6 Things You May Not Know About Marine Cargo Insurance
If your business is expanding to overseas markets, marine cargo insurance can offer you important protection for your ocean shipments.
Marine cargo insurance policies are unique compared to other insurance policies. This is because international ocean and air shipments are subject to a unique set of laws that limit the liability of carriers.
This post will outline six surprising facts about marine cargo insurance that you might not have known before, and should keep in mind when planning, purchasing, and using.
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Global Transportation, Supply Chain Consulting
Data Center: 4 Questions to Ask Your Logistics Provider | Transportfolio
When shopping around for the right logistics provider, you’re bound to ask hundreds (if not thousands) of questions. It’s certainly important to understand a provider’s offerings, capabilities, network, and customer service standards; but asking about their data center and data security is a vitally important aspect that is easy to overlook.
Why? People tend to forget that all of the tracking and reporting capabilities they want requires a lot of data—data that should always be available. So, the next time you’re shopping for a new logistics provider, or if you’re working with one already, don’t forget to ask these four questions about their data center. » Read More
Supply Chain, Technology
Innovation is all about thinking creatively and developing new solutions to universal challenges. It’s what propels us to ideate in stronger, more inspired ways, improve products, and streamline procedures. And, it’s what drives the future of supply chains. Innovations in technology and processes can impact your supply chain in many ways, like gaining visibility into your in-transit network or the reducing supply chain spend. That’s why it’s so important—and interesting—to stay on top of supply chain innovation.
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Innovation, Supply Chain, Technology
We’re in the full swing of the new year, and eyes are on the many market influencers and disruptors that can affect the decisions you make for your business, from carrier capacity and the driver shortage to government regulations and legislation. This month, we highlight five key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. We welcome your thoughts on these factors.
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Carriers, Market Update, Transportation Market, Transportation Policy
The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy
What happens to “unwanted” items after you bring them back to the store? The movement of goods that have been returned or recalled is also an important component of supply chains. Just as a logistics strategy is central to the streamlined passage of goods from suppliers to customers, a reverse logistics strategy is essential for smooth movement in the opposite direction.
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Retail, Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain
3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio
Long destructive events—whether they’re caused by humans or nature—are hard to predict and even harder to plan for.
Every few years, California gets pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides. The cause? El Niño. In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicted that year’s El Niño to be among the strongest on record. The climate pattern has impact on the entire North American continent—but nowhere is it more apparent than California. » Read More
Freight Services, Global Transportation, Logistics, Over the Road, Supply Chain
The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda. You probably have questions about what the 2016-2017 ocean contract season will bring. Let’s look at six key topics to watch in the coming year that could impact your budget planning now. » Read More
Freight Services, Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting
The logistics industry is constantly evolving, and our customers are always looking for ways to adapt. This past year was no exception. It was an exciting year in the supply chain industry, and our Transportfolio® blog has followed the action every step of the way. From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. » Read More
Freight Services, Logistics, Over the Road, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting, Transportation Market