Wed.Jun 09, 2021

Some Effects of Climate Change on Shipping

MTS Logistics

Earlier this year, giant tanker Christophe de Margerie crossed its Northern Sea route without an icebreaker. As a result of the global climate crisis, the ice sheets in and around the North Pole are melting, revealing a fortune.

FedEx to Blaze the Trail of Mobile Robotics Interoperability

Logistics Viewpoints

MassRobotics announced (May 18th) the release of what it claimed to be the “ World’s First Open Source Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standards.”


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UPS mulling possibility of same-day delivery service with contracted drivers — CEO

The Supply Chain Journal

UPS Inc. NYSE:UPS) CEO Carol B Tomé said Wednesday that the company is considering the launch of same-day delivery initiatives, and might go outside the UPS driver network to implement them. Such a service would plug a hole in the Atlanta-based transport and logistics company’s portfolio.

5 Things to Know About Expanding into Latin America

Now, That's Logistics

A region made up of over 30 countries, each of which has its own unique culture, customs, dialects, federal regulations, currency, tariffs, and customer preferences, Latin America or “LATAM” presents new opportunities for shippers to expand their cross-border operations and serve a broader audience of global buyers.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Small Fleet Summit: Estes sees no end to supply-demand imbalance

The Supply Chain Journal

The unprecedented supply-demand imbalance experienced across all of American trucking will extend through the balance of 2021 and at least into the first half of 2022, Estes Express Line Inc. President, Chairman and CEO Rob Estes said Wednesday.

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Already? That's right, quarterly estimated taxes are due Tuesday

Overdrive Online

Set aside the time to deal with the administrative side of your business. Like preventive maintenance on your truck, proper attention now will save you hours and money in the future and lower your stress, setting you up for better decision-making. Overdrive Extra

White House releases findings from supply chain-focused executive order

Logistics Management

Viewpoint: Yantian might be ‘worse than the Suez blockage’

The Supply Chain Journal

The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates.

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Oshkosh Unveils New Platform of Electric Fire, Emergency Vehicles

NGT News

Oshkosh Corp., a company that specializes in mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, says its Fire & Emergency segment has unveiled the Volterra platform of electric fire and emergency vehicles.


Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Congressional earmark aims to expand Port of Mobile container markets

The Supply Chain Journal

The resurrection of earmarks in Congress after a 10-year absence could become a boon for the Port of Mobile and its intermodal partners. A project submitted by Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.,

Lightning eMotors Names New Head of Lightning Energy, VP of Manufacturing

NGT News

Lightning eMotors, a provider of commercial zero-emission vehicles for fleets, has named a new head of its Lightning Energy division and a new vice president of global manufacturing. Brandon McNeil has been appointed vice president of Lightning Energy, reporting to Kash Sethi, chief revenue officer.


Top 10 liners control 85% of market — and they’re not done yet

The Supply Chain Journal

The extreme consolidation within the container liner sector is the kind of thing owners of tankers and bulk carriers can only dream of.

Shyft Group Unveils Plans for Medium-Duty All-Electric Chassis Platform

NGT News

The Shyft Group Inc., a company that specializes in vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and fleet vehicle industries, has unveiled plans to bring to market an all-electric purpose-built Class 3 chassis platform designed to serve a wide array of medium-duty truck markets.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

FreightWaves Classics: U.S. railroads were nationalized in World War I

The Supply Chain Journal

In the recent FreightWaves Classics article “ FreightWaves Classics: Railway Express Agency was THE express package delivery service ,” information about the nationalization of the nation’s railroad express services and railroads was included.

Hyliion Starts Expansion of Texas Headquarters

NGT News

Hyliion Holdings Corp., a company that specializes in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, has begun an expansion of its Austin, Texas, headquarters.

Small Fleet Summit: Making the jump to owner-operator

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit on Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Five things you should know about making the leap from company driver to owner-operator.

Pallet Prices Up 400% Amid Shortage


Piles of euro type cargo pallets at a recycling business area. There is a pallet supply criss according to a report by the United Fresh Produce Association. Given the various uses of pallets, this shortage is bound to affect many industries directly and indirectly.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Small Fleet Summit: Dealing with AB5 in California

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: How AB5 is likely to affect small fleets and owner-operators. DETAILS: Damon Ott is an employment attorney in California so he has a front-row seat to the state’s trucking industry as it prepares for the possible introduction of independent contractor law AB5.

XPO Logistics files Form 10 registration statement with SEC for GXO Logistics

Logistics Management

The company said that this Form 10 was filed in connection with the XPO’s planned spin-off of its logistics unit into a separate publicly traded company, which was initially announced in December, 2020.

Small Fleet Summit: TVC Pro-Driver helps drivers stay on the road

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat recap is from the FreightWaves Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit on Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Citations and your CDL — What every professional driver and fleet need to know.

Problems at Biggest Vaccine Maker Leave World Short on Covid Shots

Supply Chain Brain

Around the world, from Bangladesh to Nepal to Rwanda, vulnerable hotspots have been grappling with stalled COVID-19 vaccination programs as they run out of doses. Many of those shortages can be traced back to a single company: The Serum Institute of India


A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Small Fleet Summit: Cargo theft prevention plans key to protecting high-value loads

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat is from FreightWaves’ Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit on Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Prepare for the worst: Preventing cargo theft and increasing your chance of a successful cargo claim.

Empowering Value-Based Decision Making in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

The Anaplan for Supply Chain solution, offered on the Anaplan cloud-native platform, takes a holistic approach to supply chain management by enabling real-time visibility across the network

Small Fleet Summit: Does it make more sense to buy or lease?

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat is part of FreightWaves’ Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit. TOPIC: How to choose between owning and leasing equipment. DETAILS: For small fleets and owner-operators, the decision on whether to buy or lease equipment is crucial to financials.

How Demand Management Enables Supply Chain and Financial Resiliency

Supply Chain Brain

In a period of extended disruption, many companies are treading water, and it might seem unwise to make bold moves toward adoption of a new supply chain model

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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