Commentary

Commentary

We’ve been hearing about “density-based pricing” for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments and “dimensional weigh
When it comes to time-critical shipments, you have no wiggle room.
A revolution is coming in freight forwarding, driven by cargo owners who seek more predictable deliveries to secure revenue faster and reduce inventory.
In an industry still marked by territoriality and insufficient collaboration,
US import tariffs on Chinese goods have dominated the headlines of late, and for good reason, but they may be distracting from other pressing matters for US-based firms engaged in international trade.
With its origins traced to the late 1990s, the term Global Trade Management (GTM) was coined out of the large,
Greenland is melting. The Amazon is on fire.
Just as businesses were getting used to the new tariff changes on items imported from China, the United States
The logistics industry is frequently described as “antiquated” and with the rise of the “digital transformation
The Trump administration's recent labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlikely to have the desired impact with respect to larger trade negotiations.
Deals like the $4.6 billion merger of forwarders DSV A/S and Panalpina can be incredibly beneficial, with better all-in-one solutions offered with a greater reach and at more competitive prices, but the complex and lengthy integrations that follow can also disrupt service levels.
Despite publicly indicating a preference for the Port of Trieste in Italy, China may have really been working on securing market entry into Europe via a connection to the Rhine-Alpine corridor in Rijeka, Croatia.
Maersk Line and CMA CGM have gotten a lot of press for their plans to offer services many see as “new,” while others say this is just the next iteration of something carriers have tried to do for decades.
The forecast for the second half of 2019 is cloudy as far as what the markets will do, putting carriers in the position of controlling their destiny through capacity management.