Expedited trans-Pacific LCL filling a growing niche

Major ocean freight consolidators in the U.S. market see no shortage in demand for expedited less-than-container load (LCL) service requests from freight forwarders during the ongoing global pandemic.

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Ever Given, general average and why shippers will share the costs of a ship’s rescue

The owner of the Ever Given notified Evergreen on April 1 that it declared a general average following the work to refloat the ship in the Suez Canal last month, a spokesperson for the operator confirmed to Supply Chain Dive.

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Podcast | A New Trade Policy for the 21st Century

The global trade system is something of a mess today. Stiff tariffs are imposed on exporting nations for perceived violations of fair-trade rules, but it’s U.S. importers who feel the pain, in the form of higher product costs, and exporters who are shut out of global markets due to retaliatory actions.

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The Forgotten Shipping Pallet Stages a Pandemic-Era Rally

Demand for the platforms used to haul nearly every consumer good or industrial ingredient is soaring amid a surge in e-commerce, forcing retailers and manufacturers to expand warehouses or pile inventories higher. At the same time, two keys to production — cheap lumber and labor — are scarce, and even nail costs are rising.

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White House to Push Infrastructure Plan in Summit Meeting on Chip Shortage

Top Biden administration officials will meet with senior executives of Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. , Intel Corp. , Alphabet Inc. and others to address the global chip shortage that has hobbled auto manufacturing and other industries.

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