CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report highlights pandemic’s effects on the industry

This year’s annual “State of Logistics Report,” released today by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), comes at a time when many businesses are re-evaluating their logistics and supply chain strategies in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic..
Read more at – Supply Chain Quarterly.

Asia-US import surge, tight capacity to last into August

Carriers, ports, and forwarders say the current spike in US imports from Asia that began in early July will last at least through August, but their vision is blurred beyond that. Some stakeholders, including the importers themselves, say US inbound volumes..
Read more at – Jounral of Commerce.

Breaking: Number of U.S. truck transportation jobs up by 2,000 in July

The number of truck transportation jobs in the U.S. rose by 2,000 in July, according to the monthly employment report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday morning, August 7. Employment in the sector stood at 1,438,600 in July, up from 1,436,600, according to the report. That number is down from 1,553,600 a year ago, for a net decline of 115,000 jobs. Employment in the rail sector fell 3,200 jobs in the month to 141,500 jobs. A year ago, there were 175,200 railroad jobs…
Read more at – Journal of Commerce.

Tropical Storm Isaias heads up East Coast threatening road, sea freight movement

Several ports remain on high alert, and Isaias’ speed will also create issues for road freight throughout Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said strong winds and tornadoes are possible across Eastern Maryland, northern New Jersey and southern New York Tuesday. A tropical storm warning is in effect for eastern waterways up to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Urban flash flooding is possible, warned NHC, naming Philadelphia…
Read more at – Supply Chain Dive.

Today’s Logistics Report: Beirut’s Shock Waves; Vaccine’s Painful Priorities; Amazon’s Delivery Rebound

Lebanese authorities placed port officials under house arrest as the humanitarian and economic fallout from the deadly Beirut port explosion became clearer. The first of likely many flights bearing relief supplies began to arrive at the city’s international…
Read more at – Wall Street Journal.