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By Jeff Berman · December 23, 2015
Newsroom Notes provides a few of the key stories, trends, and themes of 2015, a year that was far from dull in the supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation sectors.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 23, 2015
As you wind down 2015 and look towards the year to come, you may be thinking about best practices to improve your operations. Perhaps, you should think about better practices instead.
By Jeff Berman · December 21, 2015
In tennis, when each player (or pair) has three points, the score is known as “deuce.” That in a sense is the current score at the moment when it comes to the ongoing match between Class I rail carriers Canadian National and Norfolk Southern.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 19, 2015
Expansion into new markets and the retirement of one company's leadership came together to create a new player (sort of) in the industry.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2015
While the recently announced climate deal by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is being widely recognized as significant accomplishment, it appeared odd in the sense that it did not directly address emissions reduction mandates or objectives from various transportation modes.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
CMA CGM is looking forward to welcoming APL into Euro-centric world and intends to retain and develop the APL brand and leverage it to build its presence in the Asia Pacific.
By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2015
With President Obama last Friday formally signing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into the law, it formally ends what had become the interminable question among freight transportation and logistics stakeholders and other interested observers: will there ever be a new transportation bill signed into law?
By Josh Bond · December 7, 2015
Myriad factors can each significantly impact quality, length and efficiency of the charge.
By Patrick Burnson · December 4, 2015
U.S. multinationals engaged in Pacific Rim commerce also appear to have a high threshold for risk, notes recent research done by Resilinc, a cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2015
As cycle times shrink and order fulfillment systems operate in real-time, it's all about the algorithms.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2015
Rising Cyber Monday sales numbers continue to demonstrate the ongoing and emerging influence of e-commerce on consumer shopping habits and patterns and subsequently supply chain and logistics operations, too.
By Jeff Berman · November 23, 2015
In his opening comments assessing the economy at last week’s RailTrends conference hosted by Progressive Railroading magazine and independent railroad analyst Tony Hatch, FTR Senior analyst Larry Gross said the economy continues to slog ahead at a relatively tepid pace, coupled with some volatility in terms of overall GDP growth. And amid that slogging, Gross said there is currently an economic hand-off occurring between the industrial sector and the consumer sector.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2015
The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) says better communication across the whole supply chain is vital to ensure shipper’s needs are not compromised by the container shipping industry’s drive to cut costs through mega-alliances.
By Jeff Berman · November 16, 2015
While its top-line losses remain intact, with last week’s announcement that it had a $5.1 billion fiscal year 2015 net loss, there are some bright spots mixed in with last week’s fiscal year 2015 earnings announcement from the United States Postal Service (USPS).
By Fabio Duque, Global Vertical Leader, Consumer, APL Logistics · November 14, 2015
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