How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

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The ATA estimates the industry as a whole is short anywhere between fifty thousand and sixty thousand drivers for companies to meet optimal performance. And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. What’s caused the lack of interest in this all-American industry we’ve relied on for so long? And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? Discover Your Shipping Potential.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. There are various campaigns and strategies currently being implemented by different industries to curb this.read More. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

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E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

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The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. However, the state of the industry is changing in the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and shippers need to understand why and what.read More. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020

Private Blockchains Could Hurt the Shipping and Logistics Industry

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Some companies are even hopping on the “blockchain bandwagon” without considering whether it’s actually useful in their industry. In the shipping and logistics industry, enterprises are already beginning to realize that private blockchains are simply not the solution they’ve been sold. They’re the game changer that will improve the entire supply chain industry moving forward. Public blockchains can provide uniformity across the entire industry.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. This evolution is called Industry 4.0, Are you ready? and it's happening now

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

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Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand. Blog midstream oil and gas oil oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain oil prices

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Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

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Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

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Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. The challenges of current shipping processes can be attributed to fundamental flaws in the way world trade operates. Shippers have a tendency to view shipping as a standalone process, but it is much more than that.

What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

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The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chainOn April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60. Such a bizarre drop […].

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Below is a quick list of the top winter freight shipping tips to help guide you and keep your supply chain hot during the trickiest time for shipping. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know the effects a snowstorm has on highways and freight shipping. If you need to get your shipment somewhere at a specific time, consider expedited shipping options.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals.

How to Ship HVAC Systems & Equipment

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The term encompasses all products and services related to the industry. Blog full truckload hvac truckload shippingWhat is HVAC and what does it stand for? HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

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When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

Cognitive Automation and How it Could Transform the Logistics Industry

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And while self-driving supply chains may be around soon, it will take a lot of trial and error before it is commonplace in shipping and logistics. The industry has been historically slow to accept change. Automation Industry Logistics Trends

3 Main Challenges of Oil and Gas Industry

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The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile by nature. It is involved with many other industries and processes, and often must adjust to the dynamic environment. Blog midstream oil and gas oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chainAt the same time, upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas appear to be extremely complex and require a high level of management and responsibility to function properly. […].

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

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If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. The problem is so pervasive that it has spawned an industry of consultants, software and tracking technology. According to Packaging Digest, corrugation is 71% weaker in a high-humidity environment, and this can lead to product damage during shipping. .

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

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Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shippingThese products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. It is critical to have a properly […].

The Main Challenges of Food and Beverage Shipping

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Working in the food industry is incredibly exciting and diverse, however, it can be a very complex sector. Especially, food and beverage shipping. Blog food and beverage food shipping logistics challengesFood supply chains involve an endless number of processes, and unraveling them is quite a challenge. The food and beverage sector is tightly connected with logistics and transportation. People are constantly searching […].

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

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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. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

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However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

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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?

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

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Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Shipping via Ground: The Pros and Cons.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

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Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. So how might the industry look in the wake of COVID-19? It is too soon to say with certainty, but here are a few moves that we can expect the industry to adopt.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

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Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. In 2014, 39% of all container ships travelling worldwide had capacities of over 14,000 TEUs and the number of megaships continues to grow. Shipping lines alliances. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. Slow steaming.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

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With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. TL shipping is ideal for getting your oversized or overweight cargo (5,000-10,000 lbs.)

[WHITE PAPER] How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019” white paper! What You’ll Learn in this Shipping in 2019 White Paper Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019 Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019? Freight Logistics Transportation Management White Papers Shipping in 201

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

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But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment. Shipping to or from limited access locations.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

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Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

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Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. As the industry attempts to compensate with better wages and if it’s for drivers and long-haul shipments, the industry will continue to suffer from stress. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

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The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

How Does Healthcare Shipping and Delivery Work?

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Just like any other industry, healthcare and pharmacy institutions require fast and reliable shipping solutions. For the health industry, compliance and shipping speed are critical factors. Blog healthcare shipping specialized freight specialized shipping

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

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Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. Strong growth in the U.S.

The History of the Shipping Container

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The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.