Walmart Selling Intermodal Assets to J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt will purchase intermodal containers and fleets from Walmart to better deliver goods at low cost and carbon footprint.

J.B. Hunt’s purchase of Walmart’s intermodal assets further secures the company’s position as an industry leader in intermodal transportation.


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This post is based on the Railway Age article, J.B. Hunt to Purchase Walmart’s Intermodal Assets, by Carolina Worrell, February 23, 2024, […]

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Supply Chain Disruptions Across Industries Fueled by Unrest in Middle East

The Gulfstream G280 jet—a preferred transportation mode for many senior corporate executives, professional athletes, and entertainers—is encountering production delays due to ongoing hostilities in the Israel-Hamas war.

General Dynamics’ G280 is experiencing supply interruptions on raw materials sourced throughout the region. The conflict in the Middle East and attacks on the Red Sea have caused shippers to consider alternative (and longer) routes than through the Suez Canal, leading to parts delays, shortages and higher costs.

In addition to the […]

Retail Inventory Levels: Stabilized In Time for the Holidays

Retailers over the last few years can relate to the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Over the past few years, retail companies such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Abercrombie & Fitch battled inventory levels that were too low, too high, and now (hopefully) just right.

They faced multiple years of lower inventory levels driven by pandemic challenges including reduced production, port congestion, driver shortages, and labor constraints.

Those low-inventory years were followed by higher inventory levels due to reduced […]

Logistics at the Panama Canal During Drought

Restrictions on daily transit as well as cargo weight will continue throughout 2024, as the Panama Canal deals with drought that has lowered water levels.

Shippers as well as recipients of goods are feeling the impact.

(For an earlier post explaining restricted load sizes through the Panama Canal, see this June 2023 post.)


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