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. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

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 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. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

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.

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.

[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.

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.

The Implications of U.S. Justice Department Dismissal of Alleged Ocean Container Shipping Cartels Has Multiple Consequences

Supply Chain Matters

Justice Department ruling into allegations of price fixing among the globe’s largest container shipping lines has been dropped, with consequences for shippers and the industry. The arrangement helps with carrier return-on-assets but the tradeoff came to be shipping schedules and transit times.

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.

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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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.

Takeover and Tuck-In Acquisitions Underway Involving Global Ocean Container Shipping Lines

Supply Chain Matters

Two announced acquisitions this week involving global ocean container shipping lines add further evidence of moving forward with strategies to integrate added transportation and logistics services beyond just port to port.

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

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.

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.

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.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

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.

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.

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

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. When EU and U.S.

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 Carriers

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. Russia has also demonstrated its resolve to capitalize on newly-liberated shipping lanes.

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.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

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?

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

Transportfolio

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Shippers pay attention to what they call shipment consolidation, examining their own shipping patterns to find opportunities to consolidate shipments, potential leverage to be gained from using a third-party logistics provider (3PL), and optimizing better vehicle utilization. Logistics economics transportation shipping

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.”.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Shippers pay attention to what they call shipment consolidation, examining their own shipping patterns to find opportunities to consolidate shipments, potential leverage to be gained from using a third-party logistics provider (3PL), and optimizing better vehicle utilization. Logistics economics transportation shipping

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal. CMA CGM and Freightos sign landmark agreement advancing digitization in the shipping industry. Maersk wants to slash carbon emissions from shipping to zero. 3Gtms Releases Quick Ship Portal. Which candy is mentioned the most in songs?

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. In the age of Amazon, the slightest change in logistics costs or shipping information could result in consumers abandoning their purchases in favor of Amazon or even Walmart.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Global Growth and Use of 3PLs Outpaces Partnerships in North America. and the remainder of North America rose 4 percent over the past year, but the global use of 3PLs rose 4.8

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the study, new products represent 17% of total cases shipped. The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%. The average bias of European forecasts versus North America had 2% more bias.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

Quintiq

Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. Expect tight capacity across North America.

Kimberly-Clark Makes Sense of Demand

E2open

The supply chain transformation started by moving away from functional silos to an end-to-end value chain,” says Rick Sather, vice president Customer Supply Chain, North America, Kimberly-Clark.