Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

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Already here, or maybe needs more testing, but blockchain will add value

The LoadStar

Companies can find “tremendous value” in new technologies, but it’s crucial to think carefully about the driver behind any change and how it is implemented. But change is essential, warned Grace Liang, president, OOCL Canada, at the recent CIFFA conference in Toronto. “In

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy

Cerasis

An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

FedEx increases shipping rates

DC Velocity

Transport and logistics provider says it will raise rates for Express, Ground and Freight shipping starting in January. Transportation

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GRI Season: The Importance and Benefits of Digitalization 

Blue Grace Logistics

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of the biggest annual influx in demand for the transportation of freight. This is caused by the flurry of demand from shoppers that crop up in anticipation of the holiday season.

Airfreight growth rises 2 percent in September

DC Velocity

Capacity outstrips demand for seventh straight month, IATA reports. Transportation

Shippers Look to Unify Transportation Systems to Manage Soaring Parcel Volume

Logistics Viewpoints

The approaching holiday season is shining a bright light on transportation operations of retail companies both large and small. The rise of ecommerce has created loftier expectations of modern consumers for faster, on-time, perfect deliveries. Managing the deluge of parcel shipments is a serious challenge and many retailers and their suppliers are already straining to keep up. Global parcel volume in 2017 grew to 74.4 billion parcels, a 17 percent increase over 2016, according to […].

RFID Enables Nearly 100% Order Accuracy for Retail

Material Handling and Logistics

Using RFID, companies can triple their order accuracy and reduce chargebacks. Line item RFID is showing the capability to increase supply chain efficiency. .

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Speaker: artificial intelligence is about to trigger a new reality for logistics

DC Velocity

Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus founder tells 3PL conference. Technology

FedEx rolls out 2019 rate increases

Logistics Management

FedEx said that rates for FedEx Express are heading up by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services. And FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates are each going up by an average of 4.9%, with FedEx SmartPost rates also rising

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Truckers with depression find hope and others to listen online

Fleet Owner

Truck drivers are one of the top eight occupations likely to commit suicide. A Facebook group has become a place for drivers with depression to get help and find camaraderie

Canadian carriers are flying high with a cargo of cannabis

The LoadStar

Although eagerly anticipated in some quarters, the legalisation of cannabis for leisure purposes in Canada on October 17 turned out to be a less than soaring occasion, both in terms of consumption and aircraft payloads.

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A combination of monitoring tech to get at true fatigue

Fleet Owner

At the heart of a truck driver fatigue warning system delivered through a partnership between Trimble Transportation and Pulsar Informatics is that latter company's wealth of fatigue and sleep research from the aviation, aerospace, and other safety-s

CMA CGM sticks to controversial bunker surcharge – and raises the price

The LoadStar

CMA CGM Group, which includes ocean carrier APL, has raised its emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) to $100 per teu for all deepsea cargo movements from 1 December.

We need your help solving the CBEV infrastructure challenge

Fleet Owner

Today, electric trucks are being developed concurrently with charging systems and there are no clear indications of where rapid charging, battery technology, grid infrastructure, and electric trucks could go

Dubai’s DP World sues China over Djibouti trade zone

The LoadStar

The row in the Horn of Africa between DP World and the government of Djibouti rumbles on, and now appears to be dragging the Chinese government to the courts. The Dubai operator is suing it for the investment of state-owned port operator China Merchants and its role in acquiring a 23.5%

Class 8 order surge is 12 months old

Fleet Owner

For the eighth straight month, Class 8 orders surpassed 40,000 units in North America

November 2018 LM Viewpoint: Capacity Blues

Logistics Management

If I were to share a single observation from this year’s CSCMP conference, it would be this: Nearly every conversation I had in Nashville touched on the motor carrier capacity crisis

Peterbilt offers new used truck warranty options

Fleet Owner

Peterbilt Red Oval Certified vehicles pass a comprehensive 150-point factory certified inspection performed by factory-trained service technicians

Forwarding business a star performer for DP-DHL in the third quarter

The LoadStar

The turnaround at Deutsche Post-DHL’s freight forwarding unit has continued – today the German group announced third-quarter figures that show forwarding operations had achieved a year-on-year ebit increase of 58.2%.

Convert Your Fleet to Renewable Diesel

Fleet Owner

Renewable diesel meets diesel specifications and can help you achieve environmental goals quickly with no impact to performance

Audi to develop closed loop for battery recycling

Automotive Logistics

German carmaker Audi has begun working with Belgian materials technology and recycling partner Umicore to investigate the potential for recycling the materials in electric car batteries.

6,600-lb Capacity Pallet Truck

Material Handling and Logistics

TVH has introduced the TSP6630, a pallet truck with a maximum capacity of 6,600 lbs

Toyota begins making transaxles in Poland

Automotive Logistics

Japanese OEM Toyota has started manufacturing the fourth generation of hybrid electric transaxles at its TMMP plant in Wa?brzych, brzych, Poland, the first factory outside Asia to make the component.

Fast Planning Decision Made for Speculative DIRFT Facility

Logistics Business Magazine

Prologis has won permission – in just 8 weeks – for a 535,000 square foot industrial logistics building at its DIRFT facility, at junction 18 of the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire (UK).

Novelis puts fresh focus on automotive sector

Automotive Logistics

Aluminium rolling company Novelis is setting up a network of bases to increase product development specifically for the automotive industry.

AGV Order Picker Launched by B2A Technology

Logistics Business Magazine

B2A Technology, formed earlier this year by the merger of Alstef and BA Systèmes, has launched an order picking solution based on AGV technology.

Supply chain a factor in Dyson’s Singapore plant

Automotive Logistics

Electrical goods manufacturer Dyson has selected Singapore as the location for its first electric vehicle (EV) production plant.

Marine Insurance and why your Shipments need it

Dedola Global Logistics

Marine Insurance and why your Shipments need it. For homeowners and drivers alike, insurance is necessary to protect you and others. But when it comes to international trade, not all importers realize the importance of marine insurance. It protects you from damage, theft, or loss while in transit.

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WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

Automotive Logistics

Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

Penske Logistics Receives Freight Carrier Excellence Award from U.S. EPA SmartWay

Move Ahead

Penske Logistics is a recipient of the 2018 Freight Carrier Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program.

JD.com follows Amazon with dedicated freighter service

The LoadStar

JD.com has launched a 737 freighter service with HNA Group, reports Cargo Facts. Using Tianjin Air Cargo, the e-tailer’s new service operates six times a week between Tianjin and Guangzhou.