This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Amazon announces new changes to inventory limits. USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Earlier this week, the Port of Oakland said it is defraying its rising costs through new funding from the U.S.

US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

During a call organized by investment bank Cowen and Company, one panelist in the intermodal logistics sector said that “big-box retailers are not seeing any slowdown.” The Institute for Supply Management Customers’ Inventories Index for May, released Tuesday, fell yet again, to 28 points.

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

CH Robinson Logistics

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? Now, this congestion is spreading to Oakland, Vancouver, and Seattle ports. During last week’s Market Insights Live!

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. to Asia export bookings, especially in markets with low container inventory. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

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

GlobalTranz

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Future posts to look forward to in the next weeks include: Broad logistics trends.

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time. Logistics service providers can help both carriers and shippers sort through their options.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Los Angeles / Long Beach and Oakland have severe congestion due to lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China / Asia. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Relative reefer capacity at loosest point since mid-September

The Supply Chain Journal

The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California. But spending remains exceptional despite the moderation, and low inventory levels offset much of the decline that will occur from slowing demand.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

One ocean carrier told a company it would cost $32,000 to ship a group of standard containers from Shanghai to Los Angeles, Craig Grossgart, senior vice president of ocean at SEKO Logistics, said during a briefing for reporters late last month. “It Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

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.

Seasonality pushing rejections and rates higher ahead of the Fourth

The Supply Chain Journal

The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California. But spending remains strong despite the moderation, and low inventory levels offset much of the decline that will occur from slowing demand.