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In Race for Speed, Massive Cargo Ships Are Outrun by Nimble Vessels

For years, container shipping was a rough business. Margins were minuscule, the risks were high and growth prospects bobbed with the unpredictable tides of global trade. That it’s now generating record profits is one of the great economic surprises of the pandemic. The transformation over the past year also debunks a premise expressed loudly by… Continue reading In Race for Speed, Massive Cargo Ships Are Outrun by Nimble Vessels

What’s Backed Up at the Suez Canal? Live Animals, Oil and Food

The vessels lined up at the blocked Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest waterways, are carrying everything from live animals to liquefied natural gas. Crews on tugboats are struggling to remove Ever Given, a stranded container ship longer than the Eiffel Tower, and a look at the type of cargoes waiting to pass show… Continue reading What’s Backed Up at the Suez Canal? Live Animals, Oil and Food

SGS Launches TransitNet Partnership with Eurotunnel For Frictionless Trade

Developed by SGS, TransitNet is a multilingual web portal customs transit and guarantee solution that allows companies to move their goods under Common Transit customs procedures. Carriers can issue a full transit declaration via a web interface that covers all European customs platforms. Declarations can be conducted away from the border in almost any EU/UK… Continue reading SGS Launches TransitNet Partnership with Eurotunnel For Frictionless Trade

Robot Truckmaker TuSimple Files For Nasdaq IPO

TuSimple, a U.S.-Chinese developer of self-driving technology for commercial trucks, filed a registration to list shares in an initial public offering on Nasdaq. It’s among the first autonomous tech startups to do so–and breaking from a recent trend isn’t taking the SPAC route to its IPO.   The number of shares to be offered and the… Continue reading Robot Truckmaker TuSimple Files For Nasdaq IPO

Dollar General to curb logistics costs by expanding private truck fleet

Dive Brief: Dollar General is contending with continued high carrier rates and fuel costs, CFO John Garratt said during the company’s earnings call Thursday. Increased costs are also stemming from discretionary bonuses for trucking employees, as well as for workers in distribution centers, Garratt said. To help mitigate transport costs, the company plans to further expand its private… Continue reading Dollar General to curb logistics costs by expanding private truck fleet

Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty With the Right TMS

While 2021 may bring more questions than answers for shippers and LSPs, investing in the right solutions can help businesses stay resilient through whatever comes next.

Improving Speed, Capacity and Accuracy of E-commerce Fulfillment

In this episode, Group Editorial Director Michael Levans is joined by Kevin Ledversis, Director of Sales at Newcastle Systems, an industry-leading provider of mobile powered workstations, accessories and power packages.

Global Chip Shortage Is Good for Cargo, ANA Says

ANA Holdings Inc. expects its cargo unit to receive a boost this year from the global chip shortage as planes loaded with semiconductors help speed deliveries to automakers and consumer-electronics manufacturers. “Supply chains are scrambling for automotive chips, that’s where air cargo can play a role,” Toshiaki Toyama, the chief executive officer of ANA Cargo,… Continue reading Global Chip Shortage Is Good for Cargo, ANA Says