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Monday, February 20, 2012
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever
Friday, February 17, 2012
Reports out of Europe today are stating that Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, rejected an offer by UPS for TNT’s express business.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics recently announced that it has bolstered its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) presence through an initiative centered on providing less-than-container (LCL) consolidation services from Istanbul, Turkey to New York.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The logistics capabilities of Panama can serve as the logistics hub of the Americas, said Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.
While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM
’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Spurred in large part by a 40 percent gain in shipments from Asia in 2011, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said it has expanded its Pacific Promise less-than-container load (LCL) service to ten ports in eight Asian countries.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, recently announced it has expanded its European presence with a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.