Fri.Feb 26, 2021

Duty Drawback – What Importers and Exporters Should Know

Dedola Global Logistics

Duty drawback refers to the refund of specific duties, internal revenue taxes, and fees paid on the value of goods imported into the United States. Per the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) these refunds are only paid if the imported goods are either re-exported or destroyed.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 26, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Not all 50F days are the same. Here in Boston, and I assume in other cold climate cities too, when the temperature reaches 50F this time of the year, especially in February, it’s t-shirt and shorts weather. Yet, when the weather dips to 50F in September, it’s time to put on a sweater or sweatshirt.


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Bring on ELDs, but delay the enforcement

Truck News

Canada is marching ever closer to mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs), and that’s a good thing. The digital tools bring the tracking of Hours of Service into a modern age, eliminate any questions about the real time that trucking requires, and deliver meaningful business insights.

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Lunch & Learn About Transportation in Upcoming SCN Summit Webcast

Food Logistics

Register today for SCN Summit: Transportation to learn more about how transportation providers—air, truck, ship and rail--adjust to supply chain disruptions such as a global pandemic or a natural disaster. Transportation

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

The four factors that impact freight trucking revenue and profitability

FreightWaves SONAR

(Graphics created by Emily Ricks) Successful freight trucking depends on the joining of profitable loads with timely delivery. And knowing what’s happening to market volatility and trucking carriers across the country is critical to maximizing carrier revenue and margins.

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Oligopoly in the Ocean Carrier Market: Is It Beneficial for Shippers?

MTS Logistics

In the past 30 years, we have gone through different trends in the ocean carrier market. New companies formed as container demand globally surged, we had major fluctuations with the 2008 financial crisis, and trend changed to carriers buying one another.

Introducing a Faster and Easier Integration Option for CoPilot Commercial Navigation


Telematics solution providers (TSPs), ELDs and commercial fleets need to supply drivers with tools on the road that make their jobs more efficient and safer. The first place to start is navigation.

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Digital Marketing in 2021: Social Media for Home Services


Time To Read: 8 minutes. Social media is a cornerstone of communication in modern society and a powerful tool for a home service business. It is no longer used solely for sharing business status updates, promotions, and connecting with friends.

MCPS Approves School Bus Contract with Highland Electric Transportation

NGT News

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) board of education has approved a contract with Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey electric fleet solutions, to convert its school bus fleet to all-electric, starting with 326 school buses over the next four years.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Port of Los Angeles rolls out Control Tower data tool

Logistics Management

Entitled the “Control Tower” data tool, POLA officials said that it provides real-time views of truck turn times and other truck capacity management information, which helps cargo owners, truckers, and other supply chain stakeholders to mor effectively predict and plan cargo flows

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Using SONAR alerts to help close freight sales with tender lead time index

FreightWaves SONAR

(Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves at Edge Logistics ). When leading a freight sales team, it is critical to recognize the importance of a sales representatives’ time management and where their attention is directed in order to get the best return on their efforts.

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Ocean View School District Selects The Mobility House to Electrify School Bus Fleet

NGT News

Ocean View School District in Oxnard, Calif., has selected The Mobility House, a company that integrates electric vehicles into the power grid, to provide smart charging for the district’s new electric bus fleet project, construction for which is now complete.

Sensitech Launches New IoT Supply Chain Monitoring Devices

Supply Chain Brain

Sensitech, a supply chain visibility provider, has expanded its suite of IoT devices to include air-carrier approved and non-lithium battery models for real-time tracking of shipments when cargo is traveling by plane

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The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Fuel cards for fleet management

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the logistics sector, the fleet department plays a big part. Vehicles used by companies in this sector can reach hundreds or even more. So, the management in the use of funds in this department can be challenging. Large funds are used for petrol. Imagine yourself as a manager in this department.

Virtual Event | Mobility and the next wave of disruption

Mazars Ledger

WEBCAST March 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM ET Join us for the third virtual session in our mobility series focusing on how… The post Virtual Event | Mobility and the next wave of disruption appeared first on Insights Center - Mazars - United States.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are down, for the week ending February 20, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 171,642—were off 26.3% annually, which trailed the weeks ending February 13 and February 6, at 211,420 and 226,393, respectively


Podcast | Making It As an Amazon Seller: It’s No Picnic

Supply Chain Brain

For e-tailers selling their wares on, a lot of obstacles stand in the way of success — sometimes even Amazon itself


5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Trending Transportation Updates: February 2021 | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of February 2021

California’s Clean Cars 4 All Program Reaches Participant Milestone

NGT News

As a direct result of California’s Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) program more than 10,000 Californians have now scrapped old, dirty cars and replaced them with cleaner alternatives such as new and used zero-emission, plug-in hybrid or hybrid cars. There is strong consumer demand for CC4A which incentivizes lower-income California drivers to scrap their older, […]. The post California’s Clean Cars 4 All Program Reaches Participant Milestone appeared first on NGT News.

Buoyant ocean carriers set to roll out peak season surcharges months early

The LoadStar

Asia-North Europe container spot rates eased back slightly this week, as carriers ‘hoovered up’ stockpiled cargo accumulated before Chinese New Year. However, rates from Asia to the US increased again.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Image Source: Lions Financial. This week’s logistics news includes two articles about privately-held warehouse robotics companies and their respective equity financing announcements. Both articles mention the implied valuation of these companies.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Northern Ireland ‘hamstrung’ by Brexit, which may threaten quality of life

The LoadStar

Brexit has “hamstrung” Northern Ireland, with its unfettered access to Great Britain reduced and a fix potentially months away as business waits on the UK government to supply accurate data.

As air cargo capacity tightens, DSV steps up with new charter services

The LoadStar

DSV has expanded its air charter network again in a bid to secure capacity for customers.

CMA CGM’s six new LNG-powered box ships destined for transpac service

The LoadStar

CMA CGM has said six 15,000 teu LNG-fuelled vessels under construction in China will be deployed on its transpacific Pearl River Express (PRX) between south China and Los Angeles.

Congress will have to control ‘damaging’ detention and demurrage charges by law

The LoadStar

One the largest US shipper associations, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) has renewed its criticism of demurrage and detention (D&D) charges and called for the Federal Maritime Commission to control it.

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.