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Happening Now: FedEx Freight suspends service to 1,400 LTL customers

Jun 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Freight Waves, FedEx Freight is suspending outbound shipments for approximately 1,400 customers in heavily-congested regions across the U.S. This reduction in service is part of an effort to better manage the high levels of freight that are inundating its LTL terminals across the country. Companies were notified Friday and the changes took effect on Monday.

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Happening Now: Crisis at Major Chinese Port

Jun 11, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A recent article in Freight Waves examines the unfolding crisis at the Port of Yantian, a major Chinese seaport. Due to a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in the region, manpower at the Port is down by 70% because due mainly to quarantine restrictions and testing requirements.

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Negotiating 3PL Warehousing Contracts

Jun 9, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Third Party Logistics, 3PL, 3PL Outsourcing

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While the supply chain benefits of working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider are commonly understood, some companies still feel uncertainty when negotiating the warehousing contract at the outset. In this article, we’ll examine some of the key contract considerations and provide helpful tips for getting warehousing relationships off on the right foot.

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A primer on overweight container logistics on the West Coast

May 27, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Drayage, overweight, logistics in California

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If you weren’t already convinced of the value of overweight container logistics, 2020 and now 2021 should have made it clear. It’s one of shippers’ most reliable tactics in mitigating the headaches and extremely high rates associated with the current ocean shipping landscape. In this article, we’ll examine these overweight container shipping benefits, with a specific focus on U.S. West Coast shipments.

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Happening Now: pallet prices up 400% amid shortage

May 26, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As if supply chain professionals don’t have enough on their plate these days, we can now add the procurement of pallets to their list of concerns. A backbone of retail and grocery supply chains, pallets are now both hard to come by and much more expensive than they were prior to the pandemic.

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Happening Now: Ocean Carrier Shipping Times Surge

May 25, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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Shipping delays that became common in the second half of 2020 continue to wreak havoc on supply chains in 2021. In March of this year, only 40% of container ships arrived on time at ports across the globe – compared to an average of 70% the last two years.

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Embracing omni-channel fulfillment

May 20, 2021 / by Arlene M. Slivka posted in Multi Channel Fulfillment

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If your company is looking to expand sales channels to embrace omni-channel fulfillment, there are things you should understand before you get started. These include specific system and process requirements to properly expand from business-to-business (B2B) to business-to-consumer (B2C), and vice versa. In this article, we will look at the key requirements for each fulfilment channel to help you ensure you are set up with the unique capabilities that each requires.

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Happening Now: Jobs report shows driver shortage not easing

May 13, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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While the logistics industry hopes for good news on the driver shortage front, recent labor statistics are not delivering. April numbers are down from March, and March’s numbers were lower than initially thought.

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Happening Now: LTL prices continue to rise

May 11, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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If you have priced LTL transportation for your products in recent months, chances are that you’ve seen prices rise. A lot.

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Happening Now: How retailers can support sustainable returns

May 4, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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While they may not realize it, consumer returns come at a substantial cost to consumers. For every $1 billion in sales, the average retailer is incurring $106 million in merchandise returns. That is over 10%. These costs are ultimately passed on to consumers as prices are inflated to cover the cost of returns.

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