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.

Aerial Lift Maintenance to Improve Machine Reliability


To increase your equipment’s reliability and productivity in the field, follow these best practices when it comes to aerial lift maintenance. Potential reliability issues are cheaper and easier to fix the earlier they’re spotted.

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.

JIT shipping could cut surging fuel costs and boost schedule reliability

The LoadStar

Just-in-time (JIT) vessel arrivals could answer two of container shipping’s most pressing problems: surging fuel costs and poor schedule reliability. The post JIT shipping could cut surging fuel costs and boost schedule reliability 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

Carrier reliability reaches new nadir in Q1 as premium services gain ground

The LoadStar

Ocean carrier schedule reliability is heading towards a new two-year low point, opening the way for the launch of more niche express premium services. The post Carrier reliability reaches new nadir in Q1 as premium services gain ground appeared first on The Loadstar.

Versatility and Reliability Claimed for Sleeve Pack

Logistics Business Magazine

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Intermodal services in a dip as CSX ‘rationalises’ its network to regain reliability

The LoadStar

The post Intermodal services in a dip as CSX ‘rationalises’ its network to regain reliability appeared first on The Loadstar. US rail operator CSX’s intermodal division may have closed 2018 on the up, but this year has begun with “leaves on the line” Its first-quarter earnings statement reveals a 5% dip in revenue ($428m) and volumes, and points the finger of blame at the “rationalisation” of its domestic network.

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.

Building Safe & Reliable Autonomous Trucks with Stefan Seltz-Axmacher


With this new technology, Starsky believes it can change supply chains, reduce the price of goods, and lead a safer and more reliable trucking industry. Safety and reliability a focus from the very beginning.

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

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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.,

Shippers increasingly unhappy with the performance of shipping lines

The LoadStar

Lack of clarity on container line charges, transit times and reliability scored the lowest on the satisfaction survey, carried out by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council.

2M drops eight port calls, adds six ULCVs and returns to slow-steaming in network revamp

The LoadStar

The 2M alliance is to phase in six more ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) into its 10 Asia-Europe service strings from next March in an endeavour to improve schedule reliability, which it said had been blighted by bad weather and terminal congestion.

Justin Newall joins Inform as COO

Automotive Logistics

He moves to Inform from his role as general manager at finished vehicle transport provider, Reliable Carriers. News Home Page People Inform Reliable Carriers

Carriers making heavy weather of punctuality – but it’s not all their fault

The LoadStar

Typhoons and other adverse weather events are playing havoc with carrier schedules, presenting a “major challenge” to the industry as it aims to recover from the record low levels of schedule reliability. Loadstar posts News Sea A storm warning Ningbo Ocean Network Express Schedule reliability Shanghai THE Alliance The weather report TOC Asia 2019 Transpacific Trade

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Over the years, the city has become one of the country’s most reliable and reasonably priced logistics venues thanks to advantages such as extensive transportation connectivity, easy delivery access, and the low cost of doing business there.

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

Another challenge: Manufacturers, step up efficiency

Fleet Owner

Fleets we speak to are looking for products that are dependable, reliable and that have a decent payback. A two-year return on investment is what most of them are looking for

This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

When healthy, he was the most dominant force on the field; he was a punishing blocker, reliable receiver, and nearly impossible […]. There’s an old proverb “that all good things must come to an end.” As a New England Patriots fan, that ending came a lot sooner than I would have liked. Earlier this week, Rob Gronkowski announced that he is retiring from the NFL. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player quite like Gronk.

UPS and Inxeption collaborate to make B2B e-commerce easier

Fleet Owner

Platform aims to streamline transactions and logistics from a secure dashboard, managing all aspects of selling and shipping from one place, and offering reliable shipping and tracking services from UPS

Use Softer Freight Market in Q1 to Begin Hard Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

Kane is Able

Cementing these carrier relationships will ensure that you have reliable capacity at locked-in rates when the market inevitably shifts back. 2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices.

A.P. Moller – Maersk Enhances their Asia-Europe Network

Logistics Manager

The new enhancements will allow Maersk to continue to improve their schedule reliability resulting in stable and reliable cargo deliveries to their customers on the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe Network.

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

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

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 […].

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

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.

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.

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.

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.