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: COP26 sees nations unite on zero-emission ocean shipping

The Friday Five: COP26 sees nations unite on zero-emission ocean shipping

While coverage of COP26 has been all but scarce this past week, this week’s Friday Five has the supply chain angle to Glasgow’s buzzing talks, plus a port congestion update and an innovation win for Walmart.
November 12, 2021
The Friday Five: Sittin' on the dock of San Pedro Bay is gonna cost you

The Friday Five: Sittin' on the dock of San Pedro Bay is gonna cost you

Second verse, same as the first. In this week’s Friday Five, ports remain congested despite new attempts to move boxes out the door, while the reigning champs of supply chain chaos continue their shopping sprees.
November 05, 2021
The Friday Five: Boo! Carriers must move 60K containers out of LA/LB by Halloween

The Friday Five: Boo! Carriers must move 60K containers out of LA/LB by Halloween

It’s a spooky Halloween for carriers as they must move 60K containers by October 31. Plus, supply chain predictions for 2022, inland port relief in Utah, and Amazon's continued streak of self-reliance in this week's Friday Five.
October 29, 2021
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: What does the power crunch mean for logistics?

The Friday Five: What does the power crunch mean for logistics?

A power crisis in Europe and Asia and desperation from global transport workers continue to fuel supply chain chaos. Plus, powerhouse Nike is still struggling and the toilet paper saga returns in this week's Friday Five.
October 01, 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: Consumers boost retail spending despite supply chain strains

The Friday Five: Consumers boost retail spending despite supply chain strains

U.S. demand increases and Maersk continues its acquisition spree as even more pressure is heaped on the already strained supply chain. All this and more in this week's Friday Five.
September 17, 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