The Automated Commercial Environment has given U.S. Customs and Border Protection new insights and tools to help it improve enforcement efforts.
An upcoming decision at the International Maritime Organization will implement in 2020 or delay until 2025 a requirement for low-sulfur fuel to be used globally by all ships, including ones carrying containers. Although the debate has been confined largely to policy circles, it’s easily the most important environmental rule coming down the pike affecting the container sector.
Brad Soper and Sven Wengler, Simon-Kucher & Partners
The optimal price increase process should have three phases and consider nine aspects.
Colin Barrett, President, Barrett Transportation Consultants
A bill of lading is the contract between the shipper and the carrier, and if the contract shows the carrier received 2,285 cartons and delivered 2,285 cartons, the carrier has discharged its responsibility in full.
Lawrence J. Gross, President, Gross Transportation Consulting
Although Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump propose to give to the U.S. transportation sector with one hand, they may be taking away with the other. Infrastructure is a front-and-center issue in the U.S. presidential campaign. But the near-term effect on the issue of free-trade agreements could be chilling.
Chris Brooks, Journal of Commerce Executive Editor
A staunch advocate of the maritime industry and the Port of Baltimore in particular, Helen Delich Bentley crashed through a glass ceiling in a male-dominated sector, not only demanding respect but letting anyone who showed a lack of it know.
Praveen Raveendran, logistics consultant
It is imperative that the leadership of cargo airlines adopt new strategies and thinking to ensure that their businesses remain relevant and profitable in the future.
Gary Ferrulli, president-North America, Unicon Logistics
Service reliability has improved and there is talk to avoid port labor problems, but profitability seems to be lacking in the container shipping industry.
Colin Barrett, president, Barrett Transportation Consultants
It’s important for motor carrier brokers to present the legal realities to its shippers up front so that setoff problems don’t arise.
Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos
An openness to new processes and technology will determine which 20th century logistics providers survive and thrive in the 21st century.
John McLaurin, president, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
Productivity data, when done right, can improve cargo visibility, availability and velocity.
Mark Szakonyi, JOC.com Executive Editor
The push-back by members of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group to make recommendations on how to monitor port productivity is an insult to shippers that have little, if any, control over whether labor, terminals and railroads come together to curb port congestion.
Jacob Andra, manager, research and marketing, U.S. Translation Company
The knowledge of local needs and practices make foreign distribution partners a valuable asset to gaining marketing share for companies operating internationally.
Lawrence J. Gross, president, Gross Transportation Consulting
Railroads have effectively dealt with the changes roiling our international trade patterns.
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