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Saturday, August 01, 2015

As Jeff Berman recently reported in our 2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable, the many service performance issues that faced the nation’s rail networks over this past winter and into early spring are clearly on the mend—and that’s great news for shippers heading into the peak season.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:56 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015Rail FreightintermodalQuest for QualityPermalink


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
FeaturesPortsAugust 2015Quest 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
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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



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