2018

When e-commerce involves cross-border transactions, a considerable number of opportunities can be leveraged.

Kunio Mikuriya
Kunio
Mikuriya
World Customs Organization

I can tell you that since our company was founded in 1881, about the only thing that’s stayed the same is the distance between those two rails.

Keith Creel
Keith
Creel
CP Rail

Growth has made finding good people to hire a tougher task.

Brad Dechter
Brad
Dechter
DHX — Dependable Hawaiian Express; DGX — Dependable Global Express
The US regulatory agency begins the year with two vacancies — vacancies that will probably have a policy impact.

Looking back at 2017, the ocean carriers have not had the ability to carry the momentum of rate increases throughout the year.

Frank Guenzerodt
Frank
Guenzerodt
Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics

There are four key areas critical to modernizing NAFTA.

Rick Blasgen
Rick
Blasgen
Rick Blasgen, President/CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

As an industry responsible for connecting world markets, facilitating trade across borders and between continents, efficiency, reliability, and cost-effective solutions remain in sharp focus, not only at a transactional day-to-day level, but at the strategic level to position for the future.

Knud E. Stubkjaer
Knud
Stubkjaer
Carrix Inc.
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Security remains a top priority within the forwarding community with several enhancements our industry would like to see soon. 

Brandon Fried
Brandon
Fried
Airforwarders Association
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Agriculture and forest products exporters must work with our supply chain service providers this year to remain competitive in the increasingly crowded global marketplace.

Peter Friedmann
Peter
Friedmann
Agriculture Transportation Coalition
Geography: 

This onslaught of capacity has reduced the price of moving container cargo to all-time lows, partly because of economies of scale, lower slot charter costs, and supply-demand imbalance. The pressure on ocean carriers operating smaller capacity ships to meet the lower sales revenue is proving too much to generate a profit.

Joseph T. Saggese
Joseph
Saggese
North Atlantic Alliance Association
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Achieving seamless multimodality and synchro-modality in the transport system will be crucial in meeting Europe’s climate commitments.

Nicolette van der Jagt
Nicolette
van der Jagt
CLECAT
Main Category: 
Geography: 

E-commerce market share is surging, and from what we’ve seen, many retailers and brand owners are making e-commerce warehouse and distribution a top priority after years of relegating it to second-fiddle status. 

Ed Sands
Ed
Sands
Accenture
Main Category: 

Air cargo growth exceeded 10 percent year over year in the first three quarters of 2017. E-commerce was the key driver of that growth.

Curtis Spencer
Curtis
Spencer
IMS Worldwide
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Federal support for landside and waterside infrastructure improvements, together with security and environmental protection, are key priorities for America’s ports. 

Kurt Nagle
Kurt
Nagle
American Association of Port Authorities
Main Category: 
Geography: 

2018 will closely follow 2017 as the year of IoT and that is not a reference to the Internet of Things but rather the Internet of Trucking.

James Welch
James
Welch
YRC Worldwide

The new year will see additional entrants into the logistics technology lottery where increasing numbers of market participants are claiming they have the be-all, end-all digital solution. 

Alan Baer
Alan
Baer
OL-USA
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The business environment is continually challenged by disruption outside of one’s control. Increased regulations, a tight labor market, record low warehouse vacancy rates, larger ships, and lack of overall slack in the supply chain all contribute to potential disruption, along with the further need for planning and transparent communication. Our ability to adapt, innovate, and collaborate as a shipping community will determine our level of success in the future.

Patrick Maher
Patrick
Maher
Gulf Winds
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It would appear that managing infrastructure needs for bigger ships and environmental responsibility are at cross-purposes. But heading into 2018, North American ports have a plan.

Consistent months of double-digit growth made 2017 quite a year.

Glyn Hughes
Glyn
Hughes
International Air Transport Association

Aviation’s continued long-term growth reflects its ability to provide efficient access to markets, serve as a catalyst for international trade, and propel economic and social development.

William J. Flynn
William
Flynn
Atlas Air