In the business of helping carriers collect charges from shippers when brokers and 3PLs don’t pay those fees, this writer challenges me to prove that shippers shouldn’t automatically be liable for payment in non-payment cases.
News & Analysis
03 Mar 2015
DB Schenker, the logistics unit of German railroad Deutsche Bahn, has reached agreement with three airlines involved in a global price-fixing cartel but is still seeking damages from three other carriers.
02 Mar 2015
Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, on Monday called on Congress and the Obama administration to change how unionized port labor and waterfront employers negotiate agreements so “the interest of thousands” can no longer threaten the livelihood of millions
28 Feb 2015
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would establish national hiring standards for shippers, brokers and other parties contracting or using trucking companies.
26 Feb 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can begin working together to address congestion after U.S. Federal Maritime commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment this week allowing the two largest U.S. container ports to work together.
24 Feb 2015
Shippers can better avoid getting hit with higher costs from unscrupulous ocean carriers by insuring contracts don’t allow carriers to hike drayage and other costs just because port congestion pushes up delivery rates, possibly triggering demurrage charges, especially on door delivery shipments, a maritime attorney said.
19 Feb 2015
Drayage drivers serving the port of Manila warn that new rules requiring the phase-out of older trucks will cause congestion to rear its head again at the Philippines’ largest container port.
18 Feb 2015
The U.S. truck safety watchdog ordered three companies off the road in the space of a month for multiple driver and vehicle regulatory violations. Expect more such orders in 2015.
17 Feb 2015
U.S. regulators plan to study how truck driver pay methods affect truck and road safety, a step some trucking officials fear could lead to a government role in deciding how and how much drivers should be paid.
16 Feb 2015
The European Shippers’ Council urged competition regulators to step up monitoring of deals like the increased collaboration between CMA CGM and Hamburg-Sud, which “will make sure the container liner market will be one step closer to total convergence.”
16 Feb 2015
The low sulfur fuel regulation that came into effect in January on shipping lanes in northern Europe and the U.S. and Canada has had a “virtually zero “cost impact due to the collapse in the price of oil and resistance from shippers, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.