Commentary

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Ocean shipping reform: A quick ‘fix’ hides unintended consequences

Jessica Darby, Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management, Auburn University, and Andrew Balthrop, Research Associate, Supply Chain Management Research Center, University of Arkansas | May 24, 2022

The broader question is if a permanent expansion of the FMC’s regulatory authority is warranted in response to a short-term concern during unprecedented time.
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Lack of technology adoption hindering supply chain evolution

Victor Ofstein, head of strategic partnerships, Melio | May 18, 2022

Logistics technology
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‘Resilient’ 3PLs require flexibility, agility in disrupted supply chain

Jon DeCesare, president, World Class Logistics Consulting | Apr 14, 2022

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Highly effective — and accepted — global data standard already exists

Bryn Heimbeck, co-founder and president, Trade Tech Inc. | Mar 21, 2022

Supply Chain
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Let’s not make America’s supply chain challenges worse

Charles Boustany, board member, APCO Worldwide International Advisory Council | Mar 10, 2022

Transport, trade and regulation
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The ‘good, bad, and ugly’ of LTL

Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group | Mar 8, 2022

LTL capacity will continue to be tight and rates will keep rising in 2022, but shippers can minimize the impact of this challenging market by modifying their shipping practices to be more carrier-friendly.
TruckingLTL
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Perishables an unrecognized victim of supply chain disruption

Thomas Eskesen, Founder, Eskesen Advisory | Feb 23, 2022

Disruption seen in the durable goods supply chain has devastated capacity and equipment supplies in the north–south trades in perishables, leaving growers with no vessel space and late-arriving cold chain perishables decaying on the docks.
Supply Chain
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Senate needs careful approach on US shipping reform

John Butler, President and CEO, World Shipping Council | Jan 20, 2022

Maritime
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Outlook 2022: Logical leadership

Theodore Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder, Tiger Cool Express | Jan 19, 2022

Because freight moves through local, national, continental, and international networks, the federal government must take leadership in solving some of the current supply chain conundrums.
Transport, trade and regulationRailTrucking laborNorth American portsIntermodal providers
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Outlook 2022: A more flexible future

Ryan B. Schreiber, vice president of industry and growth at CarrierDirect | Jan 18, 2022

In today’s brittle supply chain, shippers must be able to plan for unexpected changes, shift resources, and communicate revised timelines at a moment’s notice.
Supply Chain
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Outlook 2022: 31 flavors of B2C parcel deliveries

Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group | Jan 17, 2022

Parcel providers are missing out by not recognizing that consumers will pay for customized delivery to suit the unique attributes of the products and their lifestyles.
Trucking
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OSRA21’s many benefits not intended to solve port congestion

Lori Fellmer, VP Logistics and Carrier Management, BassTech International; Chair, NITL Ocean Transportation Committee | Jan 13, 2022

Maritime
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Comprehensive plan needed to increase trucking workforce

Theodore Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder, Tiger Cool Express | Jan 12, 2022

Trucking labor
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Death of Conrail legend recalls bygone days of railroad business

Theodore Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder, Tiger Cool Express | Dec 28, 2021

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Ask not

Theodore Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder, Tiger Cool Express | Dec 6, 2021

The only time transportation focuses the public’s attention is when something goes wrong. We have been betrayed by leaders – public and private – who avoided tough decisions necessary for long-term sufficiency in favor of short-term results.
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LA-LB excess container dwell fees ultimately shipper fees

Carlos Rodriguez, maritime attorney | Nov 15, 2021

The Container Excess Dwell Fees certainly don’t pass the scrutiny of the FMC’s incentive principle contained in its interpretive rules for demurrage and detention.
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Market is ripe for spin-off of FedEx Freight

Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group | Nov 3, 2021

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New LA-LB port fees counterintuitive

Carlos Rodriguez, maritime attorney, and Isabella Peek, legal columnist | Nov 2, 2021

Importers shouldn’t be on the hook for port demurrage when they can’t remove containers.
Maritime
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Open ecosystem for freight no longer just a dream

Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer, Redwood Logistics | Oct 10, 2021

A three-way intersection on the horizon, where serverless, SaaS, and open-source platforms collide, will hasten this ongoing revolution we’re seeing take place.
Logistics technology
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Parcel carriers should automate shippers’ refunds

Satish Jindel, President of ShipMatrix | Oct 5, 2021