The bluster of trade war rhetoric continues on both sides of the Pacific as a Phase One deal is hammered out. Until then, look to the intermodal system to show the truth on the movement of trade.
An Arctic routing translates to 24-25 days of sailing versus a 34-35 day transit via the Suez. That provides an opportunity to not only profit from -- but also further contribute to -- global warming.
Much of the attention in the run-up to IMO 2020 has been on the immediate impact of the mandate, but there are some longer-term considerations that warrant examination.
The European Shippers’ Council has vowed to challenge the decision by the European Commission to extend the carrier exemption from competition laws for another four years.
Airlines are beginning to offer the first- and last-mile services that have more commonly been handled by integrators and e-commerce providers.