For those who are involved in maritime transportation, nothing is more important than obtaining the latest sailing schedules of ocean carriers. This helps you make bookings in a timely manner and communicate updates effectively to the receiving parties. However, more...read more
Transportation Management System (TMS) vs. Shipping Management Solution (SMS): Which is a Better Tool to Survive the Amazon Effect?
There’s no denying that e-commerce giants like Amazon have revolutionized the way we shop, but they have also changed consumers’ expectations about delivery services and logistics. Shorter delivery, real-time tracking, effective crisis management, reduced costs,...read more
You’re a believer. A believer that things can be better. You see how processes in your supply chain could run better, but you aren’t quite sure what needs put into place to accomplish such improvements. Here are three tips that can help you get started: Tip 1: Round...read more
Collaborative platforms, algorithms, smart sensors and machine learning in the world of maritime transport. Globalizing logistics flows Free trade agreements, reducing customs tariffs, relocating production sites and container transportation costs falling have led to...read more
TMS: the starting point for effective transport management Overseas shipping has always been challenging to coordinate, but today manufacturers want components/parts ‘just in time’ and consumers want their orders delivered in one or two days. Whether transporting...read more
How can I improve my container shipping visibility and productivity? This is the question Logistics Managers always ask themselves. Here is some advice about how to answer it: Container shipping outdated practices These days, Supply Chain leaders mostly work with...read more
Consolidation in Shipping: next phase will be driven by the mandatory usage of low sulfur fuel in 2020.
Let’s step back a little bit. What happened in the last 10 years in shipping business The 2008-2009 crisis had no effect on shipping consolidation: same players shoot again before and after the crisis. 2010-2014: major shipping lines grew more than market due to their...read more
According to a Geodis survey, published in 2017, for supply chain leaders "visibility in shipping" is a priority for their company, moving from 6th to third place in the top priorities ranking. Nevertheless, only 6% of global companies say they have real visibility on...read more