Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

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.

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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.

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.

Professional Online Training

LeanCor

Professional Online Training: Gaining Steam. The popularity of online training, also referred to as eLearning, is skyrocketing. Since the mid ’90s, the employment of computers for training purposes has seen steady growth and benefited from enormous technical advancements.

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.)

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.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

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?

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.

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.

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.

Refrigerated Shipping Trailers: 7 Facts

PLS Logistics

An American inventor, Fred Jones , developed the first automated cooling system designed for shipping trailers. In 1939, a patent was acquired by Jones and Joe Numero for a vehicle air-conditioning system, the Thermo King, which helped launch the refrigerated shipping industry. Today, the technology is used in trains, trucks and planes. Freight Reefer Shipping

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

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.

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?

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.

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.

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. They have the technology and trained staff to do a thorough audit, saving you time and money.

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.

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. 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. 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

8 Best Drop Shipping Companies for Your eCommerce Business

EMERGE App

I believe that you heard drop shipping is the best way to start your business online and now you are in search of drop shipping companies to partner with. The best part of drop shipping is zero initial investment. Best Drop Shipping Companies to Partner With.

Efficient Workflow in the Warehouse: Tips to Run a Tight Ship

Unleashed

Lean manufacture and employee training. The company is only as strong as their weakest link, however, and so employee training and adoption of goals is vital for a truly efficient workplace. Take on board suggestions and provide extra training where needed or incentives to be perpetually improving in their work. The post Efficient Workflow in the Warehouse: Tips to Run a Tight Ship appeared first on Unleashed Software.

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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

We have heard of pilotless planes, driverless cars and unmanned trains, but have you ever heard of autonomous ships? Well, the shipping industry is evolving with new technologies and innovations and the most exciting discovery has been the use of autonomous navigation systems.

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Target offers free 2-day shipping this holiday (USA Today). What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles?

Tackling the eCommerce Pick, Pack, and Shipping Process

EFT

Storing, picking, and shipping to individual consumers is vastly different from storing, picking, and shipping to company-owned stores. Others considerations include: A wider variety of shipping options. Unlike bulk shipping, where trucks haul multiple pallets to a single destination, e-commerce allows individual customers to choose their own preferred shipping provider. Choose the right labeling systems and shipping software.

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

Talking Logistics

I want to thank all of our team members once again for their time and commitment to train and fundraise over the past few months. Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader).

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Shipping delays.