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Saturday, August 01, 2015

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


The $337 billion truckload sector—the largest single piece of the trucking market—now accounts for about 37 percent of total freight transportation spending in the U.S. According to industry analysts, the truckload industry has done a “credible job” in recent years of diversifying their offerings and moving away from the idea that 53-foot dry van truckload should be treated as a commodity rather than a customized service.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:50 PM
FeaturesTruckloadJuly 2015Permalink


Like any mode of freight transportation operating in a fluctuating economy and horrendous winter weather conditions, there are always bound to be challenges. Based on how things have played out over the last year, the railroad and intermodal sectors are clearly not immune to the ups and downs experienced on the nation’s highways.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:45 PM
FeaturesTransportationIntermodalJuly 2015RailIntermodalPermalink


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On expected revenues of $727 billion, the industry would achieve a 4 percent net profit margin.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:40 PM
FeaturesTransportationAir FreightAir CargoJuly 2015Permalink


The container shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey and Company. Making things worse, earnings for ocean carriers have been exceptionally volatile.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:35 PM
FeaturesOcean FreightJuly 2015Permalink



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