Looking at the many facets that comprise the container shipping sector, it is fair to say that it is replete with many familiar themes, like overcapacity and rate pressures, as well as potential opportunities for future growth and stabilization. Those are a few of many takeaways in a report issued this week by global business…Details
Tight market conditions for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers continues to get even tighter, according to data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index, which was released this week. The availability rate in the first quarter dipped six basis points to 7.3%, which CBRE said marks the 31st…Details
The Port of Long Beach has completed its best ever first quarter, with marine terminals handling almost 1.9 million TEUs January through March, while LA and Oakland had Lunar New Year slump
March shipments, at 858,809, were down 0.2% annually, marking the first annual decline going back to February 2017’s 7.7% annual decline, with both of these months volumes impacted by the timing of the Asian Lunar New Year, with Panjiva noting that the resulting shortfall in products arriving on U.S. shores in the following weeks. For…Details
A panel of supply chain leaders and technology experts gathered at the MODEX show in Atlanta this week to discuss the findings of the newly released 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report, citing 11 key technologies that are driving next generation supply chains, while also naming top barriers such as cyber-security and framing the business case…Details
Dropoff just released the findings of its annual consumer survey on delivery and retail trends, noting that there’s a huge “expectations gap” between what products consumers want delivered same-day and what products they actually receive same-day.
XPO Connect provides shippers with what the company calls a single point of entry for visibility across various transportation modes in real time, which, in turn, helps shippers identify both time- and cost-saving opportunities.
The survey is based on feedback from a comScore survey of more than 18,000 global online shoppers and was issued over the first three quarters of 2017. UPS said this study evaluated consumer shopping habits from pre-purchase to post-delivery, with respondents having made a minimum of two online purchases over a three-month timeframe.
Rate gains for both truckload and intermodal activity remains an ongoing theme, based on data in the the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
Earlier this month, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Breakthrough Fuel, an energy management company focused on helping shippers gain transparency and “remove distortion from their transportation supply chains,” announced it has rolled out a new transportation and logistics-focused consulting service, entitled Breakthrough Supply Chain. Sustainability in the supply chain, Breakthough Fuel announce new service, Transportation and Logistic…Details