Shipping containers prices in the UK are on the rise again. And it is due to a combination of factors that are slowly but surely evolving into a massive problem: Last week, two major cargo shipping companies, Maersk and MSC, said they were swapping Felixstowe port for Liverpool in order to "provide stability" to their transatlantic trade services. That’s how bad things are in
It’s early November and long lines of container ships are still huddle together in the crowded port of Los Angeles going so far as to even stretch from the cargo docks, into the San Pedro Bay. Inside them, goods and wares for the Christmas season mingle with tires, computer components, and even medicines. The so-called “Containergeddon” is breaking the supply chains for many
Last year was a year of radical breaks and standstills in Germany. Great parts of the economy were paralyzed and consumers and companies alike suffered from drastic restrictions in their usual routines. However, one sector kept the world running. Parcel and courier services mastered the task of processing hundreds of millions of orders. These orders suddenly came on top of
In times of climate change, people around the world are becoming increasingly sensitive and open towards environmentally friendly solutions in their everyday consumption behavior. E-commerce can be a more sustainable alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar retail in many ways. Primarily because it saves a lot of CO2 on the transport side as compared to stationary retail.
Online shops in Germany have done a solid job in terms of shipping online orders to customers, says Ecommerce News. Last year, was a difficult year due to the sudden peak in e-commerce. However, a new study from ParcelLab shows that most things went well, placing test orders at 100 of the largest online shops in Germany to examine the entire shipping process carefully. DHL