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Happening Now: The Supply Chain Agreement goes into effect this month

Feb 6, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Supply Chain Agreement, part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, will come into effect on February 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone. The agreement, involving 14 partners including the U.S., Australia, and Japan, aims to enhance coordination in building resilient, efficient, and inclusive supply chains, addressing challenges like those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Happening Now: Red Sea concerns may boost West Coast shipments

Feb 1, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, the recent spike in shipping costs resulting from ocean carriers avoiding the Middle East conflict poses a potential long-term threat to rates. Retailers are currently making decisions to redirect back-to-school and holiday import shipments to West Coast ports.

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Happening Now: West Coast imports expected to surge

Jan 16, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to The Loadstar, US West Coast ports are anticipating a surge in imports due to a combination of supply chain and geopolitical disruptions. These disruptions include transit difficulties through the Panama and Suez canals, and concerns at East Coast ports related to ongoing labor contract negotiations.

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Happening Now: a Lean transformation in action

Jan 12, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A recent article from Supply Chain Digest was written in conjunction with the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). The article focuses on the Lean transformation recently undertaken by aerospace manufacturer, Re:Build Cutting Dynamics – a transformation which has already yielded impressive results.

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Happening Now: Optimism for Manufacturing in 2024

Jan 4, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Supply Chain Dive, the US manufacturing industry ended 2023 with growing optimism for a 2024 rebound. Both the ISM and S&P Global PMI indices pointed to rising business optimism and increased investment in advertising. While inflation remains a concern, cost increases are slowing down, suggesting subdued industrial price pressures.

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Weber Logistics’ Top 3 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2023

Dec 28, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, logistics in California

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As we bid farewell to another eventful year in the logistics industry, we take a moment to reflect on the content that resonated most with our readers. In 2023, our blog covered a wide range of supply chain topics, but these three articles garnered the most attention.

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Happening Now: Optimistic signs for 2024 Transportation Market

Dec 20, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, the gap between trucking supply and demand is narrowing, which bodes well for 2024. Tender volumes are about 10% higher this December compared to last, continuing the trend of increasing demand that started last winter.

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Drayage Companies in California Must Meet New CARB Requirements as of January 1st

Dec 14, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Drayage, logistics in California

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With the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations taking effect on January 1st, 2024, it's crucial for businesses to ensure their drayage providers are compliant. These regulations aim to significantly reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, including drayage trucks, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

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Happening Now: Freight volumes down in Atlanta, up on West Coast

Dec 5, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves volume data, Atlanta’s share of the US freight market has fallen more than 11% over the past year. While, over the same period, the freight markets in California are recovering more of the market share they had lost to the East Coast.  

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Happening Now: Guarding Against Cyber Risk is a Key Logistics Focus

Nov 29, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Inbound Logistics, “about half (51%) of transportation companies worry about the potential for compromise, theft, and/or loss of customer/client records due to theft.” The article then goes into detail about what transportation and logistics companies can do to be better equipped to combat threats.

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