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CV19 Case Study: LF Logistics "Winning from Home" with Winmore CRM

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

CV19 Case Study: LF Logistics "Winning from Home" with Winmore CRM

How about tying in Winning from Home, which is a nod to Winmore and Winning from Home refers to LF Logistics' remote/home offices as well as their home country, China.  No other logistics company has had a front-row seat to the COVID-19 crisis like LF Logistics, a division of Li &...

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Mobile berth extension adds to big ship capacity

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Mobile berth extension adds to big ship capacity

[caption caption="A new berth extension and additional container storage space at APM Terminals Mobile are part of a $50 million expansion designed to improve efficiency. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]A berth extension that will enable the Port of Mobile’s sole container terminal to simultaneously handle two ships of more than 8,000 TEU...

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Container lines offering importers storage to avoid demurrage

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Container lines offering importers storage to avoid demurrage

[caption caption="The demand to slow inbound container flows is growing as some retailers and manufacturers fail to pick up containers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Anticipating potential congestion at global ports as some cargo owners fail to pick up imports, container lines are offering shippers options to mitigate demurrage fees by allowing them...

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Court keeps trucking out of AB5 enforcement, for now

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Court keeps trucking out of AB5 enforcement, for now

[caption caption="AB5 would make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors by requiring the use of a three-prong test to determine employee status. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday denied an appeal by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to stay a federal district...

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FMC seeks to avoid coronavirus-linked port gridlock

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

FMC seeks to avoid coronavirus-linked port gridlock

[caption caption="The Federal Maritime Commission will open a dialogue with all stakeholders to prevent cargo disruptions from crippling the supply chain and turn ports into mobile warehouses as retailers and manufacturers remained closed due to coronavirus. Photo credit: Ari Ashe/JOC.com."][/caption]The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will engage key executives in the...

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Retailers, suppliers need to ease supply chain pain together: apparel group

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Retailers, suppliers need to ease supply chain pain together: apparel group

[caption caption="More than $2 billion in orders for apparel and textiles from Bangladeshi factories was canceled in the past week alone, as retail stores remain closed across the major European and North American markets with no clarity on when they will reopen. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Retailers and their suppliers should be...

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Major forwarder buy-in helps Slync.io land $11 million funding

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Major forwarder buy-in helps Slync.io land $11 million funding

[caption caption="Process automation technology can be a standalone capability, but Slync's Chris Kirchner believes that in logistics it has to be a feature in a larger offering. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Amid a tightening venture capital environment, Slync.io secured an $11 million Series A funding round this week, driven in part by...

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Forager broadens cross-border ambitions with VC funding

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

Forager broadens cross-border ambitions with VC funding

[caption caption="Freight technology providers have sprung up to cater to the underserved US-Mexico cross-border trade in recent years, with more growth expected. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]One of the trickier chasms to bridge for startup logistics technology providers is moving from a brokerage model to a marketplace or ecosystem model that may...

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More free time fails to accelerate Indian cargo clearance pace

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

More free time fails to accelerate Indian cargo clearance pace

[caption caption="JNPT’s own terminal has had the lowest gate-out numbers out of five terminals in the harbor in recent days. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Terminal stakeholders in India have announced temporary free time and demurrage benefits to provide relief to cargo owners caught up in supply chain hurdles linked to the coronavirus...

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COVID-19 distorting transport logistics for project forwarders

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

COVID-19 distorting transport logistics for project forwarders

[caption caption="Despite the upheavals to normal project supply chains caused by COVID-19, project forwarders are finding workarounds to keep project cargo moving. Photo credit: Port Houston."][/caption]Working tenders planned before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upended global logistics, scattered project logistics teams are scrambling to organize — or reorganize — complex project transport...

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