GlobeCon Freight Blog

Improvements at the Ports: Solving the Container Crisis

Categories: Port Drayage.

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.

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6 Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends for the 2021 Holiday Season

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

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.

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Reaching the Zero-Emissions Goal for the Port of LA

Categories: Port Drayage.

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.

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More Changes at USPS: What Ecommerce Retailers Need to Know

Categories: Warehouse.

2020 was an exceptionally difficult year for the United States Postal Service, one that was cluttered by slowdowns, political conflict, and historically high demand. Long running financial issues ran headlong into a pandemic-related uptick in shipping from ecommerce outlets, which then was exacerbated by significant operational and process changes from top to bottom. The result was a lot of speculation about the health and viability of the agency in a post-pandemic world.

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