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Supply Chain Disruptions Again this Weekend from Winter Storm.

It may not exactly be the same story that we saw in 2014, but the weather pattern is certainly starting to seem that way. Supply chain activities, specifically transportation, will…

Clearing the Backlog on the West Coast. $

We have heard of a lot of businesses that are trying to understand how long they will now have to wait to get shipments from container ships lined up off…

West Coast Ports and Everyday Life. $

Karen and I were at a client location today and we went into the corporate cafeteria to grab lunch. They were nearly completely out of napkins. Their “normal” supplier was…

West Coast Ports Reopen, Crisis Not Over. $

After the port management group locked out workers at West Coast ports over the 4-day weekend, work has resumed today and talks have continued. The good news is that work…

Transportation Activity Drop Continued in January. $

The TranSystems Transportation Activity Index report for January was released this week, and we saw continued slippage across every component tracked. Fuel prices and the plummeting of the bulk commodities…

Inventory to Sales Ratio Surges. $

You know that we watch the Inventory to Sales Ratio very closely. When it gets too high, businesses stop ordering products. The notion is that the ratio shows how many…

Retail Sales – a Tale of Two Tapes. $

Headlines across the board are going to show retail sales being weaker than expected. Headline retail sales fell .8% lower than December’s volumes (adjusted for seasonality and holiday differences). But,…

PMA to Shut Out Port Workers for Four Days $

    The Pacific Maritime Association (the port association that controls the majority of West Coast Ports) has decided to use the lockout tactic in its negotiations with the International…

Unthinkable: A Crisis in Trucking before the End of the Year? $

Today, with a national truck driver shortage and trucking pricing favorable to carriers, why would there be a risk of a crisis in the trucking industry?  Why would we even…

Update from the PMA Regarding Hawaii Shipping. $

There was a piece sent out by a Jones Act maritime company regarding service to Hawaii. Rather than provide you with much in the way of commentary on the piece,…

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