2018

The port industry faces challenges posed by new technologies.

Susumu Naruse
Susumu
Naruse
International Association of Ports and Harbors

Our dynamic industry, which plays an essential role in the increasingly complex world of commerce, is facing challenges on numerous fronts.

David Congdon
David
Congdon
Old Dominion Freight Line

Chronic port congestion and extended turn times represent the biggest challenge to the intermodal trucking industry.

Jeffrey A. Bader
Jeffrey
Bader
Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers

We are at a transformative moment for our industry.

Chris Spear
Chris
Spear
American Trucking Associations

The three shaping forces of 2018 will be technology and its impact, the changing nature of our workforce, and the targeting of infrastructure investment support to achieve outcomes tied to specific business needs.

Lillian Borrone
Lillian
Borrone
Eno Center for Transportation

After three rounds of negotiations on modifying the North American Free Trade Agreement, it is clear that the US is taking very strict positions.

Beth C. Ring
Beth
Ring
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

In 2018 we believe the new platforms promoting digitization will be enablers in all aspects of the underlying processes.

Siva Narayanan
Siva
Narayanan
Solvay USA

Negotiate a relationship, not just a deal. When most shippers talk about ocean carrier negotiations, it usually revolves around making a deal that is focused on low rates. 

Gregory Boyle
Gregory
Boyle
Philips Lighting
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As for 2018, while economic indicators are trending up, the agricultural grain and feed markets look to face another year of supply outpacing demand.

April Zobel
April
Zobel
Lansing Trade Group
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“Digitization” was the word of the year in 2017. The word of the year for 2018 will be “digital execution.” In 2018, actions will speak louder than words, and digitization will be the focus of billions of dollars of investment in logistics and the resulting innovation in our industry.

John F. Fay
John
Fay
INTTRA
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The current pace of change is one of the most pressing concerns for supply chain professionals. Rapid changes often lead to supply chain disruptions, both positive and negative, which can have a serious impact on those who are responsible for designing, leading, and executing supply chain programs.

Abe Eshkenazi
Abe
Eshkenazi
APICS
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In 2018, the industry will continue exploring the application of new technology and gear up their organizations for digit

Andy Barrons
Andy
Barrons
Navis

The transportation industry and the markets it serves operate in evolving environments, creating challenges and opportuni

Lance Fritz
Lance
Fritz
Union Pacific
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A significant trend affecting shippers, carriers, and providers of transportation technology solutions is the increase in

Monica Wooden, CEO/Co-Founder, MercuryGate International
Monica
Wooden
MercuryGate International

If there was one word I would use to describe the greatest impact on (or challenge to) the customs law sector of the inte

Robert Pisani
Robert
Pisani
Pisani & Roll LLP

The liner shipping industry can finally take a deep breath and rid itself of the unpleasant experiences over the past few

P.T. Chen
P.T.
Chen
Wan Hai Lines
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The intermodal sector has the feel of a certain US film, which is fine, if a disrupter follows a longtime tactic that led to sector innovation.
The axiom, "Where you stand depends on where you sit," applies regarding the views on how transportation will fare in 2018.

The need for global standardization within customs agencies, government documentation requirements, hazardous cargo needs and classifications is clear in order for trade to work through regulatory obstacles.

Craig Mygatt
Craig
Mygatt
SeaLand
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Ports contribute to a strong US economy by providing access to commodities used to manufacture many of the goods we use every day. Three timely port topics include possible changes to trade policy, carrier consolidation, and intermodal options.

Brandy Christian
Brandy
Christian
Port of New Orleans
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