Commentary

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?
A closer look at contract extension talks for the US East and Gulf coasts suggests less cause for alarm.
To avoid the dreaded stockouts while meeting customer expectations for fast delivery and product variety, shippers are steadily consuming more air freight capacity.
We simply cannot begin to have a meaningful dialogue about throwing out the billions of dollars in technology investment made over the past 20 years if we cannot measure the benefits of doing so by embracing a new technology.
The problem is growing especially now because the logistics industry is changing.
The trucking capacity crunch is revealing the extent to which available capacity is out of reach for many shippers who need it.
A survey of the history of the Journal of Commerce through the 190-year backdrop of shipping and global events grounds the whirl of the present.
If a shipper bars the driver from observing the loading and seals the trailer without giving him or her a chance to check the load, the shipper is going to be legally liable if defective loading, stowage, or securement results in a highway accident.
In September, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made clear how far the consequences for failure of CBP bills can reach.
It can be easy to ignore the long, winding road that lies ahead before driverless vehicles and predictive alerts to shippers on potential disruptions are the standard.
Ocean carriers’ vision to end the practice of providing chassis to customers in the US market has not succeeded.