What is LTL Shipping?


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. Get better shipping rates.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?


Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Two widely used means of transportation are less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping and full-truckload (FTL). If businesses need to get something shipped fast, FTL could be the best option.

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Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping


Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers


Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers.

Port Logistics Group acquires e-commerce tech firm Whiplash


Port Logistics Group , an omnichannel logistics services provider, has acquired Whiplash Merchandising, Inc. The move comes just over a year after Port Logistics Group took an ownership interest in Whiplash: since February 2018, Port Logistics Group has fulfilled more than 1.5 This brings Port Logistics Group’s warehouse space up to 6.3 Port Logistics Group is investing in the technology and software to further drive innovation.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter


Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Robinson , Descartes Systems Group , MercuryGate , Transplace , Opus9 , Paragon , and TranzAct Technologies. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping? Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new international trade policies and their effect on the shipping industry. The post New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping appeared first on GTG Technology Group. Industry News gtg technology group INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING logistics management supply chain technology TRUCKERS trucking industry

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Between each barcode scan, shipping containers go quiet.

Augmented Reality and the Future of Shipping

GTG Technology Group

While few companies use augmented reality solutions today, the shift toward augmented reality shipping is beginning to take place. The post Augmented Reality and the Future of Shipping appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

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. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Even Canada, a country that’s not exactly famous for shipping disasters, was virtually cut in half by a single unexpected bridge collapse in 2016. Eric Robinson is a Senior Project Engineers at Kenco Group.

Moving Forward with Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The outcomes have provided visibility to track food with up-to-the-minute data, rather than relying on shipping information that is days or weeks old.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

On-demand manufacturing, ordering, shipping, and even custom creations are the final frontier for impressing jaded customers; speed and precision are more important than ever before. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends Kenco Group robots supply chain innovation warehouse labor management warehouse robots

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

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As two-day shipping has quickly become the norm in e-commerce, data collection to increase awareness into costs and efficiency is critical. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Robots Warehouse Management business intelligence ecommerce Kenco Group material handling equipment MHE omnichannel

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

Talking Logistics

It’s part of the reason why Descartes acquired ShipRush last year, a provider of e-commerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions. Global Trade Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management Systems cross-border e-commerce customs compliance Descartes Systems Group e-commerce parcel shipping Pitney Bowes ShipRush UPS

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Ocean Shipping Technology.

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Top 5 reasons shipping rates are changing & what to expect


Although there are several factors shifting the costs of shipping we will focus on the TOP 5 REASONS SHIPPING RATES ARE CHANGING & WHAT TO EXPECT. Without an influx of new drivers, the industry group predicts it will be 110,000 drivers short by the end of the year.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In related news, Maersk downgraded its forecast for ocean shipping demand. It warned that capacity growth was outstripping demand after Maersk and others took delivery of new, massive ships such as the Danish group’s Triple-E container vessels, the largest in the world. .

The Morphing of Black Friday: An Interview with Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-In-Chief, RIS News

Supply Chain Nation

Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-In-Chief for RIS News , recently spoke with Supply Chain Nation as part of our Expert Insights series to share his views on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other holiday shopping issues.

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform


IBM and Maersk have been joined by CMA CGM Group and MSC on the TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping platform. Together CMA, MSC and Maersk, along with other carriers already on TradeLens, represent nearly half of the world’s container shipping volume.

5 More Common Sense, Yet Often Forgotten Basics for Less Than Truckload Shipping


A few months ago we wrote a tongue in cheek post about 5 Upfront Tips you can do to save on less than truckload shipping (a capitalization of Less than truckload). When it comes to less than truckload shipping, it’s no different. LTL less than truckload shipping

How to Ship Them Aliens

Freight Center

Shipping your alien and their UFO is probably your best bet! Luckily, 3PLs have evolved to give you custom tailored shipping solutions no matter what your shipping needs are. How to ship your alien. These are assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to classify items into groups and ensure unbiased pricing. Shipping the Big Stuff. Now, what about your alien’s UFO ship? How can a vehicle like that get shipped?

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub.

Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

The Logistics of Logistics

Revolutionary concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping and related transport and supply chain infrastructure. Digital Ship’s 4th Annual Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam will investigate how we can harness all these opportunities and will debate which are going to stick and make a difference. Roundtable Discussion Groups. Discuss top challenges in small groups with your peers.

How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

Talking Logistics

Those electronic goods are bought on a website in China or a different country and shipped individually to the end customer. Local retailers and distributors will need to excel at “drop-ship” operations with their overseas suppliers.

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Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Ocean Shipping Technology.

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UltraShipTMS adds Castellini Group of Companies to “Blossoming” List of Food Shipping Customers

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS proudly announces the latest addition to its bumper crop of food shipping customers – Castellini Group of Companies.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

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Robinson Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results TPG Capital to sell Transporeon Group to Hg BluJay Hires Andrew Kirkwood as Chief Executive Officer Tool Company Claims IPS Worldwide ‘Misappropriated’ Millions (WSJ – sub.

Truckers Keep Goods Moving

Freight Center

Along with the group of vital positions is that of the freight trucker. Freight ShippingWe are seeing the term “essential worker” a lot these days.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The New First Moment of Truth: Can We Ship It Profitably? In this age of free shipping, it seems that for online orders, there’s a new first moment of truth: can we ship it profitably? Previously, the retailer would ship those items, regardless of distance or shipping cost.

Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

According to CoStar Group, a provider of commercial real estate information, the number of malls with vacancy rates greater than 40 percent — which generally means the mall is in “a death spiral” — has increased from less than 0.5

Do I Really Need Full Truckload Shipping?


The question of necessity affects full truckload shipping decisions, and shippers might overlook full truckload options. However, shippers do need full truckload shipping, but they need to know how to take advantage of it properly to avoid ballooning freight spend and shipping costs. The Issue: Shippers Face More Challenges When Trying to Avoid Full Truckload Shipping. Spring shipping has not yet peaked & therefore, shippers need to prepare now.

5 Factors That Go Into LTL Freight Shipping Rates


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?