Contract Logistics: The Next Big Thing Is Already Here

THE NEXT BIG THING IS ALREADY HERE. As international trade continues to evolve, logistics have followed a parallel path, evolving along with it. Which explains why we’re witnessing the almost inevitable rise of Contract Logistics. So what, exactly, is that? Logistics used to mean simply moving goods from one place to another. Today, the market is demanding more wide-ranging services and more specific processes. Contract Logistics is the answer to that demand, the ideal solution for companies that want expert monitoring and managing of their operations. Contract Logistics is the comprehensive process from production to distribution at the final point …

Drayage: What it is,And Why It’s Important 

Drayage: Why It is important? Drayage is a specialty logistics service used to move freight over short distances. While it is an essential part of modern-day intermodal shipping, dray has actually been around for centuries. In fact, its name has originated from a horse-drawn vehicle known as a dray cart. In olden times, people used dray carts for hauling very heavy loads. People used workhorses like Clydesdales and Percherons for pulling these carts. Because the freight they carried was so heavy, the horses could travel only short distances. Dray horses and carts were common sights near ocean ports, canal terminals, …

Tough New Requirements For Amazon Sfp Merchants

Requirements For Amazon Sfp Merchants With more than 100 million active users, Amazon Prime is an attractive option for online sellers. In 2016, it got even more attractive when Amazon rolled out its Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP), a program that allows merchants to sell their goods under the Amazon Prime badge. The seller then fulfilled those orders themselves, or through third-party logistics providers. The eligibility requirements are pretty stringent, but SFP has been a game-changer. However, now the game’s about to change again as Amazon even more stringent requirements that will make it even harder for merchants to maintain eligibility …

Critical Cutoffs, And How To Avoid Missing Them

How To Avoid Missing Them Critical Cutoffs, No freight forwarder, logistics professional, or shipper ever wants to hear the words “we missed the cut.” But many providers have learned the hard way that ocean freight is time-critical, and there are certain “cutoffs” that shippers must be aware of. Missing the cut result in serious delays and significant costs. Delays of at least a week are common, and in some cases can be much longer if compounded by weather delays, port congestion, and in today’s world, the unforeseen effects of Covid-19. And that’s just for container cargo. If you’re shipping Break …