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Happening Now: A recap of the first six months of 2021 in shipping

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

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If you’re looking to catch up on all things container shipping in 2021, a recent article in Freight Waves has got you covered. The article looks, month-by-month, at all of the “stranger than fiction” events in the shipping world in the first six months of this year.

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Happening Now: New Peak Surcharges from UPS

Jul 9, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Multichannel Merchant, UPS is issuing new surcharges which will hit shippers hard during this year’s peak season. These new surcharges will be applied between October 31 and January 15, with pricing based on percentage of package volume over and above February 2020 volumes.

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Weber Logistics Adds New Distribution Center in San Bernardino, CA

Jul 8, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has secured a 406,710-square-foot omni-channel distribution center (DC) in San Bernardino, CA. This newly constructed multi-client facility – Weber’s largest – is the company’s sixth DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region and thirteenth DC within California.

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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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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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