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

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight rates resume their ascent in the wake of Ever Given-related disruptions to supply chains. A “tsunami of freight” is en route ( story here ). Freight rates rise rapidly and keep climbing, limited only by the profit margins of importers ( story here ).

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy.

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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. This included our forecast of future market conditions, explanations of how the latest market changes impact supply chains, and answers to your most pressing questions.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

Rajesh Mani, Director of Presales, Supply Chain Apps, Bristlecone. Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 disruption, I have come across many organizations and ‘initiatives of the month’ focusing on improving supply chain visibility.

Tender rejections moving atypically prior to holiday

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers). That will keep the freight flowing throughout the year.

Relative reefer capacity at loosest point since mid-September

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers). That will keep the freight flowing throughout the year.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. 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.

Seasonality pushing rejections and rates higher ahead of the Fourth

The Supply Chain Journal

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers). Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers). Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers). DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Insights News

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

Logistics Viewpoints

This will certainly be an interesting area to watch, especially as electric vehicles become more commonplace and apply to the global supply chain. How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

GlobalTranz

It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. Blockchain in the supply chain. Freight data use. Freight

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Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Customers Inventories Index, released Monday, dropped to 28.4 The Census Bureau’s retail inventory-to-sales ratio in February was down to 1.23, 18% below the March 2019 number and the second lowest ratio ever (after this January’s).

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.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

To better understand how importers should adapt to this challenging new landscape, American Shipper conducted an in-depth interview this week with Jochen Gutschmidt, vice president of global supply chain advisory services at Copenhagen-based Sea-Intelligence. The good news for U.S.

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Customers Inventories Index, released Monday, dropped to 28.4 The Census Bureau’s retail inventory-to-sales ratio in February was down to 1.23, 18% below the March 2019 number and the second lowest ratio ever (after this January’s).