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Chassis Shortage Summer
A number of different factors came together to create a shortage of chassis this summer, including trade issues that were implemented as retaliation against China as far back as early 2020. Alongside the pandemic, record levels of imports and shortages of warehouse space kept chassis at local warehouses under the containers as they were used...
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When historic rainfall hit British Columbia last month the weather wiped out roads and bridges, killed people and livestock, and forced evacuations as Vancouver became cut off from the outside due to flooding. Planning for contingencies is a critical part of any solid logistics plan, but even the most meticulous arrangements can fall to acts...
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Airport Congestion: All Flocked Up
Congestion is reaching out from the ocean to impact air cargo as the logistics industry stumbles under record imports and extreme equipment imbalances. When supply chains go topsy turvy, shippers who traditionally move cargo by ocean turn to air options to expedite the urgent inventory while the main shipments are delayed by congestion. If the...
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Trucking Through Disasters
Another storm moving through the gulf states has slowed trucking and put pressure on the little remaining capacity. When natural disasters strike, trucks are on the road almost immediately delivering urgent supplies and carrying off road-blocking debris. When fleets are mobilized, it takes a clever, experienced logistics expert to keep your cargo moving around impacted...
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