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Transportation Cost and Capacity Trends

As shippers either figuratively or literally flipped the calendar page over to 2022, the hope was that at least some of the capacity crunches, driver shortages, labor issues and freight rate increases that took hold in 2021 would begin to heal themselves and create a more balanced transportation marketplace. Unfortunately,...

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2022 Air Freight Predictions

Robust demand for air cargo is expected to continue as global economies prosper, other transportation modes deal with ongoing capacity issues, and consumers around the world step up their spending. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), demand for air cargo rose by 7.9% in 2021 (compared to 2019’s...

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Brazil: Country Updates with Luis Marques

October Update Brazil's Petrobras sees fuel demand that could affect future logistics prices Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said October 18th, it has received "atypical demand" for fuel supplies in November that surpasses its production capacity. The company has been operating its refineries with a capacity factor of 90% in...

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5 Paths to Better Supply Chain Visibility

By putting data into the hands of the companies, business partners, and customers that want it, supply chain visibility helps all stakeholders track products from the point of manufacture to the final destination—and all points in between. This “Holy Grail” of global supply chain management has been talked about for...

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