Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

GlobalTranz

Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. Shipping Costs Are A Thorn In Amazon’s Side At its core, Amazon is a logistics company. Yet, despite all its advantages, shipping remains one of Amazon’s largest expenses, probably exceeding $30B in 2018. At nearly 15% of revenue, shipping offers a huge opportunity to take costs out of the company.

Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers to Combat Increasing Customer Demand

Kuebix

As e-commerce becomes more popular amongst the growing population, the trucking industry faces an increase in shipping demands. The post Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers to Combat Increasing Customer Demand appeared first on Kuebix. Matching the pace of online orders has proven to be easier said than done as the number of online orders begins to outweigh the number of trucks and drivers available to deliver. Drivers on the road are […].

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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.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation. Less time spent on training workers.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. TL shipping is ideal for getting your oversized or overweight cargo (5,000-10,000 lbs.)

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.”.

Data Access, Employee Training Are Top Hazmat Shipping Challenges

Supply Chain Brain

The risk associated with shipping and handling dangerous goods is greater than ever, and those responsible for managing it need the proper training, technology and regulatory knowledge to ensure they’re moving goods in a safe and compliant manner

Cold Chain Shipping: The Winning Characteristics of Vaccine Carriers

Turvo

The cold-chain shipping carriers seizing the opportunities created by vaccine distribution have some common characteristics that all cold line transporters can emulate and become better suited for future demands within the cold transportation industry. .

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. When it comes to intermodal moves, the rail lines will need to deal with the additional volumes; to complicate matters even more, they must work with six different shipping lines.

How to Ship More Freight and Less Air

AFFLINK

If your logistics personnel aren't packing shipping and air freight containers effectively, then you're going to pay high shipping rates for nothing more than air. This, in turn, leads to much denser containers and lower aggregate shipping costs.

Virtual Reality Truck Driver Training Is the Real Deal

Freight Center

Few things in the shipping industry are as critical as good truck driver training. Many types of training have been implemented over the years, with varying results. Now, virtual reality (VR) truck driver training is gaining traction and with good reason.

Why On-Time Shipping Performance Continues to Be Critical

Intelligent Audit

On-time shipping performance remains one of the most critical factors for shippers of choice. On time shipping performance can have a direct and consequential effect on logistics and shipping and can be impacted directly in many ways. When trying to maintain timely order delivery and protocols, some common challenges and issues that can cause delays in the logistics and shipping timelines should get noted. Not enough planning before, during, and after shipping.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

GlobalTranz

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). Reduced Training Costs. Contract negotiation is becoming a major factor in shipping.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration. In both trainings , supply chain leaders from various companies all over the world learn about next generation supply chain topics. Cross-Company Academy is a 7 month online training course, Bootcamp is a 2 day in-person training course.)

Beware the Ship-From-Store Spin Cycle

Supply Chain Network

Seems like every so often there’s a new trend that takes the retail and e-commerce world by storm and the latest of these seems to be Ship-From -Store. An omni-channel nirvana being pumped by systems companies, and falsely supported by ill conceived surveys of analysts alike, the best thing since sliced bread this year is apparently Ship-From-Store. On the surface Ship-From-Store sounds like a great idea. Still think Ship-From-Store is a good idea?

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio. Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. Currently, we are early in a shift from high tension to low. As such, there are several trends to keep an eye on as 2019 progresses.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

According to the American Trucking Association, this is happening in an industry that already faced an average annual driver turnover rate of 99% in 2013, as well as hiring and training costs that range from $3,500 to $5,000 per driver, depending on experience. So we end up with more churn, more idle trucks, lost investments in recruitment and training and fewer drivers who stay behind the wheel for the long-term,” explains Steve Gordon, Chief Operating Officer at Gordon Trucking, Inc.

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. Understanding the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane. In regular years, carriers try to leverage peak shipping periods as much as they can. Choosing the Right Transatlantic Ocean Shipping Strategy.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio. Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. Currently, we are early in a shift from high tension to low. As such, there are several trends to keep an eye on as 2019 progresses.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

GlobalTranz

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator. Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file. You need to be a well-organized person in order to become a shipping coordinator. Communication Being a shipping coordinator requires excellent communication skills.

FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

The Supply Chain Journal

Today, the city’s Port of Houston (or Port Houston) encompasses a 25-mile-long diversified complex of nearly 200 private and public industrial terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, which is 52 miles long. An aerial view of a dredge widening the Houston Ship Canal. Overview.

Shipping is still lost at sea when it comes to big data

DELMIA Quintiq

The world of container shipping is going through a prolonged period of instability due to oversupply of new ships entering service. Falling container shipping rates created a windfall for shippers and brought tears to shipping lines and ports. Thus my case of the shipping industry taking a page out of the retail industry handbook. The sooner the shipping industry opens up to changes and borrowing ideas from other commoditized industries, the better.

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4WL Consulting

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Companies that ship thousands of small packages a week often get lower rates and better service than their counterparts who may only ship 25 or 50 parcels each week. As a small business owner, you may not have the time or inclination to read through all of the rules before shipping a package.

Omani naval training ship visits Kuwait on world tour

Logistics Middle East

Shabab Oman II (Oman Youth II), of the Oman navy arrives in Kuwait on first leg of world tour to promote peace

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Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. When it comes to intermodal moves, the rail lines will need to deal with the additional volumes; to complicate matters even more, they must work with six different shipping lines.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. When it comes to intermodal moves, the rail lines will need to deal with the additional volumes; to complicate matters even more, they must work with six different shipping lines.

3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

Now, we’re counting down the remaining 3 important freight shipping issues you need to know as we move into the next decade. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. As noted above, how long drivers stay on the road affects both timely delivery and safety, and it is an important freight shipping issue. The driver shortage was the top freight shipping industry concern for the third year in a row.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

GlobalTranz

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.

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Such technology, for example, can help organisations identify the fastest, cheapest, and most sustainable shipping routes. Articles Supply Chain Sustainability - Environment Training & Education supply chain sustainable supply chain sustainable supply chain reality

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. How Overnight Shipping Actually Works. and is transported to the nearest cargo-shipping airport. What makes Overnight Shipping so Affordable? The demanding future of shipping will be built on the scaffolding created in the past.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Such technology, for example, can help organisations identify the fastest, cheapest, and most sustainable shipping routes. Articles Supply Chain Sustainability - Environment Training & Education supply chain sustainable supply chain sustainable supply chain reality

Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan

EFT

A direct container shipping route that connects Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, with cities in Japan including Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya has been officially opened. Government officials say that compared with existing routes, the river-ocean container shipping route can save about two days of transit and takes only five days for cargo to reach the above-mentioned ports of Japan from Wuhan city.

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