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5 factors impacting your freight costs right now

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

One of the biggest impacts of this “pandemic year” has been fluctuation (and frustration) in transportation pricing. With freight representing up to 50% of your logistics cost and 10-20% of your retail price, your transportation expenditures are a big part of your bottom line.

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5 benefits (and 4 disadvantages) of self-driving vehicles

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In part 1 of this article, we wrote about autonomous vehicles being tested currently and how self-driving trucks could be used in shipping today. In this second part, we’ll discuss the upsides and downsides to autonomous vehicle technology.

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How autonomous vehicles are used in shipping & logistics

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We’ve written about shipping innovations before, but this week we dive into the emerging world of autonomous vehicles.

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Explainer: container shortage and price increases for ocean cargo

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You may have noticed that it’s harder to get a last-minute booking from a shipping company these days. You might also have noticed that your bill is much higher, too.

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9 ways to plan for extreme weather events

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season: hurricanes, polar vortices, blizzards. Extreme weather events can shut supply chains down, leading to delays, shut-downs, and other impacts.

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Logistics tech: supply chain software

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

More and more links of the supply chain are relying on software based solutions for management, tracking, communication, and automation. Logistics companies use these types of systems to give their customers more visibility—helping to streamline operations all the way down the chain.

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Best practices: consolidation and cross-docking

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Consolidation and cross-docking can help increase efficiencies and lower costs for shippers.

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What are blank sailings?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It’s a term we’re hearing more this year than ever before with unpredictable shipping patterns of international trade.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for Pesticides

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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3 exciting innovations in logistics

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With emerging technologies, changing environmental regulations, and increased automation across all sectors, innovation is exploding in the logistics industry.

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