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Supply Chain

The Basics of Air Freight: Optimizing Your Global Supply Chain

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Air-freight

Before jumping into the basics, let’s first clarify what air freight means exactly. At the most basic level, air freight can be defined as: The transportation of goods by aircraft.
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The Logistics of Moving Freight on Mount Everest

The Logistics of Moving Freight on Mount Everest | Transportfolio

A lot of stories have been told about the challenges that come with climbing Mount Everest. Many of them focus on the summit push itself—the high highs and the low lows of such a dangerous mission. What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that the summit window is a small piece of the adventure—a couple of days of what generally works out to be a two-month expedition.
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How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio

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From a shipper’s perspective, new supply chain technology means things like visibility to shipments, proactive notifications before disruptions occur, and better forecasting for future improvements. But there’s another side of that story to tell—the carrier’s perspective. Technology to make a carrier’s job easier is just as important, if not more so, to a successful supply chain. After all, without carriers, your freight wouldn’t move.
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What is Consolidated Shipping & How Will Your Business Benefit?

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload | Transportfolio

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What is Consolidated Shipping?

Consolidated shipping is a method of shipping where a consolidator combines individual LCL shipments from various shippers into one full container shipment. Participating in consolidated shipping earns the shipper preferred rates. When the full container shipment reaches its destination, the shipments are then deconsolidated into their original LCL shipments.

LCL vs. FCL

  • Less than container load (LCL, also referred to as less than truckload or LTL), as defined above, is when a shipment is too small in mass to require a full container to ship. These types of shipments are priced based on volume and are consolidated to fit into full containers. LCL shipments are commonplace in supply chains.
  • The alternative is full container load (FCL), which is when a shipment does have enough mass to require an entire container to ship. This type of shipment usually has a flat rate per container. Unlike with LCL shipments, FCL shipments are loaded and sealed at the origin by the supplier or manufacturer.

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