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Supply Chain
Chinese Tariffs & Supply Chain Disruptions
Supply chain disruptions not only from the overwhelming increase in demands for goods, but equipment and staff shortages, and the “zero-Covid” protocol lockdowns in China have created not only logistics challenges but have raised PPI (Producer Price Index) across industries. From raw goods to finished products, to transport, costs are skyrocketing. Proctor and Gamble said,...
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Congestion Migration Migraine
Worsening congestion at the east coast in North American container ports is driving up costs and furthering delays of getting goods to consumers, all to avoid gridlock on the west coast. But is it helping? Not by much.   Thirty-one ships anchored off the Port of Charleston on February 22 while another 13 were off...
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Rough Waters Ahead For Ocean Shipping
Ocean Shipping congestion continues unabated as the west coast sees nearly seventy ships waiting in the harbor for space. The delays correlate to approximately 11.5% of the global vessel capacity being taken out of the market by idle time waiting for berth. While the additional threat of escalating detention charges has helped clear some of...
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Automation
No longer can the logistics industry dawdle in their adoption of technology and automation. With every new client, the need to disseminate information with accuracy and speed grows. While many of the stories of automation are focused on improvements made at ports and terminals, there should be a spotlight on which forwarders are working hard...
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When historic rainfall hit British Columbia last month the weather wiped out roads and bridges, killed people and livestock, and forced evacuations as Vancouver became cut off from the outside due to flooding. Planning for contingencies is a critical part of any solid logistics plan, but even the most meticulous arrangements can fall to acts...
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A Year In Review with Zarach
We started the year with the crux of how to deal with the ongoing pandemic that increased online ordering from all over the world. Then in March, the Ever Given decided it would be fun to take on things at a new angle, blocking up the Suez Canal for 6 days and 7 hours. This...
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Airport Congestion: All Flocked Up
Congestion is reaching out from the ocean to impact air cargo as the logistics industry stumbles under record imports and extreme equipment imbalances. When supply chains go topsy turvy, shippers who traditionally move cargo by ocean turn to air options to expedite the urgent inventory while the main shipments are delayed by congestion. If the...
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