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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 ReportsPortsMay 2014Ocean 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 ReportsMaterials HandlingFebruary 2014Permalink

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.

LTL executives are looking to drive relentless cost increases out of their operations—and they’re telling shippers to prepare for rate increases in the 3 percent to 5 percent range. Here’s why rates are rising and what shippers should expect in 2014.
Posted on 11/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsNovember 2013TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadPermalink

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
Posted on 08/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightAugust 2013TransportationPermalink

Monday, July 01, 2013

Once completed in late 2014 or early 2015, the expansion project will accommodate vessels more than twice the size of current Panamax ships. However, the projected overall impact on shippers, carriers, ports, and service providers appears to be up in the air.
Posted on 07/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJuly 2013Panama CanalOcean FrePermalink

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