Wed.Nov 25, 2020

Brexit: Your Customs Guide

Logistics Business Magazine

The Brexit clock is ticking down to zero. Is your business ready? Descartes experts explain what you need to know and how to prepare, regardless of any UK/EU trade deal.

From Heartbreak To This

Talking Logistics

Sometime in the future — I don’t know how far, maybe 10 years, 20 years, 30 years from now — there will be something great in the world, something that will bring great benefits to humanity, and we’ll look back and say, “If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic and everything the world went through. Read more From Heartbreak To This.


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2021 crystal ball for trucking: shippers get ready to pay more, maybe much more

Logistics Management

Unusual and unpredictable freight patterns, rebuilding supply chains with new inventory, an influx of owner-operators into the market and the worsening driver shortage for company fleets are causing trucking experts to expect a “very strong” market for industry profitability in 2021.

How to be a successful freight broker: 3 tips for driving value through bundling

FreightWaves SONAR

For those who are seeking how to be a successful freight broker, they should first look at how they can make themselves stand out. Differentiation for freight brokers is often difficult to achieve. And then there are the different freight broker business models.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Truckload Freight Procurement: 5 Ways to Build Meaningful Density in Your Carrier Network


There was a time when the capacity crunch dominated the headlines in 2018. Then, in […]. The post Truckload Freight Procurement: 5 Ways to Build Meaningful Density in Your Carrier Network appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Automation Carriers Partners

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How Will U.S. Trade Policy Change Under the Biden Administration?

Supply Chain Brain

Expect to see some major changes in the United States’ relations with its trading partners in 2021, especially China


ATA October truck tonnage data trends down after a strong September

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for October—at 106.8 2015=100)—slipped 6.3%, following a 5.7% September gain (revised down from an original reading of a 6.7% gain), to 114

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Safety first’ as Volga-Dnepr grounds its AN-124 fleet indefinitely

The LoadStar

Volga-Dnepr Group has “put safety first” and made what it called the “responsible” decision to ground all its AN-124s, following a recent incident at Novosibirsk, when one made an emergency landing after an engine failure.

Grande West’s Vicinity Lightning EV For Sale in the U.S., Canada

NGT News

Grande West Transportation Group Inc., a manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles, says the Vicinity Lightning electric vehicle (EV) is now for sale in Canada and the U.S. The Vicinity Lightning was designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, user-friendly vehicle.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Yang Ming the latest carrier to launch digital booking platform for customers

The LoadStar

Yang Ming has joined its peers in introducing online booking, via the BlueX Trade software platform.

If your ELD goes down, go to paper, or … ELS, anyone?

Overdrive Online

What are your options in the event of an ELD malfunction? Given an ongoing widespread outage of Rand McNally devices, here's what the regs require and what FMCSA notes are your options -- not just paper, in this case. The post If your ELD goes down, go to paper, or. ELS, anyone?

Colombo port congestion: 50,000 teu logjam drives delays and rate hikes

The LoadStar

A backlog of 50,000 teu at the port of Colombo is causing chaos for South Asian transhipment cargo. The capital of Sri Lanka has been under a Covid-lockdown for the past couple of weeks, while a labour shortage at the city’s container terminals has caused congestion since early October.

Protecting the Global Supply Chain With Borderless Data

Supply Chain Brain

This approach to security will protect data inside and outside an organization’s central systems, both on the move and at rest

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

CMA CGM makes bold pitch for premium business on booming transpacific

The LoadStar

Transpacific ocean carriers are ramping up their premium services to take full advantage of the continued demand spike on the route.

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Swissterminal Announces New Barge Service to Rotterdam and Antwerp

Supply Chain Brain

Swissterminal AG, a Switzerland-based integrated logistics provider, and DP World have announced the introduction of a regular barge service from Basel-Kleinhüningen and Basel-Birsfelden to various deepsea terminals at the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp

Minister Gove ‘starry-eyed’ on Brexit as Customs trial run sees five-mile truck queue

The LoadStar

UK Brexit minister Michael Gove provided a “starry-eyed” interpretation of post-Brexit trade with the EU, even as a test run of the new border checks resulted in five-mile lorry queues from Dover.

Expect Distribution wins five-year warehousing contract with Julian Charles

247 Customs Broker

Home furnishings provider Julian Charles has awarded Expect Distribution a five-year warehousing contract.

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.

FT: Salesforce in talks to buy Slack in huge cloud software deal

The LoadStar

THE FINANCIAL TIMES reports: Cloud software company Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, the work messaging app, in what would be one of the biggest software transactions to date, according to people familiar with the matter. .


New warehouse deal brings Clipper Logistics PPE space to 1.5 million sq ft

247 Customs Broker

Clipper Logistics is tipped to be taking the largest immediately available warehouse in the country to service its ever expanding contract with the NHS. The… The post New warehouse deal brings Clipper Logistics PPE space to 1.5 million sq ft appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Tony Cole moves up as new head of ocean at Davies Turner

The LoadStar

Davies Turner has promoted Tony Cole to head of ocean, replacing Kieron Larkin who is to lead a strategic review of the company’s IT systems and software.

250,000 sq ft plus logistics scheme for Brighton on cards

247 Customs Broker

A 250,000 sq ft plus industrial and logistics scheme could be on the cards for a plot of land outside Brighton in the near future.… … The post 250,000 sq ft plus logistics scheme for Brighton on cards appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.

Against the odds: DSV Panalpina loses WOW factor

The LoadStar

On 29 October, when Danish powerhouse DSV Panalpina (DSV PAN) announced its interim results – adding it would resume buybacks (up to Dkr6bn, or $960m), thus devoting most of its free cash flow to shrink the share count and adjust its capital structure – it was the classic “take it for it what is” moment.

Firethorn Trust buys 42.5 acre development site from Peel Ports

247 Customs Broker

Real estate investor and developer Firethorn Trust has bought a 42.5 acre multi-modal site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, from Peel Ports. The site can provide… The post Firethorn Trust buys 42.5 acre development site from Peel Ports appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

From India in solidarity: Ending the ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women

World Food Programme Logistics

New quarter pallet lifter released – Logistics Business®

247 Customs Broker

25th November 2020 The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, has released a new quarter pallet lifter (pictured above) called the DLQ200. It… The post New quarter pallet lifter released – Logistics Business® appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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!