Commentary

The knowledge of local needs and practices make foreign distribution partners a valuable asset to gaining marketing share for companies operating internationally.
Railroads have effectively dealt with the changes roiling our international trade patterns.
Unless a shipper’s bill of lading form provides for claimants to recover “administrative expenses” incurred in connection with filing claims, the claimant has no right to add a thin dime to its actual damages.
Struggling with soft demand and growing competition from container, bulk and roll-on, roll-off carriers, the operators of multipurpose carriers with something special to sell will be the ones likely to survive.  
Any further improvements to the U.S. container security regime need to embrace the principle of risk-assessment versus blanket physical inspection. All the latter will do is drive up cost, create supply chain delays and uncertainty and undermine competitiveness.
U.S. marine terminals’ last-minute rallying around existing container weighing services, global operators’ weighing services for those exporting outside the U.S. and a regulatory grace period made the rollout of International Maritime Organization's SOLAS akin to the much-feared but innocuous Y2K. 
The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 regulations were published on April 6, and they have serious implications for brokers and freight forwarders.
An overcharge claim properly demands a refund of excessive money inadvertently paid out, not money that merely might have been paid had the shipper actually relied on the carrier’s erroneous invoice.
To judge an entire economy from just economic numbers hides many emotions and resentment. Brexit held up a mirror to the U.K. The referendum was only partly about the U.K. wanting to sever its ties with the EU.
After securing some of the lowest trans-Pacific contract rates in years, U.S. importers are feeling tinges of anxiety, and with good reason.
As you read this in early July, some reality will have set in if the proposed solutions to the SOLAS container weight mandate we’ve been hearing about are workable.
Outdated and unfair regulations leave shippers with no choice but to pay the excessive rates of their sole railroad.
Ed Emmett has been fascinated by how transportation and public policy affect each other and influence the way people live and work.
Digitalization offers logistics companies the possibility to generate better margins in their troubled industry through intelligent, automated pricing.