In the coming months, US lawmakers will face the important task of choosing to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or not.
Cora Di Pietro, vice president, global trade consulting, Livingston International.
Larry Gross, railroad analyst
Rampant terminal congestion in the key ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may be starting to wind down, but the story is still unfolding at other US ports.
Joni Casey, Intermodal Association of North America, president and CEO
Recently, several ocean carriers began charging new fees to motor carriers for engaging in street turn activities.
By Joe Dunlap, managing director of supply chain advisory, CBRE
Rarely in logistics do we encounter something so sensible in theory but so challenging in execution as converting retail space to e-commerce distribution and other industrial uses.
Negotiations for 2019-2020 shipping contracts will be difficult on a number of fronts.
Hariesh Manaadiar, logistics writer and educator
The actual process of shipping hasn’t changed since its inception, and I do not foresee it changing drastically in the foreseeable future.
Colin Barrett, president, Barrett Transportation Consultants
Your shift in terms should be from FOB to EXW, meaning that title passes the moment the goods depart the origin plant where they’re produced.
Gary Ferrulli, chief executive officer, Global Logistics & Transport Consulting
Three issues will have a major impact on the container shipping world for all stakeholders in 2019: trade squabbles, carrier capacity management, and low-sulfur fuel cost recovery.
Nicholas Press, managing director and CEO, CEC Systems Pty Ltd
Their up-front costs may be more, but the economies of scale for collapsible containers are even greater.
John Monarch, CEO, ShipChain
The reason blockchain has so much appeal to owner-operator truckers is that it puts them on an equal footing with their larger competitors.
Susan Kohn Ross, international trade attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
When was the last time your internal controls were tested and upgraded? It's the new year — now is the time to start!
Meredith Lambert, marketing manager, Trade Risk Guaranty
From a risk standpoint, a faster liquidation timeline can be very important to both the importer and the surety.
Nicholas Press, managing director and CEO, CEC Systems Pty
Throwing more money at infrastructure, additional assets, and increasing freight rates won’t solve one of the industry’s biggest cost factors - the management of empty containers. There’s a better way.
David Correll, research scientist, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
The electronic logging device means big data analysis is possible across the trucking/logistics sphere — and that opens up a world of opportunities for improved efficiency, fleet optimization, and more.
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