Three ways to improve ocean booking processes
What if I told you many of today’s ocean shipping problems occur before containers are even loaded on a vessel? The good news: You can tackle these issues in relatively short order. Here's how to get started.
October 01, 2021

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The Friday Five: Expelliarmus! Port chaos knocks out Harry Potter inventory

The Friday Five: Expelliarmus! Port chaos knocks out Harry Potter inventory

Hold my butter beer: Port chaos causes retailers to run out of Harry Potter stock, liquor and beer shortages make this writer consider stockpiling, Maersk takes action and more in this week’s Friday Five!
October 15, 2021
The Friday Five: Go Big or Go Home Depot — Walmart does both with first GoLocal customer

The Friday Five: Go Big or Go Home Depot — Walmart does both with first GoLocal customer

Walmart's GoLocal service lands its first customer, tips to improve your ocean booking processes, California oil spill linked to possible anchored ship and the Michelin Man rides again. All this and more in this week’s Friday Five!
October 08, 2021
The Friday Five: Holiday season could be a surprise nightmare for retailers

The Friday Five: Holiday season could be a surprise nightmare for retailers

Holiday merchandise is at risk, retailers take bold shipping actions, global leaders are called on to take environmental action, and more in this week’s Friday Five.
September 24, 2021
The Friday Five: Ocean shipping just got easier for LSPs

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.
September 10, 2021
The Friday Five: Perpetual peak season game plan for retailers and wholesalers

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!
August 27, 2021
The Friday Five: Largest global carrier makes strategic acquisitions

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.
August 13, 2021
The Friday Five: It’s back-to-school season. Are you ready?

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.
July 30, 2021
The Friday Five: Welcome to perpetual peak season—better buckle up!

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!
July 23, 2021
The Friday Five: Adding the human element to digital supply chains

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.
July 16, 2021