FreightCenter Customer Spotlight: Human Solutions of North America

Freight Center

That’s the machine Human Solutions of North America has been selling and shipping for years. Learn more about Human Solutions of North America in today’s FreightCenter customer spotlight. You know those 3D body scanners you go through at the airport? Well, imagine a machine that looks and operates like that, but is actually a 3D body scanner for measurements, not security.

Cross Border eCommerce – Key to Successful Entry in North America

Vinculum

When seller brands dream of penetrating the international e-commerce markets, they usually picture North America – and they have justifiable reasons for this: As of 2018, the average revenue per online shopper is the highest for the United States. Logistics – The logistics of the drop shipment model – where the seller ships directly to the customer through DHL or a similar service to reduce inventory risk – can prove to be very expensive per unit for cross border e-commerce.

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

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

You can trace items being shipped into your manufacturing facility and all the way through its journey, making suppliers more accountable than ever. Business Tips batch tracking CA Canada inventory tracking NA North America traceability track and traceIf you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Factories are complex, busy places with a lot of systems, machinery and processes in place.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? 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. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons. Temperature controlled shipping has four “seasons” based on demand.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

It requires substantially less documentation and processing cost to ship a $700 product from Canada to the U.S. than is required to ship a $7 product from the U.S. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

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. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight shipping.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Freightera’s Go Green option now allows shippers to choose freight quotes by lower emission, in addition to price and shipping time. Freightera Logistics’ award-winning online freight marketplace has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program, to help create the North American Low Emission Freight Marketplace.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to. Read more. 08/11/2015. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Intermodal, Transportation. Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

Winter Shipping Guide for Refrigerated Goods

Supply Chain Link

Winter came early this year for many parts of North America. With record snow falls. Read more. 12/30/2014. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Intermodal, Supply Chain, Cold Chain. Cold Chain Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain

Sustainable Manufacturing is the New Key to Profitability

IQMS

Our customer, Somaschini North America LLC, understands ISO 14001 requirements first-hand as a manufacturer of high-precision, high-volume steel timing gears for some of the world’s leading commercial automotive brands, including Detroit Diesel and Daimler Germany. I ran into a great example of the latter at a recent trade show where I met a manufacturer that produces custom pallets for shipping auto parts.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Shipping food internationally can be challenging and it requires significant planning across all stakeholders.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Still looking for a provider to help with these and other shipping challenges? Carriers North American Border Crossing Over the Road Transportation Policy Canada ELD Mandate North America Truckload policyOn June 13, 2019, The Canadian Ministry of Transportation (Transport Canada) announced a formal plan to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. The suite of products and Customer-facing solutions laid the foundation for this month's start of the carrier's international shipping program. Southwest Airlines Co.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years. Intermodal shipping will be a large growth driver for their businesses over the next 10-15 years. North America’s more than 70 intermodal ramps continue to expand.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. The bottom line is, there is no one-size-fits-all, when it comes to truckload procurement between North America and the European Union. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons appeared first on Transportfolio. When EU and U.S. Robinson. What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules?

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. As I mentioned in last week’s Friday News Roundup, I spent some time in Atlanta attending the Home Delivery World, Click & Collect Show USA, and ETail Show USA joint conference. Tom […]. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform

EFT

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.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Learn more about planning your international shipping strategy to fit India’s growing markets.

Did Brake Safety Week Create a Rate Surge?

PLS Logistics

During the 7-day period, law enforcement agencies across North America conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system violations as part of CVSA’s Brake Safety Week. Shipping Regulations CarriersThe week of September 11-17, 2016 was Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle brake safety. More than 3.4

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. Flatbed shipping is known for its cyclical and seasonal trends, fragmented marketplace and carrier demographics, and variability in demand. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

We proudly work alongside clients ranging from some of the largest food and beverage business in the world to the brightest up-and-coming CPG brands in North America. Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] In order to meet today’s service expectations for fine paper products, Mohawk’s customer service-level metric was changed from “order lines shipped complete within five days” to “order lines complete and available at time of order”. When a business finds itself in a declining market, failing to stay in lock step with customer demand poses an existential threat.