It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days. I give thanks whenever I come off the mountain uninjured, especially after going 32 mph down a run (it’s important to note that my kids flew by me on the way down, so I am grateful that they made it down uninjured too).
We’re going skiing again today, the last time this season, so I’m not out of the woods yet. I don’t know who invented this crazy sport, but I’m sure it wasn’t a Cuban.
As I struggle to put on my ski boots, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, starting with a $1 billion investment in a logistics startup.
- Freight Startup Flexport Hits $3.2 Billion Valuation After $1 Billion Investment Led By SoftBank (Forbes)
- US and China are sketching the outlines of a deal to end the trade war (CNBC)
- Import Wave Jams California Warehouses (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Walmart stands up container fleet, uses drivers for drayage (Supply Chain Dive)
- Amazon: Delivering Shipment Zero, a vision for net zero carbon shipments
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.3% in January
- Truckload Linehaul Costs Up 6.4% Year Over Year (Cass Information Systems)
- Cargo theft volume, values decreased in 2018 (CCJ)
- JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten (TechCrunch)
I’ll share some commentary next week when I’m back on flat ground.
Song of the Week: “Just Another Day” by Oingo Boingo