Track & Trace is no longer a foreign word to us all. But what exactly is it all about? What requirements should a good track & trace system meet? With a Track & Trace or Tracking and Tracing system, the status of a shipment can be tracked and monitored both before and after delivery. If, for example, a shipment has not reached the consignee, it is easy to check what its last location was.
In one week, on 12th February the Chinese New Year will begin. This not only means holidays in China, but also impacts on logistics worldwide. Below we have compiled a few interesting facts about China's traditional holidays.
Freight rates have been rising steadily for months. This is mainly due to the current container shortages. But back to the beginning, how did the container shortages actually come about? There are several factors that have contributed to the container shortages. The main reason is COVID-19.
Containers have been jammed at British ports for weeks. In Shanghai, every fourth container is stuck due to a lack of capacity and container freight rates are rising immensely. What are the reasons for the chaos in container shipping and what impact does it have on goods from China? Let me give you a brief overview of the current situation.
The transport of goods involves a great deal of documentation. In addition to the customs declaration, there are several documents that need to be provided. As a multifunctional document, the bill of lading is one of the most important documents in sea freight.
Currently, there is great hope for the development of the COVID 19 vaccine to combat the pandemic worldwide. The vaccine from BionTech and Pfizer is close to approval. Other companies such as CureVac and Moderna are also well advanced in the development. Biontech’s vaccine particularly, is likely to be confronted by major logistical challenges, in view of its worldwide distribution.
The Corona pandemic has given a major boost to digitisation in businesses. Online conferences and working from home have become part of everyday working life. The pandemic has also shown how important it is to be able to react flexibly to changing conditions.
Sea, air, rail freight or truck – which mode of transport is the right one for my shipment? The choice of the appropriate transport type depends on various factors, e.g. size, time, infrastructure, costs and the type of product to be shipped.
1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL or 5PL – There are different ways of outsourcing logistics processes. From inhouse execution of all logistics processes to outsourcing the entire logistics including digital solutions.
The global corona pandemic has posed major challenges to the logistics industry this year, disrupted supply chains, closed borders, lack of employees etc. Some companies were able to respond to the crisis better than others.