Weekly Logistics Report

Carrier Update: FedEx Pilot Strike, FedEx Increases Fees, West Cost Ports Slow Productivity

  FedEx With dissatisfaction still echoing amongst its Ground network contractors, FedEx Express pilots and crew members held an informal picket in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The pilots are frustrated over the lack of a contract, which has been under negotiation since May 2021. This news follows last week’s announcement …

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Carrier Update: Rail Strike, West Coast Ports, OSM Worldwide 20th Anniversary

Rail Strike There is a simmering situation at present involving the railroads and their labor unions, which is casting a shadown on the supply chain as we approach Q4. After failing to reach an agreement this past weekend, railroads are announced contingency plans for a controlled shutdown as early as 9/16. With about 28% of …

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Tips for Growing Brands to Save on Shipping

  Cost Saving Strategies For Growing Brands Many brands start out shipping from one location. This a great for lower volume brands, as there are inventory and processing considerations that make this the right choice. At some point, however, your growth may lead to cost-saving opportunities, from a postage perspective, that will warrant fragmenting your …

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The Basics of International eCommerce Shipping

  International eCommerce shipping has become quite a hot topic. Understandably so, as there are many consumers around the globe that are surfing the web for the latest hot products. Here are some basics to help unravel the mystery. Two types of Shipments DDU – With this type of shipment, Delivered Duty Unpaid, the customer …

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Weekly Carrier Update: USPS First-Class Package Service & eCommerce trends

  USPS First-Class Package Service The USPS First-Class Package Service is back in the sights of cost savings. Last year, the USPS hinted at slowing down this service by removing it from the air network, but never really followed through. Once again, this is poised to roll out next month. The change could impact up …

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Understanding Carrier Costs: Weight, Distance, & Surcharges

  Understanding Carrier Costs Most carriers operate a delivery program based on fixed rates coupled with various surcharges. The fixed rates are typically based on two factors; weight and distance. Weight – The USPS and hybrid carriers typically have two weight scales, one for under a pound and once for a pound and up. Under …

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Weekly Logistics Report: March 8, 2022

Every week we highlight trending news in logistics that may impact your brand’s shipping performance. In this week’s report, we discuss FedEx’s new ‘war surcharge’, USPS update in Ukraine, Truckload and LTL market, and fuel surcharges. Watch the video recap below:   OceanX Carrier Network Transit times remained solid across the OceanX network. All observed …

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Weekly Logistics Report: March 15, 2022

Every week we highlight trending news in logistics that may impact your brand’s shipping performance. In this week’s report, we discuss DoorDash’s new ‘return a package’ service, USPS Postal Reform Act, and an eCommerce outlook amid fuel surcharges. Watch the video recap below:   OceanX Carrier Network Transit time remained stable throughout the network. No …

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Weekly Logistics Report: March 1, 2022

Every week we highlight trending news in logistics that may impact your brand’s shipping performance. In this week’s report, we discuss UPS Updates, New Trucks for USPS, and carrier updates in Ukraine. Watch the video recap below: OceanX Carrier Network: Across our network, transit times were very solid across all FFC’s and carriers. All 3-nodes …

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