Logistics Publications


Simply SIMI – Importing in Argentina

Posted on December 10, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

For those with experience exporting goods to Argentina, you may know all too well how challenging customs clearance can be with the required prior approval by the Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (Argentine Tax and Customs Authority). Fortunately, a new system, SIMI, has been developed to simplify the process.The Comprehensive Import Monitoring System, SIMI (Sistema Integral de Monitoreo de Importaciones), is a tool built to monitor imports in Argentina. Through this system, import licenses are processed electronically, in advance, and free of charge. The declarations made are valid for 180 calendar days from the date of...

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Simplifying Incoterms 2020

Posted on December 10, 2019. Category: Logistics PublicationsTrade Publications

International commercial terms (incoterms), are the guidelines for global trade around the world. To provide clarity in the contractual flow, we must understand the incoterms that are being used in the contract between the buyer and the seller for each transaction. Correctly understood incoterms ensure a smoother and effective process. The most recent edition was presented by the International Chamber of Commerce, Incoterms 2020. This is the ninth version of incoterms since they were first introduced in 1936. One major change is Delivered At Place (DAP, 2010) was renamed Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU, 2020). DAP was renamed to DPU to make it distinctly...

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Last Mile Deliveries

Posted on December 06, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

In this era of online shopping, consumers are wanting their deliveries faster and faster. Companies that are selling goods directly to individual consumers simply cannot be competitive unless they can deliver said goods in a timely fashion. Companies like FedEx, UPS, and now Amazon can ship almost anywhere in the US overnight.Last Mile Delivery by definition is the final leg of a shipment (from destination airport/warehouse to final destination, which is usually a personal residence.) This has become a key part in the transportation of goods, but is also the most expensive to the seller. There are several...

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Latest Tariff News

Posted on December 05, 2019. Category: Logistics PublicationsTrade Publications

On Monday December 2, President Trump advised that his administration is considering tariffs as high as 100% on French goods in retaliation for a new Tax on digital services, greatly impacting U.S technology companies. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative deemed the tax discriminatory against U.S. companies. The estimated value of imported goods impacted could be up to $2.4 Billion U.S. and includes cheese, beauty products, handbags and certain winesTrump also advised new tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) from Brazil and Argentina, in retaliation for what he claims is currency devaluation on their part. These tariffs will...

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Logistic Challenges in India

Posted on December 03, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Due to Trump-era tariffs, many manufacturers are exploring options for their supply chains. India is a low-cost country alternative, however, there are some challenges regarding logistics that need to be reviewed in detail.Ground transportation accounts for 65% of intra-India cargo movement according to the National Highways Authority of India.  The large network of highway and road systems connecting India are of inconsistent quality, dangerous and prone to persistent traffic delays.  The heavy reliance and demands of the ground transportation infrastructure, especially for long hauls, propel costs higher than in other countries.Ocean transport for international freight is dominated...

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Northeast Passage Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With the increase of global warming, it is possible to connect European and Asian seaports along the Russian Arctic Coast. This is called “Northeast Passage” or “Nothern searoute."  This route reduces distances by 30% on average and transit times by 40% on average. Consequently, it also reduces the fuel needs and costs. Ice breaking ships are usually needed to transit, but it is significantly less useful due to global warming. Now vessels with reinforced bows are enough. China and North European countries are very interested by this new option. However,...

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Supply Chain & Its Environmental Impact

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With out a doubt, over the years, supply chain management has become an indispensable part of business. With supply chain management comes the power to boost customer service and reduce operating costs. This then leads to improvement of the financial standing of a company. Since supply chain management is a highly elaborate system used by many different sized companies, it is important to know its effects on a world-wide basis.  There has been an increased awareness of the earth’s sustainability lately, and one of the trending topics is how supply chain management impacts the world’s...

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Congestion Pricing's Future Effect on Infrastructure

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

As most in logistics and transportation already know, the nation’s infrastructure is a constant topic of worry for everyone between ground level operations to politicians.  Cities are strapped for cash because the funding for upkeep and upgrades simply hasn’t been allocated or isn’t available.  The federal government drags its feet in favor of designer grievances spurred by populism and what sells in the media. The state and local governments are already overwhelmed and underfunded just to keep the crumbling roads, bridges, tunnels, and decaying of older mass transit systems from reaching critical...

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2019 Asian International Logistics Technology and Transport System Exhibition

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

The 2019 Asian International Logistics technology and Transportion System exhibition will be held this year from October 23rd through the 26th in Shanghai, China.This exhibition will have 630 exhibitors to be attended, and it will have around 70,000 square meters of exhibition area.The main exhibits of this exhibition are as below:Mechanical handling equipment Warehousing Technology and Workshop Equipment Packaging and order picking equipment Loading Technology Material handling technology, warehousing technology and logistics systems Traffic engineering Internal Material System and Software technologyIn the mean time, China has incorporated the logistics industry into the 12th Five-Year Plan recently years....

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How One App Can Help Driver Shortage

Posted on September 10, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Everyone knows about Uber and how it has transformed the Taxi business. Now Uber Freight is on the rise and is about to transform the transportation business. Think of it as Uber, but for Truck Drivers. Although that may not sound ideal, there is an increasing problem in the supply chain industry, the problem being driver shortage.  Driver shortage is starting to significantly impact our economy in a subtle yet harmful way. It has caused inflation in our economy to the point where it has disrupted many companies' earnings per share. In Corporate America, if you look at our...

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