10 Nov 2023

Venture Capital Funding for Supply Chain Tech Startups Cools Off

  Venture capital firms are investing less in supply chain technology startups this year, as the freight market weakens, and investors become more cautious. In the first half of 2023, venture firms invested $5.7 billion in logistics companies, down from $22.7 billion in the same period last year, according to PitchBook Data. This pullback has […]

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03 Nov 2023

Air Cargo in the Evolving Logistics Landscape

  The logistics industry is undergoing significant changes, with trade flows shifting and the structure of e-commerce evolving. However, air cargo is still well-positioned to play a vital role. In the US market, Laredo on the US-Mexico border has surpassed the Port of Los Angeles as the biggest gateway for imports for the eighth consecutive […]

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19 Jul 2023

Resumption of UPS Union Talks Amid Looming Strike Action

UPS and union representatives are scheduled to resume talks in the coming week as the threat of an impending strike looms, with less than two weeks remaining before the current deal with the Teamsters union expires on July 31. Express delivery company UPS is urging swift action to reach a resolution with the Teamsters union, […]

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14 Jul 2023

POLB Trade Slows Down and Midyear Container Shipping Report Released

Trade activity at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) experienced a cooling trend in June as retailers worked to clear their warehouses. Last month, dockworkers and terminal operators handled a total of 597,076 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), marking a significant 28.5% decline compared to the same period in the record-setting June of 2022. Notably, imports […]

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13 Jul 2023

BCMEA and ILWU Canada Reach Tentative Agreement, Operations to Resume Shortly

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is delighted to announce that after productive negotiations, a tentative agreement for a new 4-year deal has been reached, acknowledging the valuable skills and contributions of B.C.’s waterfront workforce. While the agreement is still pending ratification by both Parties, specific details will not be disclosed at this time. […]

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07 Jul 2023

Has the Decline in Air Cargo Rates and Volumes Reached its Lowest Point?

In the recent Baltic Exchange air cargo market update, two crucial questions were raised regarding the state of rates and volumes in the industry. Addressing the issue of demand, Bruce Chan, director and senior research analyst covering global logistics and future mobility at investment bank Stifel, presented three potential scenarios. In his bullish thesis, Chan […]

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14 Jun 2023

Impact of Panama Canal Load Restrictions and US Stevedore Strikes on the Global Shipping Sector

As the bustling summer season kicks off, labor disputes have disrupted the flow of shipping in the United States. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have staged protests, resulting in congestion and delays at U.S. West Coast ports, as reported by CNBC. The average wait times for container vessels attempting to enter Los […]

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12 Dec 2022

Peak Season

  The traditional peak season Peak season for container shipping typically occurs in the third quarter of each year. This is a time when goods are shipped from manufacturing centers in Asia and elsewhere to Western markets like North America and Europe. Herbert Lee, Shipco’s regional director for Hong Kong & South China, describes what […]

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