Mon.Sep 21, 2020

How a Freight Service Provider Can Add Expertise to Your SMB


Does your shipping department need some wisdom? Learn why working with the right freight service provider can help your SMB improve shipping and logistics overnight

UPDATE – Felixstowe issues apology and rescinds container ban

Supply Chain and Logistics

Well, the media storm over the ban on receiving empty containers at Felixstowe got their attention at the port. Our earlier post on this subject explained the problem. The apologies were for “inconvenience”, “our service standards are not currently where … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport port management ports Software supply chain disruption trucking

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China Tariffs: A Lawsuit + WTO Ruling

Talking Logistics

If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade war with China (along with Brexit) would still be dominating the global trade headlines.

2M restores transpacific capacity, pleads for return of empty containers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ocean carriers are suddenly waking up to the fact that supply chain disruptions for their customers are bad for relations. Now they’ve decided that they blanked too many voyages. And thehoarding of containers by customers who usethem to store goods … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains blankings Chassis containers intermodal ocean shipping supply chains

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.

COVID and Warehousing: Social Distancing and Contact Tracing Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

Industrial setting must be kept safe during the Pandemic. Warehouses that use RF guns and warehouse management systems have solutions that enforce social distancing and contact tracing.

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LTL Market Update, Summer 2020: What it Means for Your Small Business


Read a summary of the LTL Market Update. We share real-world tips on how to stay ahead of disruptions caused by the coronavirus and the reopening of businesses

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Ecommerce growth: What that means for flatbed shipping

Trinity Logistics

Most of us over the age of 25 can remember when the World Wide Web made its debut. We remember the “beep-boop” sound of dial-up and the big chunky computers that were as wide as a 90’s television set. It’s been almost 30 years since the dawn of the internet.

San Diego MTS Board Approves Transition Plan for All-Electric Bus Fleet

NGT News

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) board of directors has unanimously approved a transition plan to convert all of the agency’s 800 buses to zero-emissions by 2040. The transition plan will now be sent to the California Air Resources Board for certification.

FedEx Seeks to Add Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

Supply Chain Brain

FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft

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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.

Weichai Westport Receives MEE Certification for Natural Gas Engine

NGT News

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels, says its Weichai Westport Inc.

Seven Important Skills Every Supply Chain Leader Needs

Blue Grace Logistics

The supply chain has become one of the most critical functions in an organization. Its dynamic nature and the high impact it has on the business makes it challenging to manage. Thus it is necessary for the success of the business to have a strong and well-informed leader at the helm.

Enel X Awarded Two ACTNow Grants to Support Public Transportation Electrification

NGT News

Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

Leon “Popcorn” Wheaton’s needlenose 1950 Kenworth, still in good hands

Overdrive Online

Nearly four years ago, owner-operator Jason Keeler took on a fellow trucker's custom truck-build project. He hasn't left his shop since, operating Keeler Custom Truck Restoration from central Pennsylvania. Here, a video detail of his personal flagship 1950 Kenworth W923. .

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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.

Cass Freight Index Report shows encouraging shipment and expenditure signs, for August

Logistics Management

August shipments—at 1.099—were off 7.6% annually, improving over July’s 13.1% annual decrease, while rising 8% over July and expenditures—at 2.695—were down 5.1% compared to August 2019 and up 9.9% compared to July

NFI Piloting Two Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America says NFI, a third-party supply chain solutions provider, began piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the third company to deploy its battery-electric trucks.

Felixstowe port apologises to customers and rescinds empty container ban

The LoadStar

The UK’s port of Felixstowe has issued an apology to customers for “inconvenience”, admitting that “our service standards are not currently where we would like them to be”.


The role of ship agents and shipbrokers in a digital shipping environment

Shipping and Freight Resource

A ship agent is someone who represents the interests of the ship owner and/or charterer (known as the Principal ) while the ship is at any port around the world. The agent takes instruction from the principals to arrange the berthing, unberthing of the ship and its cargo/husbandry operations.

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!

Freighter conversion: a way to double an aircraft’s life and add cargo capacity

The LoadStar

Airlines are grappling with the difficulties of increasing their freight capacity while holding off adding unnecessary capacity into the passenger business. Last week saw freight capacity increase 3%, according to WorldACD, while volumes fell 1%; yields remained stable, it added, at $2.82/kg.

Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

On July 23, Mazars hosted our first ever virtual Food and Beverage Forum. Our guest speakers, Marc Oshima, co-founder and… The post Mazars Food and Beverage Virtual Forum appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA. On July 23, Mazars hosted our first ever virtual Food and Beverage Forum.

Union backs off until November at Sydney, but port delays and congestion run on

The LoadStar

Port operations resumed unhindered at DP World’s Sydney terminal over the weekend, after the Maritime Union of Australia agreed to halt its industrial action.

Gartner’s Hype Cycle lists LogiNext as a sample vendor for Last-Mile Delivery Solutions


Gartner’s Hype Cycle lists LogiNext as a sample vendor for Last-Mile Delivery Solutions What is Gartner’s Hype Cycle?

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!

2M restores transpacific capacity and pleads for return of empty containers

The LoadStar

The 2M is the latest container shipping alliance to return more capacity to the transpacific trades. 2M partners Maersk and MSC said today they “continued to see strong demand and volumes with imports into the US”.

IANA data points to August intermodal volumes seeing slight decline, amid signs of improvement

Logistics Management

Total August shipments—at 1,575,928—were off 2.7% annually. Domestic containers—at 695,999—were up 4.4%, while trailers—at 108,901—were up 3.2%. All domestic equipment—at 804,900—was up 4.3%. ISO, or international, containers—at 771,028—saw a 2.7% decline

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: For most people, the shared economy is best illustrated by the Uber and AirBnB concept of crowdsourcing and convenience services based on digital platforms.

Yusen Logistics Benelux expands in the Netherlands

Airfreight Logistics

Yusen Logistics is delighted to announce the expansion of its operations in the Netherlands by opening a second logistics center in the Moerdijk region.

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.