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Tips for Choosing the Right Warehouse

Warehouse space is in big demand as companies adjust to the uptick in e-commerce orders, ongoing labor constraints and other pandemic-driven fulfillment challenges.  “As retailers and logistics companies try to stockpile goods to hedge against supply chain problems, they are facing a new challenge: In many parts of the United States, there is little to… Continue Reading


Why You Should be Working with a Multimodal Transportation & Logistic Partner

As they continue to grapple with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, rising freight costs and other uncertainties, companies need reliable logistics partners that can manage more than just one freight mode or transportation option. By serving as “one stop shops” for most of these companies’ transportation needs, multimodal partners help shippers work faster, save money… Continue Reading


Supply Chain Industry Faces a Sustainability Crossroad

Sustainability in the transportation and supply chain industry has been a concern for decades. Conversations have been ongoing about how to reduce the carbon footprint, incorporate electric vehicles into fleets, and adopt alternative fuels. Now, however, we’re at a crossroad. The global climate crisis has reached a tipping point, highlighting transportation’s contribution to the problem… Continue Reading


What the Current ILWU and PMA Contract Negotiations Mean for Shippers

A look at how the upcoming port labor negotiations could impact transportation networks and the shippers that rely on them to get their goods from origin to destination. As of May 23rd, contract talks between the ILWU and PMA have been suspended until June 1, 2022, however, individual committee meeting between both sides are continuing…. Continue Reading


Storage & Capacity Constraints Continue as Another Peak Season Looms

Shippers are facing a litany of constraints and challenges as we move closer to peak season. Here’s what you can expect and some tips for navigating the challenges. The US industrial market achieved record-high asking rents amid extremely tight space conditions in 2021, and that wave followed shippers right into 2022. While demand well outpaced… Continue Reading


Picking the Right Logistics Partner for Your Operation

Don’t ever settle for second best when selecting a logistics partner to run your transportation, fulfillment and freight forwarding operation. Here are five things to keep in mind when picking the right one for your operation.  The need for adaptability and resilience is greater than ever, and many shippers are turning to  logistics providers to… Continue Reading


Managing Port Congestion and Disruption

With the US port congestion problems now migrating to the East Coast, shippers are coming up with creative ways to manage the current challenges and plan for a more resilient future. After watching the West Coast ports overflowing with ships anchored out in the Pacific Ocean, waiting to come in and unload, it looks like… Continue Reading


Railroad Contract Negotiations Update

UPDATE 3/22/2022: On March 22, 2022, the “TCRC – Train and Engine Negotiating Committee agreed to enter binding arbitration with CP, ending the TCRC strike action that began over the weekend.” The unions applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for a federal mediator to be assigned to the negotiations March 11th-16th, 2022. If the mediation… Continue Reading


Using Technology to Tackle Modern Supply Chain Challenges

  Logistics and transportation networks continued to face a litany of challenges in 2022. Here’s how technology can help shippers work through these issues and plan for future success.  As logistical bottlenecks and related disruptions continue to impact supply chains worldwide, shippers have been facing a new lineup of challenges so far in 2022. Much… Continue Reading


Three Ways to Leverage Sustainability as a Growth Engine

A keen focus on sustainability is paramount to doing business in today’s environment. When designed and executed properly, sustainability does more than protect and improve the environment. It can help shippers and carriers build stronger, more profitable supply chains — while providing people across the world with dependable access to food, medicine and other essential… Continue Reading