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Coming Soon: Walmart Supplier Delivery Summit in Bentonville

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 2, 2017 9:40:14 AM

August is here - are you ready for the new Walmart delivery requirements?

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Topics: Supplying to Walmart 101, Retail Consolidation

Countdown to ELD Implementation: 3 Things Shippers Need to Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 18, 2017 8:01:00 AM

It’s been more than two years in the making and now there are only six months until the federal electronic logging mandate (ELD) will take full effect. As the compliance deadline continues to approach, below are some insights into the most common questions from shippers: 

“What EXACTLY is ELD?”

“What does this mean for my business and for the industry as a whole?”

“What options are there to help us prepare and be proactive?” 

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Topics: Trucking, Technology

3 Tips to Reduce Inbound Logistics Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 11, 2017 5:46:16 PM

When it comes to managing shipping costs, organizations tend to over-look the inbound supply chain. Effectively controlling and managing inbound freight can be a difficult process without a solid structure to hold vendors accountable. Below are our top three tips to help reduce inbound logistics costs. 

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Topics: Inbound Shipping

4th of July Tribute - Help Us Thank Our Former Military Team Members

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 29, 2017 9:10:00 AM

The Fourth of July holiday is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, concerts and family gatherings, but we would like to take a moment to personally recognize members of our team who have selflessly served in the military. 

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Topics: Careers

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

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