European Energy Crisis Boosts the U.S.

The European energy crisis has pushed many companies that make steel, fertilizer, and other products to shift their output to the U.S., where energy prices are stable and the federal government provides incentives to expand, the Wall Street Journal reported. Chemical maker OCI has boosted their U.S. production, which this month said it would expand an ammonia […]

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U.S. Transportation Department grants $1.5B

The U.S. Transportation Department announced last week that it has approved $1.5 billion in grants to improve 26 projects on highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations across the United States. After last week’s labor dispute, which almost brought the nation to the brink of a potentially catastrophic railroad strike, the negotiators had to resolve countless […]

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Untangling the Global Supply Chain

If you have followed the news, shopped online, or stepped foot into a brick-and-mortar store lately, you may have heard that we are in the midst of a global supply chain crisis. Our international commerce infrastructure has been resilient to discrete challenges in the past, but this time, there are several different issues feeding into […]

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Fuel prices across the pond

We started to experience supply chain issues earlier in the pandemic related to shortages in semi-conductors and consumer packaged goods. Those persist, but now Europe is really starting to feel the pinch on shortages of energy and subsequently are paying for it.

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Retailers Get Creative as Holiday Season Approaches

As the holiday season approaches, retailers are scrambling to ensure their shelves are fully stocked and trying to overcome the numerous disruptions in the supply chain that they have faced since the beginning of the pandemic.  Currently, more than sixty container ships carrying consumer product goods worth billions of dollars are stuck outside the Port […]

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Inflation Affecting the Trucking Industry

With the pandemic end in sight, trailer manufacturers are playing catch up and battling strong demand that is not being offset by high prices. Manufacturers orders are backed up several months and they are renegotiating pricing with consumers due to the volatile market. Trailers are reaching new highs, carriers and manufacturers are paying premiums to […]

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Opportunities for 3PLs and Last Mile Delivery’s

  COVID-19 has changed third-party logistics (3PLs) and forced companies to create new strategic relationships and partnerships with the final-mile logistics; in order to compete with Amazon’s same-day delivery services. The three main market sectors 3PLs and last mile delivery services can exploit to compete with Amazon are, ecommerce, medical lab logistics, and B2B freight. […]

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