Port of LA lengthens ‘unprecedented run’

The Port of Los Angeles continued its record-setting streak, posting the busiest April in its 114-year history.

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Retailers double tech investments to make supply chains faster  

During the pandemic, when many consumers opted to stay clear of physical stores, the importance of having a loyal customer base grew. And so, keeping customers engaged through rewards and highly personalized experiences was top of mind for many retailers.

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Over 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack  

A crack in a bridge over the Mississippi River has stranded more than 700 barges, cutting off the biggest route for U.S. agricultural exports when the critical waterway is at its busiest.

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New Prologis report drives home the need for more warehouse space 

The most recent edition of the Industrial Business Indicator (IBI), which was issued by San Francisco-based real estate investment trust company Prologis points to the need for more warehouse, due to various factors, including rising consumer confidence, retailers restocking inventories, and higher sales numbers.

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‘Extraordinary market conditions’ bring Maersk a $2bn Q1 profit bonus 

Maersk has recorded the best quarter in its history, reporting a net profit of $2.7bn for the first three months of the year, compared with $209m for Q1 20.

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Hapag-Lloyd Reports $1.5 Billion Profit in First Quarter 2021

Germany container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd reported strong start to the year with a net profit of $1.45 billion in the first quarter.

This compares to a net profit in the first quarter of 2020 of $27 million for a 1423% increase.

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