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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New Developments to Expect for the Trucking Industry in 2021

2020 was a landmark year for the U.S.  and the rest of the world, leaving no industry untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The trucking industry was no exception, as the sector experienced major changes due to the impact…

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Air freight market in a strong position going into 2021

The air freight market is poised to fully recover to pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2021, according to a recent forecast from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and data from CLIVE Data Services. The impending recovery…

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The race to lower shipping’s carbon footprint continues

The shipping industry is continuing to face criticisms of measures to reduce the industry’s staggering carbon footprint. International shipping accounts for 3% of annual global emissions – around one billion tons of emissions are produced by ships every…

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Recent attacks emphasize importance of cybersecurity in the trucking industry

Digital security remains a top concern for the trucking industry, as highlighted by a recent string of cyberattacks on trucking companies. Cross-border trade in particular has been targeted in the past few months, with almost a dozen cyberattacks…

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