Ocean shipping reform: A quick ‘fix’ hides unintended consequences
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.
The ‘good, bad, and ugly’ of LTL
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
Perishables an unrecognized victim of supply chain disruption
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
Outlook 2022: Logical leadership
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
Outlook 2022: A more flexible future
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
Outlook 2022: 31 flavors of B2C parcel deliveries
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
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.
LA-LB excess container dwell fees ultimately shipper fees
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.
New LA-LB port fees counterintuitive
Importers shouldn’t be on the hook for port demurrage when they can’t remove containers.Maritime
Open ecosystem for freight no longer just a dream
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