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.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While many news outlets reported on the new agreement—including the fact that all three countries still must ratify the trade agreement, which is likely to occur in 2019—there hasn’t been much information about how the agreement is likely to change for freight. The U.S.,

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Supply Chain Link

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

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While many news outlets reported on the new agreement—including the fact that all three countries still must ratify the trade agreement, which is likely to occur in 2019—there hasn’t been much information about how the agreement is likely to change for freight. The U.S.,

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.

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

This past year has been a taxing one for companies that import from China to the United States. The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Freight Insights General

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FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. The participants from the pilot program will automatically be granted permanent authority to operate within the United States.

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

Cerasis

Freight payment and audit services have evolved considerably beyond their one-time scope of correcting errors and recouping spending for already-paid freight bills, particularly in the United States. Freight Audit Benefits. of the freight invoices.

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload. The truckload division operates in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Con-Way Freight has 425 service centers.

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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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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!

Are Sea Ports Ready For Future Freight?

Supply Chain Link

More than over $6 billion dollars’ worth of freight moves through the sea ports in the United States every day 1. The Panama Canal expansion has ignited many sea ports to update their infrastructure to accommodate an expected increase in freight volumes.

Are Sea Ports Ready For Future Freight?

Supply Chain Link

More than over $6 billion dollars’ worth of freight moves through the sea ports in the United States every day 1. The Panama Canal expansion has ignited. Read more. 10/20/2015. Distribution. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation.

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?

Loginext

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.

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

Freight transportation networks are increasing in complexity at a time when companies are under immense pressure to improve service levels. Featured Strategy Transportation CSX freight volume growth logistics planning railroad planning supply chain efficiency Zaragoza Logistics Center

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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 ).

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness.

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. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

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

Freightos

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. Declining Freight Rates.

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. . At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI. United States Gulf Coast.

Freight Forwarders Need to Tech Up – or Risk Shutting Down

BluJay Solutions

As consolidation among freight forwarders continues at a fever pitch, companies are being forced to expand their range of services to remain competitive – and avoid being gobbled up by larger competitors. Today’s freight forwarders are expected to deliver more than just the goods.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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 ).

JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders

BluJay Solutions

And with Japan being the world’s third-largest importer, the new ‘JP24’ rule will impact on a significant percentage of freight forwarders. The post JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? After news broke last month that Uber was unleashing a trucking offering, it came as no surprise when it launched Uber Freight , an online trucking marketplace for US LTL. Load-matching technology (even the Uber For Freight model) isn’t new.

Important Steps to Achieving Global Freight Management Success

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. Doug Kahl and Joanne Chan from enVista will explore that question and share insights and advice on how to achieve global freight management success in this timely and informative episode.

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Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

Why aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia? According to logistics theory, rail freight comes into its own over greater geographical distances. I seem to recall learning back in my Cranfield days that 600 km was the magic number above which rail freight made economic sense.

The “Silk Rail”: China Invests in Efficient Freight

Elementum

Today, China’s rail infrastructure bears a striking resemblance to a pre-Staggers United States, and the nation is looking to turn it around in the same fashion. China needs to emulate the United States and work on building infrastructure and reforms. Washington Post.

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The First Steps of Necessary Federal Maritime Commission Changes

Freightos

Freight has not been impervious. In many ways though, the regulation of ocean freight in the United States is still playing catch-up, functioning as an obstacle instead of an enabler. Moving Forward with Transparent Freight.

This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency

Freightos

This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency. We’ve launched the world’s first door-to-door international freight estimator , powered by live global market rates. At a previous company, I regularly imported electronics from China to the United States to Europe.

Self-Storage Has Become Big Business! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

While immensely popular in the United States, self-storage solutions have remained pretty uncommon throughout Europe… that is, until now. storage units available for every one-million Europeans. warehouse #storage #freight #logistics #SupplyChain #SCM.

2019 Shipping Freight Trends

CargoBarn

2019 Shipping Freight Trends. Know the 2019 shipping freight trends and be prepared this year. This fuels trucking and freight with increasing efficiency. The market is on high demand for freight and the supply is very tight. Freight

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B YRC Freight has 9.2% YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Reddaway is an LTL carrier that provides service in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight Equipment & People.

Freight Audit and Payment – Alive and Kicking!

Talking Logistics

Several years ago, as TMS software vendors introduced enhanced freight audit and payment capabilities, many analysts predicted that shippers would bring this outsourced process back in house. But to paraphrase Mark Twain, “the news of freight audit and payment’s death has been greatly exaggerated” – in fact, demand for this service continues to grow. How is the freight audit and payment process different in Europe compared to the United States?