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Transport Workers' Union AKT enacts blockade against UPM in Finland to support strikes, and stevedores will not handle UPM's paper and pulp; company says AKT is not a party in negotiations, and hopes to soon negotiate with Paperworkers' Union

Port of Long Beach says it set new record by moving 9.38 million containers in 2021, up 15.7% from 8.11 million TEUs in 2020; increase driven by consumer spending during pandemic, which pivoted toward home office supplies, furniture, exercise equipment

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach further delay container dwell fee until Jan. 28, will reassess implementation after another week of monitoring data; since fee announcement on Oct. 25, ports have seen combined 62% decline in aging cargo on docks

Nippon Foundation, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Shin Nihonkai Ferry complete fully autonomous navigation of large, high-speed, coastal ferry in Japan; demonstration to further develop safer, more efficient coastal shipping

UK bottle manufacturer Esterform Packaging signs multi-million-pound a year partnership with plastic recycling company Biffa; Esterform will use 6,000 tonnes of rPET at its factories in Leeds and Worcestershire every year

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January 11, 2022

 Disruptions

Supply Chain/Logistics Disruption

Among US chemical manufacturers, 98% report modifying operations because of ongoing supply chain, transportation issues; in the past year, more than one third of companies experienced or declared force majeure because of supply chain issues: survey
PR Newswire (01/10)

Omicron variant disrupting already stressed food supply chains in the US, sickening so many workers that more shortages in grocery stores are almost certain, industry officials say
CE Noticias Financieras (01/10)

California's wine industry lost more than US$250M in value last summer because of crushing supply chain disruptions at West Coast ports, according to study by UC Davis researchers
The Press Democrat (01/10)

Commentary: Few signs suggest circumstances will change for supply chains in 2022, and analysts eye 2023 for return to normal; COVID, Chinese New Year, port tensions, other factors leave little breathing room for maxed-out global transport network in 2022
Investor's Business Daily (01/07)

Executive Perspective: Hachette Book CEO on 'very successful' 2021, citing acquisition of Workman, but notes 'unprecedented disruptions' to global supply chain, domestic printing and warehouse operations, and some of these issues could linger in 2022
Publishers Weekly (01/07)

 Security/Technology

Cloud Computing

Postage marketplace Royal Alliances announces acquisition of cloud-based freight management firm Direct Logistics; DLI's Truck Direct Mail software helps manage scheduling, pickup, delivery of critical mail volume for postal destination drop shipping
EIN Presswire (01/10)

 Logistics

Trucking/Van Delivery

Port of Vancouver in Canada to implement ban on trucks older than 10 years starting on Feb. 1; union advises two-year delay to phase-out, access to financial aid would help avoid disruption in port trucking operations, financial hardships for drivers
Canada Newswire (01/10)

Freight contractor CoreTrust Logistics teams with GEODIS to provide full truckload managed transport solution to its members; alliance to give members access to GEODIS' network of over 1,000 asset-based carriers, contracted rates, management of shipments
Geodis (01/10)

Study finds heavy and tractor-trailer truck driving is most dangerous job in US, with 766 fatalities in 2020; trade, transportation, utilities topped list of most dangerous industries at 1,254 fatalities in 2020: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MSN (01/07)

ABF Freight to host hiring event Jan. 13 in Houston, seeking part-, full-time Class A CDL city drivers; full-time drivers would be eligible to earn signing bonuses of US$2,500, available on first day of employment
PR Newswire (01/07)

AFC Transport names Kyle Ingraham to newly added role of president of its AFC Logistics division; company added role due to division's heavy growth in last two years, plans to build main operating facility in Tampa, Florida, in early 2022
PR Newswire (01/07)

Rail Cargo/Shipping

Investment firm Reich Brothers announces acquisition of 1,222,029-sq-ft rail-served campus near Port of Houston; firm to invest in site, formerly owned by DHL, to further improve functionality for distribution, manufacturing and rail and port logistics
PR Newswire (01/07)

Ocean Cargo/Shipping

Wisconsin's Port Duluth-Superior handled 29 million short tons and unloaded 627 vessels through the end of November, up from 534 in 2020; Port of Green Bay saw cargo up 9% to 1.8 million tons and handled 161 ships, up from 143
Agri-View (01/07)

Marine Ports

Wisconsin ports expanding: Duluth-Superior now handles containers by direct water connection, boosting international capabilities; Green Bay to add intermodal facility; Milwaukee breaks ground on agricultural-maritime-export facility, set to open in 2023
Agri-View (01/07)

Amazon invests in Amogy, Hippo Harvest as part of its US$2B Climate Pledge Fund, which aims to facilitate low-carbon global economy; Amogy develops ammonia-to-power system for cargo shipping, while Hippo's greenhouses cut farming emissions, waste
Amazon.com Inc. (01/07)

Logistics/Transportation Management

UK distributor Pattesons Glass partners with Beatson Clark to supply clear round sauce bottles, pickle jars to Sauce Shop; Beatson Clark’s proximity to Sauce Shop means carbon emissions from sourcing, transporting are lower than importing from overseas
Hucknall & Bulwell Dispatch (01/07)

 Operations

Manufacturing/Production

Kentucky-based Premier Packaging to purchase 45.4 acres of land in Lebanon, Ohio; company purchasing the property to build a US$60M facility that will consist of two buildings for manufacturing and distribution
Hamilton Journal News (01/10)

Heineken facing difficulties in finding green-colored glass bottles in Brazil, according to a source in the hotel sector; situation said to be reestablished in 2023 with the expansion of 30% of production capacity in the industry via Verallia, O-I Glass
CE Noticias Financieras (01/07)

Supply Chain Management

Euromonitor: Economic trends to watch in 2022 include pandemic-related risks still challenging global economy, global supply chains forecast to recover this year but pressures remain, hybrid work model here to stay, businesses ramping up climate action
Euromonitor International Ltd. (01/07)

Stakeholders discuss sustainable packaging trends to look out for--upcoming EPR laws, more 'truth in labeling’ laws for recyclables, stepped up action to ban PFAS, treating packaging as a service by designing reusable and refillable supply chains, more
GreenBiz (01/07)

 Fulfillment/Delivery

Order Fulfillment & Delivery

FedEx launches International Priority Express in Middle East, offering delivery by 10:30 a.m. or noon to select markets in Asia, US, Canada, Europe; new service expands company's range of trackable, time-definite international shipping options for clients
FedEx Corp. (01/10)

Pet product wholesaler Huxley & Kent switches to only direct orders, distribution via ShopHK website and SimpleShip program for US; company says larger product selection, faster delivery to equate to return customers and increased sales for retailers
Huxley & Kent (01/07)

Shipping & Delivery Supplies

UK furniture company Cotswold partners with DS Smith; Cotswold customers can have packaging taken from their home upon delivery, and the material is then baled and collected by DS Smith Recycling, delivered to a DS Smith mill for pulping
UKI Equity Markets (Web Disclosure) via PUBT (01/10)

On-Demand Local Delivery

Reliance Retail buys 25.8% stake in Indian q-commerce player Dunzo for US$200M as it looks to expand its presence in online grocery delivery; Dunzo raised US$240M in its latest funding round, led by Reliance Retail Ventures
News Point (01/07)

 Stock Report

Latest: Jan, 11 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg Volume YOY Chg
Fedex (FDX) 256.55 263.78 -2.82% 4,553,788 4.73%
Hunt J B Transport Services (JBHT) 197.98 200.08 -1.06% 792,775 32.56%
Kansas City Southern (KSU) 293.59 298.55 -1.69% NA 35.50%
Norfolk Southern (NSC) 287.97 296.55 -2.98% 1,479,230 13.36%
Ryder System (R) 77.81 78.07 -0.33% 501,474 16.07%
United Parcel Service (UPS) 211.73 217.98 -2.95% 2,853,791 33.68%
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