An early contract extension at West Coast ports would present an opportunity to restore shipper trust and regain cargo they have diverted to the East and Gulf coasts.
Both presidential candidates have excoriated international trade almost to the point of saying it is the source of everything wrong in this country.
It seems there are two federal transportation departments, the one regulating new highway technology and the one regulating railroads, and they don’t seem to be on the same page.
Shippers want assurance from ocean carrier alliances that there are emergency plans in place if one of their container lines can’t deliver its own cargo and that of its member partners.
Technology will influence the 2016 retail holiday season in more ways than ever before, and with heightened consumer demand starting to put pressure upon home delivery operations, retail success is increasingly dependent upon advanced home delivery solutions.
After a fully crated shipment was delivered with no visible damage, a customer submits a claim for one piece of the shipment. The carrier agrees to pay one-third of the claim, saying the shipper, receiver, and carrier all had hands on the product. Is there recourse for the customer? 
The Hanjin Shipping situation again illustrates the fragility of today’s supply chains. Shippers would be mistaken if they think they only need to be on guard for such issues on the seas.
The Port of Oakland looked to an old recipe for success in the unprecedented crisis caused by the failure of Hanjin Shipping: teamwork.
For cities looking to tap into the $1.95 trillion US export market, there are a few key characteristics that will provide a solid foundation for building an exporting industry.
The hybrid airship is an aircraft that is nearly the length of a football field and requires no supporting infrastructure is capable of delivering up to 500 tons of supplies and equipment to the most austere locations imaginable and at a price point roughly equivalent to that of a truck on a dirt road. 
The new healthy eating trend and Panama Canal expansion, coupled with technological port advancements and a modernized supply chain network, created the perfect storm that helped carve out an opportunity for refrigerated cargo growth in the South.
The logistics industry is one of the worst performing when it comes to implementing annual price increases with their customers.
There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the ocean carrier, the costs are huge.
Speaking at the JOC Container Trade Europe Conference in Hamburg, Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, set back his forecast for a “degree of recovery” in the container shipping industry another 12 to 24 months.