Mon.Jun 21, 2021

Gas Is So Scarce in Europe That Coal Is Making a Comeback

Supply Chain Brain

Europe is so short of natural gas that the continent — usually seen as the poster child for the global fight against emissions — is turning to coal to meet electricity demand that is now back to pre-pandemic levels

Impact of UAW strike at Volvo spreads to Maryland engine plant

The Supply Chain Journal

A United Auto Workers strike at Volvo Trucks North America entered its third week Monday with the impact spreading to a Maryland engine plant that serves both Volvo and sibling Mack Trucks.


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Agility is not Resilence

Logistics Viewpoints

Gail Sayers, the Most Agile Halfback of all Time. Business professionals talk about “agility” and “resilience” as if they are the same thing. They are not. A company with an agile supply chain can react quickly to big increases or decreases in demand.

Cast your vote for your favorite Pride & Polish trucks

Overdrive Online

Rigs are competing in seven categories. Voting for the virtual contest opened Monday, June 21, and runs through midnight July 11. Pride & Polish

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

NGVAmerica: Give Natural Gas Vehicles a Seat at the Table in New Jersey

NGT News

NGVAmerica has submitted written comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in response to the agency’s proposal to adopt Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rules.

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[WHITE PAPER] SONAR highlight reel: Ocean rates to the moon

FreightWaves SONAR

This “SONAR highlight reel” freight market update report, which we plan to publish every other week, is intended to concisely hit data highlights in the truckload, intermodal and maritime industries. June is typically a strong period for truckload demand and this June is proving to be no exception.

Essential Features for Exporters to Look For in Freight Management Software


While exports are expected to rebound in a post-COVID world, recent Deloitte research notes that the road to recovery isn't certain.

Global Trade and Shipping Activity Bouncing Back, Creating New Challenges Post-COVID

MTS Logistics

The COVID-19 pandemic was a major disruptor for the global shipping industry. Demand for goods plummeted as nations locked down and individuals began to quarantine. Supply chains collapsed as factories shut down and ports closed due to health and safety concerns.

Bullets from hijacked US-bound trucks recovered in Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

Mexican authorities said they have recovered most of a shipment of bullets stolen from two U.S.-bound bound tractor-trailers in central Mexico June 9.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Municipal Fleet Takes Delivery of First Peterbilt Medium-Duty Electric Truck

NGT News

Peterbilt Motors Co. has delivered its first production Model 220EV to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) in Anchorage, Alaska. The order also included a Model 520EV, according to the company. “I’m

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Berkshire Grey shows next-generation fulfillment robots

The Supply Chain Journal

Berkshire Grey has unveiled its next-generation picking robots for fulfillment operations. The Intelligent Enterprise Robotic (IER) picking and mobility robots utilize artificial intelligence to offer lower cost points and shorter delivery times while expanding the number of SKUs the robots can pick.

How Energy Intensity Clouds Blockchain’s Future

Supply Chain Brain

If blockchain is ever to fulfill its potential as a reliable way of recording key business transactions, it’s going to have to burn a lot less energy that it does today

Amazon may pay $150M for 20% stake in Plus; buying 1,000 trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

Amazon Inc. NASDAQ: AMZN ) is purchasing 1,000 trucks with high-autonomy software from startup Plus in a deal that comes with a warrant giving the e-commerce the right to buy a 20% stake in the company. Hennessy Capital Investment Corp.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes seen annual gains, for week ending June 12, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 241,628—saw a 21.8% annual gain, and intermodal units—at 288,007—increased 14.8% annually


Rail Roundup: Enstructure acquires Patriot Ports; TNW, OneRail Coalition make executive moves

The Supply Chain Journal

Enstructure to acquire Patriot Ports. Wellesley, Massachusetts-based terminal and logistics company Enstructure plans to acquire Patriot Port Holdings , a sister company of short line operator Patriot Rail, as a way to expand its presence along the East Coast and at inland river terminals.

Amazon Prime Day Deals Disappoint as Costs Surge

Supply Chain Brain

The deals during’s annual Prime Day sale are stingier this year, according to merchants, thanks to rising shipping costs, higher advertising rates and scarce inventory

FreightWaves Classics: Federal Maritime Commission is regulatory watchdog for maritime trade

The Supply Chain Journal

The current situation at most U.S. ports is historic in many ways and has and is being covered by FreightWaves’ journalists and market experts.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

D4t4 Launches Celebrus Fraud Data Platform to Address Growing Digital Threats

Supply Chain Brain

D4t4 Solutions, an innovator in customer data, management, and analytics, has launched the Celebrus Fraud Data Platform

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ELMS to show prototype Class 3 electric van at FedEx event

The Supply Chain Journal

Electric Last Mile Systems (ELMS) will debut the second of its fully electric delivery vehicles at the upcoming Route Consultant Contractor Expo on July 30-31. The event is the largest FedEx Ground contractors event in the country and will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

Watch: The Age of Industry 4.0: Trends in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Maurice Liddell, principal and senior client executive with BDO, examines the results of a survey of manufacturers and their efforts to adopt new technologies in keeping with the age of “Industry 4.0 ”

E-commerce fulfillment provider TLSS seeks to acquire SalSon Logistics for $90M

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation and Logistics Systems Inc. TLSS) ( OTC: TLSS ) announced Monday it entered into an agreement on Tuesday to acquire all of the outstanding shares of SalSon Logistics.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces More Supply Hurdles, Now From Thailand

Supply Chain Brain

AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing partner in Southeast Asia has missed a delivery target in Thailand and shipments to other countries in the region have been delayed, the latest setback for a shot that was meant to be the backbone of the global inoculation effort


News Alert: Appeals court denies request to rehear AB5 decision

The Supply Chain Journal

A decision by a federal appeals court on Monday could allow California to begin enforcing its independent contractor law over the trucking industry in as soon as one week. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S.

Intelligence, trends and associated supply chain risks

Logistics Management

This in-depth, 53-page forecast of global supply chain risks covers trends in cargo theft, migration drug smuggling, man-made disruption, food fraud and other key concerns

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Forto secures Series C and unicorn status, credits partnerships and culture

The Supply Chain Journal

Berlin-based Forto, a digital freight forwarder also known as FreightHub, announced Monday it has secured $240 million in a Series C round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.