All Special Reports Entries
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Celebrating 30 years as an industry mainstay, ProMat 2015 is set to open with more than 800 exhibitors and a comprehensive educational program. With an additional 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, this will be the biggest ProMat ever. Here’s a guide to every inch.
The Panama Canal expansion is moving forward on schedule, bringing with it the potential for more direct shipment between Asia and the East Coast. Ports in the Gulf are anticipating growth from trade with Latin America, while West Coast ports are just trying to retain market share.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Increased visibility into every lift truck’s costs is promoting accountability for operators, managers, and service providers.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Maersk caused a stir last summer by raising its full-year profit forecast for 2014 due to higher freight volumes and lower costs. Industry analysts wonder, however, if many of the other Top 30 carriers will exercise the same discipline to achieve similar goals.
Monday, September 01, 2014
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Carriers are enjoying a solid 2014, but warn of a pending capacity crunch as driver availability worsens amid tighter federal regulations. Bottom line: Shippers who choose not to collaborate with their carriers and streamline operations will most certainly be hit with higher rates.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Finding the right third-party logistics provider (3PL) always involves considerable due diligence, contend industry experts. But it may also mean leaving an existing partner for a set of collaborators that can deliver on the promise of a seamless global network.