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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Most expedited air cargo moves in consolidations, which allow forwarders to leverage traffic volumes to get lower rates from the airlines.

Air Flow: Expediting Air Cargo To Europe

Owing to an excess of passenger flights, some pundits have referred to the North Atlantic as a graveyard for freighters, particularly on the routes linking major cities. Undeterred by this, CAL, an Israeli cargo airline whose European base is in Brussels, launched Boeing 747-400 freighter flights from the Belgian city of Liege to New York and Atlanta in September 2015. Management had originally intended to deploy the aircraft between Europe … Read More



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JULIAN HARD CIDER’S ‘AMERICAN TO THE CORE’ ATTITUDE IS INTOXICATING FOR FOREIGNERS

Todd Mathews 1:47 PM  2/8/2016 BOTTLED UP After numerous setbacks led to Julian Hard Cider CEO Paul Thomas living in his car—also his “mobile office”—he willed the company to profitability within a year.

Paul Thomas is driving out of Julian, California, along State Route 79. There’s snow on the roadside and it’s late at night. When we’re not talking highway safety we’re talking hard cider, a drink made from fermented apple juice that began in that unrecorded, prehistoric moment when a giddy hominid discovered that one bad apple… Read More

Global Logistics Planning Guide: 5 Reason To Use A 3PL

Steve Lowery 6:33 PM  12/17/2015 GETTING A LIFT Logistics firms have significant buying power due to the volume of freight they deal with and their ability to leverage load consolidation and backhaul opportunities usually means lower rates.

Third party logistics is big business, an industry that generates billions with an expected growth rate of 7 percent through next year. One of the chief reasons for that big growth is how popular third party logistic providers—3PLs to their friends—have become with small businesses. Rich in resources and facilities, adept at adapting to changes… Read More

Launched in this mom’s kitchen, PackIt sold 6 million frozen lunch bags across 40 countries in just six years. 

Steve Lowery 3:35 PM  12/17/2015 THE BIG CHILL After fashioning a prototype for her freezable lunch bag, CEO/Mom Melissa Kieling has sold 6 million bags around the world in just six years.

Sometime this January, Melissa Kieling will take her son Brennan to China to see the factory he and his siblings made possible. The trip will have to wait until Brennan, a freshman at the University of San Diego, has a break from classes, which is only fitting given that the family business, PackIt, is all… Read More

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The Ohio State University Expands Role of Eyefreight TMS in Transportation Management and Logistics Curriculum

Peter Buxbaum 5:00 AM  1/27/2016 Ohio State is using technology to teach management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Eyefreight, a transportation management systems provider, has partnered with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to use Eyefreight technology to solve company logistics-related challenges in OSU’s business logistics engineering programs. Earlier this year, the Eyefreight TMS was introduced to students in the department’s Logistics Technology and Transportation Management course. With the success of… Read More

Balancing Act

Bob Andelman 11:11 AM  12/15/2015 VOLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL University of Tennessee-Knoxville is part of the evolution of modern executive MBA and certification programs that offer manageable schedules to help students already active in corporate America.

At 39, Brad Liddie’s interest in going back to school and expanding his advancement opportunities at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Kenco neatly aligned with his employer’s new training partnership with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK). “It had been a number of years that I’d been out of school,” says Liddie, who has been with Kenco since 2001… Read More

Georgia Colleges Collaborating on Supply Chain and Logistics Management Degree Programs

GT Staff 4:00 AM  12/14/2015 New degree program will teach students how to manage shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Albany State University and Darton State College are partnering to offer classes toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the Darton State College Cordele Center. The program is part of the ongoing collaboration between the two Georgia institutions of higher learning. The Supply Chain and Logistics Management program is… Read More

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