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Optimizing Your 3PL Plans for the Future
This webcast explores the gains to be made by properly leveraging 3PLs for optimized service and demonstrates how shippers can measure ROI and plan for the future.
Peak Season prospects are solid but capacity concerns remain intact
LM reader survey points to promising Peak Season, with strong economy and tariffs top of mind.
Lufthansa Cargo teams with Freightos to create e-booking service
Freight forwarders are being given a new “digital connectivity” tool enabling them to instantly look up contracted rates, assess capacity, and book cargo on specific flights in real-time, via the its air cargo platform for forwarders.
Pilot Freight Services announces acquisition of Manna Freight Systems
In an effort to expand its last-mile delivery services, Lima, Penn.-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services said this week it has acquired Manna Freight Systems, a Mendota Heights, Minn.-based provider of last-mile logistics services.
Shippers brace for rate increases in wake of UPS-Teamsters “handshake agreement” on deal
There will be no replay of a costly and damaging strike by UPS Teamsters of 20 years ago as the world’s largest small package company and its approximately 265,000 Teamsters have reached what UPS calls a “handshake agreement” on a five-year labor deal that could pave the way for Sunday deliveries. But the costly agreement – which bumps the typical hour wage of a small package driver to just over $40 and drives the per-mile long-haul driver’s rate to 84.4 cents a mile, well above the TL industry average of 55-to-65 cents a mile – can be expected to drive up shippers’ costs.
Accurate Tariff Classification Helps Ensure Smooth Customs Clearance
Improper tariff classification is a top reason why shipments are delayed at the border and can be a red flag for CBP agents in identifying potential audit candidates.
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post strong June volumes but tariff concerns remain intact
POLB handled 752,188 (TEU) Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in June, which stands as the busiest volume month in its history and marks a 14.2% annual improvement. The previous best month was July 2017, which June 2018 surpassed by 4.4%. POLA handled 723,141 TEU in June, which was down 1.1% annually. But even with the decline, POLA officials said that this marks the second fiscal year period in which the port has topped the 9.1 million TEU mark, with 24 months of “record-breaking cargo movement.”
Optimize Your Supply Chain by Integrating Labeling with SAP
Today’s Supply Chains are evolving and becoming more complex year after year – making your labeling processes more and more difficult
LTL market is solid but shippers need to watch out for freight ‘turndowns’
There is another challenge in the LTL sector that directly impacts LTL shippers not getting what they need from carriers, with carriers widening embargoes on shipments in certain parts of the United States.
June truckload and intermodal pricing remains strong, reports Cass and Broughton Capital
Trucking and intermodal pricing levels continue to reap the benefits of a very strong freight environment. That is the main takeaway from the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.