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    US ports by volume: How maritime cargo trends are stacking up

    The amount of containers handled at 12 major gateways can help show how the economy is faring. Use this tracker to dig into trends by seaport, coast and month.

    Updated Feb. 12, 2024
  • Founding members from CMA CGM, Evergreen, COSCO and OOCL extend operational agreement, OCEAN Alliance.
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    Ocean Alliance extended for 5 additional years

    The operational agreement between CMA CGM, COSCO, OOCL and Evergreen has been extended until 2032.

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    Nestlé hit by supply constraints in health business

    IT hiccups at packaging sites created a supply chain backup in the food and beverage giant’s vitamin, mineral and supplement unit.

  • Tracking the speed, dwell and cars of Class I railroads

    This dashboard shows the average speed, dwell time and cars online for all of the Class I railroads operating in the U.S.

    Updated Feb. 22, 2024
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    3 ways DHL Supply Chain is driving employee retention

    Automation, technology and data have helped the company retain workers and reduce turnover across its sites.

  • A United Parcel Service (UPS) driver sits in his delivery truck on January 31, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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    UPS revenue tied to Amazon fell over 5% in 2023

    The reduction in business is intentional as the e-commerce giant delivers more of its own volume.

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    Big Lots acquires entire inventory of toy company Hearthsong

    The move is part of the company’s larger strategy to reclaim its position in off-price and closeout sourcing. 

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    Aerospace players form coalition to strengthen supply chain integrity

    Members, such as Boeing and Airbus, formed the group after a supplier was caught selling unapproved parts.

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    Walmart trims store-to-home delivery costs by 20%

    The retail giant's CFO credited the improvements in part to "densifying the last mile" by delivering more packages per route.

  • A cargo ship moves under the Bayonne Bridge as it heads into port on October 13, 2021 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    FMC releases final rule on detention and demurrage

    The billing practices from the agency establish which parties can receive an invoice and sets a timeframe for issued invoices and disputes.

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    Giant Food meeting workforce needs with incarcerated people

    Second Chance Program filled a role few individuals wanted and gave a now-former inmate a fresh start.

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    Flexport relaunches Convoy’s load board

    Users began logging back into the platform shortly after the app reactivated, EVP and Head of Trucking Bill Driegert said.

  • A UPS worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Deep Dive

    Why UPS keeps shrinking its workforce

    UPS’ headcount has dropped by 43,000 employees in just three years, and more cuts are coming. Experts say it’s not all market-driven.

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    Walmart hits supplier emissions goal 6 years early

    The retailer’s vendors have already reported enough projects to fulfill Project Gigaton’s target of cutting 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from its supply chain.  

  • A view of the interior of Nouveau Monde Graphite's battery materials plant in Bécancour, Quebec.
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    Panasonic Energy fortifies battery supply chain with new graphite deal

    Nouveau Monde Graphite will supply the battery maker with 18,000 tons a year of the material from its mine in Quebec.

  • A Honeywell sign is displayed June 28, 2001 outside their offices in Murray Hill, NJ.
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    Honeywell exec upbeat on warehouse automation trends

    Rising e-commerce shipments and ongoing labor shortages are among macrotrends that are favorable to the market.

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    ShipBob rolls out Amazon Shipping as a delivery option

    Partnering with the fulfillment and supply chain platform will help Amazon boost volume for its emerging delivery service.

  • A customer leans over to inspect a bicycle on a rack inside a Walmart store
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    Walmart deepens India sourcing after spending $30B in the country

    The retailer recently hosted a supplier summit in New Delhi to hear pitches that could lead to sales through the retailer or its third-party marketplace.

  • Drone shot of a massive container ship arriving in the Port of Long Beach, California.
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    Biden administration issues executive order on port cybersecurity

    The order attempts to shift more ship-to-shore crane manufacturing to the U.S. amid concerns about cyber risk at port facilities.

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    TBC’s first chief supply chain officer will help company leverage tech, data

    The automotive tire distributor appointed Chris Stearman to manage its end-to-end operations, including manufacturing, distribution and procurement.

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    Norfolk Southern saw FedEx Ground volume jump in peak season

    The railroad met with the delivery provider last year and made strategic adjustments to strengthen service, an executive said.

  • Robots help build a Ford Ranger at the automaker's Michigan Assembly Plant.
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    Industrial robot orders plunge in 2023 after record stretch

    Sales in North America dropped 30% as companies grappled with a tougher economic climate, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.

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    Staples deploys RightHand Robotics tech in its fulfillment centers

    The piece-picking robots will help the retailer automate operations and offer next-day delivery to over 98% of the U.S., according to the developing business.

  • Boeing CFO expects 2H24 production resurgence, cites ‘uncertain moment’

    The aerospace company has temporarily slowed its output of 737 planes following last month's midair door plug blowout, which sparked an FAA audit.

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    Ryder System sets sights on growing cross-border business

    A new warehouse in Laredo, Texas, and an expanded drayage yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, give the carrier additional capacity to handle more freight.