The coronavirus outbreak is having a serious ripple effect throughout global supply chains. Factories have shut down, product flow in many cases has come to a halt, and consumer purchases of all but the most essential items are plummeting.
In naming new executive director Danny Wan, the Port of Oakland drew from among its ranks — Wan has served for 13 years in a variety of advisory and executive management roles, including port attorney. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain, he outlines his vision of the port’s future.
Alphabet Inc. offshoot Wing, which just received an expanded certification to act as a small air carrier, is starting the nation’s inaugural delivery service via a small civilian aircraft with partners Walgreens and FedEx.
Freight volumes and pricing are continuing to weaken in air, rail and truck markets, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for September. The additional signs of contraction suggest that an economic downturn might be in the offing.