Air Cargo Surges with Red Sea, E-commerce Boom

Ecommerce Boom in China

In the realm of global logistics, recent shifts are reshaping the air cargo landscape, driven by a confluence of factors including disruptions in Red Sea shipping routes and the booming e-commerce sector in China. This transformative scenario is powering a resurgence in air cargo demand and skyrocketing rates, setting the stage for a promising peak season while raising concerns among logistics providers striving to secure … Read More

The Role of Freight Forwarding in Israel

In the intricate web of international commerce, freight forwarding serves as the vital link connecting businesses to global markets. Nowhere is this role more pronounced than in Israel, a nation whose geographic location and vibrant economy make it a key player in the world of trade and logistics. Strategic Location, Global Reach Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Israel serves as a … Read More

May 2024: Navigating International Trade Challenges

May GRI

May 2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal month for businesses engaged in international trade, particularly those with operations linked to Asia. The convergence of the General Rate Increase (GRI) and the recent Labour Day holidays in China presents a unique set of challenges for the global logistics sector. This period could impact everything from shipment schedules to freight costs, making advanced preparation crucial … Read More

Major Carriers Announce Significant General Rate Increase for February

Commencing February 1st, 2024, the shipping industry is poised for a notable shift as major carriers announce a General Rate Increase (GRI) on ocean freight, with Transpacific FEU cost set to rise well above the five-thousand-dollar mark. This development holds implications for global supply chains, businesses, and consumers, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the world’s economies. Understanding GRI in Ocean Freight A General Rate Increase (GRI) … Read More

How to Be Prepared for Chinese Golden Week

As the Chinese Golden Week in February approaches, businesses and supply chain managers around the world brace for the impact of this significant holiday period. With factories closing and the pace of business slowing down in one of the world’s largest manufacturing hubs, preparing effectively is crucial to mitigate disruptions and capitalize on opportunities. Here’s how companies, guided by the expertise of Global Logistical Connections … Read More

Transloading and Intermodal Synergy

In today’s rapidly evolving global marketplace, the efficient movement of goods has become a cornerstone of success for businesses across industries. As international trade continues to grow and e-commerce takes center stage, companies are seeking innovative ways to optimize their logistics strategies. One such solution that has gained prominence is transloading, a shipping technique that facilitates the seamless transfer of goods between different modes of … Read More

Hazardous Goods Transportation 1 o 1

The transportation of dangerous goods is a critical aspect of supply chains that demands meticulous planning and adherence to strict safety standards. Mishandling hazardous chemicals can pose significant risks to people, the environment, and property. To ensure safe and secure transportation, companies must be well-informed about the various classes of dangerous goods and comply with specific requirements. Understanding Dangerous Goods Classes:  Before embarking on the … Read More

The semiconductor Supply Chain

What are Semiconductors? Semiconductors, often referred to as “semis” or chips, play a crucial role in modern technology. From smartphones and computers to cars and medical devices, semiconductors are ubiquitous in our daily lives. However, the semiconductor industry faces various challenges, particularly in its intricate supply chain.  Semiconductors are vital for driving innovation and productivity in numerous industries. They are integral components in a wide … Read More

The Logistical Challenges of The Pharma Sector For 2023

According to a report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, global spending on medicine is projected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2023. Due to the sheer volume of materials that need to be transported and stored in sanitary conditions. All the players in the supply chain must work together, to ensure that the products reach the customer in a safe, timely, and cost-effective … Read More

Inland Container Congestion in Chicago and Dallas

Fully loaded, geared container ship departing port of Xiamen, Ch

Inland congestion is causing a major supply chain disruption among the nation’s busiest ports due to a severe chassis shortage, causing an influx of containers to pile up in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis and Kansas City. This is an ongoing issue, which has only been exacerbated due to an influx of inventory overflowing already full warehouses. As a result, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has been stacking … Read More