supply chain

Business, Logistics

Container Crisis Gets So Bad, Coca-Cola Switches to Bulk Freight

A worker restocks a display of Coca-Cola Co. soft drinks at a store in Orem, Utah. A worker restocks a display of Coca-Cola Co. soft drinks at a store in Orem, Utah. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

The cost of shipping stuff in containers has gotten so out of hand that Coca-Cola Co. is switching its cargoes to vessels that are normally only used by industrial commodity traders to help keep its business running.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Christmas at Risk as Supply Chain ‘Disaster’ Only Gets Worse

Broken ornament busypix/Getty Images

Bottlenecks that gummed up the global supply chain in 2020 have only gotten worse, and evidence is mounting that the holiday season is at risk.

October 4, 2021
Business, Logistics

What Q4 and Beyond Have in Store for Transportation

Coyote Logistics Digital Summit logo Coyote Logistics via Twitter

The outlook for transportation and logistics in the fourth quarter focuses on the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the impending shopping season.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, TCA

Costco Limits Paper Products, Water Due to Supply Chain Delays

A shopper carries paper towels and toilet paper from a Costco A shopper carries paper towels and toilet paper from a Costco in Hawthorne, Calif. on March 14, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Costco is bringing back purchase limits on some essential items like toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and high-demand cleaning products, and it’s blaming supply chain delays.

Sue Gleiter |
September 24, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Hot Toys Risk Being Sold Out by Black Friday on Supply Woes

A crying child is comforted by her mother Consumers are being advised to shop early for the holidays, as a supply chain crunch could cripple toy availability and lead to many unhappy children. (globalmoments/Getty Images)

The most popular toys for kids this holiday season, from nostalgic favorites to cheap items popularized by TikTok, may sell out much sooner as a result of global supply-chain hangups.

September 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biggest US Port Complex to Work Nights, Weekends to Cut Logjam

Port of Los Angeles Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles earlier this year. (g01xm/Getty Images)

Ports operating in the U.S.’s biggest gateway for trade with Asia will extend night hours and work weekends to clear port delays amid record volumes.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says Caterpillar Inc. excavators are displayed for sale at the Whayne Supply Co. dealership in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Caterpillar Inc. is having a tough time getting the materials it needs from suppliers facing a labor crunch, adding another hurdle for the machinery maker already has said a global chip shortfall may keep it from fully meeting demand this year.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Aluminum Industry Frets That Supply Snarls Have Just Begun

Aluminum A worker stands on bundles of aluminum ingots at a China National Materials Storage and Transportation Corp. stockyard in Wuxi, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Supply chain snags that have roiled commodity markets and helped push aluminum prices to a 13-year high this week are unlikely to ease any time soon.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2021
Government, Business

White House, DOT Tap John Porcari as Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Issues

Porcari Porcari speaks at a past hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Aug. 27 that John Porcari will serve as port envoy to the administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Likely to Endure, Experts Say

Shopping School supplies are displayed for sale at a Walmart in Los Angeles. Experts say the back-to-school shopping season followed by the holiday rush will affect the current supply chain issues. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Stifling supply chain bottlenecks are likely to remain — and possibly worsen — in the months ahead as consumers follow back-to-school purchases with end-of-year holiday shopping, according to experts who spoke with Transport Topics.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 26, 2021