Already into the 2nd week of the New Year, changes are happening in the shipping world with trends making waves. This time around, we want to share with you trends that could help further freight management in the future.
The international shipping industry should always stay ahead of the times, where shipping and logistics service providers are pushing the envelope so that customers are able to better reap the rewards from advancements, for quicker and safer deliveries of cargo. The following freight management trends have been noted and players in the international shipping industry should take note;
Cargo Handling Automation
For means of bridging the gap between the ever-growing customer demands and business processes to meet those demands, shipping companies should take note on dealing with heavy or long tasks, such as picking up and storing goods in the warehouses. This can be done using robotic loading systems so that cargo can be loaded into tow trucks or container ships, and later unloaded into distribution centres or delivery points.
Enforcing Green Practices
Many measures are looking to reduce the carbon footprints and combat global warming, with many a shipping company coming under fire due to their former negative contributions to the earths’ rising temperatures. Newer sustainability practices are enforcing energy efficient carriers, as well as implementing truck scales to measure the truckload capacity to prevent overloading and to minimise shipment numbers. By doing so and planning better, you are able to prevent almost empty trucks sent out on deliveries and wasting energy resources.
One of the most popular freight management trends that we are seeing involves outsourcing vital logistics and business operations. Things like handling freight administrations, transport management, payment handling data analysis and automation adoption is handed over to companies who specialise in them, to ensure operational efficiency.
IOT Technology, or Internet of Things Technology, is making head waves in freight management, where the use of sensors and RFID tagging are used for automated operations in warehouses and distribution centres to streamline operations better. Further advances to be expected include using drones or autonomous vehicles for cargo deliveries.
With these freight management trends in mind, what are your thoughts and concerns for the future? We’d love to hear from our Transco clients about these changes to the freight industry.