Around the world, headlines are piling up about the slowdown in shipping cargo. Some articles place blame on China’s faltering economy. Others point to the strong U.S. dollar. Even some experts admit they have yet to identify the cause. However, the California Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach don’t seem to have gotten the […]
With the rate of ice melting around the North Pole accelerating over the last few decades, the possibility of new Arctic shipping passages opening up has become a hot topic of conversation. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, “Through 2015, Arctic sea ice has now been declining at a rate of 13.4 […]
Befitting the online retail giant’s existing strategy of aggressive expansion and industry domination, Amazon.com Inc. has recently made moves implying a possible venture into the world of global third-party logistics. In January, Amazon registered its China arm as an ocean freight forwarder with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), allowing for a more direct and […]
As the shipping industry consolidates to address the challenge of keeping costs in check, busy ports like Los Angeles are seeing an influx of traffic by way of megaships–some as long as the Empire State Building is tall, and capable of carrying twice as much as the largest ships currently operating.
Shipping has the smallest carbon footprint of any means of moving cargo, but the shipping industry still generates around a billion tons of CO2 annually. Which is why both regulators and the shipping industry are looking for new and innovative ways to go green.
As eCommerce continues to grow, with a projected growth rate almost a full 8% higher than the total retail growth rate through 2018 according to eMarketer, it should be no surprise to anyone that this brick-and-mortar-less market sector is changing the way supply chain logistics are managed.