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Friday, June 01, 2012

A flurry of major service provider deals captured mainstream headlines in recent months, but the consequence of this activity has yet to be measured by domestic and international shippers. Meanwhile, the EU flounders, Asia remains strong, and emerging nations may represent the next great opportunity for the major 3PL players.

Truckload carriers are aiming for that “sweet spot” when the market hits supply and demand “equilibrium.” It’s close right now, but carrier executives fret that the hunt for drivers, rising fuel costs, and regulatory restraints make for a most uncertain future.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:50 AM
Special ReportsTruckloadJune 2012TransportationTLPermalink


Company officials said this new name “is intended to better represent the company’s broad-based capabilities which include warehousing, transportation, packaging and order fulfillment.”
Posted on 06/01 at 09:49 AM
News3PLSaddle Creek Logistics ServicesPermalink


TSA officials said that this agreement will result in better communication sharing, stronger security, and more efficient air cargo transportation between the U.S. and the EU, which represents more then 1 million tons per year going to and from each continent and 20 percent of all EU outbound air cargo.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:28 AM
NewsAir CargoAir FreightSecurityAir Forwarders AssociationPermalink


In every issue of Logistics Management (LM) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointJune 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:51 AM
ColumnsAir CargoJune 2012TransportationPermalink


As a logistics manager, understanding that oil and fuel prices are a function of supply and demand rather than the rogue actions of “evil speculators” is important.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:40 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeJune 2012OilPermalink


Thursday, May 31, 2012

In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) stressed the need for America to have a “clear strategy to improve freight mobility and the movement of goods from farm and factory to market.”
Posted on 05/31 at 03:07 PM
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A developing market like China requires an approach that differs from mature markets like Europe and the U.S
Posted on 05/31 at 11:43 AM
News3PLGlobal LogisticsPenske LogisticsPenskePermalink



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