Mon.Jun 29, 2020

Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA

Talking Logistics

Remember when global trade topics like China tariffs, Brexit, and NAFTA/USMCA dominated the news?

Shippers ‘held to ransom’ from blanked sailings and feeder problems

Supply Chain and Logistics

The constant stream of blanked sailings is predictably disrupting many supply chains and networks. Shippers are not getting the message, and it’s costing them extra, unplanned expense. That will percolate down to their customers as well, both in reliability and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service intermodal transport ocean shipping port management

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Logistics Telematics and Their Value in Reducing Dwell Time and Accessorials


The rise of e-commerce contributed to an immense demand for more small package logistics. Unfortunately, partial management is anything but easy. Meanwhile, the list of new charges and possible accessorials continues to expand.

‘Disabled’ cellphones no defence against distracted driving charges

Truck News

Distracted driving is now under more scrutiny than ever. A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal has confirmed that holding a cellphone while driving is an offence even when it is disabled or turned off. In a case called R.

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.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Can Help “Future-Proof” Supply Chains


Over the past couple of months, most supply chains have weathered an unexpected storm. Rules and regulations are updated frequently in order for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to continue delivering.

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IDTechEx: Pure Battery-Electric Buses to Dominate Market by 2040

NGT News

The pressing need for cities around the world to improve air quality, alongside commitments by many governments to address climate change, are powering plans to deliver zero-emission city bus fleet solutions.

Commentary: Safety not just a data point; it’s a feeling

Commercial Carrier Journal

While companies are worried about things like harsh braking and truck speed, drivers are worried about themselves. Industry News News

Boulder Finalizes RNG Agreement with Western Disposal

NGT News

The city of Boulder, Colo., has finalized an agreement with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF).

Kearney research touts the benefits of a supply chain stress test

Logistics Management

New research recently released by Chicago-based global management consulting firm Kearney, entitled “Strategic options to build resilience,” takes an in-depth at supply chain resilience, in light of the wide-ranging impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains

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!

The Importance of Utilizing Intermodal Services

MTS Logistics

Today, intermodal is the most extensive single source of U.S. freight rail revenue. Intermodal offers a competitively priced, environmentally favorable alternative to excessive dependence on highways to transport freight.

The curse of the to-go cup: Coffee-counter conversation one missing bridge across the divide

Overdrive Online

Something of an 'elegy' for the counter of knowledge, and tribute to the value of face-to-face conversation in our time, from Long Haul Paul. "I I wonder at the extent to which we are Balkanized by our conveniences," Marhoefer writes.

U.S. Gain Brings Digester Online to Produce RNG

NGT News

Gain, a company that specializes in the development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG), says that after only eight months their digester at S&S Jerseyland Dairy in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.,

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Lean on Your Digital Twin to Optimize Performance

Logistics Management

In this session, we’ll explain why your digital twin needs to be a sandbox extension of your planning & operations platform – one that applies different statistical, machine learning, and AI algorithms along with various workflow options to solve problems

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.

How the Cloud Hinders a Supply-Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

In a networked, cloud-based supply chain, proactive steps throughout the system can prevent breakdowns and improve efficiency

Commentary: What to include in your TCO calculation

Commercial Carrier Journal

When performing your TCO calculation, include all relevant information so that you can make sure you are getting the most out of your equipment investments


Is It ‘Lights Out' for Humans in the Factory?

Supply Chain Brain

Does the vision of a “new normal” on the factory floor exclude the presence of people at all

AAR says the INVEST in America Act does not meet freight railroad’s needs

Logistics Management

AAR said that this legislation is replete with what it called numerous harmful provisions that would have a negative effect on railroads for years to come, hindering its ability to ability to adapt and serve customers and the economy

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!

4 tips to reduce cargo damage and save money on shipping costs

Shipping and Freight Resource

Shipping damage is a massive threat to any products that travel on the supply chain. As per a Statista survey, eighty per cent of consumers say they’d return a product they received that was damaged in shipping.

Watch Trucker Talent Search’s Mike Sheffield perform original trucking song ‘Two Sticks and Toothpicks’

247 Customs Broker

Mike Sheffield of Evarts, Kentucky, is one of the top 10 contestants in this year’s Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search.

DHL Express Expands with New Gateway at Munich International Airport

Airfreight Logistics

DHL Express Germany and the Airport Munich GmbH (FMG) have concluded a contract to build a new freight building at Munich Airport. The construction site at the current parking spots P80 and P80 West will compromise a gross floor area of more than 8,000 square meters.

Haven Launches Freight Invoice Audit Platform


Market studies show that 25-30% of all freight invoices issued are erroneous. In a $350 billion ocean freight market, this accrued revenue loss can be quite significant.

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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.

MSC Partners with South Pole to Expand MSC Carbon Neutral Program

Logistics Manager

Since early 2019, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has partnered with leading global climate solutions provider South Pole, to develop the MSC Carbon Neutral Program. After successful implementation in selected countries, MSC is now extending the program to clients worldwide throughout 2020.

Expansion for online craft beer company at Glasgow Airport Business Park – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] Online craft beer company Flavourly has taken a 17,445 sq ft warehouse at Glasgow Airport Business Park for expansion.

Democratic Republic of Congo battles Ebola alongside coronavirus

World Food Programme Logistics

World Food Programme assistance is at hand as DRC tackles its latest outbreak of the deadly disease An Ebola treatment centre in Beni in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where WFP provides specialized nutritious food.

UPN and Trafertir to offer freight servies across Europe – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] UPN has partnered with Trafertir Group to provide a range of palletised freight distribution services to Spain and Portugal.

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.