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What is a Courier Service: Meaning, Benefits, and Functions

What is a Courier Service: Meaning, Benefits, and Functions

When you need customizable and speedy pickup and delivery services to keep your supply chain flowing, you might consider the post office. Unfortunately, the post office charges high rates for anything faster than the norm, and its services are limited. The solution exists with couriers.  In the past, courier services were limited to local pickup […]

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Container Freight Station: Definition, Purpose, and Benefits

Container Freight Station: Definition, Purpose, and Benefits

In the past, items from the smaller shipments would be loaded and sorted during onboarding. But today, Container Freight Station (CFS) has changed the transportation system for smaller and larger shipments. In this article, we’ll highlight the meaning of a CFS, its purpose, and its benefits. What Is a Container Freight Station? A CFS is […]

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Neo Bulk Cargo: Meaning, Types, and Examples

Neo Bulk Cargo: Meaning, Types, and Examples

The shipping industry, the cornerstone of global trade, has witnessed the rising popularity of a distinct cargo category called neo bulk cargo. This innovative cargo type transforms the traditional bulk cargo model by integrating specialized equipment and practices for shipping various goods.  In this article, we’ll delve into neo bulk cargo, its various types, and […]

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Net Weight vs Gross Weight: Differences and Calculations

Net Weight vs Gross Weight: Differences and Calculations

International shipments need the net, gross, and tare weights to ensure vessels are not overloaded. In addition, the quotes, paperwork, and bill of lading indicate which weights determine the shipment costs for the given freight company. Understanding the differences between the types of weights is critical to interpreting the paperwork. Container weight is one of […]

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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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Look Ma, No Hands

Look Ma, No Hands

As autonomous driving gains some traction, transportation companies are building partnerships to bring self-driving trucks from concept to reality. To that end, Ascend, a truckload carrier that offers middle-mile supply chain solutions, partnered with Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS) to test autonomous, long distance linehaul options. As part of the pilot, Ascend will pick up customer […]

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Snail Mail Goes Green

Snail Mail Goes Green

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is ready to deliver your mail greener and quieter. As it begins to replace its aging fleet of more than 220,000 vehicles, USPS expects to acquire at least 66,000 battery electric delivery vehicles as part of its 106,000 vehicle acquisition plan between now and 2028. As part of a […]

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