All Special Reports Entries
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Our European correspondent offers U.S. shippers examples of how the logistics industry—hand in hand with government—has responded to the consumer demand for convenience, while keeping cargo flowing from the port of entry to the customer’s doorstep in the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient way.
Today, the volume rankings of the leading ocean cargo carriers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China’s largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore’s NOL, the whole scenario may be set for major upheaval.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
By most reliable measures, the world’s freight forwarding sector is brightening considerably for the second straight year. But many analysts also maintain that only intermediaries with the most sustainable practices will thrive in tomorrow’s marketplace.
Are you on the same page, in real-time, with your trading partners? That’s the promise of today’s supply chain collaboration software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.