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Logistics managers that saw their organization's supply chains disrupted and transportation budgets blown out of the water in 2020 will be at the epicenter of make-or-break decisions in the coming year.

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The e-commerce boom means more vehicles moving more goods, and potentially emitting more pollutants, but DHL also sees opportunities to advance sustainability goals on land, sea, and in the air as e-commerce expands.
The Biden administration’s embrace of offshore wind energy generation in the United States means development on an opening round of offshore wind projects on the eastern seaboard will soon be getting underway.
Port Container Yard has reopened a 55-acre container yard in Newark that was previously dedicated to empty containers to store import boxes vacated from congested Port of New York and New Jersey terminals.
Global container supply chains have struggled under months of heavy demand and disruption with no slack left in the system to cope with severe port congestion at a major Chinese export center.
Record-high container freight rates are underscoring the need for shippers to be able to benchmark against peers, a factor in Oslo-based technology provider Xeneta nabbing a new round of venture capital Thursday.
Expansion into China is another piece of progress for TradeLens, the visibility and shipment data platform co-developed by Maersk and IBM.
South China port delays are expected to last for months, pushing shippers into the air in greater numbers for an early peak season where they will be met by tight space and soaring rate levels.
FedEx Freight’s “targeted volume controls” on select shippers amplify industry-wide less-than-truckload capacity constraints that are reshaping the LTL business and sending rates soaring.
Retailers and logistics providers are utilizing technology offerings from such providers as Bringg to expand and manage last-mile delivery options.
Vancouver-based Freightera, an online trucking marketplace, has found that more environmentally friendly motor carriers are often lower in cost as well.
An expected increase in resin exports out of Houston and other Gulf Coast gateways appears to be taking longer than expected as resin producers seek to supply domestic customers first.
Two members of US Congress want to give the FMC more power to enforce legal cases against ocean carriers that refuse to take export containers in a bid to help US ag shippers.
In what is usually the slowest period of the year, US imports from Asia in the first five months of the year hit a new high-water mark, signaling to ports that the congestion issues they have faced may get worse as the peak season approaches.
Container lines and forwarders say Yantian International Container Terminals is regaining terminal capacity amid a COVID-19 outbreak and is allowing more trucks to drop off exports.
Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad are having trouble getting containers to shippers, in part because their supply of 53-foot chassis is very low.
Carriers posted an unprecedented level of profitability in the first quarter, as container shipping companies capitalized on a market in which the supply-demand balance is firmly in their favor.
The latest shipping line to be hit by a cyberattack, HMM said the incursion has crippled its email systems but has not affected its booking documentation functions and has not resulted in any data breaches.
The planned merger of GlobalTranz and Worldwide Express is being driven by extreme US freight market conditions that will push shippers toward third-party logistics providers.
A House subcommittee on Tuesday will be the first to address the impact of an unprecedented surge of Asia imports that began in the spring and container lines and ports don’t expect to let up until early 2022 at the soonest.
Current conditions in the trans-Pacific trade, with strong demand and severe capacity shortages leading to hyper-charged freight rates, are temporary, but the question is: how temporary?

ARO Commentaries

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