Commentary

Commentary

We’re doing with blockchain, albeit in a slightly different way, what Tesla did with its patents.
The language of the regulations was sufficiently broad to initially conclude that even if a company had no presence or operation in Europe, it would be required to comply.
The owners' containerized personal effects are kept from them because of NVO nonpayment after the company contracted to ship the items declares bankruptcy.
Today’s truck driver shortage is one that can’t be overcome through technological innovation alone. What’s needed is the right intelligent technology that maps leading-edge optimization with networks powered by driver-focused systems to ultimately improve the logistics supply crunch.
Logistics shouldn’t be a zero-sum game. That’s why we need transparency, but that’s going to require the industry to embrace all tools, starting with a new generation of smart sensors and tracking equipment, and putting them to work on a blockchain.
From the vantage point of early December 2018, the current year will be a mixed bag of near disaster, continuing frustrations, and some glimmer of hope; it all depends on your position and perspective.
Technology — and the disruption and efficiencies it creates — is affecting almost every segment of international shipping. Except, it seems, for the container. That should change.
The continued diminution of the US-flag fleet represents, arguably, the single greatest threat to US national and economic security.
Ports are in the unique position to facilitate transformational change for the global supply chain. If we responsibly harness the new technologies available, these advanced solutions can position ports as trusted partners in digital infrastructure — just as we are in physical infrastructure.
US courts would no doubt rule on the side of safety after a claim filed involving a damaged airplane engine shipment.
Cosco has undertaken a series of investments and expansions that serve as evidence that it’s pressing on strong with its ambitious aim.
Asking the nations of Asia to stop subsidies seems like a waste of time. They will do what they believe to be in their best interest. Eventually, the European Union (EU) will come to the same conclusion: Do what’s best for the EU.
Importers of record must be alert to how products are being classified, particularly when working with overseas exporters who may be willfully or unwillfully trying to skirt the system by declaring goods with the wrong country of origin or an incorrect HTS code. The stakes are far too high to leave this unaddressed
After paying a carrier in mainland China via PayPal, a shipper is told the rate went up. What options does the shipper have?