supply chain

Business, Top 100, TCA

Walmart to Hire Drivers, Supply Chain Workers in N.Y. Capital Region

Walmart to Hire Drivers, Supply Chain Workers in N.Y. Capital Region A Walmart truck driving down a highway. (TT File Photo)

Retail giant Walmart plans to hire thousands of “supply chain associates” nationwide ranging from warehouse workers to truck drivers during a job fair Nov. 3-4.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
November 2, 2021
Government, Logistics

USDOT, California Announce Supply Chain Strategic Partnership

Cargo trucks travel past shipping containers in the Port of Los Angeles The Emerging Projects Agreement is meant to to assist with the transport of freight at key West Coast hubs where stakeholders have identified supply chain disruptions. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

With the Biden administration seeking remedies to ameliorate freight connectivity concerns related to the national supply chain, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a partnership with agencies in California.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022

Maersk Sees Global Shipping Markets Staying Tight Into 2022 A crane unloads a Maersk shipping container. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S expects shipping markets to remain tight at least into the first quarter with global container demand set to grow faster than previously expected.

November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

Ship Queues Worsen Port Delays From Singapore to Greece

Ship Queues Worsen Port Delays From Singapore to Greece CMA CGM SA cargo ships are moored as shipping containers stacked among gantry cranes in the BNCT Co. container terminal at Busan New Port in Busan, South Korea. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

The world’s largest shipping hubs are suffering elevated levels of congestion as containers pile up at seaports from Singapore to Greece’s Piraeus.

Kevin Varley | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls A worker operates a forklift to move shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

With a near-record 75 containerships waiting outside the U.S.’s largest port complex in Southern California, unionized dockworkers have strengthened their indispensable role in the supply chain.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s Holiday-Quarter Sales Forecast Suggests Pandemic Boom Is Over

Amazon Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Amazon .com Inc. gave a forecast for holiday sales that fell short of analysts’ estimates, signaling the pandemic’s boost to online shopping continues to fade.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Port Envoy Vows Alliance Will Help Break California Logjam

Biden Port Envoy Vows Alliance Will Help Break California Logjam Cargo ships are unloaded at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., on Oct. 24. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden’s point-person for clearing the supply chain bottleneck in southern California hailed a new agreement that will fast-track multiple logistics projects in the Golden State.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2021
Business, Fuel

Supply Chain Woes Threaten to Drive Up Clean-Power Costs

Supply-Chain Woes Threaten to Drive Up Clean-Power Costs A wind farm. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg)

Bottlenecks in the global supply chain threaten to drive up renewable-power costs, reversing a decadelong trend that made wind and solar mainstream.

Naureen S. Malik | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Ports of L.A., Long Beach to Fine Firms Over Container Backlog

Port of Los Angeles Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

In an effort to clear the growing backlog of containers, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are charging shippers a container storage surcharge that port officials say will increase based on the number of days a unit sits in one of the facilities.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

No Quick Fix in Sight to Move Freight, Panelists Say

MCE 2021 panel on supply chain resiliency Panelists (from left) Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Gail Rutkowski, John Butler and Ian Jefferies joined ATA President Chris Spear in a discussion on the supply chain's resliiency. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fixing the severely kinked supply chain will take well into 2022, panelists said at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2021

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