Commentary

Commentary

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.
A broker would be inept to sign documentation listing it as a carrier just to gain a business deal.
It is probably an understatement to say
Advancements in logistics data collection are expanding the ability of shipp
For years, logistics service providers and carriers have been adopting digital technologies to help them stream
Working with a third-party purchase order management solutions provider can give shippers the volume to secure the rates and capacity they need, as well as added flexibility and efficiency in their supply chains when combined with transportation, logistics, warehousing, consolidation, and customs services.
The Port Commission of Port Houston opposed a law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbot that restricts the size of vessels transiting the Houston Ship Channel, but port authorities say they will move on to deal with other challenges, notably a project to widen and deepen the key waterway.
A combination of rising fuel costs and softening demand combine to create an environment of great unknowns and challenges for container carriers and their shipper customers.
Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a carrier has a lien on the freight charges owed by a shipper on a given shipment, but that lien doesn’t extend to any other money the shipper may or may not owe the carrier, including unpaid freight charges or other shipments.
A household goods mover will pay a portion of the purchase price of a damaged credenza, but not for repairs exceeding the cost of the item. The shipper wants to be made “whole.”