Canceled Sailings: Last Resort Solution to Port Congestion

U.S. port congestion has not eased. It has simply shifted.

When the pandemic eased, manufacturers and retailers ordered more than needed to offset goods shortages and delivery uncertainty. As a result, ports became congested, which slowed the flow of goods in and out of the country. Today, bottlenecks shift from one port to the other, and labor disputes continue to exacerbate the situation. In this chaotic environment, canceling sailings seem to be a viable, albeit temporary, solution.


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By |2022-09-08T23:57:26+00:00September 13, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Fertilizer Shortages Could Predict Global Food Crisis

Dairy famers and others with large piles of animal manure are sitting pretty as this once hard-to-unload commodity is now fetching a hefty price.

The cost of commercial fertilizers is soaring amidst global shortages worsened by Russia’s war on Ukraine, and agricultural farmers around the world are frantically seeking less expensive or more readily available alternatives.


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American Eagle Builds a ‘Frenemy’ Logistics Network

American Eagle is leading the retail industry in vertical logistics through its Quiet Platform.

The company is conglomerating retailers who have agreed to work together, pool resources, and form a communal supply chain. The platform offers retail partners shared logistics services from order fulfillment, to packaging, to deliveries.

By sharing capabilities such as technology, fulfillment, and transportation, retail partners can focus on what they do best in terms of product mix, marketing, and customer experience while “uberizing” the downstream logistics aspect of […]

By |2022-06-06T05:20:47+00:00June 6, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Train Robberies

In LA County, container theft increased over 160% from 2020 to 2021. Over 90 containers were broken into each day.

It is estimated that this theft will cost Union Pacific (UP) over $5 million.

Videos and photos have shown one stretch of UP track littered with remains of packages that were stolen from containers. These items included boxes of products, as well as UPS and FedEx packages. The volume of litter required cleanup crews multiple days of work to clear the site.


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