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Global Trade Magazine spotlights key findings from Descartes’ latest global shipping report, including that March U.S. container import volumes were strong, continuing the robust performance that began in January 2024.
Financial Post on Descartes’ labor shortage study, showing that 54% of the supply chain and logistics leaders surveyed are focused on automating non-value-added and repetitive tasks with technology to improve worker productivity, including delivery route optimization, driver mobile productivity solutions and real-time shipment tracking.
Food Logistics shared key findings from Descartes’ global shipping report, including that April’s update of U.S. container import volumes show that the first quarter of 2024 has been a strong start, and that port transit delays continue to improve as the drought in Panama and Middle East conflict have yet to impact East and Gulf Coast ports.
Yahoo Finance Canada on Descartes’ recent labor shortage study, which shows that delivery route optimization and real-time shipment tracking are the top technology choices for supply chain and logistics leaders looking to improve productivity through automation.
Hellenic Shipping News shares insights from Descartes’ April global shipping report, showing that, compared to February 2024, March imports from China continued to decline due to the Chinese Lunar New Year. This was reflected by a significant volume loss at the Port of Los Angeles for the second consecutive month.
American Journal of Transportation covers the results of Descartes’ labor study, underscoring that supply chain and logistics leaders should continue to invest and evolve to get the most they can from their existing resources and focus on more than money to hire and retain a capable workforce.
Container News shares key takeaways from Descartes’ latest global shipping report, showing that March 2024 was a strong month for U.S. container imports and that, despite the combined effect of the Panama drought and the conflict in the Middle East, port transit delays showed continued improvement across nearly all the top ports.