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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…

Brazil to Detroit: Right on Time

Brazil to Detroit: Right on Time How do you get from Bahia, Brazil, to Detroit? If you’re moving nine crates of vehicle side panels that weigh three tons, as ICAT Logistics DTW did in August, the answer is: Very carefully. That’s because moving such heavy material 6,000 miles isn’t only about getting the right trucks and airplanes. It’s about planning. In Brazil, and wherever ICAT ships industrial materials around the world, the company maintains a close working relationship with the agents who follow their clients’ cargo…

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Surviving U.S.-China Trade War Requires Savvy Logistics

Surviving U.S.-China Trade War Requires Savvy Logistics By Dan Cser ICAT Logistics, Agency Owner At the border entries and docks along the front lines of the China-U.S. trade standoff, hostilities are more than a war of words. Tit-for-tat tariff salvos between the two nations have complicated the ever-demanding work of freight forwarders, shippers and logistics professionals, producing significant casualties in terms of conflict, confusion, complexity, cost and consequences. Still possible but far from certain: Compromise and conclusion. While President…

Logisitics Gets Reboot from Robots

Logisitics Gets Reboot from Robots There’s a joke going around the Internet that reflects our brave new world of robots. A robot walks into a bar, orders a drink and lays down some cash. The bartender says: “Hey, we don’t serve robots.” And the robot says, “Oh, but someday you will.” The point is: Robots are here to stay. That’s especially true in logistics, where their use is increasing rapidly. All along the supply chain, forward-thinking decision-makers have stepped up the cadence for embracing, deploying and adjusting…

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Dan's Downloads Dan’s Downloads   Dan Cser, owner of ICAT Logistics DTW, is tracking the constantly changing world of logistics, freight forwarding, shipping and supply chain management. Here is a roundup of news items that caught his attention:   Inflation is Coming to the U.S. on an 18-Wheel Flatbed CNBC https://tinyurl.com/yd7ksrt7   China’s Scrap Ban Leaves Supply Chain Unsettled Supply Chain Dive https://tinyurl.com/y7sol4xf   Wi-Fi in the Road? Kansas City Start-Up Developing ‘Smart’ Pavement…

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