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Saturday, August 01, 2015

According to the reporting of our veteran trucking correspondent John Schulz, the truckload sector now accounts for about 37 percent of total freight transportation spending in the U.S.—and is by far the largest single piece of the trucking market.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:56 PM
FeaturesTruckloadAugust 2015TLQuest for QualityPermalink

On the heels of the labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast in late 2014 and early 2015, as well as less dramatic port congestion issues in Europe and Asia, delays to containerized cargo movement have been the subject of many of our news stories and features over the last year—and understandably so.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:54 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015PortsQuest for QualityPermalink

As Executive Editor Patrick Burnson has been reporting over the last few years, the ocean shipping industry has been navigating tumultuous waters as shippers have worked diligently to control costs at the same time that trade has witnessed a spotty recovery in the face of global financial troubles.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:54 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015Ocean CarriersQuest for QualityPermalink

According to the latest figures compiled by the third-party logistics consultancy Armstrong & Associates, major domestic 3PL players posted double-digit growth in 2014, with more of the same in this year’s forecast.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:53 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015Quest for Quality3PLsThird-party logisticsPermalink

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:52 PM
FeaturesAir FreightAugust 2015Quest for QualityPermalink

Ports, terminals, and ocean carriers currently comprise a family in severe dysfunction—and denial. But can the intervention of shippers restore some badly needed order? Our experts who work close to the action provide some answers.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsOcean FreightAugust 2015Panama CanalPermalink

In many cases, big ERP is going head-to-head with the supply chain management software best-of-breed mainstays—and is now making significant investments to add even more functionality to the toolbox.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015ERPSupply Chain SoftwarePermalink

Logistics professionals continue to believe that supply chain risks vary by region. However, the shipping/sourcing relocation decisions are becoming even more complex as the resiliency and relative strength of the perceived emerging leaders continues to wane.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsAugust 2015Emerging MarketsPermalink

Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.
Posted on 08/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCAugust 2015Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
Posted on 07/01 at 10:00 PM
Features3PLJuly 2015OceanRailIntermodalLTLTLState of LogisticsPermalink

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