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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Due to the critical role our nation’s gateways play in the growth of global trade, the staffs of Peerless Research Group (PRG) and Logistics Management felt the need to bring the Ports category back to the Quest for Quality Awards survey after a more than 10-year hiatus.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:30 PM
FeaturesOcean FreightAugust 2012PortsTransportation2012 Quest for QualityPermalink


The Great Recession didn’t slow it down, and now economic woes throughout Europe don’t seem to be impeding its progress. The global third-party logistics (3PL) industry just keeps rolling along, as merger and acquisition (M&A) activity heats up and the world’s providers report decent revenue growth.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:25 PM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsAugust 2012Transportation2012 Quest for QualityPermalink


As if navigating the Great Recession, earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorist threats, revolutions, volcanos, and high fuel prices over the past 24 months wasn’t enough, along comes the European economic crisis to tug on the wings of world’s leading air cargo carriers.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:18 PM
FeaturesAir CargoAugust 2012Transportation2012 Quest for QualityPermalink


Global manufacturing and retail shippers now have their eyes firmly fixed on the tentative economic condition of Europe, attempting to calculate the eventual impact the situation will have on supply chain operations in the region and the rest of the world.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:10 PM
FeaturesAugust 2012TransportationFreight Forwarder2012 Quest for QualityPermalink


Our technology correspondent takes a closer look at what wireless technology is being adopted, how it’s being used, and what benefits logistics professionals are deriving from their mobile investments either inside the four walls or on the road.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.
Posted on 07/01 at 10:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir CargoOcean FreightTruckloadJuly 2012IntermodalTransportationLTLTLPermalink


Adoption rates for transportation management systems (TMS) hover around 37 percent, yet the systems have proven to be game-changing, cost-saving freight facilitators. If you’re still dragging your feet, here’s some food for thought.

Our transportation law expert provides shippers with a refresher course in the basic legal principles relating to claims for cargo loss and damage.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:03 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsJuly 2012TransportationRatesInsuranceLawLiabilityPermalink


More savvy lift truck fleet managers are realizing that buying, renting, or leasing practices set the tone for future savings.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJuly 2012Fork LiftsLift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Friday, June 01, 2012

More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes, streamline shipping operations, and lower supply chain operating costs. We asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation holds in store.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:30 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJune 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink



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