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Home for the Holidays

The Crucial Role AOG Logistics Services Play in Keeping Airplanes Flying Available in Spanish and Portuguese. Last holiday season, a record 42 million passengers passed through U.S. airports[1]. If you were one of them, you know how chaotic holiday travel can be. It’s hard to comprehend the logistics involved in moving that many people, not […]

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Unusual Times for Breakbulk

Available in Spanish and Portuguese. Airbus, the European aerospace giant, had a problem: moving airplane components to its new $600 million manufacturing plant in Alabama. DB Schenker, a global 3PL., dug in, literally, building a new aircraft hangar and refurbishing a World War II-era pier in Mobile. The solution: using inland waterways rather than overland […]

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Putting the Patient at the Center of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The pharmaceutical supply chain requires special attention and care in today’s regulatory and consumer environment. By developing a solid plan of action for their logistics, shippers can effectively meet and exceed these requirements while keeping the end patient as their focal point. The pharmaceutical supply chain requires special care and attention, not the least of […]

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The world’s most important freight port

Is it Rotterdam, or even Hamburg? No – the largest freight port in the world isn’t located anywhere in Europe. Several decades ago, the continent’s ports were outclassed by harbors in Asia. Singapore was long the ocean freight hub with the largest transshipment volumes, until it was overtaken by the Chinese megacity of Shanghai. The […]

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Panama’s Export Business Thrives

Representing nearly 50% of its total economic output, Panama’s exports to Latin American and North American countries include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical machinery, and footwear. A Central American country stretching from Costa Rica to the west across to its southeastern border with South America’s Colombia, the Republic of Panama ships $11.2 billion (USD) worth of goods […]

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3 Tech Trends Reshaping the Logistics Industry

Three Key Trends in IoT, Robotics, and Wearables Additional languages available In the race to exceed customer expectations and capitalize on competitive differentiators, warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) are serving as strategic assets instead of just “places to store stuff.” By optimizing workflows and order picking/packing accuracy; improving inventory management; and better utilizing human labor, technology […]

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Trade Policy, Tariffs and Your Supply Chain

How the current trade policy/tariff changes could impact the world’s supply chains To say the current trade policy environment was in turmoil would be a major understatement. Of keen interest to any shipper that works with overseas trading partners and customers, issues like renegotiated trade agreements, steeper tariffs, and the thought of a full-blown trade […]

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Keeping Up with Customer Demands in the Ever-Evolving Supply Chain

As global supply chains extend outward and become increasingly intertwined, keeping up with evolving customer expectations isn’t getting any easier. Here are four ways to do it. Additional languages available. With Amazon’s Prime program alone shipping 5 billion items worldwide last year, the logistics and transportation industry is in unprecedented growth mode right now. And with […]

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4 Essential Luxury Brand Shipping Strategies

Additional languages available. Here are four considerations luxury brand shippers should keep in mind when moving their goods. With the sales of personal luxury goods hitting a record high of $307 billion last year — up 5% over 2016 — well known luxury brands are all shipping a higher volume of goods worldwide. This puts added […]

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SWI Is Coming to Canada, Are You Ready?

With Canada’s new Single Window Initiative, clearing customs might get easier. But first, be prepared to provide import data a lot sooner … and a lot more of it! Single Window Initiative, or SWI, is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program designed to standardize, modernize and streamline importing goods into Canada.  This ambitious new […]

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