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By Peter Moore · March 28, 2017
DOS is seeking a new approach to a single source contract that, at its core, is doing what 3PLs do best: providing customized, reliable services through multiple modes of transportation.
By Patrick Burnson · March 24, 2017
In its monthly “West Coast Trade Report,” the Pacific Maritime Shipping Association alerts shippers to the Fact that the South Coast Air Quality Management District has proposed not one – but two – different container fees to be assessed on containerized imports and exports moving through Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
By Jeff Berman · March 22, 2017
For more than a while now, the subject of inventories, specifically those among the high, bloated, or elevated type have been a major theme within supply chain and freight transportation circles.
By Patrick Burnson · March 20, 2017
The world’s largest regional economic cooperation group convened earlier this month in an effort to assure freer Asia-Pacific trade that secures the advantages of globalization while safeguarding the welfare of people hurt by it in the past.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 16, 2017
The new 3C program allows students to study on three continents in ten months, gaining a global perspective and an master's degree.
By Jeff Berman · March 14, 2017
In case you are wondering about the status of a shipment, the weather may be keeping it off the roads or rails today. We have provided some links for service and contingency plans for transportation and logistics service providers with Northeast operations.
By Patrick Burnson · March 9, 2017
The FMC says that the initiative undertaken by THE Alliance carriers to keep the goods moving for shippers and other stakeholders in the event of a carrier member becoming insolvent is a step in restoring confidence after the Hanjin bankruptcy.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2017
Two new technological developments in Pacific Rim ocean cargo shipping took place last month that could redefine terminal and carrier strategies for the long term.
By MMH Staff · March 2, 2017
Survey reveals the need to identify and measure the strategic impact of labeling on a company's supply chain and growth.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2017
In his address last night, Trump again rang the bell for infrastructure improvements, noting that the United States has spent trillions overseas, while infrastructure at home has crumbled, but he pointed to a bright future, saying that “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways, gleaming across our very, very beautiful land.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 28, 2017
When Logistics Management provides readers with its 33rd annual “Salary Survey” in April the focus will again be on regional trends and generational demographics. But the role of women in logistics will also be top of mind.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2017
Regardless of how one comes to a conclusion regarding the state of the economy, specifically, the freight economy, in this case, one thing it seems most everyone can come to some sort of general agreement on is that things appear to be looking up. Now, that is far from breaking news, but it merits attention all the same, considering that watching the economy is indeed a definitive part of what we are all doing on a daily basis. And based on what we have seen lately, things are ostensibly trending in the right economic direction.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2017
There are scores of third-party logistics providers out there to help shippers more efficiently manage returns, with many more looking to enter the marketplace.
<p>This is a still from a 3D render of one of Bastian Solutions’ latest concepts, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) carrying a robot that picks product and builds mixed case pallets.</p> By Josh Bond · February 21, 2017
Combining the capabilities of integrators and forklift makers will pool expertise among manufacturing, designing and servicing a variety of intralogistics systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
A House effort introduced this week looks to revamp key principles of NAFTA in the form of introduced legislation entitled a “Blueprint for America’s New Trade Policy.”

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