The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.
Posted 02/01 · 06:33 PM · LM Editorial
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.
Posted 02/01 · 01:44 PM · LM Editorial
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM
’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.
Posted 02/01 · 12:58 PM · LM Editorial
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
Posted 02/01 · 12:17 PM · LM Editorial
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.
Posted 01/31 · 04:47 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers can expect a slight surge in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats
Posted 01/31 · 10:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers can expect an improvement in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats
Posted 01/31 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics managers with time-critical cargo on their hands may opt for charter option
Posted 01/30 · 06:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
When evaluating the relative merits of air cargo providers shippers are starting to look at expedited charters
Posted 01/30 · 01:08 PM · LM Editorial
Spurred in large part by a 40 percent gain in shipments from Asia in 2011, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said it has expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-container load (LCL) service to ten ports in eight Asian countries.
Posted 01/26 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, recently announced it has expanded its European presence with a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.