Fri.Jul 31, 2020

5 Innovative Strategies for Logistics Companies to Pave the Way to the New Normal

Food Logistics

To embrace the upside of this New Normal, businesses must address the short term and innovate for the long-term. 3PL/4PL

Procurement Methodologies for the Construction Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

As competition in the construction market intensifies, establishing a procurement department is a key process for creating and managing contacts in construction projects.


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FMCSA is listening. Share your views and make a difference 

Overdrive Online

On Aug. 5, you have the opportunity to listen, learn and most importantly submit your concerns directly to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Collectively, trucker voices can make a difference


Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO


[link] An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S.

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Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make your Operational Execution More Robust with S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

UIPA, Dominion Energy Utah Sign Cooperation Agreement

NGT News

The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and Dominion Energy Utah have signed a joint cooperation statement aimed at reducing air pollution and improving energy efficiency within the UIPA jurisdictional area.

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IACMI Receives Funding to Develop Carbon Fiber Fuel Tanks

NGT News

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a consortium of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments, says it will receive $2.7 million from the U.S.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index falls but still records second-highest reading on record

Logistics Management

May’s SCI reading—at 24.8—was was 16.5% lower than April’s 41.3 reading, which the firm said last month may be the peak for the SCI, during what it has called an unprecedented time for freight transportation.

How Will Peak Season Logistics Management Evolve During Disruption?


The pressure to better manage and evolve peak season logistics before the holidays has never been higher in this era of uncertainty. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains the name of the game in peak season logistics planning.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal units are down for week ending July 25, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 215,171—were down 17.8% annually, and intermodal units—at 266,160—fell 2.4


Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

BYD Completes Delivery of 10 Battery-Electric Buses

NGT News

BYD, a manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, has completed the delivery of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Wash., a milestone for the company as production ramps up following a temporary plant closure in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freight Optimization Capabilities that Drive Success for Your Transportation Strategy


As the transportation industry continues to evolve, optimization functionality must advance to keep up.

AIUT Integrates Semtech’s LPG Sensors

NGT News

Semtech Corp., a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, says AIUT Sp. Z o.o. AIUT), a hardware and software provider specializing in the internet of things (IoT)-based solutions in the oil and gas markets, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol into its new line of intelligent sensors for […]. The post AIUT Integrates Semtech’s LPG Sensors appeared first on NGT News. Efficiency Refueling AIUT Sp. Z o.o.

Delays at port of Montreal drag on as one strike follows another

The LoadStar

Disruption at Canada’s port of Montreal has stretched into a fifth day – as longshoremen ended a four-day industrial action yesterday, port checkers launched a one-day strike this morning. The timing of the actions was designed to create maximum impact, said one forwarder. By Thursday afternoon, the longshoremen’s strike had affected about a dozen vessels at the port. “It It is certain that the situation is creating undesirable delays for some carriers, as well.

How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

8 ways your bill of lading can fail to limit liability

Truck News

Most provinces have enacted their own versions of the “Uniform Bill of Lading”, a model law for truck transportation in Canada.

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Transpac rates at new heights, but reviving blank sailings could muddy the water

The LoadStar

Transpacific container spot rates to the US west coast have powered over the $3,000 mark to hit a record level of $3,167 per 40ft. The US west coast component of today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) soared 17% on the back of 1 August GRIs and is now 100% higher than a year ago. The spot rate surge represents the highest SCFI reading for the west coast in the decade-long history of.

Logistics Industry AGV Market Prediction, Strategies, Trends and SWOT Analysis 2020-2026

247 Customs Broker

“ Los Angeles, United State, July 2020,– – The Logistics Industry AGV market research report added by QYResearch, is an in-depth analysis of the latest… The post Logistics Industry AGV Market Prediction, Strategies, Trends and SWOT Analysis 2020-2026 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

IAG Cargo passenger-freighter strategy pays off as yields rocket

The LoadStar

IAG Cargo’s strategy of setting up a scheduled cargo network of passenger-freighters while the majority of its aircraft were grounded, has paid off. It has announced that commercial revenues grew 33.1%, at constant currency, to €369m ($437.6m) from 1 April to 31 June, with yields up a staggering 224.7%, and sold tonnes down 51.2%. IAG Cargo was quick to adjust to Covid and, as the virus rampaged around the world, set up.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

XPO Reports Net Loss in Q2; Revenue Slides

247 Customs Broker

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] XPO Logistics swung to a loss as revenue declined sharply in the second quarter… The post XPO Reports Net Loss in Q2; Revenue Slides appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Analysis: DSV Panalpina and the spoiled kids – next deal now!

The LoadStar

The relationship between Denmark’s DSV Panalpina (DSV PAN) and its growing pool of investors is still just like the one between parents and spoiled kids. Trouble is, no matter what and how much you give them, they always want more. But the embedded trust and love in that relationship is what really changes the complexity of things and makes it grow over time. With DSV PAN, it’s no different. Eventful week . First, up 10%.

SAB SENATOR Asia Bridge starts to Changi

247 Customs Broker

Hamburg-based SENATOR INTERNATIONAL’s successful ‘SAB’ service, with its own controlled cargo flights has now been expanded to Asia. The SAB SENATOR Asia Bridge will serve… The post SAB SENATOR Asia Bridge starts to Changi appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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AirBridgeCargo ready for surge in freighter volumes in Asia Pacific peak season

The LoadStar

Asia Pacific scheduled freighter services are on the road to recovery, according to AirBridgeCargo (ABC), with the airline still anticipating a peak season. Eric Lamare, ABC’s director of scheduled cargo operations for Asia Pacific, said while any forecast was “sensitive” at this stage, an uptick in volumes in June showed promising signs. Asia Pacific was the first region to re-start scheduled services and, most likely, will be the first for a full.

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GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

IHS Markit Provides Peak Season Ocean Cargo Supply Chain Advice and Forecast

247 Customs Broker

Editor’s Note: Paul Bingham, Director of Transportation Freight Consulting at IHS Markit, always provides our readers with remarkable insights on the state of ocean carrier… The post IHS Markit Provides Peak Season Ocean Cargo Supply Chain Advice and Forecast appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Francisco Partners Acquires Software Specialist Consignor in €140 Million Deal

Logistics Business Magazine

After 23 years of entrepreneurial ownership by founder and CEO Peter Thomsen, Consignor Group has received backing from Francisco Partners.

KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for Supply Chain and Logistics

247 Customs Broker

We get a lot of questions relating to KPIs than anything else on this blog and on our YouTube channel so here are some useful… The post KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for Supply Chain and Logistics appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Exporta Launches New Range of Metal Aluminium Pallets from Germany

Logistics Business Magazine

Export a has expanded its offering with the addition of a brand-new range of Aluminium Metal Pallets made in Germany and, says the company, with the level of quality one would expect from a German manufacturer.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.