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Why Your Logistics Costs Are What They Are

James 8/27/2021 3:50:03 PM

Introduction It's hard to wrap the fact around that you'll be spending thousands of dollars on an international shipment.  That's the price we have to pay to scale our businesses. Yes and No.  It shouldn't come as a surprise that it is an expensive and time-consuming task to operate a 3PL (Third-Party Logistics), 4PL or the entire supply chain.  But, do we really have to pay the pied piper?  There's no doubt that there are so many moving components that goes into a 3PL.  None of whic....
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The Port Congestion Continues and Worsens

Stephanie 8/20/2021 6:44:27 PM

We are in the early days of peak shipping season yet the amount of port congestion in California has already reached a new record. We got a glimpse of how congested California ports, specifically the west coast, could get during the pandemic last year. This time around, the east coast is also facing some all time highs. A shipping consultant, Jon Monroe, warned “Be prepared. Picking up containers in Southern California will hit a new level of difficulty.” “California congestion pre....
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Amazon Airs Big US Hub Ready for Business

Stephanie 8/13/2021 6:36:17 PM

Operation at Amazon Airs primary package hub in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has begun. This package hub will enable Amazon to speed up their line haul transportation and assist them meet their 1-day delivery to Prime members. An 800,000-square-foot sortation facility will be able to process millions of e-commerce packages each week. There are six other buildings, a large new ramp for aircraft parking, and a multistory vehicle garage on the 600-acre campus. Not o....
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The Importance of Third Party Logistics

James 8/13/2021 11:02:49 AM

Introduction   As your business scales, you’ll see that fulfilling orders in-house or with a small team will quickly become inefficient and not worth your time. Plus, it might get quite expensive, excluding the extra personnel you'll have to hire and pay. With these added responsibilities on your plate, running your core business will become exponentially harder. Not to mention storage and warehouse space expenses associated with the nonessential duties for your core business oper....
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Postal Service Delivery Surcharge

Stephanie 8/11/2021 7:56:37 PM

The U.S. Postal Service has proposed delivery surcharges for the peak holiday shipping season. The surcharges would take effect Oct. 3 and unlike last year, the surcharges will hit retail as well as commercial customers; international shipments will not be affected. “Surcharges on Priority Mail Express shipments delivered the next day, Priority Mail shipments delivered in two to three days, and Parcel Select bulk ground deliveries will range from $1 to $5 per piece depending on the....
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Retail Giants Or Ocean Freight Polluters Or Both?

Stephanie 7/23/2021 8:00:03 PM

What better way to call the attention of companies than to drag their name through the dirt? Two environmental groups, Pacific Environment and, demanded these retail giants to achieve emission-free ocean shipping by 2030, contractually agree to ship their goods on zero-emission vessels, and reject “false solutions” like liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a sustainable way to get goods to market. The environmental groups also demand there to be a pollution fee and that would....
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