Tag: global transportation and logistics trends

Global Trade on the Increase and Container Shipping Lines Suddenly Benefit

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an editorial commentary on global container shipping lines financially benefitting from ability to collective cut-back on capacity availability during the COVID-19 disruption that has impacted so many industry supply chains.

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Carriers Putting an Added Cost Squeeze to Online Commerce and Retail Providers

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary reflecting on reports of carriers putting an additional cost squeeze to online commerce and retail providers. With shipment volumes expected to continue to increase in the coming moths, the economic and service implications are worrisome.

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Reports of Softening U.S. Trucking Rates and Rising Global Logistics M&A are Not Coincidence

Supply Chain Matters reflects on reports of the potential for softening U.S. surface trucking rates this quarter, and a potential re-igniting of merger and acquisition activities involving global logistics carriers and services providers which should capture the attention of industry supply chain management teams as not being coincidence.

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CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM Initiate Strategic Equity Partnership

CEVA Logistics, a globally focused, asset-light, third-party logistics provider (3PL), has announced that global shipping line CMA CGM has obtained all regulatory approvals required in connection with its investment in CEVA and will become a 24.99 percent shareholder in CEVA. This announcement has significance because it represents further evidence of ocean container carriers branching out into the ability to provided added logistics and inter-modal services for shipping customers.

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The State of Logistics- The Obvious in Numbers and in Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides its annual summary, perspectives and takeaways regarding the release of the 29th Annual State of Logistics report. In short, industry business as usual practices are no longer an option given the current trajectory of trends.

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