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: China cautious toward Taliban leadership as backlogs grow on both sides of the Pacific
China approaches the geopolitical developments west of Xinjiang with caution, congestion worsens on both of the Pacific as Ningbo is scheduled to start a phased reopening, and the gender gap in the supply chain field is slowly closing.
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: Shipping demand stronger than ever with no signs of slowing down
The back-to-school rush continues while port congestion is stretching towards an all-time high and carriers are having spectacular financial results. All this and more in this week's Friday Five!
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!
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