The Dispatch - 06/01/22

Market distortions make mockery of free-market container shipping - The Loadstar

Mr Keen also pointed to a recent Drewry Shipping Consultant report which highlights the carriers’ combined profits over the past year, putting it at in excess of $150bn.

“To put that into perspective, this is more than was achieved in the previous 20 years combined, and many BIFA members consider it to be a case of blatant profiteering,” he wrote.

Market distortions make mockery of free-market container shipping - The Loadstar
Increased commercial power, diminished choice and competition, along with carrier exemption from competition regulations are distorting the container shipping market, according to the British International Freight Association (BIFA). Its director general, Robert Keen, is the latest in a list of ship…

How Walmart Canada Uses Blockchain to Solve Supply-Chain Challenges

A good write-up on Walmart Canada's use of blockchain plus some good guidelines when implementing blockchain strategies

How Walmart Canada Uses Blockchain to Solve Supply-Chain Challenges
The system has drastically reduced payment disputes with freight carriers.

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done | WIRED

Even a bit of procrastinating has its advantages. Being a moderate procrastinator may simply be your mind’s way of demanding more space and time—or of focusing on things that really matter, which may not be Task No. 1 glaring at you balefully from atop your to-do list. (Philosopher John Perry calls this “structured procrastination.”)

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done
One cautionary point: Pro-leisure science does not give permission to trance out on Twitter or graze Netflix endlessly.

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