Annual Review & Outlook

“2012 most likely will not be a year of economic prosperity, but instead is likely to be another year where most shipping companies struggle to simply get by.”

So writes Paul Svindland, managing director of the Transportation Logistics Practice at global business consultant AlixPartners, in one of some 200 executive commentaries in this year’s Annual Review and Outlook. When it comes to in-depth analysis, prognostication and thought leadership about the major issues facing the global supply chain in the year ahead, the ARO has it covered. That insight comes from the industry’s most knowledgeable senior executives, analysts, consultants and the JOC’s team of veteran experts.

Areas of coverage include ocean transportation, supply chain security; intermodal rail; trucking; air cargo; trade and transportation policy and regulation; ports and terminals; and featured spotlights on the major commodities driving the global economy and the transportation providers that move them.

An annual Shipper Roundtable provides insight from those providers’ most important assets: their cargo-owning customers.

The ARO, in a nutshell, is a one-stop shop for all you need to know about the direction of your business.

Commentary

The combative congressman from Oregon, Democrat Peter DeFazio, took the Republican majority of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to task for not giving Democrats enough time to re

ARO

The historic labor activism that marked 2011 will grow and spread in 2012. Corporate America will continue to attack middle--class workers by violating their rights and lowering their wages.
Who will control the majority of the freight, and therefore invest the most in supply chain technology, in 2012? Our answer: the third-party logistics provider.
We see more direct control of freight moving back to the country of origin this year.