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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? The impact of the semiconductor shortage varies by truck manufacturer. During last week’s Market Insights Live!

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. 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.


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Tender rejections moving atypically prior to holiday

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. Source: FRED.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses


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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

We’ve seen customers have to make really tough decisions, prioritizing what inventory they absolutely need and which they don’t. They are forcing some companies to hold off on new orders, consider sourcing products in Mexico or Central America, or make other adjustments.