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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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.

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.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. 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. One of the issues with electric cars thus far has been the life of the battery.

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.

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.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

However, I did like the unique tiles and the expert design assistance offered by the first retailer and thought through what could have been an ideal customer experience for me: The tile retailer having the ability to look up the current inventory of the distributor online.