The need to know

Rounding up the business-critical news for supply chain and transportation executives for the week of the 18th March 2020

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From us

U.S. mulls paying companies, tax breaks to pull supply chains from China

Business group cautions U.S. on 'reshoring' too much China supply

Amazon's French warehouses to reopen with 30% staff: unions

Walmart sales surge at stores and online on coronavirus-led demand

UK sets out post-Brexit tariffs to underpin trade talks

Truckers hit by coronavirus pandemic face rocky road to recovery

U.S. eases rules for truck drivers, allowing longer work day

Sulfur squeeze spells trouble for Congo's copper and cobalt miners

Uber to focus on core rides, delivery business as it cuts 23% of workforce

From elsewhere around the web

64% of manufacturers say reshoring is likely following pandemic: survey. [SupplyChainDive]

E-commerce Traffic Outpaces Black Friday Nearly Every Day in April. [Supply & Demand Chain Executive]

COVID-19 taking bite out of the driver pool. [FreightWaves]

Maersk reports 90% increase in digital platforms usage amid Covid-19. [Indian Transport & Logistics News] delivery costs reach 'all-time low' with pandemic volume growth. [SupplyChainDive]

Maersk plans for 140 blank sailings, up to 25% volume drop in second quarter. [SupplyChainDive]

FedEx, Microsoft are teaming up to deliver packages, widening gap with Amazon. [CNBC]

Shipping group promotes standardized e-bill of lading. [FreightWaves]

Best week for load volumes since March, now up 5% year-over-year. [FreightWaves]

April Retail Sales Drop Nearly Twice as Much as March During Coronavirus Pandemic. [Supply & Demand Chain Executive]

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