New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry. Here’s the deal: On July 1 new regulations from the International Maritime Organization go into effect requiring…

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Kewill Transport TMS Gets Cozy with Trucking Industry Titans

Three-quarters of large carriers in the United States and Canada are already part of the Kewill carrier network One of the things that sets Kewill Transport apart in the transportation management system [TMS] space is its built-in carrier network – the largest in the United States with 16,000+ carriers and growing. That includes most of…

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16½ Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

Here’s a prediction we just know is going to come true. Next year at this time people will be writing – and reading – a slew of predictions articles/blogs/essays for 2017. Bank on it. Everyone loves predictions. Just look at you. Out of the gazillion other things you could be reading right now, you made…

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Carrier Connectivity: The Heartbeat of a Healthy TMS

Kewill recently published a white paper with Supply Chain Management Review that explains the importance of collaboration in effective transportation management and highlights the value in building a TMS based on carrier connectivity. This blog summarizes key points from the full paper, “Carrier Connectivity: The Critical Component of Transportation Management.” A transportation management system [TMS]…

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eLog Jam: New ELD Ruling Could Further Constrict Capacity

Next week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to issue a new rule requiring truck drivers to begin using new electronic logging devices [ELDs or “eLogs”] to track their hours behind the wheel. Why is this noteworthy? Because by and large, the drivers hate this proposal, with many threatening to bolt the business…

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Compliance Domain Expertise Critical to Keeping Global Supply Chain Moving

Experienced supply chain professionals can usually speak authoritatively on issues surrounding transportation and warehousing, yet frequently fall silent on the mysterious world of compliance. This contrast highlights the complexity of compliance, and how there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to complying with the customs and security regulations imposed by different countries and regions. …

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