Commentary

A weakening of the US dollar to other currencies is raising US exporter hopes for increased volumes in the low single-digits this year. That’s hardly spectacular growth, but it will be a welcoming change from the last five years. 
A shipper procures and installs airbags to protect shipments, without carrier involvement. If an airbag proves of poor quality or insufficient strength, damaging the goods, the liability rests with the shipper.
The disparity in the degree to which SMEs in Canada and the United States make use of trade opportunities is substantial and offers some explanation as to why it was the United States that initiated the discussion over making NAFTA more accessible to small business.
Despite the hype, east-west transit shipments through the Northern Sea Route are likely to remain a niche trade.
Terminal consolidation on the US West Coast is happening even if it is not sending the tremors that the wave of carrier mergers and acquisitions has. 
The relationship between a carrier and a shipper is strictly transactional in nature, with each individual transaction regarded as a separate and independent entity.
The June 27 "NotPetya" cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group was a rude awakening for the shipping industry. For shippers, it's another form of supply chain disruption but unfortunately one over which they have virtually no control.
The Canadian intermodal network has been bulking up as if on steroids so far this year.
For Canadian businesses and industries looking to break their dependence on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade with the United States, London, and Brussels should be key focal points.
Cognitive predictive maintenance allows transportation assets to operate at peak efficiency and productivity while also improving safety and satisfaction for customers.
Technological models allowing those who wish to use the systems of one of several providers to obtain rates and space guarantees in advance of shipping is one issue to watch this year.
It took a June 27 ransomware attack on Maersk Line that crippled its terminal arm and prevented new bookings to bring home the scope of the danger posed to the container shipping industry.
Today’s logistics has hit its top speed, while e-commerce is moving at the speed of the internet.
Goods lost after they were pre-sold should be valued at the shipper’s retail price to the customer, regardless of where the loss occurred in the transportation process.