How stuff moves around the world ... or doesn't.
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How's the container ship backlog at Southern California's ports?
There are fewer than 10 ships waiting for a berth. “There still are issues, but it’s much better,” a Marine Exchange executive says.
It costs how much to ship that? How one commission is tackling inflation at the ports
A new law has given the Federal Maritime Commission the teeth it needs to tackle high shipping fees and congestion at the ports.
Why “big boats” might be partially responsible for inflation
Supply chain journalist Rachel Premack says megaships deserve some of the blame for shipping logjams and increased costs.
This manufacturer sees little improvement in snarled global supply chains
“It’s the kind of stuff that keeps you awake at night,” said Teresa Asbury, a senior executive at the Legacy Cos.
Prices will remain high, California warehouse owner predicts
David Erlanger is dealing with shipping delays and price increases the likes of which he hasn’t seen in his decades in the business.
"There’s a limit to what I can do,” says owner of trucking company at center of shipping logjam
“Drayage” might not be a household word, but it’s a critical link in global supply chains.
How the shipping container revolutionized freight and trade
Before the shipping container, goods were manually loaded into barrels and wooden creates.
Using “queuing theory” to understand supply chain logjams
"We can use some fancy math to predict how long the line will get," Keely Croxton of Ohio State says, then apply it to related problems.
With shipping costs sky-high, is importing products even worth it?
For some businesses, the answer is no, but it depends on the value of the product in question.
How a container storage yard fits into our global shipping crunch
Some containers have been sitting in storage for years. Experts say the problem has more to do with moving them to the right places than increasing the number in circulation.