Commentary

The Trump administration‘s initial reluctance and eventual decision to waive the Jones Act for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico has reignited the decades-old debate on the 1920 law.
The modern supply chain is complex, global, multi-modal, and full of visibility gaps.
A carrier would be hard-pressed to refute a damage claim unless its representative had also inspected the goods, despite a shipper’s lack of photographic evidence.
A joint rail and trans-Atlantic routing could take about 27 days. Trains are getting faster and ocean carrier reliability is better on the trans-Atlantic than on Asian services.
The new US administration, challenges by Uber Freight and Convoy, and the recent catastrophic hurricanes are just a few of the changes, challenges, and disruptions the trucking and freight industries have faced.
A recent CITA report states that when 5G is rolled out in the 2020s, it will have the potential to transform the freight sector. It will make the digital framework that supports the industry even more “capable, efficient, and intelligent” than it is now.
Increased data reliability and cloud-based supply chain synchronization capabilities are enabling retailers, distributors, and manufacturers to implement collaborative initiatives within the supply chain. 
If the mindset is “this is a unique opportunity to make money,” and profitability replaces market share as the objective of container lines, then the carriers could start making the level of returns that are required to be a sustainable business. 
So far, 2017 looks like a mini version of 2010, where carrier fortunes rebounded off a year of multibillion-dollar losses to produce a year of multibillion-dollar gains. Now the question is how fully those gains can be preserved.  
Amazon.com recently hosted a hiring day where it sought to recruit 50,000 new employees.
The persistent rumors of takeover and mergers among leading logistics firms in recent months could be about to translate into reality.
Canada is quietly creating an environment for trade diversification.
Intermodal’s historical value proposition has been to look like truck and offer a discount to incent diversion.
A lien ultimately gives you the right to dispose of the goods that are the subject of the lien unless the underlying payment obligation is satisfied. However, you can do so only if you fulfill specified conditions beforehand involving notification to the owner.