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Saturday, August 01, 2015

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
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
FeaturesTransportationAir FreightAir FreightAugust 2015IATAQuest 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
FeaturesLogistics3PLTransportationIntermodal3PLJuly 2015OceanRailIntermodalLTLTLState of LogisticsPermalink


As we roll deep into 2015, the $37 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. LTL capacity is closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:55 PM
FeaturesJuly 2015LTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink



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