Paperless shipping has recently surged in popularity, and many top carriers have followed the trend. Nine of the largest ocean carrier companies have even committed to a fully electronic bill of lading by 2030. The bill of lading, or BL, is traditionally a document that a carrier issues on physical paper. A completely 100% electronic BL is a milestone in shipping and can lead to a fully digital supply chain in the future.
Flower Shipping During this Valentine’s Season
A typical shipment moved globally for Valentine’s Day celebrations is flowers. Over 1.1 billion flowers are imported into the U.S. and inspected annually by customs. Out of all the imports, most are roses produced and transported from farms in Colombia.
Freight Shipping Market
The current international freight shipping market is seeing a sizeable distribution of spot prices. When shipping containers, a spot price is a cost for moving freight shipments to a certain
Digitized Freight Forwarding
Since its start in the early 1800s freight forwarding has developed into a whole industry. As logistics and technology have evolved over the years, so has freight forwarding. Innovations in
Global Container Shortage
Last year there were reports of a global freight container shortage. This shortage has continued on to this year. The demand for containers greatly outnumbers the number of containers available.
Amazon Freight Delivery Stations
With e-commerce becoming more common over the years there has been a stronger need for logistics than in the past. Especially with the coronavirus forcing many to purchase their goods
Beer Imports or Wine Imports
The value of wine imported into the United States has always been greater than the value of beer imported. However in 2020 this changed, and the value of beer imported
Suez Canal reopens
During late March, the freight carrying ship Ever Given got lodged in the Suez Canal for almost six days. With the vessel currently freed, Egypt is now requesting more than
Hydrogen Freight Vessel
French company Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT) plans on launching the first hydrogen-powered freight vessel later this year. This vessel will solely be for inland use and run fully on
Chewy’s Warehousing Logistics
How has the creation of its first automated warehouse led to the growth of Chewy’s warehousing logistics? Chewy is a company that has used its extensive supply chain to deliver