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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Global shipping prices are continuing to rise as Houthi rebels keep up attacks on cargo vessels in and around the Red Sea. Several cargo vessels were struck by missiles or drones during the past week. Cargo theft incidents were up more than 57 percent in 2023 compared with the year prior, according to CargoNet, a Verisk company.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain.

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Maersk Breaks Ground on Atlanta-Based Air Cargo Hub

Supply Chain Brain

The new location offers direct planeside recovery, immediate unit load device (ULD) transfers to the facility and reduced processing fees.

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Q3 Parcel & Last Mile Market and the Q4 Outlook

Cathy Roberson

Catch my weekly column on air cargo, freight forwarding, and the express markets, and the occasional podcast on Air Cargo World. I’ll also be talking to the Atlanta CSCMP chapter on returns next week as well. Photo credits go to For daily thoughts and shares, be sure to follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers


Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers.

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Last-Mile Success - Closer and Faster

Cathy Roberson

Target is also introducing its lowest-cost delivery option, Target Last-Mile, beginning at its Atlanta sortation center. Catch my weekly column on air cargo, freight forwarding, and the express markets, as well as a monthly podcast on Air Cargo World. In total, the six sortation centers handled 4.5

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Small Parcel Shipping: Best Practices for eCommerce Merchants


Freight is packaged on pallets or in sturdy cargo containers and moved long distances by multiple modes of transportation like rail, ship, airplane, and truck. Unlike small parcel delivery, the sizes and quantities of cargo in freight are far too large to stack in the back of a UPS truck to reach the end destination.