Why Air Cargo eBooking is Gaining Popularity

Airlines transport over 52 million tons of goods a year, representing more than 35% of global trade by value. This is equivalent to $6.8 trillion worth of goods annually. An increasing percentage of goods are being shipped using…

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Why Companies Are Digitizing Their Fleets (And What to Expect)

Today more and more businesses are transitioning to fully automated digital processes. Whether a company is selling completely digital products, goods, or services, or they still rely primarily on foot traffic, it’s clear that the digital sphere is…

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Shanghai’s airports remain at a standstill putting pressure on air freight

COVID-19 has dramatically changed global operations. While most of these changes involve challenges for land, ocean, and air freight, it has led to some unique innovations and workarounds. Businesses like Boeing and Airbus have begun exploring planes with…

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Diesel’s Role in the Freight Industry Appears Stable, but with an Uncertain Future

There was a time when diesel was seen as the go-to alternative for gasoline. Diesel can give your vehicle a longer life and save you money in the long run. Additionally, some evidence shows that diesel emits 40%…

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Air Freight: reaching new heights at years’ end

Q3 data shows both rippling consequences of COVID-19 and a promising growth in demand. Then and now In 2020, we noted a major drop in global air cargo usage. We also saw a frantic effort to regain control…

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Supply chain disruptions may continue well into 2022

Ocean freight, like all other sectors, has been experiencing backups, shortages and price surges from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, while some industries appear to be bouncing back, ocean freight may have a longer road to…

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Driver shortage isn’t to blame for supply chain disruptions, trucker says

According American Trucking Associations (ATA), the U.S. currently has a truck driver shortage of roughly 80,000 this year. If current trends persist, ATA says, that number could reach 160,000 within the next ten years. The causes of this…

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Why the rail industry is embracing LiDAR

Around the world, the rail industry is increasingly adopting light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR) to efficiently capture, process and store data. This allows operators to more easily comply with recent train control regulations, which require data be…

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Air freight experiencing supply chain disruptions as China imposes new quarantine measures

Stricter quarantine rules in China are causing disruptions in the air cargo supply chain. New restrictions have been imposed due to the recent wave of COVID cases in the country, brought on by the highly contagious Delta variant.…

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Why the cost of ocean freight is skyrocketing

Shippers are continuing to battle the extremely high cost of container shipping, as freight rates are up a whopping 346% over rates this time last year. According to the Drewry composite World Container index, rates have risen by…

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