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Saturday, August 01, 2015

While there’s adequate capacity in what’s viewed as a less chaotic market than last year, carriers have regained a position of strength as the supply/demand equation rests comfortably in their favor. As a result, truckers are seeking “shippers of choice” as looming capacity worries continue to mount.
Posted on 08/01 at 05:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingAugust 2015LTLTLPermalink


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

With the expansion of the canal scheduled for early 2016, many shippers are hoping that ocean cargo efficiency will be greatly enhanced. However, experts are of mixed minds on whether this will indeed be the panacea all industry stakeholders are seeking.
Posted on 07/01 at 05:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightJuly 2015PortsPermalink


Monday, June 01, 2015

Top ocean carrier analysts say that accelerated transformation and closer alliances are critical for escaping the vicious cycle characterized by overcapacity, industry fragmentation, and low shareholder returns. Shippers, meanwhile, may finally see an uptick in schedule integrity.
Posted on 06/01 at 05:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightJune 2015Permalink


In the wake of the recent acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle by XPO Logistics, the logistics community is bracing for even more major consolidation deals. The third-party logistics provider (3PL) community is loving it, especially as their margins continue to widen—particularly throughout North America.
Posted on 06/01 at 04:00 PM
Special Reports3PLJune 2015Third-party logisticsPermalink


Friday, May 01, 2015

At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?
Posted on 05/01 at 05:00 PM
Special ReportsMay 2015PortsOcean CargoPermalink


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Analysts say our annual listing reflects the management teams that are willing to get their hands dirty in order to compete in the cutthroat world of deregulated trucking. Here are the carriers that are leverage rolling assets and technology to post the most impressive financial numbers.
Posted on 04/01 at 10:00 AM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadApril 2015LTLLess than TruckloadTLPermalink


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.
Posted on 03/01 at 03:59 PM
Special ReportsMarch 2015IntermodalLTLLess than TruckloadFreight RatesPermalink


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.
Posted on 02/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsMaterials HandlingFebruary 2015ProMatPermalink


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.
Posted on 02/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsPortsFebruary 2015Permalink


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Increased visibility into every lift truck’s costs is promoting accountability for operators, managers, and service providers.
Posted on 01/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJanuary 2015Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink



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