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Archives for October 2016

3 Major Japanese Container Shipping Lines to Consolidate

3 Major Japanese Container Shipping Lines to Consolidate | Transportfolio

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As we predicted in early 2016, consolidation within ocean shipping is something that will affect the industry in 2017 and beyond.

The latest consolidation effort involves Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), three of Japan’s largest container ship lines. They have agreed to establish a new joint venture company by approximately July 2017. And by April 2018, business is expected to commence pending regulatory approvals.
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Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy

Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy.Transportfolio

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Retailers are working hard to prepare for the crowds of consumers who are excited to jumpstart their holiday shopping on Black Friday. Transportation and logistics professionals are in the thick of it, too. And as we get closer to the big day, less than truckload (LTL) and small parcel shipments will continue to play a big role in keeping goods flowing from manufacturers and distribution centers (DCs) to warehouses and retail locations across the country.
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Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

Is your routing guide ready for a tune up?.Transportfolio

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Asking, “What’s the point of conducting regular procurement events?” is just like asking, “What’s the point of conducting routine car maintenance?” You could skip some maintenance, but you’d probably pay for it in the end. And the same goes for procurement events. Whether it’s your supply chain or your car, regular “maintenance” can keep things running smoothly and save you money.
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Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process.Transportfolio

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As consumers eagerly anticipate the Black Friday deals that are only weeks away, shipments of the products they can’t wait to purchase are still making their way to store shelves. But before they get to retail locations, imported goods need to clear customs.
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