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It’s clear that pressure on shipping capacity and rates from the ELD mandate, the ongoing driver shortage and a robust economy won’t be going away any time soon. To overcome those issues, some shippers are finding — or rediscovering — intermodal shipping service. By moving trailers and containers via rail versus over-the-road trucking, shippers can bypass capacity issues and find lower costs.

The trend has been evident as intermodal traffic volumes have been strong over the past several months. Through the first 36 weeks of 2018, intermodal rail traffic is up 6 percent over the same time last year, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Converting traffic to intermodal shipping services makes sense for many shippers. Here’s a look at some important aspects of intermodal shipping you should consider.

Flexibility

Converting traffic to intermodal works best for shippers who are able to trade longer transit times for lower rates. It’s especially efficient when moving from a major market near an intermodal terminal to another major market with facilities, cutting down on drayage time and costs on either end of the shipment.

Suits more traffic

A few years ago, intermodal traffic was most efficient for moves of 700 miles or more. That was the upper limit of a one-day truck move, so it made sense to make longer hauls by rail. However, now with the ELD mandate, drivers may not be able to make the same moves in one day. What used to be a one-day truck move is now a two-day move. Now, if shifting to intermodal adds only one additional day, then the lower cost might be an attractive tradeoff. We’re finding that intermodal is attractive for shipments in the 500-600 mile range now, such as between major markets on the East Coast.

Improved service

Railroads are investing billions in improving intermodal infrastructure and services. New and expanded terminals, improvement of overall network velocity and removing inefficiencies that delay transit times are top priorities for railroads to ensure they retain traffic they’ve recently gained from over-the-road trucks.

Long-term conversion

If shippers adapt their supply chains to the pace of intermodal, they may be able to shift some of their products to ship earlier in the year to avoid peak congestion and build longer transit times into their strategies. Converting at least a portion of traffic to intermodal can pay off in long-term savings as OTR rates rise.

Drayage capacity

Intermodal drayage is not immune to capacity issues. Drayage, the truck movement on either end of the rail shipment from the terminal to origin or destination, still relies on drivers who can have their choice of freight right now. If a shipment requires multiple stops, or a 200-mile drive to pick up or drop off, the driver may be less willing to sign on for the move.

Transit times

Intermodal shipping works best when there’s some flexibility in transit time. If shippers can forecast freight needs a few days further out, they can build in time for intermodal service. With some additional planning, shippers can reduce costs with intermodal.

Ultimately, it’s up to the shipper to choose the best mode to serve their supply chain. Some freight is very time sensitive and should stay with an over-the-road option. If you’d like to explore intermodal possibilities, we can help you weigh the advantages of converting traffic to intermodal and provide you custom logistics solutions that meet your supply chain goals.

 

Learn how intermodal shipping can drive consistent capacity and cost savings into your supply chain. Call 866.275.1407 or Contact Us

 

GlobalTranz Acquires AFN Logistics

Combined company to drive expanded technology and market leadership

PHOENIX and CHICAGO (September 13, 2018) —(BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AFN Logistics, an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, 3PL logistics, and transportation management services. The acquisition further solidifies GlobalTranz’s position as a top freight brokerage firm and significantly increases its market share in 3PL services.  The transaction is expected to close within 45 days.

“I am excited to write the next chapter in AFN’s evolution with GlobalTranz,” said Owen Schnaper, chief executive officer of AFN. “Since Ryan Daube founded the business 15 years ago, AFN has focused on driving high value for its customers through unparalleled service with trusted freight carriers providing high-quality, consistent capacity. By combining with GlobalTranz, AFN can continue this history on a bigger platform with differentiated technology.  I know this combination will be attractive and beneficial to our clients and partners alike.”

“AFN Logistics is one of the fastest growing and most exciting companies in the 3PL space,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz.  “AFN has leveraged people, processes and technology to create unique solutions for its customers and develop strong carrier partnerships. Combining GlobalTranz’s and AFN’s network and technology along with the best talent in the industry creates a company that will exceed $1.5 billion in revenue and will further accelerate our growth and market leadership in the 3PL industry.”

GlobalTranz recently announced The Jordan Company, L.P. (TJC) as its new equity partner. “We are pleased to support the acquisition of AFN by GlobalTranz,” said Brian Higgins, senior partner, TJC. Higgins added, “GlobalTranz is executing on its strategy to drive market leadership by strong organic and acquired growth. AFN is a strong fit with this strategy.”

“Our unique hybrid combination of the best independent freight agents in the industry with our strong direct channels is a clear differentiator. AFN will further enhance our channels to market,” added Farrell.

Ranked the 10th largest freight brokerage in the US by Transport Topics and voted an Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL for 2018, GlobalTranz is driving strong growth with 25,000+ customers through technology innovation, a network of 34,000+ carriers, transformative M&A, creative products and superior customer service delivered by the best people in the industry.

For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2018, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S.

About AFN Logistics

AFN is an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, third-party logistics, and transportation management services that has served the needs of major manufacturers, top-20 retailers, and best-in-class carriers in North America since 2003. Known for its commitment to client service, AFN has a robust suite of people-first, technology-enabled solutions — from truckload, LTL, managed transportation and consolidation services to risk management, carrier compliance, cargo security and surveillance, and more.

About The Jordan Company, L.P.

TJC (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion since 1987 and a 35-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare and Consumer, and Telecom, Technology and Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, New York, TJC also has an office in Chicago, Illinois.

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Hurricane Florence Update – Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but remains incredibly dangerous.  Tropical-storm-force winds are hitting the NC/SC coastline right now and will increase to hurricane-force winds by tonight.  Landfall is expected to reach the US mainland late tonight or Friday morning.  Florence is expected to crawl along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday, producing catastrophic flooding and storm surge, before turning inland.

Our carrier partners and service providers continue their contingency preparations:

You should expect carrier operations to become increasingly challenged across the states of NC, SC, VA, and GA in the coming days.  New shipments may not be picked up for some time, and en route shipments may be significantly delayed.

If you need any specific carrier information such as which of their terminals may be closed and/or embargoed, please utilize the links below.  You can also reach out to LTLPricing@GlobalTranz.com for additional help.

More than 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities. In this country, we all rely on truck drivers in some way or another. Whether it’s to enjoy basic modern conveniences, receive life-sustaining medical supplies, or keep businesses thriving, our lives depend on the transportation industry and more importantly, our nation’s truck drivers. 

September 9-15, 2018 marks National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. This is an opportunity to recognize the 3.5 million trucking professionals across the country whose work is some of the most personally demanding and economically significant in the United States.  

 At GlobalTranz, we think it’s important to show truck drivers appreciation every day. We’re committed to making drivers’ lives more enjoyable on the road and helping them succeed every day of the year. Here are 5 ways shippers – and all of us in the logistics industry – can appreciate and respect truck drivers on a daily basis. 

Minimize driver wait time 

Much of a driver’s compensation is based on their ability to move loads quickly, safely and efficiently. With the ELD mandate strictly enforcing HOS rules, it’s important for shippers to run smooth dock operations and minimize the time drivers sit waiting for loading and unloading. Help drivers get in and out of facilities quickly and on the road.  

Make your facility easy and safe to access 

How easy is your facility to find? Does it come up on GPS? Is it easy to turn into without worrying about oncoming traffic or parked cars? If a driver wastes time finding your location, their job becomes unnecessarily difficult. Make sure your traffic patterns are safe and easy to maneuver and you have streamlined gate check-in procedures. 

 Be courteous and accommodating 

Ensure that you and your facility’s employees are treating drivers with respect. Provide ample parking at your loading docks and comfortable break areas and restrooms at your facilities. Offer drivers a place to rest, complete paperwork, make phone calls and get a snack or coffee while their truck is being loaded. Consider them an extension of your team. Their job is critical to getting your products to market.  

Pay freight bills quickly
With 350,000 owner operators, many truck drivers are also operating their own small business, and quick payment can be the essence to their success. It’s important to pay owner-operators and carriers quickly and accurately. Freightwaves.com suggests the best way to accomplish this is using a TMS that integrates clean data between carriers and shippers. 

Get involved 

The truck driving profession is personally demanding. Working fourteen hours a day, and spending prolonged time away from family are sacrifices truck drivers make to help keep the economy moving. There are several non-profit organizations, like Trucker Charity and Meals for 18 Wheels, devoted to mentoring, coaching and providing meals and assistance for drivers and their families. Consider getting involved with and learning more about these organizations and other causes supporting truck drivers. 

From all of us at GlobalTranz, we say, “thank you” to the men and women who keep America moving. #ThankATruckDriver every day.

August Industry Update

The logistics and supply chain industry is complex. GlobalTranz is committed to helping businesses and logistics professionals stay knowledgeable and up-to-date on the market and logistics best practices. Every month, we’re sharing trends and news impacting the logistics and supply chain industry. Here are some of the top headlines from August.

Logistics Industry News

 

More US Shippers ‘Shifting’ Truck Modes

As demand for faster fulfillment and replenishment cycles increases, LTL carriers are taking on more “middle mile” freight movements ending at customer facing distribution points once handled in truckloads. Read More

5 Ways to Mitigate High Freight Rates
Consistent economic growth in industries dependent on logistics has increased freight demand, creating more loads than available trucks. Spot market rates are up 25 to 35 percent over 2017, and analysts expect tight capacity and higher costs to continue into 2019. Read More

Transportation & Freight Markets

 

Early Trans-Pac Peak Could Impact US Spot Truck Rates
An accelerated peak shipping season at sea could translate into an earlier than usual surge in truck and intermodal shipments moving off coasts to distribution centers and end customers this fall. Read More.

5 Tips for Shippers in Tight Capacity Markets
It’s no secret that trucking capacity is strained. The U.S. economy is growing, creating very strong freight demand. At the same time, the ongoing driver shortage and decreased productivity from ELDs is resulting in more loads than available trucks. Here are 5 ways shippers can successfully navigate the capacity crunch during this historic time. Read More

Economy & Supply Chain

 

Why the Trucking Shortage Impacts Everyone

The shortage of truck drivers is at historic levels as a strong economy boosts freight demand. Bloomberg covers what caused the problem, why it has suddenly gotten worse and how the driver shortage impacts the economy. Read More

Retail Sales and Manufacturing Powering Solid Freight Demand

A surge in retail spending and manufacturing output in the second quarter signals some key indicators for freight demand to remain healthy and sustained through the third quarter as retail outlook remains positive. Read more

Technology & Innovation

 

Cutting Transportation Costs with Digital Bill of Ladings

Shippers across all industries and in all parts of the country are feeling the impact of increased transportation costs. The LTL industry still handles about 75% of shipments tendered using paper. Migrating the BOL from paper to digital format can greatly reduce the administrative costs of processing shipments and increase many operational efficiencies. Read More. 

Easing the Strain of the Truck Driver Shortage through Blockchain

The shipping industry has fewer drivers than it requires and that problem is on the rise, threatening slower shipment transit and higher prices for both consumers and operators. Blockchain technology has the potential to help compensate for the critical driver shortage and reward drivers for their hard work.  Read more

Regulation, Safety & Labor

 

ELD’s Open Up New Possibilities for Data-Driven Decision Making in Trucking

While the recently implemented federal ELD rule was aimed at improving compliance with driver hours-of-service limits, the resulting widespread rollout of these devices means that there is now an onboard technology platform in the cab of nearly every long-haul truck on the road,  opening up new possibilities for data-driven business decisions. Read more

Regulatory Relief Proposals Aimed to Help Shippers

While shippers don’t spend time familiarizing themselves with the complexities of regulations, the current proposed changes to hours-of-service regulations could provide relief to shippers by allowing more timely and safe delivery of their cargo. Read more

 

Learn how to drive efficiencies and cost savings into your supply chain during dynamic freight market conditions.  Call 866-275-1407 or Contact Us

Independent freight agent Anthony Laudati discovered his passion for freight sales 21 years ago, shortly after he began working for one of the country’s largest logistics providers in his home state of New York.

Anthony loved helping people solve complex logistics problems and over time built a loyal group of customers who would follow him throughout his career in logistics, gaining valuable experience along the way.

Over time, Anthony slowly grew weary of working with some logistics providers. He cited management changes, variable compensation and territory limitations as the chief reasons that kept him perpetually searching for the ideal freight sales position. Restrictions that were routinely placed on sales executives prevented him from working with some of his long-standing customers. “If you had a customer that loved you and referred somebody to you, you would have to pass that off as a sales lead,” says Anthony, especially if the customer was in another state or region.

In 2017, with two attractive offers on the table from logistics companies, Anthony had reached a tipping point in his career when he would consider yet another option— starting his own freight business and becoming an independent freight agent.

After several years working in W-2 positions for large companies, he came to the realization that anywhere you work has its share of risks and rewards. Anthony concluded that he wanted to be in control of his own destiny, while having an opportunity for unlimited growth and earning potential.

Anthony knew if he was going to dive into becoming an entrepreneur, he needed to set himself up with the right resources and partners to be successful. Which led him to joining the GlobalTranz Agent Network because, “Even though I was going out on my own, I didn’t want to be on an island. I knew I’d need the best support network and technology to help me grow.”

The Path to $1 Million in Freight Billings

Looking back at his first year as a GlobalTranz freight agent, Anthony is thrilled with the results. “I did $1 million this year by myself.” Now he’s growing to the point where he wants to add employees. If he does add people to his team, GlobalTranz will help train and onboard his new hires. “That was lifting the weight of the world off my shoulders,” he says, adding, “The most difficult task on my end is onboarding somebody and getting them up to speed with our systems.” As an entrepreneur, Anthony would rather spend his time growing his book of business, and the GlobalTranz agent development and back-office support teams help him stay focused on revenue-generating initiatives.

Additionally, he has access to a suite of innovative technology tools that gives Anthony a competitive advantage. His customers appreciate the easy-to-use GTZship TMS, which provides full visibility into their logistics operations and enables them to rate, book, track and analyze all their shipments in one place. “Our interface is very user-friendly—three clicks and you can have your shipment booked.”

Even though he’s an independent freight agent, Anthony’s quick to give credit to his extended GlobalTranz back office team where he has dedicated support for pricing, credit, technology, marketing, invoicing and legal services. “I can’t say enough good things about agent development and support. GlobalTranz provided top-notch onboarding services and business coaching that helped get me started and growing quickly.”

Anthony is also able to leverage GlobalTranz’s full-suite of logistics solutions and a network of over 34,000 pre-qualified carriers while benefitting from the company’s industry-leading name.

But the best part about being an independent freight agent is he can finally work with customers wherever they are in the country. “Here I am in the middle of the Hudson Valley in New York, and I have customers all over the U.S.”

“I’m doing a ton of business with them, and they’re happy with the service that I’m providing. I wouldn’t be able to do that if I was working in a W-2 role at a logistics company.”

Anthony Laudati has worked in the logistics and freight industry for 21 years. He resides in New York with his wife and their 4 children. Anthony joined the GlobalTranz agent network in 2017.

 

Learn more about the benefits of joining the GlobalTranz Independent Agent Network. Call 480-339-5804 or Contact Us

 

It’s no secret that trucking capacity is strained. The U.S. economy is growing, creating very strong freight demand. At the same time, the ongoing driver shortage and decreased productivity from ELDs is resulting in more loads than available trucks.  

Spot market rates are up 20 to 35 percent over 2017, and analysts expect tight capacity and higher costs to continue into 2019. 

 During this historic time, shippers are looking for solutions to mitigate dynamic market conditions and keep their logistics operations running smoothly. Here are 5 ways shippers can successfully navigate the capacity crunch. 

1.  Adopt TMS Technology 

A web-based TMS (transportation management system), with a network of pre-qualified carriers, centralizes the freight procurement process and provides end-to-end visibility.  

A TMS helps businesses make routing decisions by matching freight with the best carriers, lanes, rates and transit service.  GlobalTranz develops a TMS that uses machine learning to identify and optimize available capacity and match it to shipper demand. This technology helps shippers lower risk, optimize routes and increase service levels in all market conditions. 

Business intelligence and predictive analytics tools within a TMS also help shippers make data-driven decisions that manage disruptions, reduce downtime and effectively plan and budget overall logistics spend. 

2. Leverage Carrier Relationships

By leveraging carrier relationships, 3PLs are able to align available freight to carriers’ preferred lanes and backhaul needs. Logistics service providers like GlobalTranz can identify opportunities that align with carriers’ networks and provide consistent volume to minimize empty moves.

3. Utilize Dedicated Capacity Networks 

3PLs like GlobalTranz have relationships with a vast network of carriers and shippers and can align all types of shipper requests and schedules with carriers at contracted rates. Dedicated capacity provides consistent capacity for 3PLs that meets service, compliance and cost requirements for contracted or dedicated shipper business.  

Dedicated capacity networks are mutually beneficial for carriers, shippers and 3PLs alike. Carriers maintain frequent volumes and alleviate 3PLs from sourcing spot-market capacity during market shifts; as a result, shippers see improved service levels for on-time pick-up and delivery.  

4. Become a Shipper of Choice

For the first time in many years, carrier providers are in a position to choose which shippers they work with, giving rise to the shipper of choice” environment. Shippers who provide better experiences for carriers can reap long-term benefits in the form of higher service levels, fewer claims, and better rates. To become a shipper carriers want to work with, it’s important to run efficient and friendly dock operations, reduce driver wait times, provide comfortable breakroom and restroom accommodations, and pay carriers quickly and accurately. 

5. Use Multimodal Solutions 

Treat each shipment as a move, independent of the modes and vendors required to transport. With truckload capacity tight, using a variety of multi-modal solutions, like combining rail with truckload and LTL, helps mitigate capacity challenges while reducing overall costs. 

 

Learn how the right combination of people, processes and technology can help you mitigate capacity challenges. Call 866-275-1407 or Contact Us

 

PHOENIX – August 15, 2018 – (BUSINESS WIRE) GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider, today announced it has acquired SynchOne, LLC, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based freight brokerage and logistics company. The acquisition demonstrates GlobalTranz’s continued execution of its strategy to drive market leadership through both strong organic and acquired growth.

SynchOne is the LTL (less-than-truckload) 3PL solutions business of Synchrogistics. SynchOne has significant freight management expertise and best practices that help improve operational excellence. SynchOne’s ability to build strategic relationships and provide exceptional customer service makes it a valuable addition to GlobalTranz.

“SynchOne has worked with GlobalTranz as a freight agent for over 7 years. We have leveraged GlobalTranz’s technology to help drive valuable solutions for our customers” said Bill Jackson, founder of SynchOne. “We are excited to make our LTL solutions business part of GlobalTranz and look forward to helping drive company growth.”

“We are excited to make SynchOne part of GlobalTranz,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer at GlobalTranz. “The team at SynchOne has built solutions for their customers that drive operative and competitive advantages. We look forward to directly continuing their strong customer service focus and use of deep industry knowledge to accelerate our company’s growth.”

GlobalTranz announced its 2018 Q2 Earnings on July 25, 2018; reporting record revenue and profit growth as a result of the company’s market leading ability to implement technology-driven sophisticated logistics and transportation solutions.

SynchOne is GlobalTranz’s sixth acquisition since January 2017, expanding its footprint and capabilities with Dallas-based AJR Transportation, Salt Lake City-based Apex Logistics Group, Milwaukee-based Global Freight Source, Minneapolis-based Logistics Planning Services, and Richmond-based Worthington Logistics.

 About SynchOne

SynchOne is a privately-held, Greensboro-based freight brokerage solutions provider specializing in LTL shipping.  SynchOne provides shippers of all sizes value-added services and technology that drives efficiency, reliability and cost savings for their businesses.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. for 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Annie Graupner
communications@globaltranz.com

Shipping rates for cross-border Mexico loads are fluctuating for the same reasons we are experiencing in the U.S. – the ELD mandate, rising prices, chronic driver shortage and soaring consumer demand. One factor unique to cross-border trade that’s impacting the market is the extreme imbalance between southbound and northbound traffic. According to JOC.com, there are not enough southbound trailers to match rising northbound demand for trailer space.

Mexico is an enormous market for both imports and exports. USTR.gov notes that in 2017 “The U.S. imported $340.3 billion worth of goods from Mexico, and exports to Mexico totaled $276.2 billion,” making Mexico the United States’ third largest market for both imports and exports in 2017. Despite recent tariffs imposed on some goods, trade flow continues to be strong across the U.S.-Mexico border.

For cross-border shippers, the export-import landscape has become exceedingly complex. Here are 5 tips to better manage your costs and processes:

1. Provide Essential Information in Advance

Incomplete or incorrect paperwork is a common reason shipments get delayed at the border, and it’s very avoidable. When you provide all the information about your freight in advance to your logistics partner, they’re able to coordinate and prepare shipment documentation that must accompany every cross-border shipment. Make sure you provide your logistics partner with accurate shipping addresses, piece counts, pallet counts, details about the items being shipped and timelines.

2. Increase Lead Time

A 1,000-mile load going from state-to-state in the U.S. won’t have the same transit time when shipping into Mexico. Everything slows down at border crossings for routine customs clearance procedures. The more lead time your logistics partner has to book a shipment, the more leverage they have to secure the best carrier for your lane, identify efficiency improvements, negotiate rates and accommodate delivery timelines. If you have a critical northbound shipment, your logistics partners will need time to find the right carrier to handle it. Sometimes, this requires considerable deadhead, which inherently increases costs. In a capacity-constrained environment, information and time are great equalizers.

3. Hire a Good Customs Broker 

The carrier and 3PL will get your shipment to the border, and the customs broker will help you carry the ball over the goal line. Think of your customs broker as a CPA for freight. They prepare every shipment’s paperwork, so it complies with the export and import laws of U.S. and Mexico. If one form is out of place or you’re missing a signature, your freight could be delayed. Frequent communication with your customs broker is a must-have for smooth border crossing. Find a good customs broker and stick with them if they consistently provide excellent service.

4. Work with CTPAT Carriers and Partners

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program in 2001 in the aftermath of 9/11. According to the agency’s website, “CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security.” CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program for importers, carriers, consolidators, customs brokers and manufacturers. CTPAT members agree to work with CBP to “protect the supply chain, identify security gaps and implement specific security measures and best practices.”

The bottom line for shippers is when you hire companies that are in the government’s CTPAT program you lower your risk. CTPAT members are also less likely to be slowed down by CBP at U.S. entry points and will often experience shorter wait times at the border.

5. Use a Transportation Management System (TMS) for full Visibility

With so many moving parts in cross-border shipping, a TMS is critical to providing end-to-end visibility, tracking and connectivity among all parties involved. A TMS with predictive analytics and business intelligence capabilities will also enable you to use data to optimize your cross-border freight operations and identify opportunities for mode shift, consolidation and cost efficiencies.

Cut Through the Complexity and Hire Experienced Pros

There’s no doubt that cross-border shipping is a complicated business. By following our five tips here, you’ll reduce your risk and begin to optimize your processes. If you don’t have your core group of experts at your company to adequately handle logistics operations to and from Mexico, consider hiring a 3PL with significant experience in that part of the world.

GlobalTranz has a permanent office in Mexico staffed with bi-lingual logistics experts. Learn more about how we can help you cut through the complexity of cross-border Mexico shipping.

 

Learn how the right combination of people, processes and technology can drive cost savings and efficiency into your cross-border Mexico logistics. Call 52 81 8000 7633 or Contact Us