Commentary

There is a lot of potential volume out there for intermodal to tap, if it could only solve the interchange dilemma. Instead, the sector seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
A fair assessment of the Jones Act’s cost would yield an incontrovertible cost conclusion. But, then again, there are other factors that are helping to maintain the Jones Act.
Eight months into the electronic logging era, the impact of the US electronic logging device mandate is becoming clearer, and it’s both greater and less than anticipated.
A carrier shuttling auto fluff to a dump site is not exempt from federal regulations, and the waste may be hazardous. Shippers are responsible for ensuring legalities are met.
Beyond the headlines, the tariffs are making structural changes to the US economy that will impact consumer and export demand for the coming years.
Some shipping industry stakeholders may not realize it, but the approaching sulfur cap on Jan. 1, 2020, is a potentially game-changing issue in the container sector specifically.
Following a philosophy of short-term pain for long-term gain, a series of US actions have been taken against China regarding what is seen as its unfair trade practices, particularly as relates to intellectual property rights. Here's what you need to know.
You’re not imagining it: trucking companies and truck drivers are turning down loads. However, there is a way to create driver-friendly freight and routes so that your shipment is not left at the loading dock.
Technology has tremendous potential to bring drivers back into trucks, but it will not replace truck drivers. And there are several reasons why this is so.
Stakeholders in the shipping industry cannot sit still; they have the technologies in their hands that can disrupt the digital platforms that are the biggest outside threat to their existence.
To paraphrase the late, great Brooklyn Dodger play-by-play man Red Barber, US trucking companies are in “the catbird seat.” Shippers — you don’t want your cargo left at your loading dock or warehouse, so here’s how to stay in good graces with truckers and become a “shipper of choice.”
Before we can address how to solve the problem, we need to understand why it has occurred.
Despite current events you may read about, this is an age that provides advantages to those who proactively cultivate relationships. And there’s perhaps no better case study to support that theory than a shipper’s/forwarder’s relationship with an ocean carrier.
To be sure, CSX’s new CEO has a huge task in intermodal restructuring as the peak season approaches, following through on the work of the late, great E. Hunter Harrison. But the new CEO has an approach that’s promising.