Manifest Weekly: March 8-14, 2023
What we’re covering: How logistics operators in the US slashed nearly 17,000 jobs last month as e-commerce demand falls, this week’s featured stories, the European Union relaxing rules on tax breaks and benefits for clean-tech companies, […]
Real-Time Shipment Visibility: What It Is (and What It’s Not)
Real-time shipment visibility refers to the process of getting up-to-date information on your cargo at every step along its journey, from leaving the warehouse to reaching its final destination. This level of visibility allows businesses to monitor their shipments continuously, receive alerts in case of delays
Freight Companies Apprehensive Spending On Green Freight Transport
It’s 2023, and the industry is finally, collectively looking toward sustainability as a serious concern. Following the concept of encouraging green initiatives, governments too are looking toward legislation and rules to make eco-friendly the norm. With efforts like zero-carbon emissions and reducing pollution through the use of EVs and autonomous vehicles, sustainability is soon becoming […]
Manifest Monthly: March
A few months ago, I had a very strange interaction on LinkedIn. Essentially the sentiment was, “Oh, you work for that side of the industry… good luck.” And it got me thinking, why do we always seem to want to create sides?
Recession-Proofing Your Business as a Freight Forwarder
The freight forwarding industry is highly susceptible to the impacts of economic downturns. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to recession-proof your offering and come out stronger on the other side.
Manifest Weekly: March 1-7, 2023
What we’re covering: How US importers are fighting the millions of dollars in fees imposed by the world’s largest ocean carriers, this week’s featured news stories, shippers not just looking for low freight rates, […]
E-Commerce Slowdown Hits Logistics Companies With Nearly 17,000 Jobs Slashed In Feb 2023
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns, e-commerce companies experienced a significant demand increase across 2020-21. Even in the first half of 2022, this demand continued to increase, with the first signs of a dip coming in slowly. In 2023, e-commerce demand seems to have fallen and plateaued, as consumers once again focus on the services […]
Traditional vs. Digital Freight Forwarding: Can’t We Just Be Friends?
Having worked 10 years in the traditional freight forwarding industry at companies like Kuehne + Nagel, Agility, and Uniserve, I’ve spent a lot of time inside the engine rooms of freight forwarders. From those experiences, […]
Manifest Weekly: February 22-28, 2023
What we’re covering: Target’s plans to invest $100 million to expand next-day delivery, this week’s featured news stories, BNSF and Norfolk Southern reaching sick leave agreements with several unions in continuing negotiations […]
US Importers Make Use Of New Shipping Rules To Fight Hefty Late Fees
Throughout 2020-21, thanks to COVID-19-induced lockdowns and delays, supply chains across the globe faced massive disruptions. This disruptive trend continued in 2022, despite easing pandemic restrictions, due to events like the Russia-Ukraine conflict and other weather-related mishaps. Thanks to these disruptions, importers ended up paying hefty fees for delays in picking up and dropping containers, […]