What is Multimodal Shipping?


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Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management


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How Shipping Can Help Save The Planet

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

How Shipping Can Help Save The Planet. But to be honest, the shipping industry is as much of a culprit. Meanwhile, reports estimate that shipping contributes 3%, or a staggering 1 billion tonnes of CO2. First of all, the shipping industry today is enormous.

Shipping stocks hammered as China fears intensify

The Supply Chain Journal

As China goes, so goes ocean shipping. China is pivotal to dry bulk and tanker shipping markets on the demand side and to container shipping on the supply side. Shipping shares plunged along with the rest of the stock market. Dry bulk shipping. Tanker shipping.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

The Biggest Container Ships in 2021

All Things Supply Chain

Since the recent blockade in the Suez Canal, it has put large container ships into the spotlight. While the stuck cargo ship “Ever Given” is one of the biggest ships… General container ship container ships shipping supply chain

Shipping to Amazon: Everything Sellers Should Know

Zipline Logistics

Shipping to Amazon? Firstly, shipping into Amazon looks a little bit different depending on if you are a first party (1P) or third-party (3P) seller. . After the seller ships their product to Amazon, Amazon gains complete control of the product’s pricing and promotion.

More container ships score ‘astronomical’ $100,000/day rates

The Supply Chain Journal

Multi-month container-ship charters continue to be signed at jaw-dropping rates above $100,000 per day. For shipping stock traders, what happens two years from now doesn’t matter. He cited a ship of the same size as the CO OSAKA getting $90,000 per day in recent weeks.

As shipping prospects rise, field of shipping stocks shrinks

The Supply Chain Journal

A perennial complaint about shipping stocks is that there are way too many of them and they’re way too small. The good news for ‘bigger and fewer’ proponents is that the number of shipping stocks is indeed shrinking. Consolidation is one way to reduce the number of shipping stocks.

Demystifying Freight Shipping From China


While your customers can track their parcels from their smartphones down to the block the delivery truck is on, the best you can hope for is a phone call when the ship leaves port and one when it arrives on the other side of the world. Shipping freight by sea. Shipping freight by air.

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The Greener Last Mile

Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have.” It’s a must-have. Consumers can see through brands’ green-washing. Here are the biggest and easiest opportunities for shippers looking to "green up" their shipping footprint.

The Give and Take of Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Multi-carrier parcel shipping technology empowers fulfillment teams. Multi-carrier parcel shipping technology gives merchants the functionality they need to roll out these offerings and better serve customers. Omni-channel logistics multi-carrier parcel shipping

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.

Dry bulk shipping rates hit $80,000 per day as buyers scramble for coal

The Supply Chain Journal

Yet another sign of stress for energy supplies and global supply chains: Spot rates for large dry cargo ships just topped $80,000 per day for the first time since 2009, and freight derivatives for the fourth quarter — a period when rates for these vessels normally pull back — just spiked.

How to Ship Heavy Equipment!

Supply Chain Game Changer

If you work in the heavy equipment industry, there comes a time when you might need to ship large machinery. Heavy machinery shipping companies work professionally to ensure that your cargo is safe and gets to its destination on time. Understand Different Shipping Methods.

How much do shoppers care about eco-friendly shipping?

Sifted ran a survey to determine consumer attitudes towards eco-friendly shipping and packaging. We gained valuable insight into how it affects buying decisions, if they'll pay more for eco-friendly shipping, and much more.

China bulker pileup dwarfs California container-ship gridlock

The Supply Chain Journal

But there’s another massive shipping traffic jam out there, one that’s holding up even more cargo. This other, less-publicized tale of seaborne gridlock is set in China and it’s not about container ships, it’s about dry bulk carriers.

Inflation alert: Container ship owners see boom through 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Unprecedented demand for container ships will not end anytime soon, according to executives of companies that rent vessels to ocean carriers. Managers of container-ship leasing companies (so-called tonnage providers) spoke during Capital Link’s New York Maritime Forum on Wednesday.

Container ship scores ‘off the charts,’ ‘fantasy’ charter rate: $135,000/day

The Supply Chain Journal

In a sign of just how frenzied the container market has become, a freight forwarder is reportedly paying $135,000 per day for a short-term charter of the S Santiago, a 15-year-old container ship with a capacity of 5,060 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). What this means for ship lessors.

A cruel summer for shipping stocks as tide turns

The Supply Chain Journal

But container shipping and dry bulk stocks? Container shipping remains at an all-time high. And yet, shipping stocks have fallen across the board for the past three weeks. Stock pricing has fallen in “pretty much the entire shipping universe, regardless of subsector.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Ship values are soaring amid secondhand sales ‘frenzy’

The Supply Chain Journal

Chalk up yet another record for ocean shipping. It’s not just container ships. The higher ship prices go, the higher the shipowner’s net asset value (NAV, the market-adjusted value of the fleet and other assets, minus liabilities). Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints

Talking Logistics

Read more Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints. The post Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Episode Highlights Transportation Management logistics Mollie Bailey ocean shipping Transplace

Power crisis deepens in Asia and Europe: What it means to shipping

The Supply Chain Journal

How could this affect ocean shipping? For commodity shipping — dry bulk, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and possibly oil tankers — it’s a recipe for higher rates. Container shipping. Dry bulk shipping. LNG shipping. Tanker shipping.

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Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

As the global shipping community wades further into a digital environment, reliance upon visibility tools has reached new heights. Capacity has just about reached its limit on the global stage as shippers and importers continue to brave exorbitant rates and ever-increasing tightness.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?

How much do shipping CEOs make? (Here’s their pay info)

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipping magnates don’t pervade the billionaire ranks like they did in the days of Aristotle Onassis. Yet ocean shipping is still big business and the CEOs overseeing the fleets are high earners. So, how much do shipping CEOs actually make? Liner shipping. Cruise shipping.

Battle of the shipping booms: Containers ‘21 vs dry bulk ‘07-‘08

The Supply Chain Journal

Container shipping is in uncharted territory. But as any shipping long-timer will tell you, there has indeed been a crazy boom like this in another sector: dry bulk circa 2007-2008. It’s worth a look back at this earlier shipping mega-spike.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping


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.

Container sector is so hot that ships rent for $200,000/day

The Supply Chain Journal

To rent a 12-year-old container ship for a mere three months, it could cost you a lot more than that: as much as 68 new Ferraris. A classic Panamax is a container ship with capacity of 4,000-5,000 TEUs.). Its upcoming charter will cover 67%-80% of the 19-year-old ship’s value.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Yet another worry: Price of ship fuel is now highest since 2014

The Supply Chain Journal

That’s bad news for ship operators on the cost side, and, in the container business, yet another headache for cargo shippers. All ship categories, not just tankers, are taking a cost hit. Chart: American Shipper based on data from Ship & Bunker. Impact to container shipping.

Ship game

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Xeneta CEO and co-founder Patrik Berglund about the data behind the shipping crisis. How long will shippers be battling one another for capacity like contestants in a Squid Game?

Wolves and ships

Supply Chain Movement

Instead, for me the start-ups and scale-ups are more like ships and yachts that have to withstand the gigantic waves of the economy, just like the large container ships and oil tankers do as they sail the seas. The post Wolves and ships appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

Record shattered: 61 container ships stuck waiting off California

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships at anchor or drifting in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has now blown through all previous records and is rising by the day. While designated anchorages are limited, the space for ships to safely drift offshore is not.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

How long does it take to build a shipping container?

The Supply Chain Journal

Walmart domestic containers loaded on the deck of a general cargo ship earlier this year (Video: YouTube). After their construction, 53-footers must compete with laden 20- and 40-footers for slots on trans-Pacific eastbound shipping services — services that are now experiencing massive delays.

Shipping stocks hit fresh highs amid COVID-era supply chain chaos

The Supply Chain Journal

The mainstream press is now awash in articles on global supply chain breakdowns, exorbitant shipping costs, clogged ports , emptying store shelves and rising inflation. That’s good news for sentiment toward many (but not all) ocean shipping stocks.

Container shipping boom is bleeding over into dry bulk

The Supply Chain Journal

Everything’s connected in ocean shipping. Very high demand for ships in one segment can affect supply-demand fundamentals for entirely different vessel types. Container shipping is so strong that reverberations are being felt in dry bulk.

What is the shipping cycle — and can it ever be tamed?

The Supply Chain Journal

Talk about the future of ocean shipping and it always comes back to the cycle. How high can this crazy container-shipping up-cycle actually go ? And inevitably, the bigger question: Can shipping cycles ever be tamed or broken? Is it different this time for bulk shipping?

Port Congestion Shines Light on Visibility Gaps

This report, built from extensive survey data from a myriad of shippers and logistics providers, shines light on visibility gaps that have contributed to the current crisis of port congestion.