Commentary

To capture growth and stay afloat, ocean freight companies must harness the power of predictive analyitcs and data-driven insights in each of the five anchors of ocean freight commercial decision making.  
The intermodal sector has the feel of a certain US film, which is fine, if a disrupter follows a longtime tactic that led to sector innovation.
When it comes to predictive analytics, there are literally countless ways to arrive at predictions, but not all predictions are the same.
The very idea that NAFTA could be dramatically altered or terminated has been cause for trepidation. And perhaps even more unsettling is a so-called 'zombie NAFTA.'
The parcel industry until recently was operating on the past premise of weekday deliveries with a surcharge and only with express delivery on Saturdays.
That bullish economic condition has affected the negotiating equation between shippers and carriers. 
Carriers have little track record of self-policing in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers change their operational stance? And can a different industry emerge?
In his Nov. 16 tweet promoting the rollout of Tesla’s new electric semi-truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”
To cut through the confusion and determine whether a broker or an LSP meets your needs, you need to ask several key questions.
It's clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit Great Britain must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
A customer poses the question: can one forbid a shipper from using a certain carrier for goods? 
Although Uber Freight can certainly have a major impact on freight brokering, there are many factors that show the standards in the industry cannot be switched that easily.
Are shippers prepared for the effect the electronic logging device mandate will have on their supply chains?
What are the real differentiators that will make cargo interests select one carrier over another?