All Special Reports Entries
Monday, August 01, 2011
The much-beleaguered less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, which has been the slowest part of the trucking industry to recover from the Great Recession, is showing signs of life. Because of that, LTL shippers should be bracing themselves for higher rates and tighter capacity as LTL operators are showing greater pricing discipline amid the toughest government oversight since trucking was economically deregulated in 1980.
Friday, July 01, 2011
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.
Executive education programs today are focusing on the “hot” supply chain topics. Here’s a look at what’s available and how
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Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Our esteemed panel of transportation analysts offer shippers, carriers, and private-fleet operators the ultimate field guide for understanding and managing the complexities surrounding the implementation of CSA 2010, the biggest regulatory change to hit trucking since deregulation.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Creative funding for expansion and infrastructure improvement is critical for the top U.S. ports, especially as shippers are slowly reconfiguring their supply chains to become less dependent on the West Coast.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Leading trucking company CEOs say it’s time to pay down debt and put profit to work to recapitalize their businesses - all at a time of tightening capacity. For shippers, the days of rock bottom rates could be long gone.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
While the world’s airlines are posting an impressive revenue rebound, air cargo analysts claim that volatility caused by too little or too much capacity in the market has resulted in wide swings in rates and overall carrier performance.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The European Union (EU) remains a $16 trillion economy: the world’s largest. This year, American exports to the EU are up 3.5 percent, in nominal dollar terms, over 2009.
Freight forwarders have been trying to remain confident during the rocky economic rebound. However, industry analysts report that demand has recovered at a remarkable rate in 2010, signaling a whole new set of challenges for forwarders and shippers alike.