2023 State of Drayage First Mile in Logistics: Challenges and Future Growth

Sponsored by PortPro, Sep 22, 2023, 9:49 AM EDT

A critical moment for drayage
The world of transportation is rapidly evolving and the drayage market is in a unique position to capitalize on ongoing demand for globally sourced goods. As providers servicing the crucial first mile of the supply chain —
transporting goods from “port to door” — drayage carriers play a vital role in keeping commerce moving from point of origin to point of destination.

This comprehensive report will take readers behind the scenes of the drayage world to examine its crucial importance to the supply chain and highlight the transformational role technology can play in modernizing the



The Logistics of China Plus One

Sponsored by Dimerco, Sep 13, 2023, 10:43 AM EDT

Is your company expanding production beyond China into Southeast Asia and India? If so, watch out. Many companies are getting tripped up by the logistics and regulatory details of the move.


Our eBook – The Logistics of China Plus One – reviews the freight, regulatory and cultural issues that must be considered when diversifying production beyond China to other Asian countries. Our eBook provides advice to manage these expansion projects smarter and reduce your risk. 


Supply chain resilience from mile one

Created in partnership with Century Supply Chain Solutions, Sep 13, 2023, 10:36 AM EDT

Market fluctuations highlight the importance of understanding your supply chain connective tissue — the window of time between the manufacturing process and the ensuing logistics legs. Research suggests that shippers are returning to purchase order (PO) data — and next-generation technology used for its management — to gain a new foothold. 


Seasonal demand and economic shifts heighten the call for this data. This white paper, produced in partnership with Century Supply Chain Solutions, examines how better insight into the first mile can inform cost-saving transportation and warehousing modifications. 


🔥Tips to Streamline Your Inbound Cargo Logistics📦

Sponsored by Averitt, Jul 24, 2023, 4:50 PM EDT

Are you tired of navigating the complex logistics hurdles of your inbound cargo supply chain? The challenges you face from the moment a container arrives at the port and all of the ensuing touch points before your products reach their final destination can result in heightened chances of encountering damages and transit delays, and increased overall costs.

The white paper "Streamlining Inbound Cargo Logistic" is a comprehensive guide that is designed exclusively for shippers that manage supply chains with container movement through the nation's ports and rail yards. From drayage to inland transport and inventory management and final delivery, each aspect of the inbound supply chain is analyzed to identify areas of opportunity for improvement.

Ready to revolutionize your inbound cargo supply chain? Download our white paper today and unlock the secrets that can help you save money, time, and resources. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your business into a lean, agile, and highly competitive force in the logistics landscape.


The Journey to Supply Chain Decarbonization

Sponsored by Greenabl, Jul 14, 2023, 9:13 AM EDT

Many companies have pledged to decarbonize or to make the transition net zero in the coming years.

Net zero is an ideal state where the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) released into the Earth’s atmosphere is balanced by the amount of GHGs removed.
Therefore, decarbonization efforts are needed to reach net zero.

Sounds simple, right?

Click download to learn more!


Harnessing Nearshoring Potential: Answers to Key Questions

Created in partnership with Bluegrace Logistics, Jun 16, 2023, 12:49 PM EDT

Supply chain constraints, a prolonged spike in marine shipping costs and geopolitical tensions have spurred more multinationals to relocate manufacturing and export facilities to Mexico to better serve their North American customers. Greater proximity to the United States provides numerous cost, time and environmental benefits. Those same factors are also driving many US companies to switch to Mexico-based suppliers. 

The nearshoring boom shows little sign of ebbing in the post-pandemic global economy. Yet transporting freight cross-border from Mexico still poses many challenges. 

If nearshoring is becoming a larger component of your business, this white paper outlines the key questions you need to answer.


Information Chains: Removing Roadblocks to Logistics Digitalization

Created in partnership with WNS, Jun 15, 2023, 11:22 AM EDT

As the focus on reducing supply chain inefficiencies sharpens, third-party collaboration has risen in strategic importance. Companies are prioritizing the ability to nimbly select, implement, and pivot with tech solutions. But, as the application of technology moves past digitization or automation of single steps into a wholly integrated revision of the business, we must also consider the need for change management. Bridging these emerging gaps beyond tasks and tools is fundamental to digital transformation.

The fear of investing in the wrong solution or throwing good money after bad can stall many plans. And lack of standardization and interoperability represent insurmountable hurdles unless industry leaders step forward with bold commitments and decisions. Making those moves requires calculations, thoughtful planning and guidance, with the right experts in the room and long-term strategy in place.


Challenges Facing Cargo Owners

Sponsored by Advent eModal, Apr 24, 2023, 2:46 PM EDT

The supply chain disruptions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed the risks cargo owners carry in being arms-length from the terminal fee payment and scheduling processesfor their container freight. The OSRA and California AB 2406 regulations have required stakeholders to provide more information regarding demurrage calculations; still, Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO’s) remain in the position of being re-billed weeks after the fact for much of their demurrage and other terminal fees by their service provider intermediaries.


These delays add complications for BCOs, including a lack of clarity and complex auditing.


When BCO delivery preferences are missed and/orunanticipated demurrage is incurred, BCO’s are left without reliable answers to important questions:
Was terminal capacity really the issue? Or perhaps was the capacity or scheduling priority of their drayage service providers the primary cause? 


The white paper by Envio 360 digs deeper into these questions and explains how container orchestration solutions are changing the landscape for BCOs by offering new execution models that provide greater control over their financial and execution decisions.


Drayage Needs To Be Part of Your Supply Chain Planning From the Get Go.

Sponsored by Port X Logistics, Apr 11, 2023, 2:24 PM EDT

We often see that companies who wait until the last minute find themselves racking up thousands of dollars in fees and surcharges while their freight sits in the port for days/weeks waiting for drivers and equipment to become available.
Port X Logistics helps customers avoid potential delays and staggering fees by helping them plan shipments as far ahead as possible and by supplying all members of the supply chain with complete access and visibility— ensuring each shipment's safe journey from its origin to its destination with no delays.


Supply chain visibility & the need for data normalization

Sponsored by nVision, Feb 3, 2023, 5:57 PM EST

What comes to mind when you hear these phrases; “the real value of business
intelligence”, “the value of data”, “enhancing data and its value”? The first thing
that should come to mind is how can I better understand the data and how can I
use the data to understand my costs and make better decisions. Customers
typically see value in a partner that makes their lives easier and improves their
overall sense of well-being. In their minds, the benefits of improved analytics and
decision-making ability is worth the cost of doing business with the partner.
Customers want business partners that offer continuously enhanced value
opportunities, and they’ll continue to reward those partners with their business


[📘E-Book] How far can container flow management be automated?

Sponsored by Buyco, Jan 25, 2023, 11:54 AM EST

Over a period of time, we realized the importance of becoming resilient and sustainable technologically for future uncertainty but how far can container shipping management be automated? Where are the technological limits? And what areas of the supply chain can an Ocean TMS automate?
Discover in this e-Book the potential of technology to transform the maritime industry and how far it can help you to manage container shipping operations.


A New Multi-Enterprise Truckload Transportation Model

Sponsored by SemiCab, Dec 21, 2022, 9:22 AM EST

    A multi-enterprise transportation platform proved to be a needed shot in the arm to this major brand name who was struggling with unpredictable, unreliable transportation costs and assets, as well as inaccurate on-shelf inventory. You’ll find out what “multi-enterprise” means and how similar brands, retailers and manufacturers can:
      • Reliably reduce truckload transportation costs 8-10%
      • Enhance and extend the capabilities of siloed TMS solutions
      • Ensure inventory availability where and when it’s needed
      • Achieve sustainability goals 

Demystifying digitalization in maritime and logistics

Sponsored by SEDNA, Dec 9, 2022, 11:12 AM EST

Digitalization. The term is taking over the supply chain - but is it really as daunting as it sounds?

The short answer is “no” - but only if you know where to start.

This whitepaper breaks down one of the most complex movements in maritime and logistics - explaining what digitalization is, why it’s important, where to start, and how other leading shipping organizations now benefit from making the change.

Take a look now for actionable insights on:

  • How to start your digitalization journey
  • Real world examples of success with digitalization in shipping and logistics
  • What the future holds for digitalization



Shipping Containers’ New Digital Trading Future, with BOXXPORT

Sponsored by BOXXPORT, Nov 17, 2022, 11:38 AM EST

In the logistics industry, there are various variable costs, and some of these, unfortunately, are out of the control of a traditional company’s scope. With the current rise of diesel, many of the key players of the supply chain have been affected; some of them include, manufacturers, shippers, wholesalers, and distributors before ending up with higher factory-gate prices and, ultimately, higher prices for consumers.




Modernize Your Logistics. Maximize Your Profitability.

Sponsored by KDL Logistics , Sep 26, 2022, 11:59 AM EDT

KDL Logistics’ goal is an interactive partnership. By meeting regularly with our clients, we gain a better understanding how their business is changing and can help them minimize the effects of the global transportation market. We are industry experts committed to staying ahead of these developments and arming your team with best practices for adjusting to market forces. Our clients are more competitive because they can react more quickly to these changes than their peers.




Port Infrastructure: The Market Composition

Aug 19, 2022, 10:02 AM EDT

Ports are key to the maritime logistics system as part of effective supply chain management. Increasingly the competitiveness of service providers in the supply chain is influencing how ports respond to the need for efficiency. Just as ports are critical to world trade, so is world trade critical to ports. This JOC whitepaper identifies the key drivers of port investment market growth and challenges to watch.


[Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report] Q2’ 2022

Sponsored by XENETA, Aug 3, 2022, 9:26 AM EDT

Access the Xeneta Q2 2022 Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report and get an overview of the major developments in the container shipping market. The report will help you stay abreast of key macro-economic events to foresee potential risks and plan your ocean freight procurement accordingly.

Things you will learn from this report:

· Container Volume Updates on Major Trade Lanes

· Are Long-term Freight Rates Peaking?

· Macroeconomic Impact on Ocean Freight Rates

· Global Schedule Reliability

· And more...




Boost container handling capacity and throughput at ports

Sponsored by HYSTER, Jun 23, 2022, 4:46 PM EDT

Ports like yours are under intense pressure to move more, and are already strained for capacity as the number of containers being shipped worldwide continues to grow.

See how double empty container handling could help your business unlock greater productivity and lower the cost per container moved:

    Increased throughput – With greater speed and efficiency, double handling could increase throughput by up to 30% Optimized space – Build stacks up to nine high to maximize ground slot usage Reduced congestion – Double handling may help reduce congestion inside the terminal and on roads, meaning fewer queues and optimized traffic flows Lower cost of ownership – Reduced fuel usage and tire wear Double reefer handling – Handle two refrigerated units at once, even if they have a wet floor or an imbalanced load



The Use Cases of Supply Chain Technology Investments to Build Resilience

Sponsored by EXPEDOCK, Jun 17, 2022, 3:11 PM EDT

According to Logistics Management, the average freight forwarder was 10-15 years behind in its technology before the pandemic, with only 33 percent saying tech held a top priority in the company's objectives. However, following the disruptions of 2020, many companies are prioritizing technology investments.

After downloading the white paper by filling out the form to the right, learn about:

The Ongoing Challenges in Supply Chain Management

What Does Resilience Look Like for the Supply Chain Industry?

How Technology Investments Can Build Resilience

Use Cases in How Supply Chains Have Leveraged Technology to Build Resilience

The Benefits and ROI of Investing in Supply Chain Technology

Finally, learn how Expedock partners with freight forwarders on their processes to reduce document processing time to <1 minute on a documentation level, saving time and manpower.




Turning Chaos into Control: Strategies For Sourcing Excellence in a Volatile Supply Chain Market.

Sponsored by KEELVAR, Jun 13, 2022, 11:34 AM EDT

Supply chain volatility is now the norm, and it’s likely here to stay for the foreseeable future. To take control amid the chaos, innovative sourcing leaders are shifting from traditional cycle-based sourcing to dynamic market sourcing to elevate their team out of tactical firefighting and into the role of strategic category managers. But how are they doing this?

Download our white paper to learn:

  • The solutions best-in-class teams are using to achieve business goals
  • How dynamic market sourcing allows for greater cost and risk management
  • How sourcing tech is can help your team stop reacting and regain control of the market




How to Improve OTIF: 15 Tips for On Time and In Full Delivery

Sponsored by tive, May 19, 2022, 12:50 PM EDT

On time in full (OTIF) might just be the four most important words associated with any supply chain.
OTIF delivery is the goal of any shipper and retailer… and end customer, for that matter: to have products arrive on time and in full. Anything less could bring dire consequences, such as entire truckloads of rotten perishables. Damaged shipments that could cost millions in losses, as evidenced by cases and cases of Covid vaccines that were deemed unusable after exceeding acceptable temperature variances. Freight being turned away due to tardiness — or for arriving too early. Any or all of which could lead to lost revenue, angry customers, significant fines, or even legal action. To read more click on the download buttom below.

The Cost of Non-Performance in Ocean Contracting: How 10 Supply Chain Executives Optimized Their Contracts for Reliability and Cost Certainty

Sponsored by NYSHEX, May 13, 2022, 9:31 AM EDT

Traditionally when shippers negotiated their ocean contracts, the question looming over their heads was: “What is going to happen with rates this year?”
Price will always be an important part of any supply chain decision, but many shippers might not realize the hidden costs associated with underperforming contracts and the compounding impact it can have on their business downstream.
Download our latest guide where we surveyed 10 supply chain executives to understand the true cost associated with underperforming contracts and strategies that BCO’s can use to optimize their contracts for both reliability and cost.
In this white paper, you’ll learn about:
  • The average contract compliance rate of the 10 BCOs and how the lack of performance impacted transportation and inventory carrying costs
  • Strategies to prioritize your network for both reliability and cost
  • A free excel template to help you decide the right mix of ocean contracts to optimize your network



How to Build a Resilient Strategy with Freight Procurement Mini-Bidding

Sponsored by SHIPSTA, Apr 20, 2022, 11:36 AM EDT

Want a more resilient supply chain in 2022?

If you want to avoid disruptions in 2022, mini-bidding is a sure-fire way to increase resilience in your freight procurement strategy. This strategy allows you to adapt to market changes quickly and get the best prices possible at that moment.

In this eBook, discover how a mini-bid strategy can help you reach your freight procurement goals and make it out of 2022 unscathed.

Download it to learn...

✓ How mini-bidding helps you adapt to market change

✓ The best tech for mini-bid strategies

✓ How to implement mini-bidding in your team.

Plus – Read the exclusive case study from Europe’s leading agricultural manufacturer.



In-House Logistics vs. Outsourced — Why not both?

Sponsored by TransImpact, Apr 14, 2022, 12:06 PM EDT

Managing logistics in-house and outsourcing both have advantages, but what’s right for your company is unique.


TransImpact gets right to the answers you need to decide how much or how little outsourcing will help your shipping function in the eBook: In-house Logistics or Outsourced — Which Is the Better Choice for You?


By the way, outsourcing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In this eBook you’ll learn about the many benefits (and limitations) of outsourcing and the questions to ask when it comes to the three areas we feel are most important to consider: people, technology, and carrier partners.


[Report] Q1’22 Xeneta Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report

Sponsored by XENETA, Mar 23, 2022, 12:05 PM EDT

Access the Xeneta Q1 2022 Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report and get an overview of the major developments in the container shipping market. The report will help you stay abreast of key macro-economic events to foresee potential risks and plan your ocean freight procurement accordingly.

Things you will learn from this report:

· How rising consumer prices affect container pricing

· Carrier tactics to secure extra capacity

· Container shipping demand trends

· And more...





Getting and Keeping Your Parcel Operations on Track in 2022

Sponsored by TransImpact, Feb 15, 2022, 5:10 PM EST

Taking back control of your parcel operations and shipping costs starts with a clear understanding of the current rate landscape. The next step is finding the proper support and data-analytics tools to take meaningful action.

Getting and Keeping Your Parcel Operations On Track In 2022 delivers the latest information to help with both, so companies can develop a current picture of their costs and a data-centric/ BI-based strategy for moving forward.

You will learn about:

* The current fees and surcharges in place right now, including a breakdown of the 2022 UPS and FedEx GRIs.

* Why a focus on data and using Business Intelligence is necessary to an efficient parcel shipping operation.

* What to look for in a BI platform to ensure it delivers the results and actionable insights your company needs.




[eBook] Insourcing or Outsourcing Ocean Operations?

Sponsored by BUYCO, Feb 10, 2022, 5:10 PM EST

Because each organization is unique, our latest eBook takes a detailed look at each of the aspects you need to consider while deciding whether to outsource or insource your maritime transportation operations.

Discover "Insourcing or Outsourcing Ocean Operations? How Shippers Can Make an Informed Decision", a useful tool to help you make the right choice, fitting with your company characteristics like shipping volume business objectives, operational procedures to cost-effectiveness, human resource capacity, IT maturity and more.




[eBook] The Ultimate Guide to Autonomous Freight Procurement

Sponsored by SHIPSTA, Feb 1, 2022, 4:33 PM EST

Want to step into the future of freight procurement?

Supply chain analysts predict autonomous digital platforms will manage the full freight procurement cycle by 2030!

So, what exactly is autonomous freight procurement? And why should you make it part of your strategy now?

This whitepaper has everything you need to know to prepare for an autonomous world.

Download it to learn:

✓ The journey of autonomous logistics technology

✓ The 4 signs your team will benefit from procurement automation

✓ How to implement autonomous technology in your procurement strategy.




Recalibrate internal collaboration

In partnership with FRONT, Jan 25, 2022, 6:08 PM EST

Connection does not translate into collaboration. Information overwhelms the individual and remains stuck in proliferating silos throughout companies. A recent JOC survey revealed the scope of this roadblock and the degree to which this has worsened since 2020. This white paper examines the findings, including where the industry can rethink internal collaboration processes to create space for innovation.




Redefining ROI: Industry Pulse Check on Transportation Visibility Value

Dec 21, 2021, 9:03 AM EST

Real-time shipment visibility has been a supply chain asset for years, but its true potential to drive massive improvements lies in combining such data with relevant business context to improve decision-making. A recent survey conducted by The Journal of Commerce indicates that shippers, third-party logistics providers, and other supply chain practitioners have broad expectations but narrow usage when it comes to visibility technology.

Download the JOC whitepaper detailing these findings


Navigating the Winding Roads This Peak Season & Beyond

Dec 1, 2021, 4:05 PM EST

After living and working in unprecedented times for nearly two years, no one is surprised to hear the 2021 peak season will be challenging. The constant disruptions have rattled the logistics industry to its core, creating a domino eect impacting everything from capacity to driver shortages to port closures to containers sitting in terminals for months on end. Last year’s peak season introduced a number of problems, such as increased rates and shipping delays, shrinking profit margins, and upset consumers across the globe.

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Transforming Your Supply Chain with a Control Tower

Nov 29, 2021, 4:08 PM EST

Supply chain control towers offer deep visibility into the flow of goods, allow for streamlined collaboration with trading partners, and help supply chain professionals to sense disruptions before they occur so they can make proactive decisions.

Download the eBook today to learn how a control tower can help positively transform your supply chain.


The Total Economic Impact of Flexe Logistics Programs

Nov 24, 2021, 4:31 PM EST

Increase eCommerce revenue and decrease warehousing costs with programmatic logistics.

Flexe teamed up with Forrester Research to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the impact a programmatic approach to logistics has on enterprise organizations. As a provider of programmatic logistics to the Fortune 500, Flexe brings deep logistics expertise and groundbreaking solutions to even the most complex supply chains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drive 119% ROI with Flexe Logistics Programs
  • Decrease warehousing costs by 12%
  • Reduce final-mile transportation cost by 10%
  • Increase eCommerce revenue by 20%

Download the Forrester Research TEI study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises realize by deploying Flexe Logistics Programs.


The Future of Freight Forwarding Report

Nov 18, 2021, 10:15 AM EST

Are freight forwarders holding small and midsize businesses back? With global trade back on the move, the need for innovation in the freight industry has never been more apparent.

Ship4wd, a new digital-first innovator in the freight forwarding market, has surveyed hundreds of importers, exporters, and company stakeholders to identify why freight has stalled and what’s needed to put control back in SMBs’ hands. Download this whitepaper now to find out:

• What’s causing costly shipping inefficiencies

• How to reduce complexity and increase flexibility

• The business case for a digital-first solution

Fill in the form and get your free copy now


Could Melio be key to post-corona success?

Nov 10, 2021, 1:50 PM EST

The global economy has changed forever. As freight prices and demand soar, you’ll need an innovative payment solution that can keep up with your growth. That’s where Melio comes in.

You need a reliable, secure business payment solution that scales with you. Melio is built for businesses like yours. Melio gives you a flexible way to pay and get paid. You pay how you want, your vendor gets paid how they want.

Melio is the innovative solution set to help businesses succeed beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to know more?


Successful Omnichannel Strategies Are Built on the First 10,000 Miles of the Supply Chain

Oct 28, 2021, 2:06 PM EDT

Online retail sales jumped 40% from 2019 to 2020 amidst significant supply chain disruption, marking a permanent shift in consumer buying behavior at a time when global supply chains are strained and slow. Now, many retailers are realizing their supply chain and sourcing operations are not flexible or resilient enough to support omnichannel fulfillment.


Unlock the Potential of Current Freight Disruptions

Oct 14, 2021, 10:18 AM EDT

As global markets continue to recover from the impact of the last 18 months, the global freight and shipping market itself is in the middle of a unique and challenging situation. All adding significant pressure and focus on global logistics players at a time of need.

At ECU Worldwide, our processes, services, and global infrastructure have allowed us to deliver innovative solutions to keep pace with growing global demands, even through the most challenging situations.


Buyers' Guide: 15 questions shippers need answered before purchasing a Container Shipping Platform

Sep 29, 2021, 4:22 PM EDT

To select the best platform for you, it’s essential to get these 15 questions answered first to make sure that it’s a solution that can scale with you, properly support you, and provide you with what you need to achieve your goals.
This ebook will give you the guidelines you need to make the best decision possible and the confidence you need to take the step to a more modern, efficient and secure supply chain.

Solving for Uncertainty: A Guide to Variable Transportation Budgets

Sep 28, 2021, 1:39 PM EDT

Supply chain and logistics teams are seeking ways to build robust transportation budgets to help their business to adapt to more pandemic headwinds.

While 2020 saw unprecedented market swings, capacity imbalances may continue as the recovery boosts some sectors more than others - making flexibility and contingency planning even more essential to your budgeting process.

As you refine your strategy, building variability into your budget can position your business for success. Download the DAT iQ budgeting eBook to learn how leading transportation and logistics teams are approaching variable budgets and implementing best practices to solve for uncertainty in 2021.


Eliminating Yard Inefficiencies With Smart Tech

Sep 14, 2021, 2:17 PM EDT

It’s time to tackle yard waste – the sort of costly and time-consuming inefficiencies that happen at the loading and unloading docks at warehouses, distribution centers, retail outlets, and myriad facilities around the world that receive and send out goods. We’re talking bottlenecks that prevent smooth movement of trucks in and out, long lines for pick up or delivery, and unclear protocols that leave drivers and warehouse staff confused and frustrated.