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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2016
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was primarily a move to reduce costs.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
A combination of recently released economic indicators and second quarter earnings reports from freight transportation and logistics sectors continue to lend credence to the thesis that a freight recession may no longer be imminent, but has actually arrived.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2016
The shippers locked into classic procurement and freight payment processes need to pay attention to the changes that are coming in transportation operations.
By Mike Levans · September 1, 2016
This month marks the 25th year that Logistics Management’s September issue has featured the findings of the “Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics),” the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes—and by far the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are currently managing their operations.
By Peter Moore · August 3, 2016
Ship owners are investing in optimization, but now the shipper has a role to play in helping an operator innovate by adjusting their own operations and aligning to be a desirable partner.
By Mike Levans · July 8, 2016
Logistics professionals who are taking some well-deserved time off this month should be feeling pretty good about the work they’ve done over the past 18 months.
By Ben Camiel · June 7, 2016
The briefly considered merger of the Norfolk Southern (NS) and Canadian Pacific (CP) railroads is illustrative of the changes rail shippers should be watching for in both intermodal and bulk rail services.
By Mike Levans · June 7, 2016
Over the last few years, Logistics Management (LM) has championed the concept of evolving shipper/carrier/service provider collaboration—the idea that breaking down the walls of communication and creating transparency among all partners in a logistics network will yield process improvements and new efficiencies throughout the entire supply chain.
By Leo Reddy · June 2, 2016
Armed forces are combating the skills gap for the front-line materials handling and distribution workforce.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2016
This marks the 32nd year that Logistics Management (LM) has published the results of our “Salary Survey,” a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that serves as the fuel to our best-read editorial feature (page 18) and the foundation of the most downloaded report that PRG produces over the course of our publishing year.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2016
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
By Derik Andreoli · April 1, 2016
Google is kind enough to aggregate all the oil news stories of the day and send them to me in an e-mail. And as part of my morning routine, I read all the headlines and click through to dig more deeply into those that promise to bring new insight.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
Thorough application analysis can fasten productivity and efficiency to lift trucks and their attachments.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2016
Collaborative robotics is on the horizon for palletizing, but we’re not there just yet.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2016
Welcome to Modern’s “Modex Show Issue,” by far the most comprehensive, pre-show listings available of the latest, most cutting edge equipment, systems and solutions that will be presented in Atlanta (April 4-7) by more than 800 exhibitors.

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