Logistical activities could be impacted this week and next as Winter Storm Niko drops heavy snowfall on the northeastern portion of the United States.
2016 was a busy year in the world of shipping. The SOLAS VGM (Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass) mandate along with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy were two of the most notable events. As we reflect on 2016, below is a list our top ten global logistics blog posts from this year.
To prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced a new mandate for cargo originating in the United States.
Need to work out the international logistics for your recent global sale? There are a few important things to know before beginning the process. Most importantly, you will need to arrange the transportation and file export formalities with governing bodies. With some basic knowledge and the help of a professional freight forwarder, you will be positioned for export success.
The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) provides commodity classifications for interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. There are a total of 18 classes, from a low of class 50 to a high of class 500. The goal of NMFC classifications is to provide shippers with standardized pricing for shipments when working with different carriers, warehouses and brokers. Below is a list of the NMFC changes which will take effect in August.
According to Reuters, Chinese government officials have ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities to shut down for two weeks prior to the G20 Summit this September. How will the closures of these factories impact supply chain operations?
Global supply chains are vulnerable to a number of disruptions, severe weather being an unavoidable natural event. The summer months in south Asia typically experience extremely high levels of rainfall due to the monsoon season. Below are two proactive steps which can minimize the impact of monsoon season on freight shipments.
Are you constantly searching for ways to improve your supply chain? Learning more about logistics can help you build the case to implement new procedures into your supply chain, creating a more efficient program. The Global Solutions LinkedIn page is a consolidated source for a wide variety of transportation, warehousing and international trade topics to help you increase your knowledge. Equip yourself with the details, facts and stats to make the most informed decisions for your company by following the new Global Solutions LinkedIn page.
Marisol International, a Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) company, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in El Paso, Texas! The El Paso office was opened on March 1, 2016 in close partnership with Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, LLC, another Roadrunner Transportation Systems company.
As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back at the top 15 logistics and supply chain blog posts from this year. In case you missed these, below is a list of our top international transportation and trade posts.