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Retail Giants Or Ocean Freight Polluters Or Both?

Stephanie 7/23/2021 8:00:03 PM

What better way to call the attention of companies than to drag their name through the dirt? Two environmental groups, Pacific Environment and Stand.earth, demanded these retail giants to achieve emission-free ocean shipping by 2030, contractually agree to ship their goods on zero-emission vessels, and reject “false solutions” like liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a sustainable way to get goods to market. The environmental groups also demand there to be a pollution fee and that would....
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Will Drones Take Over the Delivery Industry?

Stephanie 7/19/2021 5:00:09 PM

As we advance technologically, sooner or later we will be receiving our deliveries via drone. We have already seen the delivery robots on wheels that deliver our food, it is no surprise that drones are next. “Amazon, Walmart,  UPS, and Kroger are among the large retailers and delivery providers that are rapidly scaling up drone delivery tests. Others will soon follow.” Although this would revolutionize the standard way we do deliveries, there are many factors to take into consideratio....
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[Announce] Increasing Pier pass fee Since 8/1/2021 (In Long beach and Los Angeles port)

Larry 7/2/2021 2:19:45 PM

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 30, 2021—The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced that on August 1, 2021, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.2 percent. The adjustment matches the combined 2.2 percent increase in longshore wage and assessment rates that take effect in early July.   Beginning August 1, the TMF will be $34.21 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $68.42 for all other sizes of container. The TMF is charg....
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FedEx Freight Reverses Service Suspension

Stephanie 6/22/2021 7:39:00 PM

FedEx Freight abruptly stopped truck pickups at many locations to aid overwhelmed terminals restore productivity levels. On June 11th, FedEx Freight essentially gave about 1,400 customers less than one business day's notice that their shipments would not be picked up. Hundreds of shippers, including big ones like Home Depot and Lowes are scrambling and doing anything they can in order to find some way to transport their products. Home Depot has even gone as far as reserving a ship for....
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UPS and FedEx Shipment Spike During Prime Day

Stephanie 6/18/2021 7:54:34 PM

As you all may know, Prime Day is right around the corner! With that being said, it is important to keep our carriers who deliver our packages in mind. UPS shipments will spike during this time and every year subsequently network volumes rise. Please be sure to utilize air service rather than ground for any urgent shipments.    Carriers as in UPS and FedEx have already been hiring seasonal workers to handle the higher-than-usual volume due to the pandemic. UPS and FedEx have incre....
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Net-zero Emissions by 2050?

Stephanie 6/14/2021 7:29:21 PM

Many shipping companies have a goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. UPS Inc. is one of the many companies attempting to reach this goal. How will UPS accomplish this? Their first tactic would be to reduce their CO2 emissions by 50% per package delivered for global small package operations by 2035. During the heat of the global pandemic, the demand for home deliveries skyrocketed. As demands for e-commerce and home delivery continue to rise, emissions per package can be a useful m....
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