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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Analysts and observers of global ocean cargo movement see a number of emerging trends surfacing in the ocean carrier arena later this year.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:30 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsOcean FreightJuly 2014Permalink


The 25th Annual State of Logistics Report states that revenues for the third-party logistics provider (3PL) sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth the market saw in 2012.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:20 PM
FeaturesTransportation Trends3PLThird Party LogisticsJuly 2014TransportationPermalink


As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics report, the airfreight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields. New details surfacing in similar new research mirror these findings.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:20 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir FreightJuly 2014TransportationPermalink


Varying estimates from positive to pragmatic existed before the new rule became effective in July 2013. However, the grim reality is that trucking stakeholders are now experiencing substantial losses in productivity due to the change—and in many cases it’s much worse than was predicted.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingJuly 2014TransportationHOSHours of ServicePermalink


While not all proposed global cargo security solutions have been practical or enforceable, our analysts suggest that there are a few fundamentals every global shipper needs to accept. Here’s how cargo stakeholders are working in unison to gain clarity.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsJuly 2014Cargo SecurityPermalink


One of the best ways for logistics professionals to start chipping away at labor costs while achieving productivity gains inside the four walls is by setting up labor standards. Here are six surefire ways to start doing this today.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesJuly 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementLabor ManagementPermalink


Sunday, June 01, 2014

Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency. Our panel of top analysts takes a deep dive into what railroads are doing to stay lean and powerful during these still uncertain times.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJune 2014IntermodalRail FreightRailroad ShippingPermalink


The rise of e-commerce, more frequent promotions, and competitive service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever in the DC. Here’s a look at five strategies companies are using to handle peak demand.

Trade volumes between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are massive and growing due in no small part to the fact that manufacturers now treat the continent as one seamless market for production and distribution. Our panelists offer insight into the bright outlook for hemispheric trade.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsCustoms & RegulationsJune 2014Cross-BorderPermalink


The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.


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