Category Archives: Service Management

Home Depot jumps onboard as Walmart launches third-party delivery cart

Rapid home delivery is a growing area of logistics competition in retail. Walmart has a quick delivery service, and has gotten Home Depot to participate.

One interesting fact in the article is that Home Depot and Walmart rank #3 and #1 respectively in container imports!!

By Ian Putzger, Americas Correspondent 08/10/2021

Home Depot jumps onboard as Walmart launches third-party delivery cart – The Loadstar

Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds

The saga of the Ever Given, stuck in the Suez Canal for days, goes on. It is sailing again with cargo, but can’t land everywhere, due to restrictions on its propulsion and speed. It is skipping Hamburg.

All this means that many shippers won’t get their cargo soon, despite having paid the general average fees for the disaster. And quite a few have not yet paid the fees.

Anyone who needs the cargo is out of luck till it is discharged and moved on through its supply chain.

I hope the shippers have found alternate ways to get replacement s to those who really needed it on time. But I doubt it.

Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds

16 July 2021

Port Technology International Team Ports and Terminals, Shipping Lines

Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds – Port Technology International

Flexport: ‘… predictability and stability, not just dirt cheap rates’

It’s always interesting to hear what Ryan Petersen of Flexport has to say about trade. In addition to being a top executive in the shipping 3PL arena, he’s often an astute economic observer.

And he’s echoing a refrain lots of ocean shipping customers are singing. Predictability and sticking to schedules is very important. How many times do ocean carriers have to hear the message?

By Alex Lennane 19/10/2020

Flexport: ‘What we want is predictability and stability, not just dirt cheap rates’ – The Loadstar