget. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

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How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Prior to that, Phil held a variety of other logistics roles in both Germany and the United States. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

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Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. Hanjin Shipping, a South Korean company and the seventh largest container shipper in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, which has prompted significant questions and confusion around the world as to how this will affect global shipping. The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo.

What is Small Parcel (Package) Shipping?

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In this whiteboard lesson, Chris Peckham, small parcel expert, explains what is small parcel (package) shipping and how it operates in the United States. Watch all our whiteboard videos on freight and transportation

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment. . Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. .

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

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What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy. This ended a 20-month run where demand grew faster than capacity and returned the industry to the state we had seen since 2011.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

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Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers accepting freight strategically. Transportation teams would do well to have a freight rate based budget and a fuel budget that add up to a total budget. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.