Leveraging technology within supply chain management seems like a logical approach; however, many businesses still manage shipments manually, which can drastically reduce visibility due to the lag time of manual updates and responses from a customer service team.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) due to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This voluntary program called on members of the trade community to help Customs develop guidelines to strengthen supply chain security worldwide.
The annual shipping season for seasonal products, such as flowers, plants and produce, typically begins in the early spring months and continues through summer. As there is much to understand about the ins and outs of seasonal shipping, our logistics experts have compiled a list of the top six things that shippers need to know.
The recent six-day blockade of Egypt’s Suez Canal came to an end when the Ever Given was freed on Monday, March 29, allowing waiting ships to traverse the waterway. Reports indicate the backlog of vessels moored at both ends of the canal surpassed 350, with more headed that way and each waiting for their turn to make the journey through the channel.
On March 11, 2021, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 1 to NMF 100-AU. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class code changes will go into effect on April 10, 2021.
In the last four months, significant weather events coupled with stretched vessel capacity levels, causing unprecedented volumes, have triggered six separate notable incidents causing tremendous losses to shippers. These maritime calamities have caused approximately 3000 containers to be ‘lost at sea,’ with hundreds more toppled, inflicting damage to the freight within them and the vessels carrying them.