Fri.Sep 18, 2020

Cloud Computing Confusion? Here’s a Quick Guide to the Cloud


Although the term cloud computing has recently spread like wildfire, many people are still left wondering, what really is the cloud? Here’s a quick breakdown of common cloud terminology to help you better understand how your logistics business might use the cloud. Information Technology

Commentary: Tips for preparing drivers for roadside inspections

Commercial Carrier Journal

One of the most important things you can do to ensure a smooth interaction during a roadside inspection is to have a good preventive maintenance program

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What is an ISO Tank Container?

MTS Logistics

While tank containers are known for transporting liquid products, ISO tank containers are built based on ISO standards (International Organization for Standardization) and are designed to carry liquids in bulk, both hazardous and non-hazardous.

Congress looks to punt on new highway bill funding, kicking problem into 2021

Logistics Management

Like seemingly everything else in Washington, Republicans and Democrats are light years apart in negotiations over a new five-year federal highway spending bill, and seem likely to kick the problem into 2021.

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.

Instant Online Quoting Will be an Essential Tool for Liner Carriers


Søren Skou, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maersk, anticipates all containers may end up using digital technologies to improve their modalities for engaging with shippers. This is likely to be in the form of instant rate quotations that are done online.

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Incorporating fruits and veggies on the road

Truck News

You’ve heard it since you were a kid: “Eat more vegetables and fruit!” Now, how often do you think you hit the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, which is 7-10 servings per day? For most of you, it’s probably not very often, if ever.


Chaos at port of Felixstowe worsens as carriers refuse return of empty boxes

The LoadStar

UK forwarders and shippers who route cargo through the port of Felixstowe will be unable to return empty containers to the port until at least 23 September. The UK’s largest container port continues to grapple with crippling congestion.

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Suburban Propane Partners Acquires Stake in Oberon Fuels

NGT News

Suburban Propane Partners L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil, and related products and services, says it is purchasing a 39% stake in Oberon Fuels Inc. based in San Diego, Calif.

Process and technology in balance

Logistics Management

One tradition that will continue this year regardless of the pandemic is the release of the “Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends,” a study that Logistics Management refers to as “The Masters of Logistics

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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.

World must step up?—?not back?—?to avoid coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic

World Food Programme Logistics

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Asia-US spot rates pushed to new highs, despite warnings from China and FMC

The LoadStar

Container spot rates from Asia to the US, including space guarantees and equipment priority fees, have topped $4,000 per 40ft to the US west coast and $5,000 to the east coast.

New multimodal PO tracking offering is released by FourKites

Logistics Management

Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, recently announced it has rolled out a new multimodal purchase order (PO) tracking for all freight in the FourKites system.

‘A heyday’ for rates on cross-border freight leaving Laredo

Overdrive Online

Demand for goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico at the Laredo border crossing is spurring significant rate hikes for loads out of Laredo into the rest of the U.S., says a prominent brokerage

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.

AAR reports annual U.S. rail carload and intermodal declines, for the week ending September 12

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 214,142—fell 15.2% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 260,643—fell 5


NJBIZ Recognizes WorkWave as a Best Place to Work in 2020


Time To Read: 3 minutes. SaaS software provider for field service businesses recognized as a top NJ workplace.

ONE’s New JCV Service Offers a Direct Connection from Japan/China to Vietnam

Logistics Manager

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is pleased to announce a new service connecting Japan and China to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new Japan – China – Vietnam (JCV) service has been developed to further enhance ONE’s Inter Asia Network.

‘If you can say it in a meme, you didn’t think about it hard enough’

Overdrive Online

Thoughts on social media, bias and a pro tip from a marketer for the meme sharers among you. Ask yourself, "Is it worth it to share it? From your perspective in history, are you so sure you’re right?". Uncategorized jewel jones memes opinion

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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!

Podcast | Are the U.S. and China Fighting a New Cold War?

Supply Chain Brain

Have the U.S. and China progressed from a trade war to a cold war


Black & Veatch’s Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

NGT News

Black & Veatch says Paul Stith, director of the company’s global transportation initiatives, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of North American goods movement. The transportation industry is one the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but […].

M&A radar: Toll Group sells US parts, as divestment campaign begins…

The LoadStar

The wind blowing this Indian summer has a wonderful smell; so many deals, however small in size, are being discussed that you almost lose count of them, as opportunistic buyers are looking at trading multiples arbitrage potential down the line, for assets today acquired at a discount.

Case Study: How did GEODIS improve put-away operator productivity by 30%?

Supply Chain Brain

Vecna Robotics’ Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) have helped leading global supply chain operator, GEODIS, improve put-away productivity by 30%.

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!

Maersk gets on board with CP Rail to move inland with new transload facility

The LoadStar

As part of its “container supply chain integration” strategy, Maersk is building a transload and distribution facility in Vancouver with Canadian Pacific Rail (CP). The aim is to speed up cargo flows through the Canadian port.

Trucker busted with $3.9M in drugs hidden in shipment of boulders

247 Customs Broker

Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2020: Border Patrol agents found 229 packages of narcotics inside boulders on a shipment at the Tecate,… The post Trucker busted with $3.9M in drugs hidden in shipment of boulders appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Brexit clarity meeting was ‘just to cover political arses than get meaningful results’

The LoadStar

Remember just two weeks ago, when eight UK logistics organisations, concerned over what will happen in January when the UK goes it alone, appealed to Brexit political boss Michael Gove for an urgent meeting? Well, they’ve had it.

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Biggest ever warehouse sale in Scotland tops £66 million

247 Customs Broker

Investor appetite for logistics space continues unabated with a reported £66 million off-market sale of a 1 million sq ft warehouse let internet giant Amazon… The post Biggest ever warehouse sale in Scotland tops £66 million appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.