This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

The Network Effect

This also reminds me of two our most popular posts so far this year: the invisible network that keeps the world running and the world’s largest container ship. The post This map shows every bridge in the United States… and it’s incredible appeared first on The Network Effect. We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Supply Chain Link

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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?


Perhaps an earlier low priority order can ship on time while a later high priority order will ship late due to constrained supply? Maybe the high priority order, although later, is for a very important customer so we should honor the priority setting and the supply should be set aside for a few days to ship to our valued customer?

Doing Business in the United States


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.

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


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. These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you. by John Westerveld. Here, there and everywhere | The economist.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information.

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. Recent news by Toyota and the United States Postal Service (USPS) show that more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of using blockchain technology in supply chain applications.

FedEx Freight Direct Expands Across the United States

Intelligent Audit

Back in January, we covered the launch of a pilot program by FedEx that was focused on shipping and delivery of large, “bulky” items that would be not only shipped directly to the customer but brought through the door. As of October 15th, FedEx has announced that that program’s success has warranted its full launch across “80% of the United States.” ” eCommerce is Changing Shipping.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


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. Key Findings for the United States. Other key factors include: Canadian drivers are reluctant to move loads into the United States due to COVID-19 infections.

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.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

You might think we have a two pony race here in the United States [with UPS and FedEx], but that’s not true. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping?

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a decline in the number of truck drivers in the United States. And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential. Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows.

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. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity, inconsistent visibility, and even global pandemics, LCL shipping provides solutions to navigate these choppy waters. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

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


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.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

UPS Announces Sunday Shipping

Intelligent Audit

In the official press release , UPS’ CMO Kevin Warren said “We will leverage the combination of the UPS Network, UPS Access Point locations and SurePost in collaboration with the United States Postal Service to efficiently provide these exciting new capabilities. In recent years, that focus on experience has extended to shipping. This is an important indicator as to Amazon’s plan in the shipping space, and how carriers like FedEx and UPS are reacting.

What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico


Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited. Here's what you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico. An Overview of Shipping to Puerto Rico. Shipping to Puerto Rico is a domestic service, but sometimes you need to list "Puerto Rico" in the country slot, and sometimes it's United States.

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 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.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships


Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. Ecommerce sales have grown wildly over the past two decades, reaching nearly $2 trillion dollars annually (that’s more than the United States’ annual exports). to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9

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

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping? However, new tariffs currently being imposed between China and the United States are predicted to have a serious impact on supply chain industries. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new international trade policies and their effect on the shipping industry. At this point, China has responded to the tariffs with matching regulations on over $30 billion dollars’ worth of United States goods.

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. was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?


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. Most of these companies would win or lose based on how they optimize their last mile deliveries.

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. Unless your business is niche-based or hyper-localized, restricting shipping to one carrier limits your ability to respond to market trends around delivery – just think about the free shipping trend that won’t go away.

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.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). 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. Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum.

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.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. A typical year in the Transpacific Eastbound lane usually looks like this for ocean shipping : May 1: New service contracts in this lane go into effect.

China 44

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. Shipping across the border tends to require additional carrier relationships. After all, cross-border shipping regulations create the need for three carriers on many loads that cross the border. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

Freight Shipping and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Freight Center

Industries in the United States and around the world have been impacted, including freight shipping. Small businesses who heavily rely on freight shipping to move their products are facing struggles to keep their products moving. Freight Shipping

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? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). 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. Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping.

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