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Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

webinar, we provided an in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends in the North American freight market. The strong economic recovery and need to rebuild retail inventory creates high out-of-season demand in port cities. Once sales rebalance, will inventory follow?

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.

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Tender rejections moving atypically prior to holiday

The Supply Chain Journal

As we head into an extended weekend, many of the typical pre-holiday freight trends are playing out. The movements can be attributed to shippers both pulling freight forward before the holiday (and end of the month), and pushing lead times out for other shipments to after the weekend.

Relative reefer capacity at loosest point since mid-September

The Supply Chain Journal

Only amid the last-minute freight rush in the weeks leading up to Christmas 2020 was OTVI ever higher. As I wrote last week, we saw typical freight activity in the days leading up to the holiday, as tender lead times expanded and tender volumes rose. Manufacturing.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Purchasing ocean transportation has become so expensive that many companies with lower-value commodities can’t afford to import anymore, analysts and logisticians say. Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re Quite literally manufacturing is returning to the U.S.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

Before joining Sea-Intelligence in December, Gutschmidt worked on both sides of the fence: bringing ocean carrier knowledge to the table from his years as a Maersk executive and shipper insight from his time as global head of freight at Nestle. The urge to upsize inventories.