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Container Ship: Definition, Types, and Design

Container Ship: Definition, Types, and Design

Container shipping allows even small manufacturers and business owners to take advantage of economies of scale and transport their products to consumers around the world. Though many people have some understanding of what a container ship is and how they work, few understand the process on a detailed level, including operating costs, supply chain, port […]

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Remaining Vigilant, Post Pandemic

Remaining Vigilant, Post Pandemic

The supply and demand imbalances wrought during the pandemic magnified deficiencies in public and private infrastructure and investment. And although the pandemic may no longer be throwing logistics operations into upheaval, shippers should remain vigilant. With these challenges in mind, where should shippers focus their attention and what can they do to mitigate these threats? […]

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Playing Nice

Playing Nice

Distributors and manufacturers can find themselves at odds when it comes to supply chain management. Overcoming siloed data streams, friction in workflows, and misalignment on goals can cause tension in partnerships. In worst case scenarios, these disconnects can lead to arguments, disputes, and a lack of customer focus. It pays to focus on a solution. […]

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A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

Q. Why should a company consider a closed-loop supply chain solution? A. Supply chain disruptions have affected multiple industries this year. A closed-loop approach to your company’s logistics needs allows you to access thousands of additional carriers, enforce business rules throughout the shipment process, identify incorrect charge codes, and easily recoup hard-dollar savings. The cloud-based […]

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Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of  Your Rates

Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of  Your Rates

The transportation and logistics industry ecosystem continues to adapt and innovate as conditions shift. In the past couple years, shippers have had to contend with increased direct rates and exposure to the spot market, as well as supply chain disruption caused by macroeconomic conditions such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, there’s finally a window of […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Services cargo-partner launched less-than-container-load services from Asia to Western Europe via the port of Rotterdam. Its new weekly sea freight consolidation services from China and India to Rotterdam call on various destinations in Western Europe. TLI, a provider of transportation and logistics services, expanded into Houston, Texas, bringing managed LTL solutions to shippers in the […]

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NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Good Works For the fourth consecutive year, Averitt Express donated more than $1 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s $1.2 million represents the company’s largest ever donation to the hospital. Redwood Logistics contributed $209,125 to the Danny Did Foundation—a nonprofit organization that advances public awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and […]

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