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NEWS: Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 28, 2017 10:54:36 AM

Maersk confirmed yesterday that its IT systems are currently down due to a widespread cyber attack. The attack, similar to the recent "WannaCry" attack, targeted various firms, airports and government departments around the globe through the use of ransomware.  Below are the most recent Maersk, port and terminal updates. 

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Topics: 3PL Industry News, Carrier News

[eBook] NMFC Changes - August 2017

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 22, 2017 12:39:52 PM

Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successfull shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers. Are you aware of the upcoming NMFC changes which will take place in August? 

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Topics: NMFC, Industry News, Domestic Freight Management

You're Invited: International Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 20, 2017 11:49:02 AM

Please plan to join our International Freight Forwarding team from Marisol International, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, on Thursday, July 13 for the next Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis, TN.

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Topics: Events

Shipping Freight in Ocean Containers 101

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 16, 2017 2:32:36 PM

Shipping freight internationally via ocean containers – where to start? With various shipping container sizes and purposes, learning the key differences can help you make intelligent shipping decisions. Not only is selecting the optimal container type important for safe transportation of the cargo but will also yield cost effective options.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

Bill of Lading Basics for International Shippers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 8, 2017 9:16:09 AM

The Bill of Lading (BOL), along with the commercial invoice and packing list, play a crucial role in the international shipping process. Its importance is not always understood when INCOterms and terms of sale are being discussed between the buyer and the seller. However, the BOL can impact the timely release of cargo upon arrival to the destination country. 

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Topics: Bill of Lading Best Practices

Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy Q&A with Bill Goodgion

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 24, 2017 11:17:48 AM

This summer, Bill Goodgion, President of Ascent Global Logistics, will be a featured panelist on the 'What defines a logistics business in the 21st century?' discussion at the EFT (Eye For Transport) 8th Annual North American 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Chicago

In preparation for the event, Bill recently answered a series of questions relating to strategy, policy, the future, technology and various other topics. Check out the below excerpt from the exclusive interview with EFT. 

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Topics: Ascent Global Logistics News, 3pl

Vote for Ascent Global Logistics in the Top 3PL Excellence Awards

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 12, 2017 8:34:01 AM

Each July, Inbound Logistics publishes its Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. This is the most definitive resource for the third-party and outsourced logistics market.

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Topics: Ascent Global Logistics

Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers - What's the difference?

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Global supply chains are extremely complex networks which require involvement by various professionals who must execute different tasks. Two of the most important parties involved in an international shipment are the freight forwarder and the customs broker. One company is often both the freight forwarder and the customs broker, however, the two can be independent of each other due to the differences in responsibilities and capabilities. 

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Licensed Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder

Chicago Retail Consolidation Summit

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 4, 2017 10:30:50 AM

Retail logistics requirements are constantly evolving and this year is no exception. In case you missed it, Walmart suppliers will be held accountable to new delivery expectations this August. 

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Topics: Supplying to Walmart 101, Retail Consolidation

10 Benefits to Centralizing Your Logistics Management

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 20, 2017 9:17:28 AM

Centralizing the management of logistics activities can produce a number of benefits for shippers. With a dedicated team to manage logistics activities, shippers will save time and money due to the increased control, improved transparency and streamlined processes. Below are 10 reasons why shippers should consider the centralization of logistics management. 

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Topics: Logistics

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