Commentary

Intact shrink-wrap serves as evidence that a shipment itself is intact, but that’s only one piece of evidence, and is by itself only suggestive.
Growth in demand for multipurpose shipping is expected to be modest during the next few years, but increased scrapping and reduced shipyard orders are holding capacity expansion in check.
A US report on the cyberattacks related to the 2016 presidential election offers timely tips and recommendations for companies seeking to keep their information systems secure.
I see a continuing pattern of slow growth in global trade and more deliveries of container ships ordered two to four years ago, creating a mathematical overcapacity situation, which could mean the rollercoaster ride in rates of the past several years will continue, as will the industry’s financial losses.   
controversial program Mexico installed on Jan. 1 that raises fuel prices by up to 20 percent soon will trickle down to trucking operators and ultimately to the automotive, white goods, and other manufacturers and suppliers surging into Mexico.
With president-elect Donald Trump just days away from taking office, the stakes could not be higher for international commerce.
Shippers and service providers had their share of shocks to the system last year, and 2017 may emerge as another year of challenges for the supply chain industry.
The so-called capacity crunch — with its promise of tighter trucking capacity, higher shipping rates, and an era of prosperity for intermodal rail — has dominated discussions for the past two years.
US containerized imports stayed on an upward trend in 2016 despite strong headwinds.
Never before has the container shipping industry witnessed a series of mergers, acquisitions, failures, and restructurings at the pace and scale it’s seen over the last year. Has the industry transformed in a way that will accrue to the benefit of the customer? 
Customs and Border Protection's deputy commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, reinforced trade facilitation and security as the agency's  twin missions at a trade symposium this month. 
United Airlines' new "Basic Economy" fares, with four classes of service on the same plane, offer a lesson for steamship lines.
After a year of plenty of ups and downs, motor carriers and freight brokers are bracing for 2017 and wondering what to expect.
When it comes to operating heavy trucks, there are no shortcuts to getting government approval.