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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. And now on this week’s logistics news. How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes.

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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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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


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.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses


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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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.

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

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.

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.

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


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. 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. Logistics capabilities.

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Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

When imports break records two months in a row , it’s hard to see that as anything other than a good sign about what retailers expect in consumer demand,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. The volume of containers imported through August continues to grow and we expect this to continue through October before a slack period arrives as the holiday season inventory buildup comes to an end,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “We