Logistics Publications

Road Safety & Logistics: Truck Guards

Posted on October 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

With thousands of vehicles transporting cargo to all corners of the United States, the safety of drivers, cargo, and the public is an issue that requires constant attention and refinement. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working on some critical improvements for larger transportation vehicles: rear and side underride guards. Yet, such advancement in safety would require careful planning of a rollout and legislation that may temporarily impact the logistics industry.What are truck underride and side guards, and why are they important? Truck underride and side guards are...

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Setting Up A Compliance Ship-to-Home Model

Posted on September 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Need for A New Model Since the onset of the global pandemic, many companies have provided their employees the opportunity to work remotely to promote safety. Working from home presents a few challenges, with one of the biggest being how to handle shipments to/from at-home personnel. This process becomes increasingly challenging for international shipments, where any delays can have far-reaching operational and compliance implications.Let’s consider the engineer who needs to receive some samples or a prototype. In the past, the sample would have been shipped via the normal process and delivered to the engineer in...

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The Future of Logistics: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Logistics Execution

Posted on September 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

In recent years we have gotten familiar with hearing how artificial intelligence (AI) will change various businesses. Among them, logistics is also one of the industries to be affected by this new wave.What is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how is it different from Machine?A machine operates and perceives things in accordance with the logic programmed by a human. On the other hand, Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as a computer or a program able to solve problems or learn from historical data. Unlike a simple machine or robot which recalls the solution saved for the same problem, AI...

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Is Waste Sorted Today?

Posted on August 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Did you know that since July 1, 2019, garbage classification went live in Shanghai? Shanghai city is the 1st city in China to start garbage classification. Based on Shanghai’s classification standards, all waste is classified to these categories: hazardous waste, recyclable waste, household food waste, and residual waste. All citizens can be informed of this process with a leaflet and handbook from their neighborhood committee.This information is also broadcast on television.My daughter, who is 5 years old, learned about garbage classification from her teacher in kindergarten. I am surprised that she knows quite well how to sort our...

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All About Allyn Belfort

Posted on August 21, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

Allyn Belfort was established in 2001 due to the opportunity to support the outsourcing of the transport activities for a Gas Turbine leader in France. Project management was our main responsibility when we started with it. Our statement of work was for Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Project Manager, and Commercial Administrator.Our strengths and expertise today now include ITO, MLS, project management (V2V, Outbound, Expedited), HL and OOG equipment, letter of credit and legal chart analysis, claim management, customs expertise, warehousing, trade compliance, multiple TMS support, HR/Finance/admin support, and business development.A great strength of our team is...

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Coronavirus Update - August 18

Posted on August 19, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Global UpdatesQatar Airways plans to resume flights to London Gatwick Airport on August 20. Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Container Terminals has enhanced their COVID testing and results show an increase in infections. 57 dockside laborers tested positive and the Union of Hong Kong Dockers have asked container companies to expand their accommodations. Beginning August 29, airports in Nigeria...

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Shanghai Ranked as Third International Shipping Center

Posted on August 18, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Shanghai has become one of the world's top three shipping centers for the first time in six years and ranked third, second to Singapore and London. According to a municipal government report that evaluates port conditions, shipping services, and general business environment.Shanghai's improved ranking was mainly due to its high-end shipping services.Besides software improvement, Shanghai has also been strengthening shipping hardware constructions in terms of port facilities. With container throughput ranking world's first for ten consecutive years, Shanghai has the great advantage to gain global shipping resource allocation.Close to half of the world's...

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Turbine Blade Transport- Ride Like The Wind

Posted on August 13, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

"Huge bladed wind turbines rotate on their towers near-weightlessly – but before these behemoths are able to generate electricity at dizzying heights they have to complete an arduous journey. The transportation of wind power systems is packed with challenges – and is never routine business.”- Kay Dohnke, writerWind Energy BackgroundWind energy is becoming more and more critical to the power industry sector. In 2019 wind met 15% of the EU’s power demand on average and is expected to grow its share in the following years.According to the IEA (International Energy Agency), wind is expected to...

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Logistics Challenges in Reaching Mars

Posted on August 12, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

On July 2020, a Skyrocket carrying a spacecraft named "HOPE" was launched towards outer space, which would take seven long months to reach planet Mars. Once it arrives, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) scientists will start research via satellites to monitor climate change and Mars's atmosphere for the next year.Logistics's role from assembly to launch was challenging, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it more complicated due to travel restriction and quarantine protocols in early 2020. On the other hand, the UAE Government had given a deadline to reach Mars before 2nd December 2021, which would mark the 50th Anniversary of...

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NAFTA 2.0 - Provisions and Effects of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Posted on July 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

On July 1st, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect. Also known as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC) in Canada and Mexico respectively, this free trade agreement was designed to replace the 26-year-old NAFTA. Rather than completely restructuring the previous NAFTA, the USMCA is primarily a renegotiation of the original agreement intended to benefit each participating country. In addition to renegotiated terms, the USMCA also includes new stipulations on labor rights, environmental standards, intellectual property, and digital trade.Some of the significant provisions outlined in...

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