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ILA Strike Watch 2024: Cancelled Talks & Strike Threat Increase

The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) cancelled contract negotiations last week. Then the union said its threatened strike, which would start October 1st, is "more likely." That [...]

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Early Peak Season, High Freight Rates, & 5 Factors Shaping Ocean Freight Shipping 2024

It's not unprecedented, but we're looking at an early peak season for international shipping this year. Analyzing wide industry reporting, the demand side of ocean freight has picked up in April [...]

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Closing the Gap Between the Digital and Physical Supply Chain

This is a guest post by Ellie Gabel. The Baltimore bridge collapse and the Taiwan earthquake are among the latest disruptions forcing businesses to adjust their management and tracking [...]

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Why Biden Will Likely Follow Through on His Threat to Triple Tariffs on Chinese Steel and Aluminum

In a speech, yesterday, to union workers in Pennsylvania, President Biden called for U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai to consider tripling tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum if her [...]