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    FMC looks at data sharing, constraints to help global cargo flows

    "We don't have the same transparency in ocean shipping as we do with airlines," Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel said in an interview.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    8 industry reactions: How the infrastructure deal could change supply chains

    Biden's signature paves the way for $17 billion in port infrastructure and $25 billion for airports. Here's what trade associations are saying.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    California to ease weight limits for trucks hauling from congested San Pedro Bay ports

    Truck weight limits in California are among the most restrictive in the U.S., which creates what one expert called "a wall of inefficiency."

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    'It's already paying off': Biden boasts about 24/7 port operations

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, whose maritime traffic jams have become emblematic of snarled supply chains, have already seen reduced vessel dwell times, the president said.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Georgia Ports Authority to convert 5 facilities into pop-up container yards

    A yearlong rise in loaded import containers has ports looking for more space. Los Angeles and Long Beach are making similar moves.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Biden signs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

    Along with repairing roads and bridges, the legislation creates an office overseeing freight policies that encourage supply chain efficiencies.

    By Updated Nov. 15, 2021
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    Court stays OSHA vaccine mandate

    The Department of Justice plans to defend the rule, which would require employers with at least 100 workers to enact a vaccine mandate in the coming months.

    By Ryan Golden , Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Biden announces actions to boost US supply chain resiliency at G20

    "​​​​​Now that we have seen how vulnerable these lines of global commerce can be, we cannot go back to business as usual," the president said at the G20 Summit in Rome on Sunday.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    US, EU reach agreement to ease steel and aluminum tariffs

    Europe will also lift the 25% retaliatory tariffs that upended global supply chains for companies that make liquor, motorcycles and jeans.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    Tracking the shift to 24/7 supply chains

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach put the container dwell fee on hold until Nov. 29.

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    San Pedro Bay ports move to ease congestion

    To battle congestion, California seeks private, public land for container storage

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a nine-point executive order on Wednesday, geared toward easing supply chain bottlenecks.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Legislators propose federal office to manage supply chain crises

    A new bill would create the Office of Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response to monitor and respond to disruptions.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Walmart, UPS commit to use night hours at West Coast ports to smooth cargo flows

    During a speech on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said he envisioned the U.S. will eventually operate on a 24/7 supply chain schedule, and extended hours at ports is just the first step.

    By Updated Oct. 14, 2021
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    How a software bill of materials can help guard against supply chain cyberattacks

    Having software suppliers provide an "ingredient list" for their products can help speed the process of mitigating and responding to cyberattacks, experts said.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Sept. 29, 2021
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    It's time for integrated post-purchase solutions

    Maximize value recovery on omnichannel returns with an integrated post-purchase management solution.

    Sept. 27, 2021
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    FMC announces 2 initiatives related to detention, demurrage and compliance

    This is the latest action from the Federal Maritime Commission to address issues in the ocean shipping industry, as the pandemic brought forward a series of complaints.

    By Sept. 16, 2021
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    Vaccine mandate adds another wrinkle to warehouse, distribution hiring crunch

    The mandate's "aim is good, but there will likely be short-term pain for long-term gain," said Raj Patel, senior director of 3PL global industry strategy at Blue Yonder, in an email.

    By Sept. 14, 2021
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    Biden to require large employers mandate vaccines

    The ruling will especially impact warehouse workers, as many large companies had avoided requiring vaccines for frontline staff amid an acute labor shortage.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 10, 2021
  • Canadian National clears way for KCS, CP deal

    Canadian National said it would not pursue an acquisition with Kansas City Southern "any further" after the U.S. railroad said it preferred to be acquired by Canadian Pacific.

    By Updated Sept. 15, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Consolidation in ocean shipping: A 20-year journey puts scrutiny on carriers

    After Hanjin's bankruptcy, carriers continued to band together to scale operations and provide shippers a global footprint. Now the White House is taking a closer look.

    By Aug. 31, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    White House appoints 'port envoy' to tackle congestion, bottlenecks

    John Porcari's appointment follows months of conversations between supply chain stakeholders and the Department of Transportation.

    By Aug. 30, 2021
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    5 years of supply chain disruptions and the lessons learned

    Hindsight has the virtue of revealing opportunities we may have missed.

    By Updated Nov. 23, 2021
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    Shortages and other challenges across liquor supply chain throw a wrench in summer rebound

    "We’re at the mercy of the supply chain," said the CFO of Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniel's and Woodford Reserve. 

    By Aug. 19, 2021
  • Two Canadian railroads want KCS. It's a fight that will test regulations and already has shippers on edge.

    Rail customers expressed worries the acquisition of Kansas City Southern could lead to higher rates or more consolidation, though many also filed letters of support for a specific deal.

    By Aug. 16, 2021
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    Port congestion has Biden's attention. Here's what San Pedro ports recommend.

    Executives at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach have a long list of ideas they want to implement as Biden brings together various stakeholders on the issue.

    By Aug. 13, 2021