Alan M. Field

Alan M. Field

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As strategic 3PLs help their customers leverage new tools and platforms, more traditional logistics providers fall further behind.

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Software tools enable shippers to use dashboards and graphical analysis to achieve least-cost freight routing and rating, tendering, and tracking.
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
The US administration under President Donald Trump may have generated shockwaves elsewhere, but little has changed when it comes to Customs cargo clearance.
Canada’s economy is expected to pick up steam in 2017, with real GDP growth forecast at 2 percent for the year.
Canada is in the early stages of reworking its system of cargo clearance to allow containerized goods that don’t present a security, safety, or health threat to move through ports.
The existence of a border wall wouldn’t impede trade facilitation, except that it would cost a great deal of money that might not be available for hiring new Customs officers.
The US agency charged with clearing goods at the border lacks sufficient staff to handle the growing flow, and the price of related delays are costing the United States as much as $5.8 billion a year...
Although more than 90 percent of Samsung SDS’s logistics business originates with Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDS also handles the logistics for approximately 400 other beneficial cargo owners.
In a year when overcapacity forced ocean shipping rates down, total revenue was a mere 1.2 percent higher than in 2015.
Distributed ledger technology is rapidly gaining interest in multiple industries as a secure and cost-effective way to facilitate transactions.