Commentary

It took a June 27 ransomware attack on Maersk Line that crippled its terminal arm and prevented new bookings to bring home the scope of the danger posed to the container shipping industry.
Today’s logistics has hit its top speed, while e-commerce is moving at the speed of the internet.
Goods lost after they were pre-sold should be valued at the shipper’s retail price to the customer, regardless of where the loss occurred in the transportation process.
Is your supply chain strong enough to withstand a catastrophe?
Will this be a game-changer in terms of port routings?
California's all-out commitment to mitigating climate change appears to be taking priority over maintaining the competitiveness of the state’s seaports, particularly the critical Los Angeles-Long Beach gateway. 
US shippers could get a raw deal from China’s reshaping ocean and land transportation linking Asia, Africa, and Europe via the Belt and Road program.
A customer refuses payment to a motor carrier and broker, and issues what amounts to be an empty threat. Is there a way to collect?
When it comes to supply chain visibility, are we looking at the right things?
The largest and most ambitious global infrastructure project is China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the United States is falling behind.
Digital forwarders and online marketplaces akin to Expedia for freight are taking verbal shots at each other, showing how unsettled the emerging digital space in shipping is as business models remain fluid.
Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it.
“Act of the shipper” is the common way of referring to the exception to carrier cargo liability that exists when the shipper’s conduct is the cause of in-transit loss or damage. This defense covers the shipper’s acts and its omissions — failures to act. 
Shippers clamor for better services, but they won’t get better until there are solid gains in container shipping rates and the industry is making money.