The Friday Five: Ocean shipping just got easier for LSPs
LSPs have a new way to manage ocean cargo chaos, colleges are rethinking supply chain lesson plans, IKEA takes ocean shipping in its own hands, and Portland may stop being weird.
The Friday Five: Perpetual peak season game plan for retailers and wholesalers
An industry expert gives advice how to thrive in perpetual peak season, McDonald’s is hit in their dairy-aire while Walmart diversifies. All this and more in this week’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: Largest global carrier makes strategic acquisitions
This week Maersk made key acquisitions to broaden its reach beyond ocean shipping. Plus, a closer look at a ship wreck in the "Amazon of the Ocean," Ningbo's closure, and what Maersk says is to blame for high prices.
The Friday Five: It’s back-to-school season. Are you ready?
The days of blissful back-to-school shopping at your favorite Mega Lo Mart might be coming to an end due to the ongoing chaos in ocean freight shipping.
The Friday Five: Welcome to perpetual peak season—better buckle up!
The past 18 months have illustrated that ocean freight will continue to be unpredictable, but there is hope. More on emerging priorities for shippers and LSPs, supply chain diversity, Uber Freight's surprise acquisition, and more in this week’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: Adding the human element to digital supply chains
Digital supply chains create a lot of data. Big, messy data. And technology alone can't solve the problem. Logistics orchestration requires a human touch.
The Friday Five: Ever Given on the move has me singing Etta James
When Etta James penned “At Last,” I bet she didn’t think it would be tied to the freeing of a 20,000 TEU ship. Yet, here we are. Finally, the Ever Given has been cleared to continue to its next port of call after an undisclosed settlement between the Suez Canal Authority and ship owners and insurers. Learn more about the Ever Given, DHL Express new investments, Trans-Pacific capacity, Biden Administration issuing executive orders and shipping challenges for perishable food importers in today’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: A hot take on logistics from Alexander the Great
Logisticians have long paid the price when things don't go as planned. Hopefully not as dire as in Alexander the Great’s days, but times are tough for LSPs and they don’t seem to be letting up.
The Friday Five: Global supply chain chaos means $11 billion is still a rough day at the office
Amazon Prime Day took center stage this week, illustrating how the continued chaos in ocean freight is slowing down global supply chains. A deeper dive into Amazon’s Prime Day, Elon Musk, DP World and Virgin Hyperloop interest in container transport, and other news that is impacting global trade in this week's Friday Five!
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