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    Pitney Bowes boosts in-house trucking fleet to avoid spot market

    Spot market transportation can cost between $3,500 to $4,000 per lane, while using in-house transportation only costs the company $600, said CEO Marc Lautenbach.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Google, Kroger invest in Nuro as AV delivery gains momentum

    The autonomous delivery company has agreed to use computing and storage capacity from Google Cloud to support development of its self-driving vehicles.

    By Sam Silverstein • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Peak season management

    Navigating and managing peak season each year comes with unique challenges, particular against a backdrop of heavy consumer spending in online retail.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Small businesses have their own set of supply chain challenges — and advantages

    For small business owners, complex holiday logistics and a shorter supply chain mean they are doing much of the work with a shoestring staff.

    By Kaarin Vembar • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Air cargo demand rises, rates soar as shippers prepare for peak

    The cost to ship goods by air rose 155% in October when compared to pre-pandemic levels. But high ocean shipping rates and port congestion have some shippers considering airfreight.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Port delays across the US double in-transit inventory times for Columbia Sportswear

    The brand is encountering the bulk of its logistics issues in the U.S., as deliveries in Canada and Europe "have been much more timely," CEO Tim Boyle said.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    American Eagle buys Quiet Logistics, takes further control over its supply chain

    The acquisition gives the company "a fighting chance to meet consumer expectations around free and fast shipping during the holidays," said Shipium CEO Jason Murray.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Schneider grows container fleet with the help of a chartered ship

    The carrier added 1,600 intermodal containers in Q3 and expects to add at least another 1,600 in Q4, the CEO said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Nov. 5, 2021
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    TuSimple readies autonomous runs to UPS hubs in Florida, North Carolina

    Shippers expect high uptime, which TuSimple CEO Cheng Lu said was a benefit of autonomy.

    By S.L. Fuller , Jim Stinson • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Trucking can't solve the 80K driver shortage on its own: ATA

    While there's more trucking companies can do, shippers play an important part in lowering wait times at ports and warehouses.

    By Jim Stinson • Nov. 3, 2021
  • Maersk buys Senator International, advancing its air cargo ambitions

    The supply chain service provider is expanding its air fleet via a combination of acquisitions, charters and newly built aircraft.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Federal, state partnership aims to expedite port, infrastructure projects

    Projects that could receive support through the agreement include port upgrades, expanding capacity for freight rail and developing inland port facilities for increased warehouse storage.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    Whenever precision and professionalism are high priorities, high touch is the way to go

    With high touch moves, careful coordination of resources, schedules, people and specialized knowledge need to work together seamlessly in order to deliver the goods without a hitch. 

    Nov. 1, 2021
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    Labor constraints push Amazon to redirect inventory

    Labor, not storage space, was Amazon's primary capacity constraint in Q3, CFO Brian Olsavsky said. The company aims to hire 150,000 workers to handle the busy holiday season.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Tracking the shift to 24/7 supply chains

    A port, a shipping line and a trade association are working together to speed West Coast dairy exports.

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    Union Pacific steps up efforts to ease West Coast port congestion

    The railroad is adding incentives for weekend drop offs and supporting the Port of Long Beach as it looks to move cargo out via rail instead of truck.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    UPS says it's ready for peak season. Will the rest of the supply chain be?

    Difficulties obtaining parts, snags in the production process and lengthy transportation delays could create a choppy and unpredictable flow of volume from shippers to last-mile carriers during peak.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Saks turns to GXO fulfillment center to meet e-commerce demand

    The 400,000-square-foot facility is another example of direct-to-consumer retailers outsourcing logistics.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Port congestion is slowing flow of packages into UPS' network

    One of the company's hubs near the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach has the capacity to handle 70 containers, but it’s "only getting about 50 of those containers," CEO Carol Tomé said.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    6 charts show the effects of Vietnam's lockdowns on supply chains

    Brands with high exposure to Vietnam are seeing port delays, canceled orders and slow capacity recovery after months of COVID-19 related restrictions.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
  • Amazon launches in-store pickup, local delivery option for businesses

    The new services expand the company's omnichannel scope and offer sellers more fulfillment options

    By Kaarin Vembar • Oct. 22, 2021
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    LaserShip and OnTrac must fill middle mile to become a true national carrier

    A bolstered linehaul network could attract new customers. But regionals have their own advantages in today's last-mile market.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
  • JB Hunt banks on new intermodal equipment to speed supply chains

    Shippers and retailers tell J.B. Hunt they have a "pent-up need to increase" inventories across their systems, CEO John Roberts said.

    By Jim Stinson • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Trucking expects LTL, TL rates to soar through 2021

    Capacity constraints will push up prices on the LTL side, as the top 10 carriers control 75% of all LTL freight, according to the Cowen/AFS index.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 20, 2021
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    XPO Logistics adds capacity near Chicago amid intermodal congestion

    A new 150,000 square-foot LTL facility will service industrial parts and other palletized freight, and help XPO manage a rebound in demand from manufacturers.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Amazon Logistics now ships more US parcels than FedEx: Pitney Bowes

    The company's logistics arm has grown in parcel volume and revenue, outpacing FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service every year since 2014.

    By Oct. 19, 2021