Week 31 Freight Updates

July 30th, 2020

Discussions on the current state of logistics … new technologies for forwarders … sinking shipbuilding demand … the launch of a new Maersk Flow digital platform … improvements in the global flow of goods … questions raised about capacity management … all made a splash in this week’s freight updates. Short on time? Check out our summary of the latest industry news!

 

Logistics Matters podcast: The state of logistics; ports and the pandemic; Auburn University's self-driving vehicle track

Logistics Matters podcast: The state of logistics; ports and the pandemic; Auburn University's self-driving vehicle track

What is the state of logistics, and how has the pandemic affected our supply chains? Our nation’s ports experience declining volumes. And autonomous vehicles find a new home.

JOC Uncharted: Logistics software needs to account for email’s staying power

JOC Uncharted: Logistics software needs to account for email’s staying power

New technologies like machine learning and robotic process automation are helping forwarders manage a large volume of shipment data tied up in email inboxes that otherwise would be unusable.

Shipyards’ Rebound Hopes Are Coming Up Empty

Shipyards’ Rebound Hopes Are Coming Up Empty

Shipbuilding demand is sinking, and there’s no rescue on the horizon. Orders for new oceangoing ships are at record lows as carriers sit on the sidelines amid clouds of uncertainty.

Maersk Flow launched to help control flood of information

Maersk Flow launched to help control flood of information

The Maersk Flow digital platform has been unleashed to provide small and midsize shippers with everything they need to take control of their supply chains from factory to market.

U.S. goods trade deficit narrows; global flow of goods improving

U.S. goods trade deficit narrows; global flow of goods improving

The United States’ trade deficit in goods fell sharply in June as exports rebounded following several months of decline, suggesting a recovery in global trade after being severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capacity cuts or market management?

Capacity cuts or market management?

As a result of the strict capacity management by the carriers, rates have remained strong and earnings for the major shipping lines have remained remarkably stable given the horrific market circumstances encountered in the first half of the year.

2020-07-30T18:44:08+00:00July 30th, 2020|Shipping News|