Commentary

Commentary

How bad has this summer been at the Port of New York and New Jersey? So bad that some truckers are comparing its impact with Hurricane Sandy.
Anyone who followed the heated back-and-forth of the recent International Longshoremen’s Association contract negotiations might wonder how the two sides could ever work together. Truth is, they have no choice.
With court rulings on motor carrier liability limits a mixed bagged, shippers are advised to negotiate tariff limits of liability.
Inside the Beltway, transportation and logistics rarely appear to be priority considerations affecting Cabinet appointments or congressional committee assignments. Although supply chain issues impact foreign relations, national and homeland security and finance, they simply don’t garner the same attention.
As the container shipping market sizes up the impact of the P3 alliance among Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM, some key themes are emerging: Don’t expect a reduction in capacity, don’t expect any less competition, expect more commoditization of service.
A shipper seeks advice after receiving a bill from a vendor and one from a motor carrier. The vendor has closed down; the shipment moved prepaid but the carrier never received its money.
Unlike the good old days when there was an abundance of bank loans, investors and lenders attending Marine Money Week in June in New York were looking at all kinds of new instruments that could secure their investments against the kind of loan losses that wrecked the balance sheets of European ship finance banks over the last few years.
News of the world's three largest container carriers — Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM — collaborating in a significant operating alliance in the three major east-west trades brings questions of "Why? Why now?"
Russia’s insular transportation industry is belatedly opening up to the outside world as the nation’s thirst for imported goods slots it into global supply chains.
Readers weigh in on Colin Barrett’s recent commentary regarding chronic claims of missing personal items in shipments.
Oakland faces a number of challenges, but a growing sense of optimism is surfacing in the trade community about the port.
The nationwide protests that have convulsed Turkey this month couldn’t have come at a worse time for the transportation sector.
In the 17 years since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started its reconnaissance study of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, other countries have accomplished a tad more in terms of marine infrastructure projects.
There can be no other reason for the world’s three largest container lines for taking the dramatic step of proposing their uber-alliance than this: The industry is in dire condition no matter how you look at it.