In only a few weeks, the situation in Ukraine has led to a humanitarian crisis that has shocked the world. A crisis that is expected to create ripple effects throughout global trade networks for months or years to come.Read More >
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The world is quickly changing — socially and economically, yes, but also physically. Global warming is now creating disruptions that can’t be ignored.Read More >
Chances are you’ve heard quite a lot about the rollout of 5G wireless technology in recent months. This new technology promises to provide quicker downloads, reduced lag, and a wider range for high-speed internet – changing the way we work, interact, play, and live.Read More >
Another new year, another clean slate – or so we hoped. Looking ahead to 2022, many of us are wondering what the outlook is for logistics and transportation. Last year was marked by the container crisis, disruption caused by the Suez Canal blockage, and lack of warehouse availability just to name a few. Many of the challenges faced were caused or exacerbated by the pandemic, and they are complex ones to solve.
The supply chain has faced a number of challenges in the past eighteen months, from drayage bottlenecks to container shortages to lockdowns and short staffing. While shippers, carriers, and warehousers scrambled to shore up operations, another threat lingered behind the scenes: Cyberattacks.Read More >
Unexpected changes to the balance of essential supply chain components have impacted shipping and fulfillment across the country in recent weeks. Ports have faced a number of simultaneous challenges — container shortages, drayage backlogs, and much more — but it looks like things are heading in the right direction thanks to some quick thinking and temporary solutions. After all the supply chain doom and gloom that we’ve heard about in recent months, it’s a welcome change.
The holiday shopping season is already in full swing, with customers placing orders at a record pace so far this year. Some part of that is due to early warnings about fulfillment backups — rather than risk a stressful last-minute waiting game, shoppers are getting all their holiday shopping done now.
Sustainability is very much in the spotlight right now. Part of this focus is a natural extension of the coverage from negotiations at COP26, the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow. Cuts to greenhouse gas emissions have been a hot topic as government officials, business leaders, and cultural fixtures negotiate a path forward for the planet.Read More >