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Heavyweights of air cargo

Antonov Airlines Antonov An-124-100. Photo courtesy of flickr/ Danner Møller Poulsen FreightWaves Market Expert Jesse Cohen provides a behind-the-scenes look at the two of the largest and most unique freighter aircraft flying commercially within the air cargo market, and what’s involved from a logistics standpoint to use them to move large, oversized cargo. Jesse Cohen …

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The Walmart Effect: More Stringent Inbound Freight Management Demands on the Way

In today’s world of inbound freight management demands, it is easy to get wrapped up in the hype over the Amazon effect. Essentially, Amazon’s continuous push for world domination is forcing shippers and carriers to rethink their strategies. However, another effect exists-the Walmart Effect. The Walmart Effect refers to the brick-and-mortar Giants capability to enact…read …

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Supply Chain Blockchain Applications Won’t Work Without Data Standards!

Blockchain provides one mechanism for sharing information between supply chain trading partners. Because of the IT security, unchangeable records, and decentralized governance, the technology is getting a lot of attention.  But just as clear thinking depends upon carefully defining terms, effective supply chain collaboration requires a defined vocabulary. Business is just easier when you speak …

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Port Report: Outlook for trans-Pacific shipping rates is meh as imports expected to slow

(Photo: Port of Long Beach) As the 2018 import overhang lingers for a while, box ship rates may also suffer. Spot rates for ocean freight into the U.S will face a “challenging” 2019 for growth, according to Maritime Strategies International, as the box ship industry will “be characterized by moderate growth in supply and demand.”MSI’s …

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Iron ore majors admit Cyclone Veronica damage

Pictured: iron ore mining in the Pilbara region of north west Australia; Photo: Shutterstock Major Australian miners BHP and Rio Tinto have both revealed that they were adversely affected by the recent category four Cyclone Veronica and that they have suffered iron ore production losses. Cyclone Veronica, a severe storm with very destructive winds and …

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Huge jump in China Merchants Port Holdings’ revenues and profits

Pictured: Hong Kong dollars. China Merchants Port Holdings recently reported revenues of HK$10.16 billion (US$1.29 billion). Photo: Shutterstock. Ports, logistics and finance conglomerate China Merchants Port Holdings announced a massive jump in operating revenues and a rise in profits for the year ended December 31, 2018. Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed China Merchants, which operates box …

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Six percent increase in global box throughput for port operator China Merchants

Pictured: the Hong Kong skyline at sunrise. China Merchants is headquartered in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock. Global mega-box port operator China Merchants Port Holdings recorded a 6 percent increase in its world box throughput in 2018 compared to the year before. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed port operator revealed its throughput details while disclosing that …

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