Cargoccino is our bi-monthly post for logistics professionals and importers, delivering bite-sized industry news. Stay informed while enjoying your favorite drink, with updates every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

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🚒 Hapag-Lloyd's Creative Fix for Red Sea Diversions 🌍

Facing disruptions in the Red Sea, Hapag-Lloyd introduces a unique solution – land service corridors from Jebel Ali, Dammam, and Jubail to Jeddah. Despite ongoing diversions impacting over 100 voyages, the company aims to ease challenges by providing alternative routes in Saudi Arabia. Shippers can also connect to Hapag's ocean shuttle service from Jeddah, offering an unconventional yet promising option amidst the Suez Canal uncertainties. Stay tuned for further inland network expansions as Hapag-Lloyd navigates through the evolving situation.

Source: The Maritime Executive

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🚚 C.H. Robinson Digital Leap with eBOL Adoption⚑

In a groundbreaking move, C.H. Robinson, the largest US third-party logistics provider, announces the adoption of the electronic bill of lading (eBOL) with 10 LTL partners. CEO Dave Bozeman spearheads this initiative, positioning C.H. Robinson at the forefront of the digital transformation in freight management. The shift from manual to digital processes promises increased efficiency, reduced costs, and real-time visibility, marking a pivotal moment for the logistics industry. πŸššπŸ“²

Source: JOC

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πŸ—οΈ Port NOLA Secures $300M Federal Grant for Louisiana International Terminal Project!✨

Port NOLA

Port of New Orleans secures a whopping $300 million in federal grants, with $226 million from the INFRA Grant and $73.77 million from the MEGA Grant, propelling the construction of the $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT). This historic investment, the largest in Louisiana's history, aims to transform the economic landscape and solidify the state's position as a premier international Gulf gateway. With plans for a state-of-the-art container terminal, Port NOLA envisions unparalleled opportunities, connecting via interstate systems, railroads, waterways, and hubs.

Source: AJOT

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🚚 Walmart's Trucking Strategy: Why Pay Six Figures to Truck Drivers?

Walmart's decision to offer truck drivers up to $110,000 in their first year, double the national average, reveals a unique approach in the trucking industry. Loyalty is a crucial factor supporting Walmart's retail dominance, with 14,000 drivers contributing to a reliable workforce. The historical emphasis on supply chain efficiency and distribution sets Walmart apart, challenging conventional norms. The recent shift in truck driver hiring policies prompts speculation about its impact on the logistics landscape. πŸŒπŸ“¦

Source: Freight Wave

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β˜• What is brewing at BlueCargo? β˜•

In a mere two weeks, BlueCargo's CEO and Co-Founder, Alexandra Griffon, is set to take the stage at Manifest, shedding light on how BlueCargo revolutionizes the validation of operational charges (VOC) in the global supply chain. The focus? Uncovering hidden freight costs and presenting innovative solutions.Mark your Calendar for Wednesday, February 7β‹…10:30 – 11:00am.

Catch the BlueCargo team at Booth 305, in front of the Puppy Park.

Here’s who you can expect to chat with at the BlueCargo booth:

  • Alexandra Griffon, CEO and co-founder
  • Grant Pollock, VP of Sales and Success
  • Pedro Matias, MidMarket and Head of MidMarketClient Relations
  • Shane Ball, Enterprise Account Executive
  • Nathan Pung, Subject Matter ExpertProduct Owner
  • Carey Spanos, Enterprise Account Executive
  • Aurelie Benchetrat, Head of Marketing and Public Relations

Book a meeting with the team clicking this link.

Register now for Manifest 2024 to avail of discounted rates HERE.

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BlueCargo at TPM24

Don't miss the TPM24 panel featuring GE Appliances and BlueCargo on Wednesday, 6th March, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm (PST).

TPM24March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

In 2023, importers enjoyed lower freight rates after the challenges of 2022. However, detention and demurrage fees remained a persistent issue, difficult to track and dispute. GE Appliances tackled this by using technology, particularly BlueCargo's software. They aimed to minimize fees by efficiently auditing and disputing charges. The case study with executives from GE Appliances and BlueCargo will discuss how technology played a crucial role in addressing national-scale detention and demurrage challenges.

TPM Agenda details HERE.


Book your TPM24 1 on 1 meeting with the BlueCargo team by clicking this LINK.

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Stay tuned for next week post, on the matter of:
"The importance of tracking your containers through BlueCargo"