FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

Each week, FreightWaves explores the archives of American Shipper’s nearly 70-year-old collection of shipping and maritime publications to showcase interesting freight stories of long ago. and software firm iShip.com to develop a parcel shipping system for eBay users. Logistics online.

What is the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative?

The Supply Chain Journal

Two of the worst ship recycling practices are using manual labor instead of automation and releasing parts of ships into the tidal zone, according to Andrew Stephens, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) executive director. Ship recycling is an end-of-life industry.

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Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics services provider GEODIS echoed one U.K.-based This spurred GEODIS to develop a turnkey solution for companies to manage logistical and physical data and to oversee logistical and financial flows.

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

GlobalTranz

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. Let’s go over some tips on how to pack and ship for temperature-controlled shipping. Freight Shipping & Logistics LTL Shipping Freight Preparation

Truckload Shipping Seasons

Freight Center

In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter. Freight Shipping & Logistics Truckload Shipping

Wolves and ships

Supply Chain Movement

Are logistics matching platforms a wolf in sheep’s clothing for freight forwarders? The report also completely ignores the inherent dynamics of the world of start-ups and more mature scale-ups with their various logistics solutions.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

GlobalTranz

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. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

GlobalTranz

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

The Cold Chain and COVID Vaccine Shipping

Freight Center

It’s been the talk of the town lately, and that includes in the freight shipping community. The cold chain has been heavily impacted by the shipping of the COVID vaccine because of its temperature-sensitive shipping requirements.

The Shipping Container Impact on Inflation

Freightos

But as consumer spending shifted from services to goods nearly a year ago, demand for ocean freight has consistently outpaced container ship capacity, pushing freight rates to record highs. . – Robert Khachatryan, COO, Freight Right Global Logistics.

Shipping Little Liberty

The Supply Chain Journal

In fact, its location on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor was selected for its visibility to passing ships entering the land of opportunity. The CMA CGM Group is pleased to have provided the shipping and logistics for this historic symbol of liberty, freedom, peace and friendship.

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping container shortage article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at Argentus. The massive global shipping squeeze. Here’s an example: Every year, a huge volume of finished goods are shipped from Asia to North America. Shipping rates from China to the U.S.

Shipping During Hurricane Season

Freight Center

As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster recovery plan. Here are some tips for shipping during hurricane season to help you protect your shipments and make sure your customers’ needs are met.

Technology is Essential in Navigating Peak Shipping Season

Kuebix

As crazy as it may sound, planning for peak shipping season has already begun! peak shipping season extends from August until January of the following year. Peak shipping season can be broken down into two spikes in demand.

What is Reverse Logistics?

GlobalTranz

What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business Shipping2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget.

Cybersecurity in Shipping Logistics: The Rising Threat

USC Consulting Group

When you think of shipping and transportation, perhaps the last thing you consider is the threat that cybercrime can pose to the industry. However, as technology advances and systems become increasingly connected to online networks, cybersecurity is a necessity of modern shipping logistics.

‘The best quarter ever’ for container shipping giant Maersk

The Supply Chain Journal

Before COVID struck, AP Moller-Maersk embarked on a transformation to become a global end-to-end logistics provider. For us, this is about building an integrated logistics business and selling end-to-end services. It is the best quarter ever in logistics.

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

GlobalTranz

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 other words, filling more orders is great, but it still requires significant use of logistics resources. The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

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.

What is Reverse Logistics and How Is It Different than Traditional Logistics?

GlobalTranz

Many people associate reverse logistics to simply cover returns, but it is much more broad than that. Meanwhile, reverse logistics is growing more complex. Regardless and most importantly, reverse logistics will always form a vital function of any supply chain.

Collaborative Shipping Exception Management Brings Parties Together for Efficient Handling

Turvo

For most shipping managers today, the two most significant challenges involve addressing shipping exceptions and overcoming supply chain disruptions. Shipping exceptions are a common issue for shipping managers. Enable Collaborative Logistics With Turvo-Powered Processes.

What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry. That’s the process of reverse logistics.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

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. Traditionally, manufacturers only had to worry about shipping products to […]. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Transportation omni-channel logistics parcel shipping shipping

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All goods would be shipped from anywhere around the world into a single Distribution Centre. From that single Distribution Centre we would in turn ship the goods back out to consumers across the country as they were ordered on-line. This is drop shipping in action.

Looking at the shipping side of things — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

When you switch to AIT Worldwide Logistics for automotive shipping you’re partnering with a team of logistics professionals in Asia, Europe and North America who develop customized supply chain solutions that are just as unique as your business.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. 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. If you need to get your shipment somewhere at a specific time, consider expedited shipping options.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Small Business Shipping During the Holidays with a 3PL

Freight Center

Not only do you need the right shipping solutions, but you need them at the best rates and on a deadline. Shipping freight without expert guidance makes accomplishing all of this pretty challenging. So how can you meet all these needs and ship easier?

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

GlobalTranz

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. E-Commerce Logistics

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Let’s learn what a Shipping Manifest?

20Cube Logistics

If you are from the supply chain logistics world, then you would have definitely come across the word ‘Manifest’ many times. It is a key shipping document for international trade that provides a list of items that are shipped from supplier to the final customer.

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IoT Visibility Comes to Ocean Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

AIS is an automatic tracking system used on ships. Business Intelligence Logistics Technologies Supply Chain Visibility Transportation CargoSmart IoT ocean shippingA rich stream of data has long been available to improve ocean visibility. But CargoSmart is doing something new – they are using this near real time data to improve vessel scheduling and shipment tracking.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

GlobalTranz

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.