What is Multimodal Shipping?


Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. The post What is Multimodal Shipping? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping


Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference.


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Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management


And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode. The post Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight multimodal shipping management

Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS). Below are some transportation strategies for success for suppliers of TMS, TES, and MTS.

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.

US greenlights fuel transport by foreign ships

The Supply Chain Journal

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived the Jones Act to allow a foreign shipping company to move domestic fuel supplies to help shore up fuel supplies on the U.S. ships is always controversial, however, even in emergency situations that affect U.S. flag shipping U.S.

5 Transportation Management Optimization Practices


The world of logistics and managed transportation is continuously evolving. Transportation professionals are tasked with reducing costs while increasing customer satisfaction levels. Transportation Management Optimization #1: Shipment Pooling.

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.

The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance


Creating a data-driven supply chain tracking important transportation metrics helps shippers respond and adapt as quickly as possible to known and unknown events. Why Monitor Transportation Metrics. Which Transportation Metrics Should Shippers Track to Manage Transportation.

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

Supply chain disruptions that consist of port and terminal congestion, shipping delays due to high cargo volumes, lack of labor due to Covid-19 and limited space have caused a myriad of challenges for shippers. Ocean Shipping. Air Shipping.

US, China, Europe grapple with container shipping bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

The world’s largest regulatory agencies overseeing international container trades met remotely to discuss rampant supply chain disruptions as carriers and their customers brace for more turmoil during the fall peak shipping season.

Transporting Cars !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Transporting cars article and permission to publish here provided by Saaed Darwish. The auto transport industry provides a very important service. Instead, you can let the transport company handle the details and securely get your car from point A to point B. Subscribe Here!

When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services


The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past. Another indicator of switching from in-house to managed logistics transportation services is expanding freight spend.

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping container shortage article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at Argentus. The massive global shipping squeeze. Here’s an example: Every year, a huge volume of finished goods are shipped from Asia to North America. Shipping rates from China to the U.S.

Ocean freight shipping exchange Nyshex nets $15M in latest round

The Supply Chain Journal

Facilitator of two-way committed ocean contracts New York Shipping Exchange (Nyshex) announced Wednesday it has raised $15 million in a recent funding round.

Exporters ratchet pressure on Biden to take on shipping challenges

The Supply Chain Journal

A historic peak shipping season with significant container ship backlogs is being used by a coalition of U.S. The coalition noted that the cost to ship a container has increased between 300% and 500% in the past two years, causing U.S.

How COVID variants could impact container and tanker shipping

The Supply Chain Journal

Pandemic effects on global shipping — both negative and positive — are far from over. That’s bad news for the tanker shipping recovery and could also spur even more supply chain delays for U.S. importers’ transport timelines.

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

We have the toys to deliver solutions within the supply chain, from contract logistics, transport management, fourth-party logistics service providers, control tower, and of course, air and ocean freight forwarding.”.

How to Choose the Right Shipping Boxes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Right shipping boxes article and permission to publish here provided by Dan Martin. Choosing the right kind of shipping boxes may be more complicated than you think. These boxes should be able to withhold the external factors during shipping. Shipping Mode and Costs.

CMA CGM caps its rates. What does this mean for container shipping?

The Supply Chain Journal

Since the beginning of 2021, container shipping spot freight rates have continued to rise due to port congestion and the major imbalance between demand and maritime container transport effective capacity,” said CMA CGM.

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. Each week, FreightWaves explores the archives of American Shipper’s nearly 70-year-old collection of shipping and maritime publications to showcase interesting freight stories of long ago.

Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are “increasing at an increasing rate,” according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. The transportation capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) increased 560 basis points to 40.5%

Considerations When Choosing an Auto Transport Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Auto transport company article and permission to publish here provided by Dan Martin. For all car owners, the need to transport your car is something all have encountered or will encounter at some point. When the need for vehicle shipping arises, this is where car transporters come in.

Ocean carriers: Shipping reform act ‘doomed to fail’

The Supply Chain Journal

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 , spearheaded by Reps. Among other new powers given to the FMC in overseeing the ocean carriers, the legislation: Updates requirements on ocean common carriers to incorporate best practices in the shipping industry. Shipping Act

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.

Wolves and ships

Supply Chain Movement

The American giant Uber tried to gain a foothold in Europe with its subsidiary Uber Freight, a matching platform for road transport, but failed miserably and was taken over by the German scale-up Sennder. The post Wolves and ships appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

Emission-free shipping: Ways of sustainable transport on the seas

All Things Supply Chain

Around 90 % of the world’s goods are currently transported by ships causing nearly 3 % of total global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?


The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Transportation Impact celebrates name change

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation Impact announced the launch of a new corporate brand identity Monday, unveiling a new name, logo, domain name, and tagline. The name TransImpact is a natural evolution from our original name, Transportation Impact,” said CEO Berkley Stafford. “As

Kimberly-Clark’s Digital Transformation of Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Weisenberger is leading their digitally enabled shipping initiative, she works in distribution operations rather than transportation. FourKites is a leading provider of real-time transportation visibility solutions.

Time to start prepping for Christmas shipping capacity crunch

The Supply Chain Journal

And as retailers struggle to catch up, imports could be capped in the months ahead by a trans-Pacific shipping network that has reached its limit. Data on real inventories excluding automotive mirrors comments made by Deutsche Bank transportation analyst Amit Mehrotra in March. “If

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO


The post 5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Peak Season Videos Peak Season Shipping Strategy

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Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: US agricultural exporters experiencing shipping container crunch; TForce Logistics expands last-mile delivery in Texas; Dachser expands operations in Arizona; and TexAmericas Center to expand rail service. US agricultural exporters experiencing shipping container squeeze.

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How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability


No carrier or mode has been excluded from the increased demand of e-commerce and a customer base that’s anxious for a return to normalcy, including the LTL transportation sector. Port backlogs, cargo limitations on container ships, and a lack of available equipment and port facility staffing.

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