ODFL, Saia see LTL demand rise amid COVID-19 resurgence

Strong US imports and rising industrial freight demand are driving less-than-truckload (LTL) freight volumes higher as the pre-holiday peak freight shipping season approaches its crest.

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5 maritime sustainability trends for 2021

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), “ships transport roughly 90% of world trade and account for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is having a large impact on sustainable operations for ocean freight. Here are five environmental sustainability trends coming in 2021.

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How Cold Chains Can Be Optimized for the Delivery of a COVID-19 Vaccine

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready, and how will it be distributed? That’s the question on everyone’s mind. The time and expertise involved in developing and testing the vaccine is one thing, but the logistical challenges of successfully distributing it worldwide is another.

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The emerging wave of procurement and spend-management technology

Up to half of the purchase orders from the purchasing department at Chicago-based manufacturer, JBT required a change before the product was received. Buyers had to comb through thousands of lines on a spreadsheet to update quantities or other parameters and send the supplier new information by phone, fax, or email.

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