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  • Freight Forwarding Errors: Avoid These 3 and Reduce Your Costs

    Posted on 06-29-2017

    Freight Forwarding Errors: Avoid These 3 and Reduce Your Costs Identifying freight forwarding and shipping errors may seem easy, but avoiding them is an entirely different challenge. Needless to say, it is much more advantageous for shippers to take a …


  • 3 Benefits of the New Shipping Alliances to Shippers

    Posted on 06-23-2017

    While the shipping industry has been consolidating for many years, over the past year, alliances have taken place on an unprecedented scale.  Below, we’ve created an infographic of three beneficial outcomes of the shipping alliances on shippers, as shared by …


  • 3PL Logistics – A New Paradigm for 2017?

    Posted on 06-20-2017

    3PL Logistics – Is the industry experiencing a paradigm shift? A recent article in Global Trade, an online trade magazine for the logistics industry, suggests “transparency” as the new paradigm for the modern 3PL in 2017.  We tend to agree. …


  • 90% of U.S.Fortune 500 Companies Rely on 3PL Logistics Providers – And Why You Should, Too

    Posted on 06-08-2017

    A new report that quantifies trends in 3PL customer relationships has been published by Armstrong & Associates, a supply chain consultancy.  Based on its analysis of more than 7,000 3PL customer relationships around the world, the report is named “Trends …


  • Supply Chain Automation Technology: New Tools

    Posted on 06-01-2017

    Supply Chain Automation – Global Complexity The global supply chain (and the need for supply chain automation) grows more complex by the day. Goods and information flow at unprecedented rates; shippers, third-party logistics providers, and major freight companies all expend tremendous …


  • These 4 Issues Pose a Big Risk to Your Supply Chain

    Posted on 05-25-2017

    Supply chain threats. It’s often said that those who spend all their time worrying have no time left to enjoy the present. While that may be true, it’s also the case that those who spend no time attempting to anticipate threats (and developing …


  • The Effect of the Internet of Things on Supply Chain Management

    Posted on 05-23-2017

    In supply chain management and otherwise, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic these days. Gartner defines IoT as “[a] network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the …


  • Is the Shipping Industry Ripe for Disruption? Alliances Force A Trade-Off Between Price And Service

    Posted on 05-17-2017

    The shipping industry is coming out of one of the roughest patches in recent memory — and still faces a multitude of complex challenges in the years ahead. According to BIMCO, 2016 was particularly harrowing for the dry bulk shipping industry. …


  • A New East-West Rail – Will It Threaten Air Freight Traffic?

    Posted on 05-11-2017

    For many, rail seems hardly a threat to air freight: all other things being equal, air transportation is almost always more expedient than rail. For example, if you need to transport a relatively small load from point A to point B …


  • Increase Logistics Efficiency Tomorrow with These 4 Tips

    Posted on 05-09-2017

    According to Adrian Gonzalez of Logistics Viewpoints, Walmart increased the efficiency of its private fleet by a whopping 69% between 2005 and 2012. The changes saved the company millions of dollars and had a net carbon reduction effect comparable to removing …


  • How Concerned Should You Be About the Trucking Driver Shortage?

    Posted on 05-04-2017

    Virtually every expert agrees that North America is in the throes of a truck driver shortage. And it’s about to get worse: according to a 2015 report from the American Trucking Association, some 890,000 new drivers will be needed by 2026 …


  • Choosing a Freight Forwarder: 5 Tips

    Posted on 05-02-2017

    Are you in the early stages of selecting a freight forwarder? If so, then you’re no doubt already overwhelmed by all of your potential options and the array of factors to consider. While these tips won’t make the call on your behalf, they’re …


  • 4 Logistics/Supply Chain Trends To Watch In 2017

    Posted on 03-30-2017

    There’s never a dull moment in the logistics and freight forwarding business: every day brings new and unexpected challenges and opportunities that demand our attention, and we should take any chance we can get to adjust our expectations and plan for …


  • Augumented Reality in Logistics

    Posted on 02-28-2017

    Paperless warehouses in which pickers use smart glasses to find and sort the right cargo. Assembly lines where novice employees are fed real-time instructions through sleek headgear, enabling them to work like pros. Automated inspection stations that surpass even the most …


  • What Is Container Stowage Planning?

    Posted on 02-21-2017

    Even for die-hard road warriors, packing for a long trip can be a struggle. In this era of skyrocketing baggage fees, weight restrictions, and size limits, space is very much at a premium. When’s the last time you stood, beaming with …