A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

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Trends in shipping and logistics like the rising popularity of e-commerce and blockchain technology are already changing the fabric of the industry as we know it. Read on for a more in-depth look at some of the biggest trends in shipping and logistics taking place this year. . 1) Shorter Shipping Windows and More Efficient Last Mile Deliveries. Expect to see these automation trends in shipping and logistics continue to grow in popularity in the coming years.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Mission Impossible

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Last week I was in my home town of New York to surprise my mom for her birthday. New Watch. After going downtown I found a shop that produced t-shirts right in New York City. Not only does buying local help the local economy you are also reducing your carbon footprint, since Made in China means it needs to be shipped to you. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics.

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5 Peak Season Shipping Survival Tips: The Holiday Package Capacity Crunch Comes Early

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Throughout 2020, disruption took center-stage, leaving companies and shippers scrambling to find resources and strategies that will enable the survival of the coming peak season shipping capacity crunch. New, local, and regional carriers may have available space too.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

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New York to London? Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Blank Sailings Due to Corona Virus-Increasing Shipping Costs

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With container exports from China reduced drastically, Shipping lines were losing millions of dollars sailing as per committed schedule but with ships partially filled. The only way to sail with good volume so that the journey is profitable for the shipping line is to reduce the total sailings between a pair of ports. This will mean that containers pile up at the port for every missed sailing and thus when the ship does sail, it sees a good volume.

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Blank Sailings Due to Corona Virus-Increasing Shipping Costs

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With container exports from China reduced drastically, Shipping lines were losing millions of dollars sailing as per committed schedule but with ships partially filled. JNPT handled 141 ship calls last month, about 15% less than in January. What is Blank Sailing?

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Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.”. After launching in 2014 and raising a total of $63 million, this “Uber for Shipping” venture (as investors and the press liked to call Shyp) never found a sustainable business model. Shipping your shoes versus shipping your TV, it actually doesn’t sound like it makes a lot of business or financial sense.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons. TL offers multiple specialty shipping options that would best suit the needs of Christmas trees during transit.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

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Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. The post This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

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In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016)

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I’m on my way to New York this morning for my uncle’s funeral. — Without commentary, I leave you with this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Maersk Tankers Claims First Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea ( gCaptain ). Maersk Line to increase Asia-Europe shipping rates by $400 per TEU ( Reuters ). The post This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “Look at them!”

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

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Now Cow rests in peace in a New Balance shoe box in our family room. While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. Shipping with Amazon. Amazon expects to roll out the new delivery service in Los Angeles in coming weeks with third-party merchants that sell goods via its website, according to the people.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. When I started in logistics, I realized that I knew nothing. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? Note: GT Nexus is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

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In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Growing Shipping Alliances Are Straining Major U.S. It has 253 employees and is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; and Brighton, England. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. Note: enVista and LLamasoft are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

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Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

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Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. a Nafta Tale of Two Truckers (New York Times). Under that strategy, employees take items from a physical store and ship it to customers, which allows Target to ship orders faster and avoid some costs related to distribution and fulfillment centers.

Mastering Last Mile Logistics Remains a Challenge

Enterra Insights

Logistics providers probably look longingly on the days when the last mile of the supply chain primarily meant delivering goods to the store in which they were sold. Petersen ( @IMSResultsCount ), CEO of Integrated Marketing Solutions, notes that mastering last mile logistics is particularly important for any company whose primary source of revenue is a subscription model.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

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It was a clear sign that even he recognized this was new and different and the beginning of something, even if we could not name it. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. Here are some other excerpts from the article: The new agreements mean a larger number of vendors will likely start paying fees, passing some of the retailer’s costs onto suppliers, analysts said.

How The Government Shutdown Effects Logistics

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WSJ reported that logistic companies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread. The New York Times says, “While some essential work, such as mail delivery and law enforcement, is still being performed, the shutdown has affected operations at nine departments, including Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury, and several agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.”.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics. Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

”[1] Such areas sound idyllic; but, pedestrian only, limited traffic areas could create logistics challenges. A topic seldom raised in smart cities discussions is last-mile logistics (i.e., Cities failing to master the last-mile logistics challenge will never earn the “smart cities” label. Last-mile Logistics in the Smart City. This is especially true in the area of logistics. ” Collaboration, Connectivity, and Urban Last Mile Logistics.

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Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

With the advent of digitalization, the logistics and supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover. As logistics becomes the backbone of every industry like retail, e-commerce, consumer goods, and healthcare, the business world today is aligning its strategies with respect to the ongoing and upcoming logistics trends, such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms. Elastic Logistics.

Like Amazon, Your Success Depends on Logistics IT

Supply Chain Collaborator

As two of the world’s largest retailers, Amazon and Walmart wage a battle royale for supremacy, the role of logistics IT and supply chain automation technology comes into stark relief. The short answer: transportation logistics technologies are essential to extending an organization’s advantage over its competitors. Both investment strategies will undoubtedly require some significant changes to each retailer’s logistics processes and practices.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues. For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

First, Descartes unveiled new optimization technology at its user conference that “helps retailers and distributors make deliveries the same day an order is taken.” Using real-time GPS-based fleet statuses Descartes’ same-day delivery optimization technology can more accurately predict new delivery times and drive greater delivery efficiencies. . Here are a couple of notable quotes from the article: “Who made up these [new HOS] rules,” he asked, shaking his head.