Commentary

Commentary

With the exception of Zim Integrated Shipping Services, all traditional east-west carriers now are entrenched in alliances that cover all three east-west trades. That’s never happened, and, although the day-to-day impact may not be noticeable, it represents the next stage in the war for survival among carriers, and could have wider impact on the pricing of services.
Those who don’t think truck driving is an important or worthwhile career should talk to Jeffrey Langenhahn. The Plover, Wisconsin truck driver has spent 28 years behind the wheel, the past 21 working for less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight.
The battle for truck drivers is raging on Interstate 81.
Think twice about suing a former employee for stealing trade secrets, as a recent case shows success is far from certain.
With economic conditions in the U.S. continuing to improve, the outlook for U.S. imports via ocean container from northern Europe remains highly favorable.
Today’s truck drivers are subject to a myriad of regulations, with every mile tracked by GPS and satellite, bound to tight schedules and routes. As a result, drivers are taking a cold, hard look at the profession and its rewards — and it isn’t pretty in many respects.
The Obama administration’s new cyber-security framework could become the new standard in guarding personal and corporate information.
Seattle port commissioners were thinking “out of the box” in picking the first CEO from the private sector in a half-century.
We recently discovered our broker had tendered a shipment to another broker, rather than to a carrier. This second broker set up the actual service. With our contract prohibiting re-brokering, our broker called it co-brokering. Can you clarify?
What does it mean if the largest container line in the world is making money while most of its peers are less profitable or struggling? Where will it lead?
Most of what I read about what 3D printing is, or of all the amazing things it is poised to accomplish, tends to reiterate how much this new technology is still in its infancy and, as such, will experience a unique set of growing pains and will require a unique supporting infrastructure.
Capt. Dick Jacobsen was a “giant” in the maritime industry, displaying leadership and influencing the industry in many positive ways.
Increasing connectivity for trucks is making possible an “Internet of Transportation Things.” What changes will that bring?
There is not enough investment in trucks to maintain a steady growth rate in step with rising demand, despite strong Class 8 truck sales this year.