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Getting Hitched without a Hitch

Getting Hitched without a Hitch Our website and catalog of successful case studies typically spotlight the kind of work that we’re most often called upon to do: Moving big, heavy complex shipments across borders and around the world. It took a New York-based wedding planner to figure out that if we could handle the movement and reassembly of manufacturing equipment from Argentina to Mexico, maybe we could manage the logistics for a high-profile destination wedding in St. Bart’s. Instead of crating up a stamping press or door…

Our White Glove Solution to a Full Color Problem

Our White Glove Solution to a Full Color Problem The problem was alarming, and expensive: Sensitive color printing systems shipped from the Far East were damaged before reaching a final destination in the United States. The customer need was clear: Find a solution. Quickly. And guarantee future results. The team at ICAT Logistics DTW responded with swift precision, tracing the process, isolating the cause of the damage and implementing a customized solution. Our troubleshooting determined that the equipment – secured in boxes six-feet-high…

Oversize, Overweight and Right up our Alley

Oversize, Overweight and Right up our Alley The ICAT Logistics DTW team recently put a particularly large package onto a truck traveling from Detroit to Norfolk, Virginia where it was loaded by crane onto a flat rack and then onto a ship to begin the 10,300 nautical mile trip through the Panama Canal and ultimately to Shanghai, China.  Our team called it “The Beast to the East.” How big was it? The package was 30 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and 10 feet high.  It weighed 42 tons.  Certainly large, but not in a class of its own from ICAT’s…

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Changes are Moving Fast in the Logistics World (Part 2)

Changes are Moving Fast in the Logistics World (Part 2) By Dan Cser   As the pace of change accelerates throughout the global shipping industry, success in the new year demands that logistics professionals keep a keen eye on emerging tools, technologies and tactics transforming the workplace.   At ICAT Logistics DTW, we have identified 19 areas to watch in 2019. In our first installment, we examined 11 external forces with significant impact on supply chain activities. In this part, we look at eight trends, ideas and practices directly affecting the…

Industrial Shippers: Expect 2019 to Bring Big Changes (Part 1)

Industrial Shippers: Expect 2019 to Bring Big Changes (Part 1) By Dan Cser   Three considerations are top of mind for industrial freight forwarders and logistics professionals at the start of the new year: exciting breakthroughs in innovation, customer demands for greater efficiency, and a turbulent economic-political climate.   From self-driven vehicles and autonomous ships -- to Artificial Intelligence and data management -- the marketplace is crackling with new ideas and experimentation.   At the same time, there is unrelenting pressure up and down the…

Patience Required to Spot Opportunity in China Trade Tiff

Patience Required to Spot Opportunity in China Trade Tiff By Dan Cser ICAT Logistics, Agency Owner For logistics professionals and their customers, the ongoing U.S.-China tariff showdown is a continuing source of anxiety, confusion and frustration, especially when reliable information is so scarce. The smart play is to take a deep breath, avoid overreaction and look for opportunities to arise that you can use to your advantage. To be sure, there is plenty to be concerned about in our current economic environment. The clock is running on a 90-day truce…

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