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Logistics Market Update – May 2022 850 511 Transmodal

Logistics Market Update – May 2022

Here are some of the leading supply chain stories of the month: Talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are underway. Not surprisingly, there are several contentious issues to be addressed. In particular, port automation. Workers are not only concerned about their own jobs, but jobs for…

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Logistics Market Update – April 2022 830 468 Transmodal

Logistics Market Update – April 2022

While lockdowns in China have contributed to a 40% drop in the country’s GDP, there’s also been a drop of 31% in container volumes out of the country this month alone. And the longer lockdowns continue, the worse things will get. Unfortunately, when lockdowns are lifted and all that pent-up demand is released, there’ll be further…

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Logistics Market Update – March 2022 461 220 Transmodal

Logistics Market Update – March 2022

East Coast ports are starting to make the news—thanks to an overflow from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the west, as carriers deployed smaller ships during the peak season. As of March 18, there were 63 container ships waiting in queue at East and Gulf Coast ports. And unfortunately, things are expected…

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Logistics Insight Q4 2021 150 150 Transmodal

Logistics Insight Q4 2021

How did our global supply chains get here? The pandemic has shown how interconnected global supply chains are. The historic problems are not unique to any industry or type of business. The situation is very difficult for everyone. These recent images of the cargo ships waiting at anchor outside some of the world’s most important…

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Confronting Supply Chain Challenges 150 150 Transmodal

Confronting Supply Chain Challenges

The pandemic didn’t just disrupt consumer behavior, it also sparked a major disruption in manufacturing, shipping, and all aspects of getting new products to market in a cost-effective and timely way. So, how have things changed, and what’s the outlook for the future?  The pandemic has brought attention to how interconnected global supply chains are,…

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Why Cargo Insurance Is More Necessary Than Most Shippers Realize 1000 750 Transmodal

Why Cargo Insurance Is More Necessary Than Most Shippers Realize

It’s not your imagination. Problems in the ocean shipping industry are on the rise and shippers’ costs are going up as a result. While some issues are a direct result of the pandemic, which gets blamed for a lot these days, many are not.

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COVID-19: Finding Some Good in the Global Supply Chain 851 673 Transmodal

COVID-19: Finding Some Good in the Global Supply Chain

It is a challenging time for all of us as businesses, as well as individuals. When you’re up against strict, yet inconsistent, controls that slow time-sensitive exports and create gaps throughout international supply chains, it can be hard to keep up with soaring global demand for certain items.

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An Intro to the Southeast Asian Airfreight Market
An Intro to the Southeast Asian Airfreight Market 789 999 Transmodal

An Intro to the Southeast Asian Airfreight Market

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Incoterms 2020—What You Need to Know 850 477 Transmodal

Incoterms 2020—What You Need to Know

Incoterms are a set of rules that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods.

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