We hope you had a great and restorative weekend! We have some interesting links for you to check today, so grab an afternoon coffee and take a moment to catch up:
I. The Port of Memphis is about to get an overhaul: The city-county Port Commission has been seeking funding for a $50 million overhaul of its 63-year-old public dock, where river access has been severely curtailed since a series of high and low water events earlier this decade.
II. PricewaterhouseCoopers has some interesting data from the second quarter, as well as some good forecasts for the logistics and transportation industries. PwC transportation and logistics consultant Andy Schmahl shared, “Incremental developments in technology are coming more fast and furious—faster than any one transportation company can develop in and of itself,” he said. “We’ll start seeing companies using acquisition to increase their capabilities.”
III. From Supply Chain Digest – an in-depth look at data from the World Bank. “Every couple of years, the folks at the World Bank (which is headquartered in Washington DC, if you didn’t know) put out a report analyzing the logistics competencies of most nation’s across the globe…SCDigest summarizes…”
IV. Last month ShipBob raised $4 million in Series A funding. The company has now announced that ShipBob has entered the Los Angeles market. With this move ShipBob is now active in the three largest cities in the United States. Expanding to LA represents a significant step forward for ShipBob, whose mission is to provide the power of Amazon-scale logistics to small businesses everywhere.
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