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By Patrick Burnson · March 28, 2016
In what amounts to something of a reversal of fortune, shipper confidence in the air cargo sector appears to be gaining on that of ocean freight.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 28, 2016
The Simon Property Group argues that going to the mall is greener than ordering online. Our authors argue the answer is not so black and white (or green).
By Jeff Berman · March 24, 2016
According to the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) study from BTS and FHWA, freight tons moving on the United States’ transportation network are pegged to grow 40 percent over the next three decades to 25 billion tons, with the value of freight expected to rise 92 percent to $37 trillion.
By María Jesús Saenz, director, ZLC-MIT Scale. · March 24, 2016
What if the supply chain community could emulate the “Internet world” and create a universal, open logistics network that is economically, environmentally, and socially efficient and sustainable? Such a concept exists.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2016
Enterprise labeling systems and configurable business logic help streamline complex requirements.
By Patrick Burnson · March 18, 2016
Each year, $5.3 trillion of trade passes through the South China Sea and analysts say that $1.2 trillion of that number is U.S. commerce.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2016
With a high, and correct, focus on reducing costs, other metrics for measuring supply chain success tend to get lost in the shuffle.
By Patrick Burnson · March 8, 2016
The salary gap is narrowing between men in women in the logistics management dodge.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
By Josh Bond · March 4, 2016
Now is the time to start planning for the impacts, challenges and opportunities of new accounting rules in advance of their 2019 implementation.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
In the freight railroad sector, it truly seems that there is a press release issued by a Class I railroad carrier or a national news item with a common theme: railroad consolidation. This mostly stems from Canadian Pacific’s well-documented and myriad overtures to acquire Norfolk Southern, which has proved unsuccessful at least to this point but not over by any stretch either.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s
By MMH Staff · February 29, 2016
Veterans offer an untapped resource for materials handling positions, especially given the U.S. military is built on logistics.

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