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Aug
2017

Aeronet Relocates Chicago Station to New Facility

Aug 24 2017

The move allows for better access to ORD, as well as an expansion of almost 25,000 square feet.

 Aeronet Worldwide®, one of the leading providers of global logistics solutions, has relocated its Chicago area statio...


OTIF: Wal-Mart’s New Puts New Burdens on Suppliers, but Offers New Opportunities for Logistics Providers

Aug 17 2017

"On-Time, In-Full" Policy Hits Vendors with Non-Negotiable Fines for Slight Infringements.

Times are tough for Wal-Mart right now. The largest retailer in the U.S., which for years ruled the market with its “Everyday ...


Jul
2017

Make-A-Wish Gift Receives Help from the Logistics Industry

Jul 20 2017

Aeronet and others work together to deliver exercise equipment to a young boy in need in Connecticut.

One of the benefits of being a global logistics solutions provider is having the resources to pr...


Jun
2017

Press Release: Lisley Davenport Joins Aeronet Worldwide

Jun 22 2017
Lisley Davenport Announced as Director of Commercial Services


Lisley Davenport has been hired by Aeronet Worldwide as Director of Commercial Services. She will be working out of Aeronet’s corporate headquarters in Irvi...


Jeff Borgese Joins Aeronet Worldwide

Jun 19 2017

Jeff Borgese Announced as Business Development Manager for San Jose Station

Aeronet Worldwide has announced that Jeff Borgese h...


Christine Miller Joins Aeronet Worldwide

Jun 15 2017

Christine Miller Comes Aboard as Director of Ocean Product at Aeronet

Aeronet Worldwide has announced that Christine Miller has joined the company as Director of Ocean Product. She is based out of Ae...


Guitar Lessons: The Complex Process of Shipping the World’s Most Popular Instrument

Jun 8 2017

Proper packaging and compliance with government regulation require a first-rate logistics solution.

 

The logistics of shipping guitars are more complex than they may seem at first. Due to the high-value nature ...


May
2017

The Future Looks Bright for Mobile Solar

May 22 2017

How Alta Devices is leading the way in solar technology.

Anyone the least bit familiar with the energy industry knows that solar is booming. Generally, when we think of solar, we think of its larger applications, such as ro...


Spring Egg Hunt Held for Children with Visual Impairment a Success

May 15 2017

Aeronet Delivers Beeper Eggs to the Blind Babies Foundation’s Yearly Celebration

Although it is not difficult to appreciate the hardships that blind children must go through, one thing that often gets taken for grante...


A Story of Growth: Aeronet Worldwide Oversees a Campaign of Exciting Developments

May 8 2017

The global logistics solutions provider has hired a number of industry veterans, added and expanded its locations, and made new in-roads into international shipping operations.

Aeronet Worldwide celebrated its 35th...


Michael Crowley Joins Aeronet

May 5 2017

Michael Crowley announced as Business Development Manager for LAX Station

Aeronet Worldwide is happy to announce that Michael Crowley has joined the company, to serve as Business Development Manager for the Los Angeles (LAX...


Andrew Hurcombe Joins Aeronet

May 3 2017
Andrew Hurcombe announced as General Manager for Chicago Station

Aeronet Worldwide has announced that Andrew Hurcombe has joined as a General Manager for the Chicago (ORD) station, where he will focus on the day-to-day...


Apr
2017

Michael J. Mackowiak Joins Aeronet

Apr 20 2017
Michael J. Mackowiak Joins Aeronet Worldwide as Global Business Development Manager

Aeronet Worldwide is happy to announce that Michael J. Mackowiak has joined the company as the Global Business Development Manager fo...


Aeronet Worldwide Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Apr 3 2017

The global logistics solutions provider turns 35.

Thirty-five years ago, on April 1, 1982, Aeronet Worldwide® was born to serve the logistics needs of the burgeoning tech industry in the Silicon Valley of Northern Calif...


Mar
2017

What’s in the Box? The Surprising Growth of Monthly Subscription Boxes

Mar 23 2017

Monthly Subscription Boxes have proven to be a popular commodity in today’s ecommerce market, but what is their real value, and are they sustainable in the long term?

 

When it comes to month...

Augmented Reality: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Retail

Mar 9 2017

How retail chains and manufacturers can take advantage of augmented reality apps on consumers smartphones to boost sales and build brand loyalty.

Augmented reality is the next ‘Big Thing.’ As the technology for ...


JFK Logistics Operation Center for Aeronet Worldwide Relocated to a New Office

Mar 6 2017

Aeronet’s New York gateway has received an upgrade.

 

Aeronet Worldwide has announced that it has relocated its New York operations center to a new office. The move took place at the end o...


Keith Price Joins Aeronet

Mar 2 2017

Keith Price Joins Aeronet Worldwide as Business Development Manager

Aeronet Worldwide has announced that Keith Price has joined the company as a Business Development Manager. He will operate out of Aeronet’s Dallas Fo...


Feb
2017

World Series Trophy Tour Meets the Chicago Cubs in Arizona for Spring Training

Feb 27 2017

Sloan Park Hosts the One-and-Only Western Stop along the World Series Trophy Tour

Celebrations were held this past Friday at Sloan Park, in the city of Mesa, Arizona, home of the Chicago Cubs spring training, as the 2016 Wo...


AERONET WORLDWIDE AND NORMAN GLOBAL LOGISTCS PARTNER FOR SERVICE ALONG U.S.—U.K. LANE SEGMENT

Feb 13 2017

The lane segment between the United States and the United Kingdom, when it comes to shipping and receiving, just became more streamlined, thanks to a new partnering between two major logistics providers on either side of the pond.

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Aeronet Helps Deliver Replacement Part to Chile for Fire-Fighting SuperTanker

Feb 7 2017
The worst wildfires Chile has ever suffered from are now largely under control. This welcome news came directly from the country’s President Michelle Bachelet, who officially Read More

Blanca Munoz Joins Aeronet Worldwide as Part of its LAX Sales Team

Feb 2 2017

Aeronet Worldwide is happy to announce that Blanca Munoz has joined the company as the Sales Rep for its Los Angeles (LAX) office, where she will focus o...


Jan
2017

Larry W. Coyle Joins Aeronet Sales Team

Jan 26 2017

Larry W. Coyle announced as Director of Sales for Los Angeles

IRVINE, CA – 1/26/2017 – Aeronet Worldwide has announced that Larry W. Coyle has joined as a Director of Sales for the Los Angeles (LAX) Office, wher...


Let There Be Light: Smart Lighting Illuminates Retail

Jan 23 2017
When you think of in-store lighting, you likely conjure an image of those long, neon florescent tubes that hang over the isles, their humming and buzzing barely drowned out by the muzak that plays from out the speakers. Well, those are quickly becomi...

Diversity Pays Dividends: The Benefits of Working with a Certified MBE

Jan 17 2017
When it comes to the supply chain, most businesses within it agree that investing in diversity is not only a moral obligation, but also a smart business move. That being said, the logistics of such can be tricky. While b...

Smoke and Mirrors: Automation, Globalization, and the Challenges Facing the American Labor Market

Jan 13 2017

When President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation at the beginning of this week, he took a moment to note the challenges facing the American worker, saying “the next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It...


Near Field Communication and the Future of Smart Shopping

Jan 10 2017
Of the various technologies that are set to transform the fabric of everyday life as we begin to approach the new decade, one which will have the most im...

Mutually Assured Disruption: What a Trade War with China Would Mean for the Supply Chain

Jan 4 2017
With President-Elect Donald Trump set to take the oath of office in less than a month, the supply chain industry is gearing up for potential disruption on a scale which had previously seemed unthinkable. Already, companies within the United States ha...

Dec
2016

In-Store Holiday Shopping: The Ghost of Christmas Present

Dec 20 2016
Holiday shopping is down all around in 2016, but brick-and-mortar retailers have seen the biggest drop off, thanks to uncertainty in the direction of t...

For the WIIN: Congress Passes Key Supply Chain Bills

Dec 15 2016
Considering how much discord currently exists not only within Congress, but between Congress and the larger populace, it’s always a welcome surprise when its members can come together in order...

Disruption in Three-Dimensions: How 3D Printing Will Change the Supply Chain From Top-to-Bottom

Dec 12 2016
After many years of anticipation, the implementation of 3D printing is finally set to disrupt the supply chain in a big way over the course of the next few years, with the market for the technology estimated to grow to a whopping $490 billion by the ...

Amazon Go: A New Day for the American Consumer, or the Last Days of the American Retail Worker?

Dec 9 2016

Jaws dropped, eyebrows arched, and many a retail worker’s forehead began to sweat earlier this week, as shipping giant Amazon announced the opening of their first brick-and-mortar store, Amazon Go. This retail venture promises to streamline ...


Bigger, Faster, Stronger: How Defense and Aerospace are Leading the Way in Big Data Security

Dec 5 2016
As the big data market is expected to exceed $32 billion dollars in 2017, its implementation has moved well beyond its initial use in proof-of-concept projects and into daily operatio...

VR—OOOM: How Virtual Reality is Set to Revolutionize the Auto Industry

Dec 2 2016

After years of speculation and fantasizing over its potential, virtual reality is finally becoming a part of everyday life...


Nov
2016

Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Uncertainty: the Medical Device Supply Chain in a Post-Obamacare Era

Nov 29 2016
The American medical device industry and its place in the global supply chain are currently in a state of uncertainty, as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ...

Is Black Friday dead? what we learned from the JDA Consumer survey

Nov 23 2016

Black Friday is an event that is marked in both consumer and retailer calendars. For the customer, incredible discounts on items that may have previously been unobtainable. For retailers, a sure-fire way to increase sales and ultimately increase t...


These Organic Electronics Are Transforming Technology – And the Human Body

Nov 22 2016

Plastic Semiconductors

Organic electronics is a field that is shaking up the future of our electronic devices. That’s because they’re offering us the opportunity to place screens, electronic readouts, and other devic...


Trust Automation, Inc. Contributes Revolutionary Capture Technology to Robotic Aircraft Delivering Life Saving Medical Supplies

Nov 21 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trust Automation, Inc., known for standard and custom high ...


Retailers Limp Through Third Quarter, Putting More Pressure On Holiday Sales

Nov 18 2016

The major retailers limped through the third quarter and once again find themselves  under pressure to make sure the holidays deliver big sales figures.


U.S. aerospace and defense industry welcomes Trump victory

Nov 17 2016

U.S. aerospace companies and lobbying groups embraced Donald Trump's presidential victory on Wednesday, setting aside fears that his policies would depress sales, shatter global alliances and roll back trade agreements.

Defense contractors ...


Pack Expo: U.S. remains largest market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Nov 16 2016

The U.S. continues to be the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. As the global demand for medicines and devices rise, pro...


2016 election: Impact on energy policy

Nov 15 2016
What a Donald Trump victory will mean for U.S. energy policy
Republican President-elect Donald Trump has shared a vision for changing the direction of U.S. energy and environmental policies. Trump wants to roll back many of Pre...

Trump and Trade: How the President-Elect Could Tear Up TPP and Nix NAFTA

Nov 14 2016
Standing in front of a wall of metal and recycled cans, Donald Trump told workers at a Pennsylvania recycling facility in June that he planne...

In the “Spirit of Good Will”: Aeronet Worldwide Provides Logistics for Baton Rouge Relief Book Drive

Nov 14 2016

Aeronet was recently reached out to by one of its clients, Burrow Global, to help transport replacement books to schools in and around Baton Rouge, after their classrooms and libraries were destroyed by flooding. Aeronet is proud to have been able...


LNG shipping under threat from cargo diversions

Nov 11 2016




If Asian buyers continue to divert their contracted supply from the US towards Europe and Latin America, it will reduce demand for LNG vessels in the lo...


Report: Wholesale distribution channel is less expensive than retail

Nov 10 2016

A recent report from investment management firm Conning & Co.'s Insurance Research Division disp...


Saudi Arabia and Iran Intensify Staredown on Supply Cuts

Nov 9 2016
OPEC sources say that old disputes between Saudi Arabia and rival Iran resurfaced at a meeting of OPEC experts last week, with Riyadh threatening to raise oil output steeply to bring prices down if Tehran refuses to limit its supply.

Clashes betwe...


Minority software suppliers in short supply

Nov 8 2016

DETROIT -- A senior Nissan executive fears that Silicon Valley's race to develop software for connected cars, collision avoidance and other high-tech functions is leaving minority suppliers behind.

John Martin, Nissan North America's senior...


US trade deficit in September at lowest level in 19 months

Nov 7 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in 19 months as demand for U.S.-made airplanes and other exports increased while imports slipped. The politically sensitive deficit with China declined.

Aeronet’s David Gibson Newly Appointed to GFP Board of Directors

Nov 7 2016

Vice President of International Development for Aeronet to join Global Freight Partners' Board.

For more information, read the full ...


iPads and Apple TV aimed at transforming patient care

Nov 4 2016
No one looks forward to a hospital stay, but the tech amenities at Jacobs Medical Center could make visits more comfortable for patients.

With an iPad and Apple TV in ev...

Lightweight Carbon Fibers Find New and Extensive Applications in Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Nov 3 2016

SANTA CLARA, California, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasingly stringent emission norms in the US and Europe like the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that require cars and light-duty trucks to run 54.5 miles per gallon by ...


Self-Improving Supply Chains Have Arrived

Nov 2 2016

Imagine a world where supply chain planning systems can mold themselves into their environment, adapt, and improve as the business changes. Imagine systems that can monitor user behavior as well as customer and supplier anomalies, and advise accor...


US economy grew at 2.9 per cent rate in third quarter

Nov 1 2016

USA real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the "advance" estimate


Oct
2016

Delta Airlines eliminates lost luggage with first-of-its-kind mobile feature

Oct 31 2016
Delta Airlines is adding a convenient new feature to its mobile app that aims to make the air travel process a bit less frustrating through mobile with a bag-tracking feature.
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Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing Activity Expanded More Than Expected

Oct 27 2016

Factory activity across mid-Atlantic states edged down in October but still expanded as new orders picked up. 

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Oct 26 2016

Solar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to f...


U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

Oct 25 2016
The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit.Read More

Honda’s impact goes beyond manufacturing

Oct 24 2016

Honda spent more than $24.4 billion for parts and materials from U.S. suppliers for its North America operations last year, including several companies in Clark County, the company said.

That is a r...


Aeronet Worldwide Receives 2016 GFP Partner Award

Oct 24 2016

The award was presented to Aeronet in Goa, India, earlier this month. Vice President of International Business Development David Gibson was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the Los Angeles (LAX) station....


5 Trends Influencing Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation

Oct 21 2016

In today’s fast-changing, demanding healthcare environment, the healthcare supply chain continues to advance as the strategic asset to help lower costs and improve patient outcomes. As part of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Ma...


The Aerospace Supply Chain is Slowing

Oct 20 2016

Suggestions that sales have collapsed or that airlines are cancelling orders are overdone. After several years of record sales and the buildup of a huge backlog, it was inevitable that new orders would slow at some point. Not least of which becaus...


The Energy-Efficient Supply Chain

Oct 19 2016

As concerns mount about fuel prices, long-term energy availability, and climate change, companies’ attention is finally turning toward one of the most pervasive places where energy can be conserved: the industrial supply cha...


Regional Shifts in the Global Tech Supply Chain

Oct 18 2016

The new normal of low growth rates is clear. We are unlikely to resume to the double-digit levels once experienced – at least for a while. Saturation across tech verticals, notably smartphones, is also expanding. However, despite these gloom...


Prices will shoot up if UK fails to get EU single market access, retailers warn

Oct 17 2016
The retail industry has issued a stark warning that prices of consumer staples such as food and clothes will shoot up if the UK government fails to negotiate a good Read More

Sterile Medical Packaging Market to Grow at a 7.07% CAGR Forecast to 2022

Oct 14 2016
According to researcher, the Global Sterile Medical Packaging market is accounted for $26.55 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $42.85 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 7.07%. Rising Adoption of Sterile packaging in packagin...

Aerospace manufacturing takes off in South

Oct 13 2016

The South is home to auto giants Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Nissan Motor Co. It is increasingly attracting some of the biggest names in aviation, including Boeing Co. in South Carolina, Airbus in Alabama, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Georgia a...


America's capital stock - factories to medical equipment is aging

Oct 12 2016

The average age of all fixed assets stood at 22.8 years in 2015, the oldest in records going back to 1925, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis figures. It's been rising because companies and governments — state, local and federal &...


UK summit: electric vehicles to change current supply chain models; Africa set to gain greater production significance

Oct 11 2016
Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain.

Speaking at Read More


Redskins' Garcon, Jean Francois Taking Medical Supplies to Haiti

Oct 10 2016
Redskins players Pierre Garçon and Ricky Jean Francois are taking a plane full of medical supplies to Haiti, the second effort from the team within three days to help nations struck by Hurricane Matthew.

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Carriers spent more on driver wages, less on fuel in 2015, according to report

Oct 7 2016

Motor carriers in 2015 spent more than a dime less per mile in 2015 than in 2014, according to a report released Monday by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Per ATRI’s annualRead More

Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Oct 6 2016

Companies commonly use inventory management policies that employ standard formulas for specific demand distributions and remain unchanged for several years. It’s often easier to continue with current practice, particularly where portfolios i...


AAR reports carload and intermodal declines for week ending September 24

Oct 5 2016

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that United States rail carload and intermodal volumes again saw annual declines for the week ending September 24.

Carlo...


Confidence in Ocean Transportation Industry Begins to Resurface

Oct 4 2016

A weak trend of improvement in the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index is evident, though the Index is still short of the neutral 50 point mark.

With a fourth consecutive month-on-month increase registered in September, the Index for sea fr...


A hot new system for cold storage

Oct 3 2016

The Walloon region of Belgium may be known to history for its battlefields, which include Waterloo and the World War I sites of Mons and Liege, but it is also the Idaho of Europe—in other words, it's an area ideally suited for growing potato...


Sep
2016

How Does Product Mix at the Store Drive Sales?

Sep 30 2016

Editor’s Note: Every year, 40 or so students in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ (MIT CTL) Master of Supply Chain Management (SCM) program complete one-year thesis research projects. The students are early-career ...


Alaska railroad prepares for 1st US shipment of natural gas

Sep 29 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad is making final preparations for the first U.S. rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, a fuel that could be used to alleviate air pollution problems in the state's second-largest city.

The rai...


Aeronet Worldwide Announces New San Diego Station Open House: 10/5/16

Sep 29 2016

Just a Friendly Reminder…

The Aeronet San Diego Station Open House is almost here:

When

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Where


US wind power boom

Sep 28 2016

US onshore wind generation is booming with tax equipment incentives instrumental in ‘land banking’ wind power projects. With so much capacity being installed on land, can an offshore wind power boom be far behind?

Onshore wind g...


Why Obama Is Still Trying to Pass the T.P.P.

Sep 27 2016
In a speech before the New York Economic Club last week, Donald J. Trump offered up his economic plan for the future. Unsurprisingly, one of the foundations of his plan was...

Be wary of cargo theft when traveling through Los Angeles

Sep 26 2016
Cargo theft recording firm FreightWatch International has issued a warning for the Greater Los Angeles Area as a result of increased cargo theft activity.

FWI says it has seen nearly double the national average for thefts of electronics and clothi...


Carolina Panther’s Owner Jerry Richardson Has Sculpture Dedicated to Him on 80th Birthday, with Help from Aeronet

Sep 23 2016

This past June, months before the start of the 2016 NFL regular season, the Carolina Panthers had a winning day when they celebrated owner Jerry Richardson’s 80th birthday by unveiling a new sculpture dedicated to him. Bringing th...


Ready, willing, and disabled

Sep 23 2016

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Congress chose October for the annual observance in 1988 to bring attention to the employment needs of people with all types of disabilities.

Many would be surprised at just how dif...


Air Cargo Gets Demanding

Sep 22 2016

Global airfreight demand clocks its fastest pace of growth in 14 months in the International Air Transport Association's June 2016 data.

Asia-Pacific airlines report a 3.5-percent increase in demand for air cargo in June compared to 2015, w...


Fully Autonomous Vessels "Unrealistic"

Sep 21 2016

Captain Samrat Ghosh and Trudi Hogg of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania have published a paper stating that belief in the reliability of fully autonomous vessels is unrealistic.

Research in the design and develo...


Announcing Speaking Logistics - Our Finger on the Pulse of Logistics

Sep 21 2016

#Aeronet Worldwide, a longtime leader in the global #logistics industry, is excited to announce its latest venture: the launch of its very own industry blog, called SpeakingLogistics.

Speaking Logistics is dedicated to pre...


Capacity crisis, rate boom likely in the coming year, experts say

Sep 20 2016

The regulatory swath barreling toward the trucking industry — highlighted by electronic logging devices and greenhouse gas emissions standards — combined with likely increases in fuel costs and an uptick in freight could push the truck...


Delivery Time Influences 87% of Online Shoppers’ Purchase Decisions

Sep 19 2016

Fast delivery and premium packaging has a high impact on customer loyalty, according to recent data from logistics and fulfillment firm Dotcom Distribution.

Delivery time is a key factor in the decis...


Volkswagen to buy big stake in Navistar International

Sep 16 2016
Navistar International Tuesday announced Volkswagen will be acquiring a roughly 17 percent stake in the company, opening the door to North America for the world’s largest automobile and truck maker and setting up a strategic powertrain alliance...

Aeronet Associate David Gibson Elected New President of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association

Sep 16 2016

Aeronet Worldwide is proud to announce that longtime associate David Gibson has recently been named as President of the #LosAngelesAirCargoAssociation, a non-profit organization made up of professionals from all sectors of the #airfreight industry...


California tightens climate change rules under bills signed by governor

Sep 14 2016
California will tighten controls on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, factories and public utilities under a pair of bills signed on Thursday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

The measures in the most populou...


Gas prices drop for 11 consecutive days

Sep 13 2016

Gas prices fell nationwide for the 11th consecutive day on Sept. 11, down 4 cents in Florida.

“Gas prices immediately began their seasonal downward trend at the beginning of September,...


Hanjin pledges $90 million to resolve shipping cargo chaos

Sep 12 2016

SEOUL, South Korea - Hanjin Group said Tuesday it will inject $90 million, including $36 million from its chairman Cho Yang-ho's personal assets, to help resolve disruptions to container cargo transport caused by Hanjin Shipping Co.'s financial tr...


Canadian ports maintain focus on widening horizons

Sep 9 2016

Canada’s ports are spreading a wide net to help offset a slump in global commodity demand.

For Canadian ports on the east and west coasts, a common priority remains to expand horizons while protecting existing markets amidst volatile ...


Feds: Joint US-Mexico border inspections shorten wait times

Sep 8 2016

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities say a program that allows U.S. and Mexico officers to jointly inspect commercial trucks heading north has drastically reduced border crossing wait times in Arizona.

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Trucking, Logistics Hiring Rebounded in July

Aug 12 2016

Transportation and warehousing companies returned to adding jobs in July, with trucking operators increasing their hiring after shedding thousands of jobs in recent months.

Trucking companies added 1,700 jobs last month, the U.S. Labor Depa...


Unchartered Waters: Surviving a treacherous charter market

Aug 11 2016
There’s an old adage in the airfreight business that says if you have to ship something by air, you’ve probably made some kind of mistake. Why else would shippers pay exorbitant air cargo rates instead of putting it in a truck or on the w...

ENVIRONMENT: Governor releases blue-sky plans for freight business

Aug 10 2016

Furthering his environmental legacy, Gov. Jerry Brown released sweeping blue-sky plans to propel the state’s commercial trucks, ships and trains toward a zero-emissions future.

The unprecedent...


5 LED Lighting Innovations That Will Rev Up Warehouse Efficiency

Aug 9 2016
Most conversations about distributor efficiency center around process — the logistics, staging, workflow and equipment that carry the heavy load to get the job done. Most facility managers don’t think of lighting as playing much of a role...

Cargo theft incidents fall year-over-year, values rise

Aug 8 2016

Cargo theft incidents dropped 15 percent in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the same time period last year, but the value of the thefts increased when compared to 2015’s second quarter, according to a quarterly report from


Japan’s Exports Decline Again in June, for Ninth Straight Month

Aug 5 2016

Japan’s exports dropped again in June, with shipments down for a ninth consecutive month, underscoring the continuing challenge of reviving the nation’s economy.

Key Points

  • Overseas shipments declined 7.4 percent ...

Panama Canal expansion a potential supply chain game changer

Aug 4 2016

Many investors, public and private alike, are making big bets on U.S. infrastructure projects tied to expansion of the Panama Canal, which started moving supersized container ships through its wider, deeper channel and locks on June 26.

The...


Fresher For Longer

Aug 3 2016

Cardboard and plastic packaging have been competing with each other for a long time in the field of fruit and vegetable transport. Bologna university has found out that fruit and ...


"Lower for longer" diesel prices not seen curbing enthusiasm for rail

Aug 2 2016

Each month, Cass Information Systems Inc., a freight audit and payment company, and Avondale Partners, an investment firm, produce Read More


Daimler brings industry’s first electric-powered truck

Aug 1 2016

Daimler Trucks, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, introduced Wednesday the industry’s first take on an electric-powered truck, besting upstart Nikola Motor Company and electric vehicle maker Tesla, both of whom announced plans...


Jul
2016

Airports Council International reports weak start to 2016

Jul 29 2016

Echoing the mid-year reports from several other aviation groups, Airports Council International (ACI) said air cargo tonnage was flat for the first five months of 2016, rising just 0.6 percent in May, year-over-year, and 0.2 percent, y-o-y, over t...


GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing

Jul 28 2016
Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors...

Guest Voices: Sailing Around the Paris Climate Accord?

Jul 26 2016

Shipping was left out of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, yet the shipping industry pledged to move forward “in the spirit of Paris.” So far, however, it appears that shipping nations are more intent on sailing arou...


Cass Freight Index Report sees sequential gains in June

Jul 25 2016

Both freight shipments and expenditures in June saw sequential gains, according to data in the June edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued by Cass Information Systems today.

Many freight transportation and logistics executives and ...


Why retail has a growing reverse supply chain problem—and how to fix it

Jul 22 2016

Over the years, retailers have become very good at the supply chain—the process of getting goods from the manufacturing plant to the customer. But today, many retailers face a different challenge: taking those g...


June retail sales data from Commerce and NRF impresses

Jul 21 2016

June retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) saw annual gains in closing out the first half of 2016.

Commerce reported that June retail sales at $457.0 billion were up 0....


Largest U.S. Ports Enter a Peak Season Expected to Be Weak

Jul 20 2016

At the nation’s two largest container ports, June marked the beginning of what is expected to be a weak peak season for shipping.

The neighboring Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which make up the largest container gateway in the ...


UPS tests Saturday delivery in response to web shoppers’ clout

Jul 19 2016

United Parcel Service Inc. may join its rivals in offering Saturday delivery for standard ground packages, as the company adapts to surging online shopping and an increasing reliance on home-based customers.

The world’s largest packag...


Amazon ‘Prime Day’ breaks records, gains members

Jul 18 2016
Amazon’s second-annual “Prime Day” promotion, held on Tuesday, was the company’s biggest sales day ever. The e-commerce giant said its worldwide orders climbed more than 60 percent over last year. In the U.S., orders were up 5...

State of Voice: More than picking

Jul 15 2016
Voice systems have long had a sweet spot—swiftly and accurately picking items into carts or totes, thanks to the hands-free, verbally instructive nature of voice.

This core purpose remains, but the solution landscape...


Containerships meet jet turbines

Jul 14 2016

Ocean carriers have experimented with a variety of techniques in recent years to cut costs and improve efficiency, from slow steaming to giant megaships to "bulbous bows" that reduce drag. Now comes help from an unexpected source, as GE Marine sta...


Trade Analysts Wary of U.S. Protectionism

Jul 13 2016

Panjiva CEO Josh Green calls Brexit a wake up call for U.S. supply chain managers.

Panjiva tracks companies involved in glob...


Supply Chain Pressures Transforminng Manufacturing

Jul 12 2016

The MAPI Foundations – the research affiliate of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation - notes that supply chain pressures are becoming a transforming influence behind automation.

Automation use by competitors, custom...


Future freight plan for California depends on clean diesel power to achieve goals

Jul 11 2016
Washington, D.C. – The major environmental, economic and efficiency goals sought in California’s proposed sustainable freight plan will be attainable only with expanded use of advanced clean diesel technology, according to the Diesel Tech...

East Coast Ports Hit By Import Decline

Jul 8 2016

Imports slumped at some of the East Coast’s busiest ports in May, as high business inventories and shifting trade patterns that favor the West Coast curbed volumes.

On Tuesday the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported tha...


Heathrow non-decision angers airfreight groups

Jul 7 2016

The British government has kicked the proverbial can down the road yet again, deferring the decision on the Heathrow Airport expansion until October of this year. The latest excuse? The Brexit, of course.

Prime Minister David Cameron was ex...


Shippers get smart as use of container tracking devices on a per-trip basis soars

Jul 6 2016

Declining asset costs and a variety of external factors are driving the container shipping industry into increasing use of container tracking and monitoring devices.

Speaking to The Loadstar on the sidelines of the recent...


VW settlement could bring ”greener” funding for U.S. seaports

Jul 5 2016

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announceme...


Neptune Lines launches Middle East short-sea service

Jul 1 2016
European short-sea ro-ro operator, Neptune Lines, has launched a weekly service for vehicle shipments connecting eight countries in the Arabian Gulf.

The service will operate on two loops, interchanging weekly, between Jebel Ali port in Dubai, and...


Jun
2016

South Carolina Ports Authority’s SOLAS Approach at Port of Charleston

Jun 30 2016

CHARLESTON, SC - The South Carolina Ports Authority filed a rule in its Marine Terminal Operating Schedule (MTOS) outlining its process for adherence to the IMO regulations regarding Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulation VI/2. This approach is ...


American Airlines Cargo Launches Daily L.A.-Auckland Service

Jun 29 2016

A new Los Angeles (LAX)-Auckland (AKL) passenger service, launched earlier this week, is also providing new connection for airfreight from the United States to New Zealand to and then on to hundreds of destinations around the world. Using a 787, A...


Nikki Edenfield Joins Aeronet Worldwide to Give a Presence in Orlando

Jun 29 2016

Aeronet Worldwide (Aeronet, Inc.) announced that Nikki Edenfield has joined as a Business Development Manager, giving the company a much-needed presence in the Orlando (FL) area. She will be based out of Aeronet’s Atlanta (GA) Station.

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Brexit's Implications on Trade with U.S.

Jun 28 2016

In light of the U.K.‘s vote to leave the EU, experts from the nonpartisan Stimson Center released the following statements and are available for comment on the implications that the Brexit vote could have on trade — including the Trans...


Aeronet Worldwide Names Kevin Mautino as New Director of Marketing

Jun 28 2016

Aeronet Worldwide (Aeronet, Inc.) announced that Kevin Mautino has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Product Development following the retirement of Vice President of Marketing Felipe Arjonilla. Kevin previously joined Aeronet’s man...


Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

Jun 27 2016
The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum on leaving the EU ...

Lori Loverdi Joins Aeronet Worldwide’s Chicago Location

Jun 27 2016

Aeronet Worldwide (Aeronet, Inc.) announced that Lori Loverdi has joined as a Sales Director, where she will help grow the Midwest market. She will be based out of Aeronet’s Chicago (IL) station.

Lori has been a part of the freight fo...


Crude oil prices fall to lowest level in a month

Jun 25 2016
Oil tumbled a sixth day, capping the longest stretch of declines since February, as concerns mounted that the world economy is losing strength.
 
 Futures dropped 9.8 percent in New York over the last six sessions. Central banks...

Robin Guthrie Joins Aeronet Worldwide’s Dallas-Fort Worth Location

Jun 24 2016

IRVINE, CA – 6/24/2016 – Aeronet Worldwide (Aeronet, Inc.) announced that Robin Guthrie has joined as a Sales Director, based out of their Dallas-Forth Worth (TX) Station.

Robin comes to Aeronet with 25 years worth of experience...


Corpus Christi remains an energy port despite interest in diversification

Jun 23 2016

Though the Port of Corpus Christi (PCC), located on the Texas coast lying halfway between Houston and Mexico, has been striving to achieve diversification in the commodities shipped out of the port, it continues to remain, essentially, an energy p...


Jeff Dauz Joins Aeronet Worldwide as it Expands into San Diego

Jun 23 2016

IRVINE, CA – 6/23/2016 – Aeronet Worldwide (Aeronet, Inc.) announced that Jeff Dauz has joined as a Director of Business Development, where he will focus on expanding the company’s presence in the Greater San Diego (CA) area.

...

Infrastructure potential big winner in 2016 presidential sweepstakes.

Jun 22 2016

No matter the ultimate winner in the highly unusual 2016 presidential election, it appears Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump can agree on something.
 
“When it comes to the physical infrastructure, we have to take care of ...


Mid-Gulf ports enhancing infrastructure while attracting new commercial activity

Jun 21 2016
Throughout the central Gulf region, ports and their private-sector partners are advancing major infrastructure projects serving oil and gas interests and more.

Even though fossil energy industries have seen better days, commercial activit...

Iran-based Forwarder Joins WACO Organization

Jun 20 2016

In another sign that Iran may soon playing a larger role in world airfreight as it re-emerges from U.N. sanctions, the WACO network of independent freight management companies has added Iran-based Amadrah International Freight Forwarding to its ro...


Global airfreight remains saddled by overcapacity, IATA April data show

Jun 8 2016

 



The global airfreight industry continued to grapple with an oversupply of capacity in April, as data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that year-over-year tonnage space more than doubled...


RACCA warns of air cargo delays from looming pilot shortage

Jun 7 2016



Americans can expect delivery disruptions in the coming months unless steps are taken to address a growing pilot shortage, according to a recent study conducted by the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) on behalf of FedEx,...


Li to fly: Lithium-ion batteries back on A350-900

Jun 6 2016




Following extensive safety reviews precipitated by lithium ion battery fire...


Border Security and Maritime Leaders Tout Jones Act As Vital to National and Homeland Security

Jun 3 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and U.S. Maritime Administration this week joined the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition – designed to bring together the U.S. defense i...


BTS reports March declines in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight pipeline at 87.2 percen

Jun 2 2016

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 5.8 percent on an annual basis in Mar...


US Commerce Under Secretary: TPP is of crucial importance to US and world trade

Jun 1 2016



US Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan Selig made a strong ...


May
2016

Supply Chain Conference: Getting the parts there next day, or sooner

May 31 2016



The new Supply Chain Conference revealed the pressure on OEMs to deliver parts to...


U.K. Plans to Spur First Spaceport, Drones, Driverless Vehicles

May 26 2016



U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron plans a new transport law to spur everything fr...


DOE, DOT Announce Collaboration to Advance Smart Transportation Systems

May 25 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced their collaboration to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation and alternative fuel technologies. The agenci...


TAPA calls for more law enforcement agencies and insurers to share data on cargo crime

May 24 2016

Increased sharing of cargo crime data by law enforcement agencies will enable manufacturers and logistics service providers to further protect high value/theft attractive goods in supply chains and relieve the pressure on police forces that have t...


Retail Imports Hit Near-Record Highs at US Ports

May 23 2016

Import cargo volumes at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at some of the...


ATA pushes for HOS restart rules to remain intact

May 20 2016

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it is calling on Congress to take action on maintaining the current motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) restart rule, which it said provided truck drivers with the flexibility and opportunity to...


U.S. Senate Votes to Fund Infrastructure Improvements of Navigable Waterways

May 19 2016

Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed the FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill by a wide margin of 90 to eight. It is the first appropriations legislation to pass the Senate this year, and it incorporates $6bn in funding for the...


FDA classifies brokers as shippers in final rules on food transport safety

May 18 2016

The mantra of U.S. freight brokers is that they're not shippers. Brokers arrange the transportation of their customers' goods. But the freight belongs to somebody else, and brokers never touch the shipments or the equipment used to haul them.

...

Civil Engineers Warn U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Badly Needs Upgrading

May 17 2016

America will fall $1.44tr short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million jobs and $4tr of gross domestic product from the economy, a report from a society of professional engineers sai...


Rare flight for the biggest plane in the world

May 16 2016

The undisputed superstar of the skies -- the biggest airplane in the world -- is taking flight on a rare delivery mission across three continents.

 

The Ukrainian cargo jet named "Mriya" is one of a kind. There is no other.

...

One Gas Line Is About to Boost U.S.-Mexico Exports by 20%

May 12 2016

A single pipeline project in Mexico is poised to expand U.S. natural gas exports in a big way.

 

The Los Ramones Phase II line, which state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos is developing with private equity firm First Reserve Corp. and...


Component makers start to invest as Ukraine’s economy picks up

May 11 2016

The first signs of a recovery in the Ukraine automotive industry have begun to appear after several electric automotive components manufacturers recently announced plans to invest in plants in the west of the country with a view to exporting acros...


One business, two regulatory worlds: Handling DOT and GHS regulations

May 10 2016

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect on June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have had a significant impact on U.S. chemical manufacturers and distributors.

&n...


Logistics Supply Chain Coalition Issues a Statement on the Senate Voting to Pass FAA Reauthorization

May 9 2016

Washington D.C. - Logistics Supply Chain Coalition (LSCC) Executive Director James Voyles released the following statement in response to the United States Senate passing H.R.636, the legislative vehicle being used to pass a Federal Aviation Admin...


Fitch: Solid Growth to Continue for U.S. Transportation

May 6 2016

Growth will remain healthy for all three U.S. major transportation sectors (airports, ports and toll roads) this year, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. Fitch expects passenger traffic growth to increase over 3% in 2016, with the bulk of...


FCA Realigns Output in North America as Jeep Heads South

May 5 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is making changes to its production pattern in North America as part of efforts to focus its plants on larger, more profitable vehicles. The changes, which include the shifting of some Jeep production from the US to...


Georgia proposes truck-only lanes on 40-mile stretch along Interstate 75

May 4 2016

The state of Georgia, in an unprecedented move, is planning to build two northbound truck-only lanes paralleling a heavily travelled 40-mile stretch along Interstate 75 from Macon to McDonough, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

The estimated...


Microsoft and Rolls-Royce collaborate to offer advanced operational intelligence to airlines

May 3 2016

HANNOVER, Germany - Monday at the Hannover Messe industrial fair, Microsoft Corp. and Rolls-Royce, a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the airline and business aviation market, announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to R...


Ports Far Outspend U.S. Government on Their Infrastructure Upgrades

May 2 2016

In an announcement Wednesday, the American Association of Port Authorities suggested that its member ports intend to spend over $150 billion in combined infrastructure investments by 2020 - contrasted with a "best-case" government investment in po...


Apr
2016

NCBFAA, CAAAREM sign voluntary cooperation agreement to enhance US-Mexico trade

Apr 29 2016

On April 20, at its 2016 Annual Conference National Custom Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Inc., (NCBFAA) President Geoffrey Powell signed a voluntary cooperation agreement with Confederación De Asociaciones De Agentes Aduan...


RFID Inventory Systems, Inc. Introduces Its Patent Pending Tower Inventory System

Apr 28 2016

TIS Helps Warehouse Owners Realize RFID Efficiencies

Temecula, CA - The Tower Inventory System (TIS) is a dynamic Passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) inventory scanning solution that enables faster cycle counts at a fraction ...


The Air Waybill Is Going Paperless - Slowly

Apr 27 2016

The electronic air waybill (eAWB) has arrived. But certain air freight forwarders and carriers are still holding on to the paper version for dear life.

Efforts by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) to eliminate paper do...


Despite Continued Cheap Diesel, Natural Gas Truck Sales Still Growing

Apr 22 2016

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales improved modestly in February, after getting off to a slow start in 2016, according to a recent report from ACT Research.

The "Natural Gas Quarterly" attributes this to a high number ...


Virtual Tour: A Vessel’s Transit Through the Expanded Panama Canal

Apr 21 2016

View a virtual tour video of the Expanded Panama Canal’s new Neopanamax Locks.

 

Panama City, Panama - The Panama Canal Authority has produced a video demonstrating in detail how the new Neopanamax locks will operate withi...


Port of Oakland Launches Smartphone Apps for Truckers

Apr 20 2016

The Port of Oakland has introduced a pair of smartphone applications for use by harbor truckers.

The apps, DrayQ and DrayLink, calculate anticipated trucker turn times at marine terminals. Employing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS te...


Toyota, Nissan Idle 2 Assembly Plants in Wake of Earthquake

Apr 19 2016

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. have suspended production at two plants that export Lexus and crossover vehicles to the U.S. after a strong earthquake in southwest Japan disrupted operations at key suppliers.

 

...


Enhanced Equipment to Handle Large Ships

Apr 14 2016

Terminal operators need ever more cargo-handling equipment to handle vessels with capacities of more than 8,800 teu. These firms require large mobile cranes that can handle 20 container rows across and nine containers stacked on deck. A new varian...


The First Trains Arrive at JAXPORT's New $30 Million Rail Terminal

Apr 14 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JAXPORT’s newly completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point is being used in support of a high-level military training exercise this month in advance of its official opening to commercial conta...


Next-Generation Car Carriers “FLEXIE” to Feature Energy-Saving Rounded Bow

Apr 7 2016

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced the hull design for the “FLEXIE”, its next-generation car carrier, which will be built at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and delivered in 2017. The rounded bow shape will min...


Mar
2016

Truckers Say Monitoring Device Mandate Won’t Improve Safety, Violates Constitutional Rights

Mar 31 2016

Grain Valley, Mo. - A national association representing small-business truckers said today in its appeal of a government mandate that requiring electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricio...


Logistics Investors Launch Supply-Chain Technology Accelerator

Mar 29 2016

A group of logistics entrepreneurs is launching a Silicon Valley-style accelerator for supply-chain technology startups, aiming to draw new investment and talent to the freight business.

 

The founders say they will run the Dyna...


Slip & Fall Accidents Driving Up Insurance Claims on Container Ships

Mar 24 2016

The Swedish Club, an organisation that focusses on marine safety and loss prevention, studied thousands of incidents across a range of vessel segments and claims types over the last decade. The club found that seafarers on containerships need to w...


The Alliance Applauds Passage of Short-Term FAA Funding Bill

Mar 22 2016

Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded passage of H.R. 4741 by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate last Thursday, March 17th. The bill extends funding for the Federal Aviation Administrat...


The Panama Canal Announces Draft Restrictions to Transiting Vessels

Mar 22 2016

Restrictions Implemented as Preventative Measures to Safeguard the Canal and its Customers; Effects on Canal Operations Expected to be Minimal

 

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an Advisory to Sh...


MOL tests onboard the new “ACE” autopilot function; Results show about 1.5% energy savings

Mar 16 2016

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the company, along with Tokyo Keiki Inc., conducted a performance demonstration test of its autopilot route control function, called “Advanced Control for Ecology (ACE)”, onb...


Container Lines Reap Benefits of Megaships, While Everyone Else See Supply Chain Costs Rise

Mar 16 2016

Are the giant megaships increasing supply chain costs for everyone but the ocean carriers themselves?

 

That's the unfortunate situation, according to Chris Welsh, secretary-general of the European-based Global Shippers Forum, a...


New Fire-Resistant Airfreight Containers Being Developed

Mar 16 2016

The Japanese company Teijin Aramid and Macro Industries from the Netherlands have agreed to jointly develop, manufacture and market more durable, fire-resistant airfreight containers. Super strong, lightweight Twaron fibre will be used to create t...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Launches Digital Attache Program to Address Trade Barriers

Mar 14 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the launch of the Digital Attache program, a new initiative that establishes an expert network of “digital attaches” in six to eight key markets, including ASEAN, Brazil, China, Japan...


Do Truck Appointment Systems Decrease Turn Times? Preliminary Data Shows No Correlation

Mar 11 2016

Truck appointment systems are one of the “innovations” port and industry leaders tout will help optimize the supply chain. The hope is that such systems would decrease truck congestion and turn times by creating a more orderly process ...


Retail Group Expects Imports to Rise

Mar 10 2016

The National Retail Federation expects imports in the first half of the year to be slightly lower than in 2015, but said volume would likely grow again in the second half.

 

According to its monthly Global Port Tracker report, r...


FAA Gives Approval on Over a Thousand Drones

Mar 9 2016

SHAKOPEE, Minn. - FAA Airman and Airspace Rules Division (Federal Aviation Administration) announced today that the 20 of Gowdy Brothers Aerospace’s (www.GowdyBrothers.com) customers were the first ever to receive 1,120 Drones/sUAV (small Un...


New breed of giant megaships strain U.S. ports

Mar 8 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Spanning the length of four football fields and rising 20 stories, the giant container ship that tied up here is an awe-inspiring sight.

 

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin — yes, the name seems as l...


Amendment Made to SOLAS: Container Weight Verification Requirement

Mar 8 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to re...


More Freight Moving By Trucks

Mar 7 2016

The amount of freight, measured in tons, moving on the USA’s transport network will grow by 40% in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double (+92%).

 

By 2045, freight tonnage across all tran...


Predictive Analytics Comes to the Logistics Industry

Mar 4 2016

Big Data has led to a discussion of predictive analytics in supply chain management.  I’m not sure we have a good understanding in the field of how predictive analytics differs from forecasting.

 

Here is how I would ...


U.S. Imposes 266% Duty on Imports of Steel From China

Mar 3 2016

Producers in China and six other countries sold cold-rolled steel at unfairly low prices in the U.S. market and will be taxed as much as 266 percent on the price, the Commerce Department said in a preliminary decision on Tuesday.

 

...

Long Beach Green Flag Program Improves Air For 11 Years

Mar 3 2016

Port offers discounts for ships that slow, reduce emissions

 

Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cutGreen Flag Program. thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s ...


Feb
2016

Strong U.S. Durable Goods Orders Offer Hope for Manufacturing

Feb 26 2016

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in January rose by the most in 10 months as demand picked up broadly, offering a ray of hope for the downtrodden manufacturing sector.

 

While other data on Thursday showed new...


Micro-Drones to Have Their Own Rules of the Road Under FAA Plan

Feb 26 2016

The U.S. government wants to create a new category of “micro” drones that are built with materials that won’t harm people in a crash, opening the door for more widespread uses in crowded places and other sensitive locations.

...

Boeing Launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter

Feb 25 2016

SHANGHAI - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers. “The Next-Generation 737 provides exceptional value to expres...


Leaders Should Take Charge of Talent Retention

Feb 25 2016

As the global economy continues to improve, one significant metric for business leaders is at a nine-year high.

That metric? Voluntary separations or “quits.”

The US Department of Labor announced that 3.1 million American...


Study Reveals Common Hurdles to 3PL Adoption

Feb 25 2016

Despite strong growth over the decades in the adoption of third-party logistics (3PL) services, U.S. businesses still struggle to maximize the benefits of the outsourced relationship, a University of Tennessee study reveals.

 

D...


Warehouses Make Room for Wearable Computers

Feb 24 2016

With the right adjustments to DC design and strategy, wearable computers can deliver the accuracy and efficiency needed to keep up with the rising demands of e-commerce fulfillment.

Stop by your local Best Buy or Staples, and yo...


Stowage-Planning Now Available in Real-Time

Feb 24 2016

As part of a pilot test, Hapag-Lloyd has started to use cloud-based stowage-planning software developed by the US supplier Xvela, based in Oakland CA (USA).

 

As a result, stowage-planning and cargo data of the individual ships ...


New Railfreight Corridors Go Into Service

Feb 24 2016

Nine dedicated transport corridors are being established to reinforce the railfreight network in Europe. Two of these corridors run through Austria and they were officially inaugurated yesterday (23 February).

 

The new southern...


Focus Still on Safe, Reliable Network

Feb 23 2016

The US rail service provider BNSF is planning to invest USD 100 million in the maintenance of its rail infrastructure in New Mexico, USD 130 million in Minnesota and USD 220 million in the state of Washington this year.

 

The la...


New Refrigerated Cargo Storage Facility to be Constructed at Port of Houston

Feb 19 2016

HOUSTON - The first phase of a 300,000-square-foot temperature-controlled cargo facility will be built at the Port of Houston Authority’s Bayport Container Terminal by AGRO Merchants Group, which provides cold supply chain operations globall...


US Factory Output Rises in January by Most in 6 Months

Feb 19 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories cranked out more autos, furniture and food last month, boosting production by the most since July.

Manufacturing output rose 0.5 percent in January, after falling in four of the previous five months, the Fe...


BigOceanData Launches Next-Generation Vessel Tracking System for Professional Market

Feb 19 2016

A new name has joined the vessel tracking sector with a product that promises to set new standards in functionality and user-friendliness. BigOceanData is the new brand from Globavista, the professional vessel tracking and monitoring provider trus...


Nearly 59,000 U.S. Bridges Still Structurally Deficient, New Analysis Finds

Feb 18 2016

WASHINGTON - There’s good news and bad news to report about the condition of America’s bridges. The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are st...


Eurotunnel Turns 30

Feb 17 2016

On 12 February 2016, Eurotunnel celebrated the 30th anniversary of the treaty of Canterbury. The pact, signed by Geoffrey Howe, the UK foreign secretary at that time, and his French counterpart, Roland Dumas, authorised the construction of the fix...


India and Sweden Collaborating in Railway Pact

Feb 17 2016

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering technical cooperation in the rail sector has been signed by Sweden and India. The MoU’s main objectives are to develop cooperation activities in the railway sector to promote efficiency and sustai...


Boosting Trucking ROI with Technology

Feb 16 2016

We can reasonably expect to have autonomous trucks by the year 2035. However, this will not eliminate the need for drivers to operate the vehicles - airplanes have been flown by autopilot for more than 25 years, but still require two pilots on eve...


Port of Oakland welcomes back megaship Benjamin Franklin

Feb 16 2016

Oakland, Calif. - If it were a movie, they’d call it Megaship II. The 1,310-foot-long container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin makes its return to the Port of Oakland Feb. 26. Port officials confirmed today that Oakland will be one of thre...


Testing of new Panama Canal locks carried out successfully

Feb 15 2016

The Panama Canal has announced that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks Project, has successfully completed testing of the reinforcements in sill #3 of the Cocol&ia...


3D metal printers for maritime spare parts

Feb 15 2016

The port of Rotterdam is to acquire an additive manufacturing field lab with own 3D metal printers. The lab, which will provide port-related companies with a common research location, will work on applications for the (maritime) industry.

T...


Cutting Edge Control Towers

Feb 15 2016

My main current research focus is supply chain control towers. ARC’s 20th Annual Industry Forum took place last week in Orlando and a panel I moderated was focused on this topic. But the topic was discussed in other tracks, and in informal o...


Spotlight turns on lithium batteries once again

Feb 11 2016

The USA's federal aviation administration (FAA) has issued a safety alert to US and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries...


New TSA directive unpopular with forwarders

Feb 11 2016

A new directive from the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requiring an additional security declaration to be displayed at intermediate points while tendered cargo is in transit, has drawn the ire of forwarders, which were...


Jan
2016

The Forwarder Awakens: Amazon receives NVOCC

Jan 15 2016

Did you feel that? A disturbance throughout the logistics community? Perhaps that was the news that Amazon China – a subsidiary of the Seattle-based e-commerce titan – has been granted a license from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commissio...


REAL ID enforcement partially delayed, truckers from five states will need extra ID for secure areas

Jan 15 2016

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

The Department of Homeland Security recently extended the act’s deadline to Jan. 18, 201...


Missile mishap: Innocent mistake or intentional act?

Jan 12 2016

At a time when the United States and Cuba are attempting to normalize relations and re-establish trade, the fact that an inert U.S. Hellfire missile ended up in Cuba in 2014 is raising concerns across the logistics world. The missile was originall...


Does November decline signal a turnaround?

Jan 11 2016

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2015, showing a 1.2% year-over-year decline in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). This 1.2% overall loss was the result of ...


Dec
2015

Port of Long Beach sees fifth straight month of cargo gains

Dec 20 2015

Port of Long Beach sees fifth straight month of cargo gains

Planned post-holiday sales fuel 6.6 percent rise in volume at Long Beach. Container shipStrong cargo volume continued at the Port of Long Beach in November with 6.6 percent growth ...


Off the radar? Shipping, aviation dropped from Paris climate text

Dec 9 2015

The global airline and shipping industries appeared to win a symbolic reprieve from the growing global drive to reduce carbon emissions on Wednesday, cut from a new draft climate change pact being negotiated in Paris.

As nearly 200 nations ...


IATA reports plateau in cargo growth for October

Dec 4 2015

As was expected, given the preliminary monthly traffic reports by many major carriers, global air cargo volumes, measured in freigxht tonne kilometers (FTKs), were flat in October 2015, rising by just 0.5 percent, compared with the same month last...


Massive U.S. transportation bill will revive Ex-Im bank

Dec 3 2015

A U.S. highway bill, which was passed last week by both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama, could be a boon for the air cargo industry in terms of ground-based infrastructure and aircraft financing.

The “Fixin...


Staring down the oncoming Amazon freight train

Dec 2 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a roller-coaster year for freight forwarder and carrier volumes. An air cargo surge caused by the West Coast port labor slowdown led to congestion-related challenges at major gateways throughout the United States.

A...


Global Freight Networks hit prime time

Dec 1 2015

Freight forwarding networks and associations have been around for years. They are now a fixture in the supply chain…an intricate player in the wider business of moving freight. The freight forwarding networks are in prime time.

There...


Nov
2015

Worldwide unrest fuels cargo loss

Nov 18 2015

Even before the events in Paris on Friday Nov. 13, unrest in several geographic areas of the world has contributed to major disruption in the supply chain.

According to the most recent Security Risk Index from US-based supply-chain consulta...


Days of wine, roses, and free third-party billing come to end as UPS slaps on new transaction fee

Nov 13 2015

Carrier imposes 2.5-percent charge on all third-party transactions, effective Jan. 4...It's been standard practice in the parcel-shipping world for decades: A so-called third party, so named because it is neither a shipper nor receiver, uses a ful...


Oct
2015

Road congestion costs truckers $27 billion per year in lost time, extra fuel, DOT report says

Oct 20 2015

Road congestion costs truckers $27 billion per year in lost time, extra fuel, DOT report says


Total passenger-car, truck delays hit $1 trillion a year, report finds…

Road traffic congestion costs the trucking industry an...


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