Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

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When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation TransportationOver $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Supply Chain.

Doing Business in the United States

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In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Shipping. Cargo transportation in the U.S.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

But before you pull the trigger, make sure you understand these cost factors that don’t often get considered; Longer lead time – The product that at one time was manufactured in your plant and then shipped to your customer (often in the same country) is now being shipped by boat. Increased transportation costs – Has anyone noticed that the price of fuel is going up? These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. Of course, bitcoin as it exists today also has the potential to transform freight audit and payment and other supply chain finance processes, especially for small suppliers and transportation providers.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

September 22, 2020, marked the first day of fall in the United States. Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. What differentiates parcel from the other transportation modes? You might think we have a two pony race here in the United States [with UPS and FedEx], but that’s not true.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Transplace

On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced , “The U.S. According to Fortune , the ruling “found that the European bloc and member states Britain, France, Germany and Spain failed to remove improper financial subsidies for Airbus that hindered sales by U.S. These products are subject to a 10% duty rate increase: Section 1: New airplanes or other aircrafts from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Continue to watch the unfolding trade situations with China and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Market changes prompt new freight shipping strategies. The post 5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market appeared first on Transportfolio. For many in the supply chain industry, a cyclical pattern of tension and slack is a familiar occurrence.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. These peaks hit various regions and states during different points in the year depending on the crop and climate in which it is grown.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5 Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?

Loginext

All Delivery Management Software Last Mile Delivery Logistics Management Software Logistics Management System Technology Transportation Management delivery route optimization. According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources.

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

The question now is what will the impact of such a recession be, particularly on shipping. In a fairly ominous report sent out this week, Morgan Stanely stated that “Global recession in 2020 is now our base case.”. In a sobering assessment, Morgan Stanley stated that we will be entering a situation that is “worse than the global recession of 2001.” What Happens to Shipping. Which, in turn, will drastically impact shipping.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. Using a modern transportation management tool that fuses flexibility into distribution networks is effective in creating cleaner, smarter transportation strategies.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking featured some interesting information from The American Transportation Research Institute. Transportation teams would do well to have a freight rate based budget and a fuel budget that add up to a total budget. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

Recent History: International Trade and US Transportation

PLS Logistics

Advances in transportation and telecommunications technology have contributed to the growth of international trade. The United States imports and exports more merchandise than any other country making it the world’s largest trading nation. Our nation’s freight transportation system has shaped and been shaped by the increase and change of demands of international trade. Transportation Shipping

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

5 Most Popular Transportation Blogs of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

We don't know which category we love more than the Transportation Category. Naturally, talking about transportation and transportation management is the Cerasis wheel house. We've been providing transportation management technology, by way of our TMS , the Cerasis Rater, and transportation management services to shippers since 1997. The transportation blog posts focus on trends, trucking, and technology. Top Transportation Blog Posts from 2014.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. Hanjin Shipping, a South Korean company and the seventh largest container shipper in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, which has prompted significant questions and confusion around the world as to how this will affect global shipping. The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking featured some interesting information from The American Transportation Research Institute. Transportation teams would do well to have a freight rate based budget and a fuel budget that add up to a total budget. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The answer is… transportation. The lithium boom signals a shift in manufacturing and energy in the United States—but the popular mineral is facing some obstacles when it comes to heavy air and rail regulation. But before lithium can meet its full potential, the problem of transportation must be addressed. How are dangerous goods transported? Recently, air companies warned of the risks involved in transporting large quantities of lithium by air.

The Importance of Flexibility in Parcel Shipping

BluJay Solutions

Last month we shared the exciting news that three-quarters of the 100 largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada are already part of the Kewill Carrier Network. This means the minute Kewill Transport comes online for a new customer, that customer has direct access to nearly all of the big players in the trucking industry. The post The Importance of Flexibility in Parcel Shipping appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. Since NAFTA was signed in 1994, Mexico has been one of the United States’ biggest trade partners, and vice versa. billion worth of goods into the United States. Robinson Community Freight and Transportation Services Cross border shipping North American border crossing

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

What is Small Parcel (Package) Shipping?

Aborn and Co.

In this whiteboard lesson, Chris Peckham, small parcel expert, explains what is small parcel (package) shipping and how it operates in the United States. Watch all our whiteboard videos on freight and transportation

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping. Those extra links—whether it is additional governments, transportation, warehousing, or customs brokerage providers—mean that more can go wrong, too. Shipping across the border tends to require additional carrier relationships.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Interest Rates : The Federal Reserve in the United States is expected to raise interest rates this week , the first increase since cutting the rate to near zero following the Great Recession in 2008. percent in Q3 2015 compared to Q3 2014 in the United States).

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? And, because the United States presents the world’s largest, most sophisticated base of consumption, India and the United States are natural trading partners. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. Transportation disruptions affect security, the economy, and public health.