supply chain

Government, Business, Logistics

The Federal Response to a Disrupted Supply Chain

Buttigieg Newsmakers

By the end of last year, the long-awaited $1 trillion infrastructure policy bill was signed into law, the holiday season saw the vast majority of packages delivered with minimal delays, and the USDOT announced more than $241 million in grants to domestic ports.

January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Truck Tonnage in December Increases 1.4% Year-Over-Year

Tonnage Trucks on the road in California. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 1.4% compared with the same month in 2020 — the fourth consecutive year-over-year gain and the highest measurement since March, American Trucking Associations announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 18, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Ocean Shipping Rates Driving Inflation, Experts Caution

Supply Chain Containerships at the Port of Seattle. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Ocean shipping rates are expected to stay elevated well into 2022, setting up another year of booming profits for global cargo carriers — and leaving smaller companies and their customers from Spain to Sri Lanka paying more for just about everything.

January 18, 2022
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Snags, Quarantines Hurt Global Air Cargo Growth

Supply Chain Snags, Quarantines Hurt Global Air Cargo Growth Workers prepare to unload cargo from an Air Canada Airbus A330, a passenger aircraft that has been reconfigured for cargo during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg)

Global air cargo growth slowed sharply in November as demand was hit by supply chain disruptions, partly because COVID-19 restrictions left workers stuck in quarantine, causing labor shortages.

Will Davies | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

US Shoppers Find Some Groceries Scarce Due to Virus, Weather

Safeway Empty shelves in a Washington, D.C., Safeway. (Parker Purifoy/Associated Press)

Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11 to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken and milk.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
January 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Tougher Vaccine Requirements Poised to Take Effect at Canada Border

The Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit with Canada Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States. Canada's requirement that only vaccinated drivers will be allowed to haul freight into the country goes into effect Jan. 15. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

More stringent COVID-19 vaccine requirements set to take effect at the borders may put new pressure on freight traffic between the United States and Canada, experts said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 10, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucker Snarl in East China Hits Container Shipping

Port Containers sit stacked next to gantry cranes in this aerial photograph taken above the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

A suspension of trucking services in several parts of east China’s Zhejiang province has slowed the transportation of manufactured goods and commodities through one of the world’s most important ports.

January 7, 2022
Government, Business

Senate Keeps Social Infrastructure Budget on Radar

Chuck Schumer Schumer speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 4, 2022. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Federal lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this month to resume consideration of President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure budget as the White House continues to respond to a national supply chain crisis.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

CES Panel Discusses Supply Chain Problems

CES Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Data and technology are playing a crucial role in addressing the supply chain crunch in the transportation space, experts said during a CES 2022 panel discussion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Needs to Guard Exports From Supply Chain Snarls, Envoy Says

US Needs to Guard Exports From Supply Chain Snarls, Envoy Says

U.S. port authorities and ocean carriers, dealing with record import volumes, need to ensure that exports aren’t hindered amid the unprecedented supply chain logjams that aren’t showing clear signs of dissipating, President Joe Biden’s port envoy said.

January 5, 2022