Shippers, trucking firms at SMC3 conference urged to use embedded analytics in transportation software to automate tasks from motor carrier selection to route optimization.
Spot rates are a barometer for how trans-Pacific service contract negotiations could fare.
Eimskip’s acquisition spree continued this week with the purchase of a Belgian refrigerated freight forwarder.
The strong US dollar is making a bad equipment imbalance at the border worse, and will encourage the growth of less-than-truckload shipping across the border and in Mexico, SMC3 expects.
Beneficial cargo owners that book through non-vessel-operating common carriers should be aware that spot rates can vary dramatically and those that seek the lowest rates have the highest risk.
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.
Bechtel’s Engineered Logistics initiative seeks to take the company’s 118 years of experience and knowledge and leverage it with drones, simulation models, and other technology.
Landstar's new logistics center in Laredo will handle more than truckload freight as the company expands its cross-border business.
“India could probably be the only country to deliver nearly double-digit growth in container trade this year."
Concerned about Hanjin's demise and uncertainty surrounding alliances, some BCOs will take higher rates now to ensure stability.