Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Yara Birkeland, World’s First Autonomous Electric Container Ship, Launches

MTS Logistics

Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous and electric container ship, completed her maiden voyage last week, arriving in Oslo, Norway.

Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza

The Logistics of Logistics

Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza. Ali Raza and Joe Lynch discuss demand planning in VUCA times. Ali is the Founder and CEO of Throughput , where he and his team help companies realize greater output and free cash flow. About Ali Raza. Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, Inc.,


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Global Trade Compliance is a Massive Undertaking for Big Shippers

Logistics Viewpoints

Trade Compliance also Applies to Shipments within a Nation’s Borders. I recently completed a study of the Global Trade Compliance software market. I managed to speak to two executives a multinational global conglomerate about their approach to trade compliance.

The Challenge of Freight Container Utilisation and Why it Matters

Logistics Bureau

Shipping air inside expensive freight containers has never been a cost-effective approach to transportation. Today though, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more critical to try and improve capacity utilisation , given the skyrocketing costs of container freight shipping.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

Key questions to ask before ERP implementation


Implementing an ERP project can be compared to climbing to the top of Mount Everest, you need to approach it one step at a time before reaching the peak. Also look at it this way: You wouldn’t climb Mount Everest without an experienced guide.

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October intermodal volume sees declines, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total October volume—at 1,534,650 units—decreased 10.0% annually, below September’s 7.3% annual decline. Trailers—at 98,324—fell 14.3%, not quite as steep as September’s 15.2% annual decline, and domestic containers—at 706,746—were off 6.3%.


Global Water Supplies: The Most Serious Shortage of All

Supply Chain Brain

The high-profile but temporary unavailability of semiconductors and other industrial components is getting a lot more coverage these days than the chronic shortage of an even more vital resource: water

[WHITE PAPER] SONAR highlight reel: Contrary to typical seasonality, intermodal volume rises in Nov.

FreightWaves SONAR

View the Full White Paper. See description of the just-released FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) spot rate data on pages 5-6. Truckload demand has started to pick up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

How to Budget for Construction Technology in 2022


Your 2022 budget is done and just waiting to be implemented. That’s great news! This time round were you hoping to finally allocate some funds for construction technology but in the end couldn’t? There’s a good chance there still may be a way. construction technology logistics software ROI

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

O’Brien sweeps to victory to succeed Hoffa as head of Teamsters union

Logistics Management

?The insurgent team of Sean O’Brien from Boston and Fred Zuckerman from Louisville has earned an overwhelming victory to become the next president and vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for the next five years


Hydrogen Leadership Summit Focuses on Energy Resiliency Solution Policies

NGT News

Organizers have announced the launch of the California Hydrogen Leadership Summit, a new event created to inform policymakers about the critical role hydrogen can play to accelerate California’s decarbonization efforts.

How Freightquote Supports Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday


At Freightquote, we treat every day like it's Small Business Saturday. Find out what promotions we're doing this year and discover all the different ways we help small businesses year round


Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Supply Chain Brain

Walmart is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers


Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach report strong October volumes

Logistics Management

POLA reported that it handled 902,644 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), an 8% decrease compared to October 2020, which represents the highest-volume October volume tally in POLA history. The Port of Long Beach reported that total October volume—at 789,716 TEU—were down 2.1%

Containers Waited a Record 7.6 Days at L.A. Ports in October

Supply Chain Brain

The number of days containers are waiting to be picked up by trucks at California’s neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach climbed to a record in October, just before officials announced a new plan to clamp down on the backlog in collections

What You Don’t Know (But Should!) About CoPilot


In this guest piece, Dwayne Lazarre, Trimble MAPS Director of Strategic Accounts – Enterprise Solutions, takes a deep dive into how CoPilot can help fleets address some key business challenges and help drivers find their way more safely.

What is Sustainability in Business?

Compactor Management Company

The ongoing consumption and production due to industrialization has become a threat to our planet. Industries are encouraging climate change through over usage of the land, water, and non-renewable resources. Sustainability in business is the need of the hour. What is Sustainability in Business?

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SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Data Science Platform Gives CPGs Access to Robust Transaction Data, Enabling Growth

Supply Chain Brain

84.51°, a retail data science, insights and media company, announced the release of its new platform, the 84.51° Collaborative Cloud, designed to help the CPG industry optimize its data science teams

Another way to look at rates data -- compare median to average to determine market leverage

Overdrive Online

Criss Wilson, a data scientist with the McLeod TMS provider, offers a spectrum-analysis approach to understanding market leverage with shippers/brokers in rate making. One limitation: access to quality data he hopes more carriers will share. Business

How to Engineer a Purpose Driven Supply Chain Network

Supply Chain Brain

The effects of multiple disruptions over the past two years has been a catalyst for supply chain transformation, but radical change still lies ahead.

CMA CGM sails to top of carrier earnings list with $5.6bn Q3 profit

The LoadStar

CMA CGM has shot to the top of the Q3 carrier earnings league table, posting a net profit of $5.6bn for the period. And it said there would be an “even stronger” result to come for the final quarter.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Watch: How the Current Crisis Will Change Retail Supply Chains Forever

Supply Chain Brain

Howard Meitiner, managing director with Carl Marks Advisors, explains why the current congestion and challenges being experienced by retail supply chains aren’t going away anytime soon — in fact, they’re likely to permanently change the sector

Fears over lack of storage as Worldwide joins Taiwan container depot exodus

The LoadStar

There are fears of space to store containers in Taiwan running out, after Worldwide Freight Terminals sold its two storage yards. The firm’s exit from the container depot business has given rise to concern that Taiwanese ports may experience bottlenecks like those on the US west coast.

LogicSource Announces New Capabilities to OneMarket Insights Data Analytics Platform

Supply Chain Brain

LogicSource Inc., a procurement services and technology provider, announced enhancements to its spend and data analytics platform OneMarket Insights

China-Europe rail freight rising, but border tension sparks new routes

The LoadStar

China-Europe rail freight volumes have passed last year’s total, while tension on the Poland-Belarus border has seen alternative routes jostling for favour.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.