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FedEx Peak Surcharge Update

Stephanie 5/24/2021 11:44:14 AM

FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered critical shipments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the virus continues to generate elevated volumes, high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network. Effective June 21, 2021 until further notice, the per-package charge for the Peak-Additional Handling Surcharge will increase. This surcharge increase will allow FedEx to continue providing the best possible service during this challenging time.....
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Global Container Shortage

Stephanie 5/21/2021 5:53:36 PM

There are currently not enough containers in the world to handle the vastly large cargo demand. It is no surprise that the shortage of boxes was sure to contribute to inflammation due to demand “outstripping the availability of containers” however, after months of this container  shortage, how bad does the issue remain?     Two of the top public leasing companies — Triton International (NYSE: TRTN) and CAI International (NYSE: CAI) — commented on container availability as they repo....
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Amazon Air in its Prime

Stephanie 5/18/2021 2:17:02 PM

Amazon recently added Pittsburgh and Kansas City, Missouri to its rapidly growing network of airports served by its inhouse cargo airline which helps the company cut ground transportation time and quickly deliver online orders to businesses and customers. Amazon has built Amazon Air over five years into a significant express delivery carrier to support two-day and next-day delivery for its Prime customers. Amazon’s online retail sales increased nearly 39% last year and now represent a....
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Amazon Prime Day

Stephanie 5/7/2021 7:29:13 PM

Besides Black Friday, what is the next big day when it comes to online shopping? You guessed it, Amazon Prime Day! Although there is not an exact date for when Prime Day will be, the company said during its most recent earnings report the event will take place "later in the second quarter of 2021," which hints at sometime in June. What exactly is Amazon Prime Day you might ask? Prime Day is an annual two day event for Amazon Prime members to have access to the top-rated items at th....
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An e-commerce Boom

Stephanie 4/23/2021 6:31:48 PM

  An accelerated shift away from brick-and-mortar shopping and toward e-commerce was perhaps one of the most pronounced economic impacts of the pandemic. This overall trend is here to stay, even as pandemic-related mandates and restrictions are lifted across the country.  Consumer behavior was unpredictable throughout much of the coronavirus pandemic. This time last year, widespread lockdowns and panic-buying sent the transportation markets on a monthslong roller-coaster r....
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Port Congestion

Aiden 3/19/2021 8:19:31 PM

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have settled into a pattern of congestion that virtually every sector of the international supply chain says will last at least into the summer months — and possibly longer.  How long the congestion continues will depend largely on import volumes between now and the beginning of the peak season in August. Weekly import volumes so far this year are 30 to 40 percent higher than what the port was handling in 2019 and previous years.  The Southe....
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