August is here - are you ready for the new Walmart delivery requirements?
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?”
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.
Topics: Inbound Shipping
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Topics: International Freight Forwarding
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.
Topics: Bill of Lading Best Practices
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.