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Supply Chain Technology

Supply chain technologies: Hype, reality and future

  Logistics and supply chain has long been an experimentation and proving ground for new technologies. Its very nature of large volume and quick turnaround provides limitless opportunity for vetting...

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Trucking

Causes for capacity shortage in ground transportation

    Nothing’s new about capacity shortages in ground transportation. This sector of the larger logistics industry is historically in high demand. Also, it may be especially susceptible to the ebb...

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Ocean Freight

Explaining Demurrage vs. Detention With Simple Examples

  For an importer-exporter, the words “demurrage” and “detention” both mean the same thing in the end—fees. Of course, these two types of penalties are distinctly different. Not understanding what...

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International Trade

10 Documents Required for International Shipping

All international commerce transactions rely on two essential types of papers—import and export documents. These documents orchestrate a long chain of actions. From offering the parties that are...

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain Considerations for Cold Shipping

Cold supply chain logistics is among the industry’s more complicated shipping challenges. Properly transporting the world’s perishable food and medication requires intricate planning, preparation and...

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Ocean Freight, how-to

Shipping for Chinese New Year - Best Practices

  The Chinese New Year (CNY) is based on the Lunar calendar, so dates change year by year. The CNY is celebrated not only in China, but in other Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and...

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LTL Freight

Shipping LTL Freight and More with Transportation Management Systems

As the lines of global trade become more interconnected and expansive, transportation managements systems have evolved. Remote and cloud-based hosting has replaced on-site software, while...

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How Worried Should We Be About Amazon’s Logistics Ambitions?

Every time Amazon gets into a new business area, it makes waves. The recent announcement that Amazon is launching its own delivery service is no different. As of 2016, products sold on Amazon...

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Air Freight

Challenges in Air Cargo that Digital Tools Can’t Solve

Air cargo represents more than 35% of global trade by value and freight shipments account for, on average, 9% of airline revenue. Air freight companies face many of the same challenges as the...

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