Posts tagged with ‘surcharge’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 11th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Boxes of chocolate, thoughtful cards and bouquets of flowers are a few of the highlights of today’s celebration of Valentine’s Day. And this week, our TIP List is inspired by the loving holiday – embracing some of the sweetest trends impacting the transportation industry. From the freight transportation outlook to the importance of supply chain collaboration, we’re sure you’ll love the articles below!

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

    - by Transplace

    The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for CPG companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate.

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Chassis Shortages Hit Hard: Is There a Long-Term Solution?

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in our previous post, chassis shortages continue to cause significant issues at a number of U.S. ports and throughout many supply chains, perhaps even threatening the holiday shipping season. In light of these continuing problems, it’s time to take a close look at these issues and discuss some possible long-term solutions.

    The fallout from the winter’s polar vortex continues to be a large factor in these shortages, and with another hard winter likely ahead, it’s important to consider that long periods of bad weather require a number of months for some areas to recover from imbalances and be able to handle volume increases. To top it all off, increased fees in the supply chain ultimately get passed on in the retail price of the goods, directly affecting consumers – especially if these chassis shortages continue throughout the holiday shipping season.

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Chassis Shortages Hit Hard: Why Are Shortages Such a Persistent Issue?

    - by Transplace

    As chassis shortages continue to plague a number of U.S. ports, perhaps even threatening the holiday shipping season, it’s important to understand all of the factors impacting these issues and consider the huge effect they have on shippers, carriers and consumers.

    Fundamental changes in recent years to the ownership and management of chassis have significantly contributed to the ongoing problem of shortages. These changes include a complete shift from the traditional model in which the ocean carriers that owned or leased containers managed all of their own chassis, to chassis pool operators and equipment leasing companies taking the role of third parties that own, lease and maintain the entire supply.

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Bottom Line? Benchmarking Is Where It’s At

    - by Transplace

    As the end of 2014 nears, many may find themselves evaluating results from this year and planning new goals for the upcoming year. For shippers, an important yearly goal is to optimize cost-effective procurement efforts in the freight marketplace. One way is by benchmarking your organization against the market to create an action plan that can put you in a better position to control accessorial costs.

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