Carrier reliability reaches new nadir in Q1

Supply Chain and Logistics

If they cannot fix the reliability problem they will soon be pre-empted by those who do. Intra-Asia specialist MCC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maersk Group, achieved a highly commendable monthly average on-time … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains ocean shipping reliabilityOcean carriers need to worry big time.

Harnessing Supply Chain Reliability by Reducing Lead Time Variability


Closely tied to On Time Shipments is the idea of supply chain reliability; i.e., predicting the outcome of a process. The post Harnessing Supply Chain Reliability by Reducing Lead Time Variability appeared first on Damco Blog - Logistics News, Stories and Opinion. Global Logistics Supply Chain Development Sustainability Warehousing Complex Shipment Global Supply Chain Inventory management reliable logistics sustainable logistics warehouse

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?


If you’re ready to go back to basics and create a more reliable supply chain through increased communication, collaboration and trust, contact GO Productivity and ask about our Supply Chain Collaboration Simulation. Twitter The post The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

UP re-shuffles executive suite amid Fritz's call for better service reliability

DC Velocity

28; company re-aligns reporting structure; Chairman and CEO says railroad `must deliver a more consistent, reliable service' TransportationCOO leaves position and will retire Feb.

Shippers seeking reliability are eyeing sea/air services to avoid congestion

The LoadStar

Poor ocean reliability and high air freight rates are leading to a new focus on sea/air combinations – especially in the run-up to the peak season. The post Shippers seeking reliability are eyeing sea/air services to avoid congestion appeared first on The Loadstar.

Container Drayage Companies: Securing Reliable Capacity Despite the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

As container volumes at West Coast ports continue to increase year after year, it’s becoming more difficult to move those containers inland. The problem? Container drayage companies simply don’t have enough drivers to meet demand. And, when you are fortunate enough to secure dray capacity, you can expect to pay 10 to 15% more than you were just a few years ago. Port Logistics Drayage

Versatility and Reliability Claimed for Sleeve Pack

Logistics Business Magazine

The post Versatility and Reliability Claimed for Sleeve Pack appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

Shippers push carriers toward bespoke container services to boost reliability

The LoadStar

The post Shippers push carriers toward bespoke container services to boost reliability appeared first on The Loadstar.

Intermodal providers tout reliability for shippers | Full Stories – Caption as the Content | Full

247 Customs Broker

There is an unreliability based on shipping patterns that intermodal does not have.” “Intermodal does not have to rely on a certain amount of freight landing in a certain area in order to provide reliability on an outbound basis.” Achten was one of the speakers this week in Long Beach, Calif.,

North American rail operators put profits before customers, claim shippers

The LoadStar

Land Loadstar posts News Supply chain Canada Canadian National Canadian Pacific CSX Norfolk Southern Schedule reliability shippers Union Pacific US US railroadsNorth American rail operators have been accused by shipper organisations of putting Wall Street analysts before customers.

K+N unveils ‘unique’ Sea Explorer service to broaden customer choice

The LoadStar

Loadstar posts News Sea Clean Cargo Working Group Kuehne + Nagel Schedule reliability Sea ExplorerShipper demand for visibility has seen Kuehne + Nagel launch the Sea Explorer service – a “comprehensive” overview of direct sea freight operations. It gives customers an overview of 3,000 vessels and 750 direct weekly sailings, acting as an extension to its quote, booking and tracking capabilities.

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Oracle updates transportation management and global trade management platforms

DC Velocity

Changes can help shippers provide more reliable fulfillment despite strains of tight capacity market, firm says. Technology

Trucking Organization Hails Hair Resting Requirement for Opioid Use

Material Handling and Logistics

"Our fleets need to depend on – and need the government to recognize – the most accurate, reliable and failsafe drug testing methods available,” said American Trucking Associations

Supply Chain Visibility

Material Handling and Logistics

Infor has introduced Control Center, a next-generation supply chain visibility and intelligence solution that enables supply chains to be data-driven, self-learning and consistently reliable

Union Pacific rolls out ‘Unified Plan 2020’ to lower OR, improve network efficiency

Logistics Management

Taking steps to lower its operating ratio (OR) and reach its objective to operate a safe, reliable, and efficient railroad, Omaha, Neb.-based based Class I railroad Union Pacific (UP) this week rolled out its Unified Plan 2020

Finding the Right 3PL for Chemical Warehousing Solutions

West Coast and California Logistics

In this post, we identify 5 tips to help you find the right 3PL provider for safe and reliable chemical warehousing solutions. There is no shortage of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that claim chemical logistics expertise and have space for your hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals. But, separating the seasoned pros from the less qualified operations can be difficult.

Software Rules

The Lean Thinker

A couple of months ago I got the news that my 1995 Toyota Truck with 280,000 miles on it would require an engine rebuild plus a bunch of other stuff I wanted it to continue to be a reliable daily driver and for trips to Portland, etc.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement carriers announce September 1 rate hike

3PL Wire

In most route segments they are operating at or near full capacity with little room for error in managing assets, so this increase is needed as a cushion to cover costs and assure service choice and reliability.”. Member container shipping companies in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced an across the board general rate increase (GRI) of $600 per FEU to all destinations.

Managing Today’s Truck Fleets with VMRS Codes

Logistics Viewpoints

With today’s truck fleets expected to be more efficient, durable, and reliable than ever, the underlying fleet systems to monitor and manage this equipment must also be up to the task. In addition to capturing equipment specifications and performance data, these systems must offer relevant and actionable information to users throughout the organization. The post Managing Today’s Truck Fleets with VMRS Codes appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Transportation

Ocean Carrier Trends: Will global shipping alliances restore stability?

Logistics Management

The big players have only gotten bigger, but that’s no guarantee that service and reliability will improve Hedging your bets on securing capacity may be an ongoing gambit this year, say ocean shipping industry experts.

New partnership delivers tracking solutions for fleets

Fleet Owner

Honeywell and AT&T are partnering to offer fleets methods to improve reliability, productivity and evaluate performance, the companies recently announced.

Problem: What Does Maintenance Cost?

The Lean Thinker

” If the line requires 20 hours of maintenance to run reliably and avoid repairs, then this time must be planned into the expected monthly production.

Maintenance Bay: Towing to extremes

Fleet Owner

If you want to know about maintenance, ask a tow truck fleet — they’re the guys who need to get out reliably to clear away and recover others that have broken down

Guide to Ensuring Your Multi-carrier API is Ready for Prime Time

Logistics Viewpoints

The driver shortage and carrier capacity crunch are creating reliability issues. If your job is to develop a connector from your business systems to a multi-carrier API, there are some important considerations you should keep in mind. It’s a multi-carrier world. The days of picking a carrier or two to handle all your transportation needs are long gone. Customers are demanding more delivery options. As a result, costs are only going up with no […].

Buying Oversized Items Online

GoShip Blog

Reliable shipping services, like , have an extensive network of carriers and provide all the needed options to meet your expectations. The e -commerce sector is fiercely expanding, and the number of Consumers who are purchasing online is constantly growing.

How Are the US-China Tariffs Impacting Logistics?

Odyssey Logistics

Here’s how the tariff wars are playing out in the world’s supply chains, and how good visibility, proactive thinking, and reliable supply chain partners can help protect companies of all sizes from the impacts.

OOCL announces new Middle East /Indian Subcontinent-East Mediterranean service

The LoadStar

The EM3 provides direct linkage between the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options.

BASF Uses Real-time Visibility to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

They implemented a solution from MacroPoint, a Descartes company, to improve their delivery reliability as well as improve the productivity of the transportation providers they use to service the North American market. According to Bill Wehrle, the Director of Supply Chain for isocyanates and inorganics in BASF’s Monomers strategic business unit, the journey that BASF has been on to improve their supply chain’s reliability started eight years ago.

TRAC Intermodal gears up for export growth in Gulf

Fleet Owner

TRAC has refurbished over 20% of its TGRP fleet to ensure that customers have access to the highest quality and most reliable chassis in the Gulf port complex

2018 Supply Chain Top 25 Rankings released by Gartner

Logistics Management

Rankings of the top 25 supply chain, companies with the strongest supply chain, supply chain reliability rankings, Top 25 Supply Chain Companies 2018, Gartner Supply Chain RankingsGartner, Inc.’s s annual Supply Chain Executive Conference held last week in Phoenix, AZ provided the platform for the release of its Supply Chain Top 25, which identifies industry “best practices.”

TRAC Intermodal gears up for export growth in Gulf

Fleet Owner

TRAC has refurbished over 20% of its TGRP fleet to ensure that customers have access to the highest quality and most reliable chassis in the Gulf port complex

OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2

The LoadStar

The WAF2 will be complementary to its Asia to West and South Africa product mix by providing customers with a comprehensive, competitive and reliable service network with direct calls to strategic ports including Cape Town, Apapa, Tincan, Onne.

A digital supply chain for the chemical industry


It is all about delivery reliability and planning reliability when you are transporting dangerous goods or valuable chemical products.”.

Hyundai Merchant Marine Becomes Latest Addition to NYSHEX Carrier Member Network

Logistics Manager

NYSHEX is the innovator of the first reliable digital forward freight contract for the global container shipping industry.

Maersk and MSC unveil new 2M Asia-Europe network, with 17 fewer port calls

The LoadStar

Maersk Line announced this morning it had taken the step of reducing the number of calls as a way of maintaining better schedule reliability. Port congestion and weather conditions have, among other factors, traditionally impacted reliability on Asia-Europe services,” said Maersk.

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019

Carter Logistics

Find a reliable, timely, competitive company that will meet all of your logistic needs. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019. What will the price of oil be during the rest of 2019?

OOCL expands New Zealand network

The LoadStar

The JKN will provide customers with competitive and reliable services between North Asia and New Zealand. OOCL is pleased to expand our market coverage by introducing an additional service loop in our product line called the North Asia Express (JKN), effective from January 1, 2019.

Addressing the World: Overcoming Last-mile Challenges in Every Corner of the Planet


Mapping company What3words estimates that 75% of countries lack a reliable address system, or suffer from no addressing at all. Delivering to every person in the world is a huge challenge.

HPCLC Spring 2018 Conference

Now, That's Logistics

The reliable delivery of healthcare products can be lifesaving. The theme of the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference (HPCLC) is Transportation 2025: How the Future of Transportation Will Impact HPC Supply Chains.

Streamlining the Aerospace Supply Chain…One Link at a Time

Now, That's Logistics

Here are the major obstacles and how a reliable logistics provider can help aerospace manufacturers optimize and streamline their supply chains. Working with a reliable logistics provider that has deep import and export experience can help ease these pain points. #3:

Reduced trucking capacity – the shortage of drivers and its impact


Despite long-term contracts and fixed rates, shippers are seeing orders refused by carriers that have reliably transported their freight in the past. Less work, simple coordination processes, optimized route planning and reliable loading at the agreed-upon time – all of which turns the shipper into an attractive partner for carriers, something that is particularly valuable in times of trucking capacity shortages. Shippers are feeling the effects of scarce carrier capacity.

Turkish Cargo Joins Pharma.Aero

Airfreight Logistics

The Pharma.Aero organization aims to achieve excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation of pharmaceutical products, focuses on. – Develop air cargo as a reliable transport mode for pharma.

Keeping score: How do your carriers measure up?


Indicators recorded and reports generated can be customized by category, type of carrier (truckload, LTL, ocean or air) or other variables to give shippers practical, reliable information. Most transportation service providers go to great lengths to do a good job.