Monthly Logistics Update – February 15, 2021

 In Industry News

There is a lot going on in the shipping industry right now – from congested ports to the continued impact of the pandemic.

To illustrate just how tough the situation is, this recent image shows the dozens of container ships waiting to be unloaded at the Ports of LA/ Long Beach. And the problems are impacting not just importers, but shippers of all types, and all along their supply chains. This includes domestic truckload, LTL, and even parcel shippers.

To make sense of it all, and give you information to make sure your own logistics operations stay on track, the team at Transportation Impact is here to help. Below we’ve curated the latest news and articles to explain what’s going on across the many parts of the supply chain.

For all the latest news, click the HEADLINES below to read more:

Trucking
How AI (not automation) will revolutionize commercial trucking
Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Shares Views on Federal Trucking Policy

Logistics
Global Logistics 2021: Accelerated collaboration
Logistics Pricing Power Grows as Supply-Demand Becomes Increasingly Imbalanced (sub. may be required)

Small Parcel
Where is the small parcel market headed in 2021?
USPS posts rare quarterly profit after holiday parcel surge

Warehousing
COVID-driven e-commerce paces record Q4 industrial & logistics real estate activity, reports JLL
E-commerce warehouse productivity could improve up to 20% with greater automation: Prologis

Logistics technology
Tackling the complexities of world trade
The Arrival of Digital Logistics

International Shipping
De minimis importers tap CBP pilots for faster clearance
Viewpoint: Container congestion may now impact Easter

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