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. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. Get better shipping rates. Access the newest shipping technology. How LTL Shipping Works.

Grouped or Kit Fulfilment


Grouped item fulfilment against a sales order is a common challenge across many sectors. This may be a few items that need to be shipped together or it may be many individual components that form a complete assembly. Grouped Item Fulfilment. Introduction.

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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). However, if an order weighs between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds, you have a choice to ship it via “volume LTL” and “partial truckload”. If businesses need to get something shipped fast, FTL could be the best option. Want more on shipping?

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

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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. Featured Innovation Strategy Transportation automating shipping documentation blockchain in shipping digital bill of lading MI CTL Blockchain research group MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

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.

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.

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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.

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

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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

Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

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Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning. Ensuring we can continue to meet and exceed customer requirements and service goals despite seasonal challenges and other complexities is key to our continued success,” said Craig Knowles, general manager at Merchants Export, a division of Merchants Market Group.

ERP System to Help Improve Your Pick, Pack, and Ship Activities

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How an ERP System Can Help Your Pick, Pack and Ship Activities. Read on for some essential tips on how to improve your warehouse and shipping activities. Traditional product placement layouts, such as grouping products based on the manufacturer or the type of product, are largely inefficient and time-consuming. By placing the frequently picked products closer to the shipping area, warehouse staff can easily and quickly pick the items on demand.

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

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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. Complex management systems track shipping containers across the globe. Transportation management systems (TMS) use this information in combination with cutting-edge software solutions to monitor shipping times, routes, and logistics.

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. To attract new truckers, businesses are increasing pay and benefits, further raising shipping rates. Diesel price increases have dramatically affected shipping rates recently. Freight Shipping

Augmented Reality and the Future of Shipping

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While few companies use augmented reality solutions today, the shift toward augmented reality shipping is beginning to take place. As the augmented reality industry ramps up, transportation companies must consider their current shipping challenges and the costs/benefits of investing in augmented reality. The post Augmented Reality and the Future of Shipping appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

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

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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). Hub Group To Acquire CaseStack, Inc. Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader).

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. 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. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

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

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December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS proudly announces the latest addition to its bumper crop of food shipping customers – Castellini Group of Companies. With more than 3,000 fruits, vegetables and floral items including a complete line of fresh-cut value added, organic, specialty and locally grown products for the retail and foodservice markets, the Castellini Group of Companies is a produce industry leader.

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

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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.

Vietnam shipping and selling eCommerce guide


Vietnam is one of the up-and-coming destinations for shipping and selling your products through eCommerce. Shipping to Vietnam. Before venturing into the Vietnam eCommerce industry, the entrepreneurs should be aware of the shipping formalities, the country’s restrictions, and the like.

How to Ship Them Aliens

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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?

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. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia. Ocean Shipping Technology. What a difference a year can make!

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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.

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.

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

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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. . This Week in News Chainalytics cloud computing container shipping Descartes Systems Group HighJump Software Maersk NetSuite UPS

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?

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. We have seen a day in December known as free-shipping day when there is a guarantee or an expectation that anything ordered by that time will be delivered by Christmas Eve, which makes everyone in a gift-giving mood feel reassured about placing their order.

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. According to the press release: enVista…has launched a joint venture with Fredman Design Group (Fredman), a nationally recognized interior design firm.

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

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). We say “tongue in cheek” because when we have distributed some of the fundamental and basic best practices around tips when shipping LTL, experts in social media, primarily LinkedIn Groups, would state how rudimentary, 101, or basic the tips were. LTL less than truckload shipping

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

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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

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. TradeLens enables participants to connect, share information and collaborate across the shipping supply chain ecosystem. Digital collaboration is a key to the evolution of the container shipping industry.

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

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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 Retail Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends CoStar Group e-commerce Green Street Advisors omni-channel fulfillment Prologis shopping malls

This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

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PTV Group acquires DPS International Ltd. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Mergers/Acquisitions Regulations Supply Chain Technology Trends Transportation Management 3D printing CTSI-Global DPS International driverless cars drones FAA FedEx PTV Group UPS

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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. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia. Ocean Shipping Technology. What a difference a year can make!

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains


I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”. Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates. Test scenarios that would optimize inventory costs, postponement options, shipping costs, etc…. by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world?