The Dispatch - 12/01/22

Liner shipping in 2022 - Splash247

The only certainty in the container shipping market today is that annual contract freight rates this year will be going up by more than 60% on the major routes

Liner shipping in 2022 - Splash247
Can liners improve their financials this year after a record breaking 2021? Is there a risk the market might implode? Splash asks the analysts for their container predictions. The opening days of the new year in the world of container shipping have been a continuation of the main themes that contrib…

The 4-day workweek becomes permanent for tech company Bolt

A four-day workweek is now a permanent perk for employees of tech unicorn Bolt.

The San Francisco-based e-commerce developer piloted the program last fall, and the results were overwhelmingly positive, said founder and CEO Ryan Breslow.

This company just decided to give employees a 4-day workweek permanently
San Francisco-based tech firm Bolt said it has seen an increase in productivity, as well as better work-life balance for its employees.

Midsize businesses are 'thinking big' for supply chain workarounds: survey | Supply Chain Dive

Outside of finding workers, midsize businesses pointed to the clogged supply chain as their biggest issue, according to the survey. Both are major hurdles these companies will need to clear to keep costs down in 2022.

Midsize businesses are ‘thinking big’ for supply chain workarounds: survey
Many of these firms are executing plays similar to larger businesses: bolstering inventory, diversifying suppliers and finding substitute materials and processes.

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