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Shipping & Fulfillment

Best Buy starts Black Friday deals early amid supply chain woes

October 15, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and widespread supply chain woes, major retailers are shifting away from offering their best holiday discounts on Black Friday. In addition to Best Buy, Amazon and Target have each offered earlier holiday shopping deals for […]


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Walmart and Target reassure customers they’ll be stocked amid global supply chain squeeze

October 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Target and Walmart want shoppers to know that their supply chains are OK. Both retailers in recent days have issued public comments reassuring customers that they are proactively managing their imports and logistics, and will be stocked for the holiday […]


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U.S.-bound shipments see continued gains in August, reports Panjiva

September 16, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

United States-bound import and shipment levels saw continued gains in August, according to data recently issued by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. Total August U.S.-bound shipments—at 1,353,550—increased 3.1% annually and were 23.2% above 2019’s 1,098,272. And containerized freight imports—at 3,016,706 […]


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U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for the week ending August 21

August 27, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, for the week ending August 21, were mixed, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Rail carloads—at 230,754—eked out a 0.4% annual gain, trailing the week ending […]


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Smart Lockers Are Upending Parcel Delivery

August 18, 2021

Via: Practical Ecommerce

The growth in ecommerce has fueled the demand for sophisticated delivery options. Consumers are not always at home or at work to accept packages. Many seek contactless alternatives. Parcel pick-up facilities are increasingly common in malls, gas stations, transport hubs, […]


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Q2 intermodal volumes see solid gains, reports IANA

August 3, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

Intermodal volumes for both the second quarter and first half of 2021 showed solid gains, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Quarterly report issued by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). For the second quarter, IANA […]


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2021 Truckload Roundtable: Advantage carriers

July 8, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

Coming off of a year that was clearly unlike any other we’ve ever seen, the truckload (TL) market appears to have largely weathered the storm on solid footing at the halfway point of 2021. With more people receiving vaccinations, coupled […]


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U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see annual gains in April, reports AAR

May 7, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, for the month of April, each saw significant annual gains compared to a difficult pandemic-influenced April 2020, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Rail carloads—at 951,840—headed […]


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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index remains in solid territory

April 16, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

Positive signs of improvement remained intact in the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI), which was published this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR. According to FTR, a TCI reading above zero represents an adequate trucking environment, […]


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When to Consider Ecommerce Shipping Insurance

February 10, 2021

Via: Practical Ecommerce

High-end products, high volume, and quality customer service are among the reasons for considering shipping insurance for ecommerce. Shipping insurance can protect businesses from costs associated with damaged, stolen, and lost packages sent via major carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and […]