Online causing cracks in US logistics
Contrary to popular belief, the world doesn’t behave in a linear fashion. If a car keeps accelerating, it will reach its engine capacity and, unless it slows down, at some point, it will have to crash. The Washington Post reported that the same pattern is now emerging in logistical systems in the US, which have reached their capacity - shipping costs have skyrocketed in the United States this year. Higher transportation costs are beginning to cause the price of anything that spends time on a truck to rise. Amazon, for example, just implemented a 20 percent hike for its Prime program that delivers goods to customers in two days, and General Mills, the maker of Cheerios and Betty Crocker, said prices of some of its cereals and snacks are going up because of an "unprecedented" rise in freight costs.