Freight Forwarding

PREMIUM
By LM Staff · July 20, 2016
In this special edition, the editors of Logistics Management focus on the elements forcing the current shift in the shipper/carrier dynamic and how one carrier in particular, Saia LTL Freight, has taken a 21st century approach to re-engineer its customer communications to build more open, collaborative relationships with the shipper community. Less than Truckload Services Article, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Dynamics
By Patrick Burnson · May 11, 2016
The ongoing commodification of the freight forwarding industry has caused many shippers to seek key differentiators in service, say leading industry analysts. But a more granular approach to finding the right intermediary may be to examine how well they manage and treat their own people.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
When searching for the best forwarder, global shippers are advised to first take a deep dive into the middleman’s business culture.
WHITE PAPER
By LM Staff · March 2, 2016
Inbound freight costs are rising. What are your logistics peers doing to manage them?
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. is urging "caution" as two new important regulatory deadlines approach early next year.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2015
Global logistics managers have always been under pressure to find the right balance of specialized intermediaries matched with the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
By Patrick Burnson · October 13, 2015
Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
By LM Staff · December 4, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide (UTIW) issued a statement yesterday shooting down speculation that it will be acquired by DSV A/S, a Denmark-based global supplier of transport and logistics services.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2014
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
<p>“We are very vertically integrated, and grow almost all of our own fruit. But if we don’t have baskets to put them in we simply won’t have the tools to build our premium gifts.” —Jeff Brady</p> By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2014
Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2013
With new, complex regulatory obstacles on the horizon, our panel says that improving relationships with intermediaries should be a top priority for global shippers heading into 2014. Want to stay ahead of the game? It’s time to listen up.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2013
Earlier this week, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a global provider of transportation and logistics services, said it has acquired the freight forwarding business of freight brokerage firm and 3PL England Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, announced this week it has set up shop in Dublin, Ireland, which the company said is part of its ongoing global expansion initiative and is its first office in Ireland and its 24th in Europe.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2013
FedEx said the new office, which is located in Bangkok, will provide shippers in Thailand and across the Asia Pacific region to leverage FedEx Trade Network’s freight forwarding services.

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