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Container shipping’s stranger-than-fiction first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Ships spill tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cargo into the ocean ( story here ). Freight rates resume their ascent in the wake of Ever Given-related disruptions to supply chains. Cargo demand just keeps rising. A “tsunami of freight” is en route ( story here ).

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. Cargo losses escalate as thieves target cars, electronics. The Port of Oakland reported cargo in April dropped 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago due to factory and port shutdowns in China.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

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Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. With the estimated average ocean freight of $1000 per TEU, ocean carrier revenue loss adds up to $1.9b. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon announces new changes to inventory limits. USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Bank of America sounding the alarm on collapsing freight demand. Trucking demand is “near freight recession levels,” according to Bank of America.

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The latest data reveals that despite a deluge of inbound cargo since the second half of last year, import demand is not abating — it’s increasing. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Customers Inventories Index, released Monday, dropped to 28.4

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

Vessel operators have no extra ships to meet a tidal wave of freight demand, containers are in short supply or can’t get quickly repositioned where needed, and destination ports are piling up with boxes because they can’t keep up with the volume.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed. I believe they will try to remain in a [freight] seller’s market for as long as they possibly can. “We The good news for U.S.