All Special Reports Entries
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
“Resilient” truckload carriers, enjoying a strong rate environment, fret over driver availability, equipment costs, and general economic malaise as they plot their course for 2012 and beyond.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Big shippers and the world’s top carriers vow to work collectively towards leveraging technology to improve business processes and relationships. Will they make good on the promise or slip back to business as usual?
World air cargo traffic will triple over the next 20 years, with most of the growth being driven in the Asia Pacific marketplace. Is it any wonder that the biggest players in the industry are investing heavily in the region?
Thursday, September 01, 2011
While industry analysts slightly differ on who belongs on the “Top 25” list this year, all agree that the most dynamic freight forwarders are only going to get bigger and smarter as the global marketplace becomes more complex.
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
you can take advantage of these offerings.
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.