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

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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.,

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. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22

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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. 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. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

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. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. The U.S.,

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. 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. Recently the USPS has sent out emails stating negotiated service agreements for international rates may be voided after September 30th, right before the peak season is set to starts.

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

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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.

Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

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In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Claims dunnage bag designNorth American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking.

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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.

When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

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Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. Most of the carriers that we work with and haul the majority of the freight have maybe 4-10 vehicles. About 90 percent of the carriers in Europe have less than 50 trucks, so that is not dissimilar to the United States.”.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

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In addition to express courier shipping, Fedex added road freight, air and ocean freight forwarding, and customs brokering. As a result, they are currently believed to be the largest customs broker in the United States and one of the most digitized and efficient. FedEx is helping to automate customs brokerage on Freightos.com, and we want to help FedEx automate their air and ocean freight forwarding. . Freight Insights Logistics Technology

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

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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. Companies with regular freight both inbound and outbound to points in Mexico will find this change to be most advantageous. The farther into the United States a carrier travels, the higher the risk of empty return miles.

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

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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. Based on the research of inboundlogistics.com, freight costs can make up 10% of an organization’s expenditure. of the freight invoices. Freight Bill Post Audit. Recovering Money As A Result Of Freight Bill Post Audits.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

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

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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. The post Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border appeared first on Transportfolio. In an aim to increase cross border trade efficiency along the U.S.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

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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.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

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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.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

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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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity

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As the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United States’ supply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view. Lockdowns of communities, counties, and states are causing backups and […].

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.

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. 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.

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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Are Sea Ports Ready For Future Freight?

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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. As of September 2015, the Panama Canal was 93% complete and is still expected. READ MORE. Distribution Global Supply Chain Transportation

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.

Are Sea Ports Ready For Future Freight?

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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. Distribution, Transportation, Supply Chain, Global. Distribution Distribution Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

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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.

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.

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

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Freight transportation networks are increasing in complexity at a time when companies are under immense pressure to improve service levels. Investing in more efficient infrastructure is one response to this challenge, especially in countries such as the United States where deteriorating transportation systems are struggling to keep up with rising traffic volumes.

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.

Freight Audit and Payment – Alive and Kicking!

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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?

Freight Shipping and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

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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. Freight Shipping

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!

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 ). 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.

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

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In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. Land travel restrictions in Asia extended Chinese New Year, dropping ocean freight demand, which, just weeks later, spiked when the shutdown ended. COVID-19 Freight Insights Logistics Technology

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

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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.

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

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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. Technology, Infrastructure: Make Freight Great Again. million trucks moving 10 billion tons of freight. That’s a lot of freight. What’s Working for Uber Freight.