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Logistics Recap July 17th – July 23rd

Logistics Recap

July 17th – July 23rd

More companies offer supply chain financing 

Shipping logjams and strains over inventories are raising the profile of supply chain finance, according to The Wall Street Journal. More companies are offering the tool to their vendors, providing suppliers with faster access to cash and the ability to push back bill payments.

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Port of Oakland is ‘effectively shut down’ as trucker protests persist

The Port of Oakland is bracing for prolonged operational disruptions as owner-operator led protests against the AB5 labor law continue.

Read More Here Supply Chain Dive

 

Shipping line Maersk taps Amerijet for trans-Pacific air cargo expansion

Ocean shipping giant Maersk has quietly ordered three new 767-300 freighters from Boeing and arranged with Miami-based cargo airline Amerijet to fly them on trans-Pacific routes as the company’s air cargo division moves to gain a strategic foothold in the U.S. market.

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Logistics Recap July 10th – July 16th

Logistics Recap

July 10th – July 16th

There’s still over $40B in cargo on container ships waiting offshore

Anchorages continue to fill with waiting container ships off East and Gulf Coast ports, where vessel queues have now far outgrown those off the West Coast. Along all three coasts combined, the number of waiting container vessels remains exceptionally high.

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Retail inventory in 2022: Normal is still nowhere in sight

With Target taking the vocal lead, retailers are flushing out excess inventory to reset for the holidays. How much they’ll sell then is anybody’s guess.

Read More Here Supply Chain Dive

 

Labor unrest disrupts supply chains from sky to sea

Each wave of supply shock to hit the global economy during the pandemic seems to produce a different scapegoat.

First came the shipping container shortage of late 2020, caused largely by American consumers stocking up on everything from backyard games to home-office equipment.

Read More Here Supply Chain Brain

Logistics Recap July 3rd – July 9th

Logistics Recap

July 3rd – July 9th

There’s still over $40B in cargo on container ships waiting offshore

Anchorages continue to fill with waiting container ships off East and Gulf Coast ports, where vessel queues have now far outgrown those off the West Coast. Along all three coasts combined, the number of waiting container vessels remains exceptionally high.

Read More Here Freightwaves

 

Retail inventory in 2022: Normal is still nowhere in sight

With Target taking the vocal lead, retailers are flushing out excess inventory to reset for the holidays. How much they’ll sell then is anybody’s guess.

Read More Here Supply Chain Dive

 

Labor unrest disrupts supply chains from sky to sea

Each wave of supply shock to hit the global economy during the pandemic seems to produce a different scapegoat.

First came the shipping container shortage of late 2020, caused largely by American consumers stocking up on everything from backyard games to home-office equipment.

Read More Here Supply Chain Brain