New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC. When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

Panama Papers Are A Reminder Of Ethical Risks Lurking In The Supply Chain

EcoVadis

The mind-boggling number of names and companies ensnared in the Panama Papers scandal leaves many people wondering if they might know or work with any of the entities on the list, and whether it means they are doing anything unethical, or breaking any laws. Given the nature of the anonymous accounts in the Panama Papers, this naturally gives rise to questions as to what unethical or illegal things are being done with those accounts.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They stand to see the greatest advantage from the Panama Canal expansion. Robinson, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Region After Panama Canal Expansion appeared first on Transportfolio.

Panama Canal Expansion: Changing the Channel

Inbound Logistics

The Panama Canal expansion, opening in 2015, may alter shippers' sourcing and routing decisions

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again. They stand to see the greatest advantage from the Panama Canal expansion. Source: Boston Consulting Group.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

Panama Canal Expansion: Changing the Channel

Inbound Logistics

The Panama Canal expansion, opening in 2015, may alter shippers' sourcing and routing decisions

Panama Canal Problem That's Got No Easy Fix

Material Handling & Logistics

The Panama Canal Authority promised a dozen daily slots for ships of all stripes to pass through the new lane -- ultimately. Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a new, fatter set of locks, U.S.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 9, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Charging Vendors for Inventory, The Panama Canal is Filling Up, Apparel Companies See Africa as Next Source of Low Costs, China Stock Market Tumbling, Impacts to Follow

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

A DSS-based model synthesizes information from a wide range of sources and help managers to make decisions. Prior to the project, Panama as a consolidation center was an obvious choice due to its proximity to Brazil. Spoilt for choice.

This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Source: Vox.com. These massive ships are also behind the current project to widen the Panama Canal. David Hecker/Getty Images. Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. As the chart below shows, Cuba significantly lags Panama, the highest ranking country in the Latin America & Caribbean region with a LPI Score of 3.19. Source: World Bank.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson and the Boston Consulting Group published a research report on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion could have on logistics strategies and operations (watch my conversation with two of the authors in a recent episode of Talking Logistics ).

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How time and money is wasted in the congested sea and airspace

DELMIA Quintiq

Take the example of the crossing of Panama Canal. The other source of congestion is due to pilots and tugboats.

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Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

If you prefer to find the news yourself, head over to our free roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics and supply chain news sources. Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month?

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño. Special attention should be paid to products that you source from one supplier with no redundancy—and their related revenue streams.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Panama. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

Although container shipping is in dire straits with several other lines at risk of failure or in the throes of restructurings, it is by no means the only source of unpredictability in freight markets. Consider, for example, the Panama Canal puzzle.

The Growing Fragmentation of Global Trade: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

Fast forward to 2016, where we live in a highly connected and globalized world where the Panama Canal can now cater for vessels that can carry up to 13,000 TEU (previous maximum size was 5,000 TEU). Raw materials are sourced from one country, products are manufactured in another country, and the final goods are transported to customers all over the world. Globalization and supply chains have been tied at the hip over the course of history.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

for example, many of the east coast ports have expanded exponentially over the past decade in preparation for the Panama Canal expansion; however, it is unclear whether increased activity in the canal will lead to more business for these ports. Forwarders want flexible, real-time routing and pricing from carriers, while shippers want to instantly price and book freight quotes, comparing sourcing alternatives, shipping routes and modes.

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Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Several key threats are noteworthy: Competition: Panama Canal expansion: it's expected to be completed in 2015; there's already been some debate about how it will affect LA, for instance, an LA Times article in 2011 predicted a 25% decrease in business for LA. It's a dream Nicaragua has had since they lost to Panama back in the early 1900's. Jaimie Conley, Jeremy Fuller, Tucker Herbert, and Felipe Caro.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Panama. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Panama. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Panama. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Panama. Management at the helm.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

4 Longest scheduled air cargo route: Dubai to Panama City (Emirates). Coming up in February 2016, Emirates are starting a regular 8,588 mi (13,821 km) service between Dubai, UAE and Panama City, Panama. Source: Imugr.

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What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This shows importers are shifting their sourcing locations to countries other than China. gulf region due to Panama Canal restrictions. In fact, there were some instances where vessels had to unload cargo in Panama to get through the canal.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Panama. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The expansion of Panama has shifted shipments from West Coast to East Coast, but only Norfolk and Baltimore can handle these larger ships – and this will result in longer berths where will the funding be coming from for these port expansions – and it is something that is happening, but we aren’t sure how to handle it. In 2011 a student project team focused on packaging and where there were changes in sourcing and whether weights were correct.

Learn, Network, and Problem Solve: Gearing Up for the 2016 TPM Annual Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the last 15 years, TPM has become a well-known source for information and networking within the global container shipping and logistics community. There are a lot of things happening in our industry right now, and there are many anticipated changes on the horizon.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

the Suez and Panama Canals) remains a point of contention. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game. Warmer temperatures brought on by climate change are transforming topographies around the world, giving rise to profound consequences.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

the Suez and Panama Canals) remains a point of contention. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game. Warmer temperatures brought on by climate change are transforming topographies around the world, giving rise to profound consequences. 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. An Upside to Global Warming?

Book Review: Logistics Clusters-Delivering Value and Driving Growth

Supply Chain Opz

Based on my literature search, solution methods can be classified as below, - Analysis of demand/supply data: company needs to gather the data then determine if they want to have a facility location near source of supply, near demand points or something in between. NAVIGATE. Basics.