Getting space on ships next year the biggest worry for the logistics sector

Getting space on ships next year the biggest worry for the logistics sector

Securing space on containerships is viewed as the biggest challenge for the logistics sector going into 2022, according to an industry survey. A poll of 800 logistics companies by online equipment trading platform Container xChange reveals that for 53% of respondents, finding slots on vessels is by far the biggest concern for businesses, followed by […]

Just in case: Port crisis could alter logistics landscape forever

Just in case: Port crisis could alter logistics landscape forever

Much has been written about the backlog of container ships off the U.S. West Coast, but even when that situation eases, the supply chain bottleneck that it created will still be felt well into next year. It is the price a global economy pays for building ultra-efficient networks in which just-in-time inventory practices dominate the manufacturing and […]

Global and U.S. Logistics is a Mess Heading into the Holiday Season

Global and U.S. Logistics is a Mess Heading into the Holiday Season

Manufacturers and retailers continue to reel over the logistics nightmare that is slowly unfolding across the global and U.S. stage. Shipping containers (from Shanghai) to the West Coast — if you can find one — for the holiday season can now cost as much as $32,000, an increase of over 400% in recent years. But, […]

The 2021 Holiday Logistics Guide

The 2021 Holiday Logistics Guide

Halloween is in the rearview mirror and Black Friday is on the horizon. As such, retailers and logistics providers are gearing up for the annual holiday logistics crunch. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent over 2020 to between $843.4 […]

Air Cargo Today: Buckle Up!

Air Cargo Today: Buckle Up!

Experts offer tips and advice for riding out the turbulent airfreight market. Capacity remains tight, driving rates higher and extending the current fragility in many supply chains. Airports that have implemented zero-COVID strategies—which make sense from a public health perspective—may also be just one infected individual away from having to shut down. Despite tighter capacity […]

U.S.-bound import outlook remains bright, says Global Port Tracker report

U.S.-bound import outlook remains bright, says Global Port Tracker report Trucking industry blasts Biden’s vaccine policy, warning one-third of drivers may quit U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed in October, reports AAR White House continues to take an active role in shaping supply chain recovery efforts CBRE data highlights the intersection of record-low vacancies and record-high rents More […]

Commentary: Consumers are getting a window into ‘logistics’ challenges

Commentary: Consumers are getting a window into ‘logistics’ challenges

Transportation and logistics issues used to be solely be the concern of manufacturers, shippers, carriers and retailers. Now consumers have an increased awareness of how supply chain disruptions can impact their everyday lives. The pandemic accelerated a broader understanding and appreciation of the connectivity of our world, for better and for worse. We all knew […]

Shippers Find New Supply-Chain Hurdles at Alternate Ports

Shippers Find New Supply-Chain Hurdles at Alternate Ports

When Flexport Inc. learned in the past month that an ocean carrier planned to shift cargo from the congested operations at the Port of Los Angeles to little Port Hueneme some 80 miles up the California coast, the freight forwarder found that trucking companies weren’t ready to go along with the changing direction of the […]

The 4 things logistics insiders and experts are looking at to know when the supply-chain crisis will end

The 4 things logistics insiders and experts are looking at to know when the supply-chain crisis will end

Empty shelves can be jarring for shoppers used to having access to everything they want and need, in every color and flavor, at the touch of a button or the end of a 10-minute drive. Empty or picked-over shelves are often the first sign consumers see that supply chains are struggling to deliver. Those shelves are not, […]

‘Efficient logistics required with holiday orders’ surge’

‘Efficient logistics required with holiday orders’ surge’

With Christmas spending and holiday sales just around the corner, an e-commerce solutions provider said online retailers need to have an efficient and technology-backed logistics system to handle the upcoming surge of orders. Anchanto Pte. Ltd. Founder and CEO Vaibhav Dabhade, in an interview with the BusinessMirror, said that order volumes are expected to increase […]

project44 data points to heavy congestion at Chinese ports

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While much attention has been paid to the backlog of container ships waiting to berth at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach (there were 73 anchored there in September), the United States West Coast is far from the only place dealing with these challenges. That was made clear in data […]

Red Cross set to launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub in the Southern Cone of the Americas

Red Cross set to launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub in the Southern Cone of the Americas

The Humanitarian Hub in Buenos Aire joins IFRC’s global network of logistics centres located in Panama City, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Las Palmas – Canary Islands. Buenos Aires, 8 October, 2021 – The Argentine Red Cross (ARC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub […]