Commentary

A customer refuses payment to a motor carrier and broker, and issues what amounts to be an empty threat. Is there a way to collect?
When it comes to supply chain visibility, are we looking at the right things?
The largest and most ambitious global infrastructure project is China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the United States is falling behind.
Digital forwarders and online marketplaces akin to Expedia for freight are taking verbal shots at each other, showing how unsettled the emerging digital space in shipping is as business models remain fluid.
Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it.
“Act of the shipper” is the common way of referring to the exception to carrier cargo liability that exists when the shipper’s conduct is the cause of in-transit loss or damage. This defense covers the shipper’s acts and its omissions — failures to act. 
Shippers clamor for better services, but they won’t get better until there are solid gains in container shipping rates and the industry is making money. 
Rail carloads have big intermodal implications because if carloads aren’t growing, more pressure is put on the intermodal sector to deliver the goods, in terms of volume and revenue.
Vessel capacity remains the overriding concern about whether the Port of Houston will be able to handle the wave of plastic resins exports that will add half a million TEU annually to export volumes within a few years. 
Modern logistics operation demands high levels of visibility.
Reweighs have long been a bone of contention between shippers and carriers. It’s a lot more of a two-way street.  
When the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force on Feb. 22, it represented the culmination of a three-year effort. The equally difficult task of actual implementation is just starting.
The most challenging of regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act — the Foreign Supplier Verification Program — takes effect on May 30. Are you ready?
A few developing issues could significantly affect enforcement and interpretation of the Jones Act.