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What Are Supply Chain Logistics?

Supply chain logistics are the backbone of many different industries. For instance, the manufacturing process cannot exist without supply chain logistics. Various materials must be sourced from suppliers and brought to the factory to create a product. The manufacturing process would grind to a halt without supply chain logistics. The food industry is another excellent...

Northbound Voyage Shipping Delay

SHIPPING DELAY INFORMATION: Due to a mechanical issue, the northbound voyage 22113, scheduled for departure on July 20, 2022, has been canceled. Northbound voyage 22115 will continue as scheduled on Friday, July 22. Tote is expected to return to two sailings next week. Our team at Carlile is working diligently to minimize the impact of...

What Are the Challenges of Shipping in Alaska?

If you’re looking to move goods to or from Alaska, you’ll need to be aware of the unique challenges that come with shipping in Alaska. For one, the terrain can be difficult to navigate, especially if you’re driving a freight truck. There are also size and weight regulations in place for trucks traveling in Alaska,...

What Are Cold Chain Logistics?

Cold chain logistics is a critical part of the supply chain for any company that produces or sells temperature-sensitive goods. It can be a complex process, but it is important to understand how cold chain logistics work. In this post, we will discuss the basics of cold chain logistics and what we do to keep...

The Top 3 Challenges for Freight Logistics

Freight logistics are essential to the proper function of a healthy supply chain. With so many moving parts and systems that need to work together as cleanly as possible, it’s natural to expect some big challenges. In the state of Alaska, we experience even bigger challenges. Unreliable Supply Freight logistics systems exist because wholesale goods...

What Is Multimodal Transport?

Multimodal transport combines two or more methods of transportation, or “modes.” Each mode of transportation–over air, sea, and land–has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Rather than depend on one method, multimodal shipping uses two or more. The main benefit is efficiency. Multimodal logistics reduce transport costs while optimizing lead times and reducing inventories. By combining various...

2021 General Rate Increase

Alaska 2021 General Rate Increase Announcement. In response to the announced 2021 general rate increase by Tote Maritime Alaska, Carlile will be increasing our rates effective on November 14th, 2021. A general rate increase (GRI) is a rate that carriers apply to ocean freight rates. The general rate increase, coupled with increased costs across our...