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Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.
Free trade agreements are often announced and signed with much promise and some degree of fanfare, but do they deliver over time?
Shippers need a game plan for revamped FedEx and UPS pricing according to GENCO’s integrated parcel solutions group.
There’s an adage that is probably as old as commercial shipping itself — don’t ship air. Chainalytics noted recently in an unpublished position paper on dimensional weight pricing that “FedEx and UPS have shown their hand and are forcing retailers to cut out the unwanted space in their packaging or pay the price.”
“The U.S. transportation industry is under intense economic pressure, compounded by the demands of increasingly integrated global supply chains and growing concerns about less-than-truckload (LTL) capacity.”
The 25th Annual State of Logistics report has been released, and if it doesn’t contain outright contradictions, it does raise some questions. The report is authored by Rosalyn Wilson with the sponsorship of Penske Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
As much as one hates to use the phrase “shot across the bow” when writing about maritime shipping, there’s likely no better way to capture the surprise inspired by China’s recent decision to block the formation of the P3 alliance.