Panama Canal transits sink to new drought-driven low in December

The Panama Canal has faded from the headlines amid all the focus on the Red Sea. But fallout to global supply chains from Panama’s drought is far from over. The country has entered its dry season, which extends until May.

Transits declined yet again in December as reservations were further restricted, according to newly released data from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

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Aldi turns to AI to strengthen freight management

ldi International Buying Asia, the grocery chain’s global hub to source products from Asia, is turning to artificial intelligence as a way to strengthen its end-to-end freight management, according to a Jan. 4 press release.

The supermarket chain aims to centralize its global shipping volume, increase cost transparency and improve its control over the movement of goods throughout its supply chain using One Network Enterprises’ Intelligent Control Tower on the Digital Supply Chain Network solution.

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Deep freeze forces U.S. LNG exporters to cancel, delay cargoes

The recent freeze across Texas and Louisiana disrupted scheduled exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas, temporarily tightening some supplies of the heating and power-plant fuel.

The Cameron LNG export plant in Louisiana canceled at least one scheduled shipment, according to people familiar with the matter. Several other planned deliveries from Cameron and Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Corpus Christi facility in Texas were also delayed, they said.

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