Monday, June 16, 2014
As the first half of 2014 is nearly complete, the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector appears to have a fair amount of positives working in its favor, including better-than-expected volumes and decent pricing, among others.
Posted on 06/16 at 10:55 AM
Friday, June 13, 2014
Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
Posted on 06/13 at 10:22 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2014
2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study, contains a few surprises, says the company's retail director, Bala Ganesh.
Posted on 06/12 at 03:35 PM
As summer is officially here, with it comes a clean slate of (hopefully) good weather and fun stuff to do, with a little work mixed in, of course. That said, I thought it also seemed like a good time to re-post LM’s PR refresher, which is basically a handy (and mostly friendly) primer for PR professionals looking to foster good relationships with editors.
Posted on 06/12 at 09:02 AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“We live in a volatile world and whether that’s because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Actions taken by two of DHS’ component agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as other federal agencies, to address cybersecurity in the maritime port environment have been limited.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142% increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same time frame in 2013.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
Posted on 05/28 at 10:56 AM
Friday, May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
Posted on 05/23 at 10:20 AM
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
When it comes to the financial dire straits of the United States Postal Service, the common refrain goes something like this: another quarter, another loss.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:25 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Through my engagement in industry associations such as TIA, NASSTRAC and the NIT League, I have the opportunity to periodically talk with our political leaders and government officials in order to learn about and understand the issues affecting shippers, brokers, and third parties. I recently conducted an interview with Administrator Anne Ferro, who has responsibility for leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA), and she shared some valuable insights about the issues FMCSA is addressing.
Posted on 05/09 at 02:12 AM
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Are things what they seem when we look at how the economy currently stands? Given what we have seen and experienced in recent years, it remains as valid a question as ever, it seems.
Posted on 05/08 at 10:23 AM