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RateLinx released a complimentary visibility analysis to optimize shipper operations



RateLinx released a complimentary visibility analysis to optimize shipper operations. Image: RateLinx
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RateLinx, a leading supply chain, and logistics visibility and analytics platform, just announced a new, complimentary visibility analysis available for supply chains looking to achieve actionable insights and savings quickly.

“When we start to come out of this crisis, supply chains across the globe will be looking for opportunities to be more efficient and save costs,” says Shannon Vaillancourt, President, and Founder of RateLinx. “We are proud to offer our visibility analysis to provide essential insights and actionable steps to shippers in less than 30 days to help them optimize their operations.”

Poor visibility impacts logistics decisions and performance in today’s supply chains. Errors, omissions, and exceptions hinder decision-making, providing an incomplete and inaccurate perspective of logistics operations. As a result, many organizations have to install highly manual processes to resolve data gaps.

RateLinx aims to help companies eliminate errors, omissions, and exceptions that are causing non-value-added manual work and hindering performance. With insights and recommendations available in less than a month, companies can quickly begin to improve their operational efficiency and realize cost-savings to their bottom line.

With the need for quick efficiencies and cost-saving improvements, this visibility analysis will help guide improvements in customer service, inventory, operations, and risk management. Companies can leverage the analysis to identify and resolve track and trace issues. Plus, they can access rate modeling to assess freight network performance and discover improvement opportunities.

Logistics & Supply Chain

TW Metals partners with GlobalTranz’s supply chain solutions division to provide managed transportation services



TW Metals partners with GlobalTranz’s supply chain solutions division to provide managed transportation services. Image: GlobalTranz Enterprises
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GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC, a leading third-party logistics solutions provider offering award-winning technology, people-powered customer service, and extensive multimodal carrier relationships, today announced the addition of TW Metals as GlobalTranz Supply Chain Solutions’ newest customer. GlobalTranz will provide technology-enabled managed transportation services.

The GlobalTranz transportation management system (TMS), which provides advanced shipment visibility and network optimization, will scale with TW Metals’ needs, supporting business intelligence to inform supply chain efficiency, optimization and resiliency. GlobalTranz’s network of 120+ national, regional and local LTL carriers, combined with best-in-class customer service, will deliver superior support and access to capacity.

“GlobalTranz’s passionate customer service, corporate citizenship, community give-back and employee support and retention all stood out to us — and closely align with our own family values,” said Brian Hurst, Director of Contracts & Transportation at TW Metals. “GlobalTranz has the dedicated team, technology, and carrier relationships needed to help us continue to grow and deliver essential materials to our customers amidst today’s rapidly evolving market conditions.”

TW Metals is a leader in specialty metals distribution, with 30 locations worldwide. Their customers operate across a range of industries including aerospace, marine/shipbuilding, government/military, power distribution, and more.

“We deeply appreciate the trust TW Metals has placed in GlobalTranz and are grateful to be selected as their managed transportation partner,” said Renee Krug, CEO of GlobalTranz. “The GlobalTranz team will work seamlessly with TW Metals to deliver impactful supply chain solutions that support continuous improvement and growth.”

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One Network Enterprises and PSA Cargo Solutions announce strategic partnership to expand services for global terminal operations and logistics 



One Network Enterprises and PSA Cargo Solutions announce strategic partnership to expand services for global terminal operations and logistics. Image: Pexels
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One Network Enterprises, a leader in solutions for autonomous supply chain management, and PSA Cargo Solutions, a unit of leading global port group PSA International, today announced a strategic partnership to expand services for Global Terminal Operations and Logistics. Through this partnership, the One Network platform further expands the capabilities of PSA’s Lead Logistics Provider service for global 3PL customers, including ocean and land end-to-end services for global logistics and port- based warehousing.

The joint solution will provide full capability for track-and-trace visibility, alerts and notifications, and a comprehensive supply chain control tower, including mobile apps, handling thousands of bookings per month over nearly 100 global transportation lanes across Asia and the EU. 

“PSA is a leader in global terminal operations and logistics with a vision for real-time global supply networks that matches our own,” said Mr. Bruce Jacquemard, Chief Revenue Officer at One Network Enterprises.

“Combining the unique capabilities of the One Network platform with PSA’s services in global logistics and port-based warehousing will be game changing in the maritime supply chain world and will unlock enormous business value for customers. Together, we’ll be able to deliver real-time visibility and cost-optimized decision making for customers that is unparalleled.” 

“We are pleased to be partnering with One Network Enterprises in this strategic relationship to enhance the value that PSA Cargo Solutions can offer,” said Ms. Ghim Siew Ho, Head Group Commercial, Strategy and Cargo Solutions, PSA International.

“As a global terminal operator, PSA sits at key nodal points of the supply chain. Our vision is to connect the supply chain communities and empower them with the ability to move their goods with greater intelligence, agility and resilience. By augmenting PSA’s current physical and digital capabilities with ONE’s leading network technology, we believe we can amplify the functionalities of our CALISTATM platform to the benefit of our supply chain stakeholders.” 

Specific capabilities of the joint solution include: 

  • Shipment planning, order management, and execution, including PO planning, management, and optimization 
  • Exception management, including detention & demurrage alerts and updates 
  • Carrier management for ocean, road and rail, including barge booking 
  • Rate management 
  • Booking management across modes and at the PO, container, and CBM/carton level 
  • Order confirmation, status updates and reporting, with both online and physical reports 
  • Multi-mode shipment management 
  • Document management, including doc uploads and tracking 
  • Invoicing 

The system will also optimize transport, planning and routing for local and cross-border distribution including optimization of alternative of transportation modes. In the future, the joint solution will also provide a platform for additional supply chain business process outsourcing services provided by PSA for shippers. 

One Network’s NEO platform offers a complete solution for autonomous supply chain management from inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics, including cross border and regional transportation management system solutions. One Network’s real- time network spans both planning and execution, with machine learning and intelligent agent technology to enable optimization of the multi-tier supply network, along with rapid identification of exceptions and autonomous resolution. 

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Freight Forwarding

CEVA Logistics acquires AMI Worldwide



CEVA Logistics acquires AMI Worldwide. Image: Pexels
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CEVA Logistics is launching a three-part expansion plan for the African market, through which it aims to become a leading, continent-wide market player.

With the acquisition of AMI Worldwide, CEVA Logistics is accelerating its expansion in East and Southern Africa

CEVA Logistics has acquired a controlling shareholding in AMI Worldwide, a third-party logistics provider with an extensive network in East and Southern Africa, which has more than 100 years of expertise in the region.

Effective July 1st, the AMI Worldwide office network in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa and its almost 1,000 employees will join the CEVA global network. They will provide a platform for further investment and expansion throughout the continent, with the objective of offering CEVA’s customers a seamless network, facilitating cargo movement within Africa and strengthening trade ties with the rest of the world.

CEVA Logistics is integrating three CMA CGM Inland Services facilities and opening its own new operations

Three CMA CGM Inland Services (CCIS) facilities are also joining CEVA’s network in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. These intermodal sites provide a launch platform for the company’s freight management ambitions. They offer freight forwarding services in addition to their full range of inland solutions related to container fleet management and ocean freight value-added services such as “Reefer” (refrigerated container) management services, stuffing and de-stuffing of containers, dry port and container depot functions. These entities keep their close relationship with CEVA’s parent company, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, which enjoys a historically strong continental presence.

CEVA is also expanding in Mauritania, where a direct presence has been established with extensive expertise in transit corridor operations, and in Ethiopia, where a new joint venture with MACFAA will be integrated into the CEVA network once all regulatory approvals are obtained.

CEVA presses ahead to achieve its goal of becoming a market leader in Africa

With these new strategic investments, CEVA is greatly expanding its capabilities in Africa, where it is able to provide a full range of logistics services to meet the rapid growth of the retail and consumer goods markets there. Simultaneously, it is able to link its customers to its strong global network alongside its best-in-class services and unmatched expertise.

In total, CEVA Logistics in Africa will represent:

  • A presence in 41 countries through 79 offices;
  • 1,300 staff members;
  • 19 full-service warehouses providing 135,000 square meters of storage capacity;
  • A fleet of 1,500 trucks

Mathieu Friedberg, Chief Executive Officer – CEVA Logistics, states: “Businesses across the African continent enjoy significant growth prospects and logistics solutions are crucial to materializing these opportunities, by ensuring supply chains work well and trade flows run smoothly. With our strategic, continental expansion plan, CEVA will play an integral part in supporting the continent’s socio-economic emergence, offering our customers our full range of tailored, innovative solutions along with our recognized expertise and our operational excellence. In so doing, we aim to become a leading, continent-wide market player. From December 2020, CEVA Logistics will become the single brand representing all our activities in Africa.”

Countries served directly by CEVA in Africa now comprise:

  • West coast: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania
  • Central Africa: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Southern Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Eastern Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

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