Wed.Nov 20, 2019

How the Chinese New Year Affects Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives The Chinese New Year and its Global Impacts Most major holidays have unique impacts on varying industries. The Chinese New Year is arguably the most important holiday in how it impacts the logistics of businesses on a global scale.

Is a 3PL Right for Your Business?

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

If your company is one of the 63,000 businesses within the food wholesale or manufacturing industries, you are probably familiar with the variety of third-party logistics providers (“3PLs”), contract manufacturers (“Co-Man”) or contract packaging (“Co-Packers”) provide an abundance of options in managing your company’s supply chain.

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Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, which as I pointed out last year, is a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food supply chain tied to that meal is complex. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Let’s examine some of them. Feast Logistics Headaches […].

Fleets demonstrate impressive mpg in regional haul operation

Fleet Owner

When we first came up with the idea to conduct Run on Less Regional, we did so without really having a target mpg in mind. We knew because of a combination of factors — the rise of e-commerce and drivers’ desire to be home more often — that regional

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Fuel Fact Check: EVs Are the Straightest Path to Lower Emissions

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: Commercial Fleets Claim: Electric vehicles are the most effective way to eliminate emissions. It’s easy to see why electric vehicles are perceived to be the future of automotive technology.

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Tariffs, Trade War Threaten Jobs and Economy at Port of LA

Material Handling and Logistics

Tariffs threaten nearly 1.5 million U.S. jobs and more than $186 billion of economic activity nationwide

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Trailer technology and safety systems on the rise

Fleet Owner

A number of safety related items for dry van trailers are growing in popularity among fleets, noted Mark Schultz, Great Dane’s dry van product director. Rear bumpers such as the Great Dane RIG30 are available to meet the 30 percent offset guide

Intelligent Reefer Cargo Management

Material Handling and Logistics

CargoSmart Connected Reefer Solution is an AI-based reefer cargo management solution for ocean carriers and shippers

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As Port of Vancouver grows, Flexport seeks to broaden British Columbia services

Logistics Management

Overall cargo throughput at Canada’s Port of Vancouver increased 0.5% to a record 72.5 million metric tons by mid-year, authorities report. New services in digitized freight forwarding have taken notice

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Rugged Tablets for Inventory Management

Material Handling and Logistics

Teguar has introduced its TRT-A5380 Rugged Tablet Series, an Android-based solution for monitoring and controlling supply chain operations

Managing Carrier Compliance With a TMS

Cerasis

Ensuring carrier compliance is a critical concern for shippers. Poor carrier compliance may lead to financial repercussions, blowback from consumers, delays in order fulfillment, out of stock warehouses, damaged freight and even perished freight.

Autonomous taxis become a rough ride for Europe

Fleet Owner

Waymo chief executive John Krafcik says driverless delivery trucks could come before a taxi service

Following pilot with Schneider, Truckstop.com set to publicly release Book It Now

Logistics Management

Truckstop.com said this week that Book It Now will be available for free for a limited time to freight brokers using Truckstop.com Load Board Pro, adding that it is free for carriers and will appear on their Truckstop Mobile application

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

FleetPride opens new distribution center in Illinois

Fleet Owner

FleetPride recently opened a new 150,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art distribution center in Elgin, IL, that replaces its existing facility in nearby Bolingbrook. The truck and trailer parts distributor said the Elgin facility will so

UPS rolls out planned 2020 rate increases

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, Atlanta-based freight transportation and logistics services bellwether announced published rates for 2020. UPS officials said these new rates will go into effect on December 29, 2019, saying “the published rates for our services will increase.

IFDA survey: Foodservice compensation still competitive

Refrigerated Transporter

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) recently released the results for its 2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition. The association says the survey reveals average

The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Control Tower and Center of Excellence (CoE) are two terms mentioned repeatedly as companies try to gain better visibility, control, and performance from supply chains that are becoming more dynamic and complex every day. But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to each other? What defines a successful Center of Excellence? Read more The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Lineage Logistics says it plans to acquire Emergent Cold

Logistics Management

In an M&A deal with a direct focus on cold chain logistics, Novi, Mich.-based

DTE Energy Touts Early Success of Charging Forward

NGT News

DTE Energy says its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program, Charging Forward, has approved 150 charger-port rebates since the program launched earlier this summer.

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Ocean Network Express Wins Lloyd’s List “Excellence in Container Shipping” Asia Pacific Award

Logistics Manager

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced that they have emerged as winner of the Lloyd’s List “Excellence in Container Shipping” Asia Pacific award. A total of five major container shipping companies were shortlisted as finalists for the award.

DHL Express Presents its New Strategy 2025

Airfreight Logistics

DHL Express has presented its new Strategy 2025 on the occasion of the opening of its € 123 million state-of-the-art hub at Cologne-Bonn Airport. DHL say that digitalization, e-commerce and sustainability are at the core of the company’s journey to further improve growth through quality.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Yang Ming to Launch New Southeast Asia Services

Logistics Manager

According to the latest estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the GDP growth rates in Myanmar and Philippines are expected to exceed 6% for the upcoming two years. In view of the strong and steady economic growth in both countries, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.

ATA's Truck Tonnage Index decreases by 0.3% in October

Refrigerated Transporter

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3% in October after rising 1% in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 2015=100) compared with 118.5 in September. October’s ton

Trucking and intermodal prices head in different directions in October, reports Broughton Capital

Logistics Management

Truckload pricing, which measure linehaul rates, fell 2.5% annually in October, following declines of -2.6% and -2.0% in August and September, respectively.

TIACA Board Member Turhan Özen, CCO of Turkish Airlines, Shares Insights on Air Cargo Trends

Airfreight Logistics

The International Air Cargo Association ( TIACA ) recently interviewed Mr. Turhan Özen, Chief Commercial Officer of Turkish Airlines , about a variety of topics regarding the air cargo industry.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.