It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, which means many folks are on vacation today. So, let’s just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week.
- Trucking Boom Is Hitting the Brakes as Freight Demand Slows (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- China’s Covid-19 lockdowns wreak logistics havoc and slow global supply chains (South China Morning Post)
- Russia-Ukraine conflict puts fragile global trade recovery at risk (WTO)
- [Texas] Gov. Greg Abbott announces deals with two more Mexican governors to halt Texas’ vehicle inspections at the border (Texas Tribune)
- Gas Price Surge Fuels Fights at FedEx, Uber Over Who Will Pay (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- West Coast dockworkers, employers will get deal this summer, labor boss says (Press Telegram)
- Supply Chain Hurdles Will Outlast Pandemic, White House Says (New York Times)
- Tive Raises $54M in Series B Funding Led by AXA Venture Partners
- Cruise expands Walmart autonomous delivery pilot in Arizona (TechCrunch)
- Amazon plans high school hiring push amid warehouse labor shortage: report (New York Post)
- Freight railroads work to resolve service problems, delays (AP)
- Europe’s Economy Braces for More Supply Snags, Faster Inflation (Bloomberg)
- Carriers divert vessels from disaster-hit Durban to Port Elizabeth (The Loadstar)
- UPS wants to ship packages in the metaverse (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
In light of the holidays, I’ll share my commentary next week.
Have a great weekend!
Song of the Week: “It’s All Happening” by Saint Motel