According to Descartes’ recent global shipping report, U.S. West Coast seaports are currently experiencing minimal disruptions and cargo rerouting despite ongoing attacks in the Red Sea and persistent drought-related constraints in the Panama Canal, Yahoo Finance reports.
Wall Street Journal: Ecotape Increases Exports by 30% Using Descartes’ Global Trade Intelligence Solution
Wall Street Journal covers how Argentine auto parts manufacturer Ecotape increased international sales by 30% in 2023 using the Descartes Datamyne™ global trade intelligence solution to identify potential buyers based on commodity-level trading volume and value of prospective customers.
Furniture Today reports on the latest U.S. container volumes in Descartes’ monthly global shipping report. Driven largely by a 14.9% increase in U.S. imports from China—led by furniture & bedding—January volumes rose nearly 8% from December, marking the biggest December-to-January gain in seven years.
gCaptain on findings from Descartes’ latest global shipping report, showing U.S. container import volumes jumped 9.9% in January from the previous year, and reviews the impact of attacks in the Red Sea and drought in the Panama Canal on U.S. West Coast ports.
SupplyChainBrain shares insights from Descartes’ Jackson Wood on the importance of mastering multi-stakeholder collaboration to build a trade compliance strategy that mitigates regulatory, reputational, and resiliency risk in the face of increasing geopolitical conflict, more severe CBP enforcement, and a greater focus on ESG corporate governance.
SupplyChainBrain shares insights from Descartes’ Ted Rowe on how importers can recoup duty overpayments using specialized duty recovery practices, a critical strategy given 80%-90% of businesses importing goods into Canada overpay customs duties or miss out on available refunds.
SupplyChainBrain shares insights from Descartes’ Dan Cicerchi on the need for shippers and logistics companies to become more agile to close the “black holes” of visibility in transportation networks to help mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and economic pressures.
SupplyChainBrain shares insights from Descartes’ Frank Hung on strategies, tactics and technologies to help air carriers and logistics service providers sharpen operations and differentiate themselves amid increased air cargo demand stemming from rising ecommerce volumes.
On DCV’s Logistics Matters podcast, Dave Maloney hosts Descartes’ Chris Jones to discuss hiring challenges for logistics and supply chain positions, as well as other findings from Descartes’ new study of workforce shortages in the industry [1:20 – 9:04].
SupplyChainBrain shares insights from Descartes’ Richard McNish on the imperative for ecommerce businesses to minimize the risk of parcel delivery problems and consistently meet customer expectations at a time when last mile issues are a significant threat to return on investment and customer retention.