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Shipping

Union Pacific Puts Shipping Limits on Hold

December 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Union Pacific says it will stop imposing temporary limits on certain businesses’ shipments while it reviews the policy that federal regulators and shippers criticized at a hearing in mid-December. Union Pacific has put more than 1,000 of these embargoes in […]


Impact & Regulations

Customs and Border Protection to Test New Supply Chain Identifiers for Imports

December 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Office of Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection is launching a testing project for a global business identifier to streamline tracking of goods in supply chains. CBP will collaborate with 13 partner government agencies to deploy a Global […]


Shipping

Used truck prices fall as OEM supply chain clears

November 18, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The trend is clear. Used truck prices continue to fall across almost all years and models as new truck manufacturers gain an upper hand over supply chain disruptions. So, those who purchased a used truck at a sky-high price a […]


Shipping

Trailer Makers Use Composites, Materials to Extend Life, Limit Moisture and Overloading

November 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Amid a challenging landscape of supply chain issues, manufacturers are extending the lives of trailers using products such as composite materials and galvanized elements. The most vulnerable element in a trailer is the floor, which is constantly attacked by moisture […]


Shipping

Supply Chain Woes Accelerate Reshoring, Nearshoring Trend

November 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by supply chain disruptions around the world has sparked a resurgence of companies bringing sourcing and manufacturing back to the United States or closer to U.S. shores. While the pandemic continues to be […]


Vehicles

Cox Automotive Mobility releases report on electric vehicles

October 6, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Atlanta-based Cox Automotive Mobility recently released a whitepaper on how supply chain disruptions have slowed widespread electric vehicles (EV) growth in the United States. The paper, Supply Chain Challenges Impacting Electric Vehicle Adoption, discusses the status of EV adoption, the […]


Shipping

DHL Supply Chain expands deal with robotics company to ramp up warehouse automation

October 3, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

DHL Supply Chain recently expanded its partnership with a leading provider of automated robots to meet increasing volumes and seasonal peaks at two DHL warehouses in Ohio. The deal with Locus Robotics Corp. includes the deployment of autonomous mobile robots […]


Shipping

Higher interest rates place spotlight on supply chain finance

September 26, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Longer sales cycles, higher inventory costs and a steady drumbeat of interest rate hikes have buyers and suppliers looking to stretch capital by using supply chain finance programs. Supply chain finance is a short-term financing arrangement that speeds up the […]


Impact & Regulations

White House Weighs Emergency Decree for Rails if There’s a Strike

September 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The White House is considering the use of emergency powers to ensure critical materials, such as chlorine for wastewater treatment plants, can be delivered in the event of a freight rail worker strike in order to avoid devastating disruptions to […]


Shipping

Decline in Demand to Affect Trucking Freight, Economists Say

September 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The upcoming retail holiday season is likely to see slower sales below the surging pace of 2021 as the U.S. economy’s pace of growth slows to a much lower level, which will have an impact on the amount of freight […]


Travel & Public Transit

Universities’ research aims to make railroads climate resilient

September 6, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

California wildfires that closed down portions of the Union Pacific and BNSF train networks for days. Severe flooding in the Midwest that damaged tracks. The extreme cold temperatures of Texas in February 2021 that caused considerable service disruptions on the […]


Shipping

Felixstowe strike sparks further supply chain woes for the UK

August 22, 2022

Via: Splash 247

British mainstream media headlines are awash with empty supermarket shelf pictures and concerns about Christmas shopping on day two of a planned eight-day strike at the country’s largest container port. Nearly 2,000 workers downed tools yesterday at the port of […]


Shipping

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Hail Supply Chain Progress

August 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In January, a record 109 ships awaited entry into the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, often stretching to south Orange County. It marked a peak in the supply chain congestion that has bedeviled the nation’s two busiest […]


Shipping

Port of Mobile Sets Record for Container Shipping in July

August 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Alabama Port Authority set a new benchmark in July, moving more cargo containers than ever before, and port officials say that Mobile’s performance in an era of supply chain turmoil is being noticed. Over the last decade, the Port […]


Shipping

Global boxport congestion sets fresh record highs

July 18, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Boxport congestion is setting new record highs, quashing talk of any imminent return to supply chain normalisation. The containership port congestion index created by UK broker Clarksons hit a new record on July 14, whereby 37.8% of the boxship fleet […]


Shipping

Trucking industry concerned about SEC’s proposed climate rules

July 14, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Small and large carriers alike are wondering how the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rules could affect their businesses. The regulations would require publicly traded companies to make climate risks and impacts available to investors and the public. […]


Shipping

White House Won’t Yet Step Into Rail, Port Talks

July 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail workers and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers negotiate fresh contracts, but won’t get directly involved in either bargaining process now, its supply chain envoy said. […]


Shipping

US Chamber Calls for White House Help in Rail Labor Dispute

July 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Citing supply chain concerns, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined other transportation stakeholders in calling on the White House to assist with labor disputes in the freight rail sector. Suzanne Clark, the chamber’s CEO, argued recently that White House-level assistance […]


Shipping

ITF finds regulators facilitating rise of freight rates and supply chain crisis

July 12, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Governments and other jurisdictions have facilitated the rise of ocean freight rates and the current supply chain crisis by creating a supportive legal framework for alliances and consortia, a report by the OECD-affiliated think tank International Transport Forum (ITF) suggests. […]


Shipping

West Coast Dockworkers Still Talking After Contract Expired

July 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply […]