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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.
Posted on 07/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJuly 2014PortsPanama CanalPermalink


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.
Posted on 06/01 at 04:00 PM
Special Reports3PLThird Party LogisticsJune 2014Permalink


Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.
Posted on 06/01 at 02:59 PM
Special ReportsAir FreightAir CargoJune 2014AccenturePermalink


Thursday, May 01, 2014

With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?
Posted on 05/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsMay 2014PortsOcean ShippingPermalink


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.
Posted on 04/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadApril 2014TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadTLPermalink


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Pent-up demand, depleted inventories, and a greater overall sense of economic security are converging in 2014. If so, ocean cargo carriers will be determined not to miss that opportunity to make rate hikes stick.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightMarch 2014Ocean CargoPermalink


Saturday, February 01, 2014

With more than 750 exhibitors, three keynotes, and an extensive educational program, Modex 2014 is adding 50,000 square feet of show floor space. Here’s a guide to every inch.
Posted on 02/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsFebruary 2014Materials HandlingPermalink


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With interest in supply chain education at an all-time high, now is the time to use it to expand your own team’s skills, knowledge, and capabilities.
Posted on 01/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJanuary 2014Supply Chain ManagementEducationPermalink


Optimizing a fleet is not an exact science. Although technology can help, it’s often the culture on the floor that makes or breaks a fleet management program.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Whether they are opening new DCs, improving inventory control, or turning to 3PLs to improve processes, survey respondents tell us that there’s no one prominent way to keep costs in check while simultaneously improving service levels.


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