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<p>Gregg Goodner, board member of Hytrol and VP and GM of MHI, cuts the ribbon to open Modex 2016.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2016
Here are five topics that came up in my visits with suppliers on the floor yesterday.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 3, 2016
The Modern team is in Atlanta for Modex. I'll be watching robots, shuttles, software and packaging.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
The potential abuse of flags of convenience has again been brought to center stage with a feature in the Financial Times that argues that global terrorism is exploiting weaknesses in supply chain tracking and tracing.
By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2016
When it comes to the regional, small package service providers, it is clear that they are making inroads and growing market share although they still represent less than 5 percent of the total market. But even with that said shippers have made it clear in various industry surveys that they are open to alternatives to FedEx and UPS to reduce costs.
By Patrick Burnson · March 28, 2016
In what amounts to something of a reversal of fortune, shipper confidence in the air cargo sector appears to be gaining on that of ocean freight.
By Jeff Berman · March 24, 2016
According to the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) study from BTS and FHWA, freight tons moving on the United States’ transportation network are pegged to grow 40 percent over the next three decades to 25 billion tons, with the value of freight expected to rise 92 percent to $37 trillion.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2016
Enterprise labeling systems and configurable business logic help streamline complex requirements.
By Patrick Burnson · March 18, 2016
Each year, $5.3 trillion of trade passes through the South China Sea and analysts say that $1.2 trillion of that number is U.S. commerce.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2016
With a high, and correct, focus on reducing costs, other metrics for measuring supply chain success tend to get lost in the shuffle.
By Patrick Burnson · March 8, 2016
The salary gap is narrowing between men in women in the logistics management dodge.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
By Josh Bond · March 4, 2016
Now is the time to start planning for the impacts, challenges and opportunities of new accounting rules in advance of their 2019 implementation.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
In the freight railroad sector, it truly seems that there is a press release issued by a Class I railroad carrier or a national news item with a common theme: railroad consolidation. This mostly stems from Canadian Pacific’s well-documented and myriad overtures to acquire Norfolk Southern, which has proved unsuccessful at least to this point but not over by any stretch either.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.

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