Monday, March 02, 2015
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
Posted on 03/02 at 01:02 PM
The ongoing financial travails of the Highway Trust Fund was made clear in a position paper recently issued by Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. In the paper–entitled “Why Not A Ten-Year Surface Transportation Bill?”-Davis points to past federal transportation bills, as well as the White House’s GROW AMERICA proposal as having one fatal flaw in common: they each leave the HTF on worst financial shape after the bill expires than it was prior to the bill being enacted.
Posted on 03/02 at 10:55 AM
Sunday, March 01, 2015
As treaties and trade agreements are implemented this year, more U.S. companies are looking at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for fresh business opportunities. Fortunately, a whole host of logistics and transportation service providers are laying the groundwork to overcome inherent infrastructure challenges.
Ocean cargo carriers vying for market share and sustainable profits are using a variety of methods to get the upper hand this year. Analysts say that while some are leveraging partnerships, others are wagering on reliability to trump that play. Shippers, meanwhile, are hoping that it will all amount to more than just zero-sum.
Thanks to the complications introduced by global trade, shippers are getting more strategic in their import/export approaches. In fact, more shippers are being forced away from spreadsheet-based compliance and adopting global trade management (GTM) solutions to get a better view into this increasingly intricate process.
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.
Our consulting team defines the key concepts of inventory management and elaborate on the decisions and cross-functional collaboration required to be more effective.
Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.
If you’re one of the more than 70,000 shippers who are getting their daily logistics and freight transportation news on logisticsmgmt.com, you’re well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.
One of the most challenging business areas for parties committed to collaborative contracting is in the area of international logistics services. However, some recent research at the University of Tennessee, combined with practical experiences, has started to shape some rules for success in contracting complex logistics.