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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year: In Springs the Rabbit

Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most important holidays in many cultures, including Chinese and Vietnamese. It’s a time of celebration, feasting, and giving gifts to family members near and far. In 2023, Lunar New Year begins on January 21st, entering the Year of the Rabbit. Annually, Lunar New Year […]

Slow Down for Chinese Factories

China’s economic slowdown has had a significant and far-reaching impact on the global supply chain. The competitive advantages that elevated Chinese industries are systematically deteriorating, at different rates, resulting in decreased demand for Chinese goods. Supply chains relying heavily on China’s products are scrambling to find alternative production sources and suppliers. In response to this […]

Bestway to Thanksgiving

The holiday season hits logistics professionals hard every year. Apart from spending time with our families and preparing for time off, we’re hard at work helping shippers and retailers get inventory on shelves for shoppers. The industry’s breakneck pace doubles in the final quarter as plans must account for current demand, return issues post-Christmas, and […]

Fork in the Rail

Unions & Workers: A Fork in the Rail

Rail unions are struggling to pass the National Tentative Agreement, suggested back in September as two have now rejected the offer due to lack of sick time and vacation days. In the event of a rail strike, the US economy could lose $2 billion per day in revenue, prompting shippers, carriers and holiday retailers to […]

Upping the Tonnage: Industrial Production Rising

According to the US Federal Reserve System (FRED), total production output has risen 5.2% year over year, as of September. Manufacturing has risen .4%, and manufacturing employment is on the rise as well. All signs that contradict recession fears.  The “R” word has been bandied about both in whispers and screams for some time, for […]

Chassis Study For Shortage Solutions

One of the key contributors to supply chain congestion since the e-commerce boom has been a shortage of chassis for container drayage. From larger vessels bringing in more boxes, to chassis being held longer because of more goods and limited warehouse space, old equipment, higher cost of imported chassis due to tariffs, it has evolved […]

Ocean and Air Cargo Diversification

Recent news that ocean carriers like MSC, CMA CGM and Maersk are looking at opening, merging with, or acquiring an air cargo arm for their ocean freight business raises questions about the benefits of diversifying service offerings. As rates fall and the ocean logistics industry slows down, with exports from China coming to US shores […]

Working on the Railroad? Strikes Pending.

As the thirty-day cooling-off period ends on Friday, September 16th, only two unions remain holdouts to an agreement. Unfortunately, those two unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, represent more than 90,000 members and encompass the whole of the US rail system as we […]

Finding the Perfect Fit

Wade Waldren: Finding the Fit with Bestway

With kids across the country heading back to school and the impending pumpkin spice storm, the fans of the gridiron are hard at work designing fantasy football teams of all-stars. Similarly, and with much greater success, building a handpicked team of the cream of the crop continues at Bestway. This week, we’re talking about Wade […]

Peak Season Prime

Priming the Pump for Peak Season

Peak season has been merely a fond memory throughout the pandemic as the breakneck pace of cargo and e-commerce took on the disruption in the supply chain and grew into a monolith of commerce. The period during late summer when retailers begin shipping cargo for the holiday shopping season, the peak itself is returning to […]


Deglobalization on the Rise

When Shanghai and other parts of China went on multiple lockdowns in attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19 it repeatedly brought the global supply chain to its knees. Earlier in June, lockdown orders were finally rescinded, but now, with the advent of the new Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, China is bracing for additional rounds of […]

Trucking's Great Purge

Trucking’s Great Purge

During the pandemic, consumers turned their attention to e-Commerce, causing a massive influx of freight into the United States and the freight market to surge with almost double the amount of new players entering the industry.  However, now that the market is facing the crack of the supply chain bullwhip, coupled with an impending recession, […]