Commentary

Pulling out of NAFTA could hurt many of the 14 million US workers whose jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico.
The Trump administration's protectionist approach to trade could have wide-ranging implications for not just Canada’s trade relationship with the United States, but Canada’s trade with other countries.
In the first few weeks of the new Trump administration, all international traders want to talk about, and with good reason, is where the new US president really stands on trade.
Shipper concerns over fewer choices and options because of the significant changes that occurred to ocean carriers during 2016 is just one issue that will be echoed throughout the 17th Annual TPM Conference, opening Feb. 26 in Long Beach. 
There is still debate headed into the 17th Annual TPM Conference this year as to the strength of the trans-Pacific market. But what seems undeniable is a growing sense that the container market has begun to recover. The new era ushered in last year could be one of higher prices.
The peak season e-commerce volumes of one year have become the “new normal” for the subsequent year.
Canada's port productivity metrics provide a potential guide to the United States. 
A carrier is always liable for loss or damage to goods in its custody, and there are many ways for a shipper to satisfy his evidentiary burden of showing that pilferage happened while the carrier had the goods.
Bradley Jacobs stands out among the more recent leaders and entrepreneurs for doing something many freight transportation executives and observers viewed as unrealistic.
Four weeks into the Trump administration, it appears the trade rhetoric of the campaign may well find expression in actual policy.
It will be interesting to see whether a Trump-like social media missive from Florida Gov. Rick Scott will have any impact on federal funding for his state's ports. 
Concern is growing that major US gateways won’t be able to handle the overnight changes that will occur at marine terminals when new ocean carrier alliances take effect on April 1. A new bout of congestion is potentially just weeks away.
Consider the implications for a US-based business if legal documents, business communication, and advertising had to be translated into Swedish in Minnesota, Spanish in Arizona, and Dutch in Pennsylvania.
A shipper needs to allow a motor carrier 120 days, by US law, to dispose of a damage claim.