Air Freight: reaching new heights at years’ end

Q3 data shows both rippling consequences of COVID-19 and a promising growth in demand. Then and now In 2020, we noted a major drop in global air cargo usage. We also saw a frantic effort to regain control…

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Supply chain disruptions may continue well into 2022

Ocean freight, like all other sectors, has been experiencing backups, shortages and price surges from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, while some industries appear to be bouncing back, ocean freight may have a longer road to…

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Driver shortage isn’t to blame for supply chain disruptions, trucker says

According American Trucking Associations (ATA), the U.S. currently has a truck driver shortage of roughly 80,000 this year. If current trends persist, ATA says, that number could reach 160,000 within the next ten years. The causes of this…

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Why the rail industry is embracing LiDAR

Around the world, the rail industry is increasingly adopting light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR) to efficiently capture, process and store data. This allows operators to more easily comply with recent train control regulations, which require data be…

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Air freight experiencing supply chain disruptions as China imposes new quarantine measures

Stricter quarantine rules in China are causing disruptions in the air cargo supply chain. New restrictions have been imposed due to the recent wave of COVID cases in the country, brought on by the highly contagious Delta variant.…

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Why the cost of ocean freight is skyrocketing

Shippers are continuing to battle the extremely high cost of container shipping, as freight rates are up a whopping 346% over rates this time last year. According to the Drewry composite World Container index, rates have risen by…

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The California Trucking Association’s Challenge to AB 5 Will Be Taken to the Supreme Court

The California Trucking Association (CTA) will appeal its challenge to California Assembly Bill 5, or AB 5, to the U.S. Supreme Court. The suit was recently overturned by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. AB 5 is…

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US Requires Railroads to Prioritize Passengers Over Freight

This April, the US Senate introduced the Rail Passenger Fairness Act, legislation that requires infrastructure managers to prioritize passenger trains over freight trains. Infrastructure managers will be brought to court for not complying. While Europe continues to debate…

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Sharkskin: the next big thing in air freight?

German airline Lufthansa Group and chemical company BASF have introduced a groundbreaking innovation to their aircraft: sharkskin technology. This technology, named AeroSHARK, is a type of biomimicry that replicates sharkskin on an aircraft’s surface. Why sharkskin? Sharks’ skin…

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How Ever Given, the Mega Container Ship that Blocked the Suez Canal, Has Impacted the Logistics Industry

Ever Given, the container ship which blocked the Suez Canal for six days, has had rippling effects on the ocean freight market. Although the blockage came to an end on March 29 due to a combined effort of…

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