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By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Over the last two years, LM readers watched a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the third-party logistics provider (3PL) market result in a few “mega 3PLs” adding the pieces they felt necessary to keep pace with the demands of more global, digital supply chain operations.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Figuring out appropriate freight movements on the high seas has always been a bit of a chess match for global shippers. And as readers of Logistics Management have learned over the past year, the game could get even more complicated as shippers try to make sense of quickly shifting ocean carrier alliances and partnerships.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Over the past two years, so much of our ocean freight and ports coverage centered around the labor/management struggles at the U.S. West Coast ports as well as the pending opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
While the rail and intermodal sectors had been enjoying steady growth over the past few years, these vital sectors have not been immune to the freight slowdown being felt on the highways, in the air, and on the high seas over the course of 2016. In fact, that’s been made clear with the declining volumes on a year-to-date basis for freight rail, with intermodal following suit.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
The strong, regional less-than-truckload (LTL) players certainly aren’t strangers to the same “soft” market and operating challenges that continue to face their longer-haul LTL cousins.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Even though overall trucking volumes have been “soft” through the first half of 2016, the nation’s National and Multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers report that they’re holding up well in a year where they’ve seen a “slackening” demand for their services.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2016
It’s my pleasure to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of Logistics Management’s (LM) “33rd Annual Quest for Quality Survey.” Quest for Quality 2016, Quality 3PL providers 2016, Peerless Research Group survey,
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2016
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think. Our panel offers a “reality check” on the current state of our understanding, adoption and utilization of technology in our logistics and supply chain operations.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2016
Private fleet operators have decided to pump up investment, expand capacity and battle the tight for-hire market with training, improved technology and better driver pay. Will the preparation pay off in the long run?
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls to the East and Gulf ports. In the meantime, trans-Pacific trade is still keeping market share clearly concentrated on the West Coast.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2016
The complexities and speed necessary to be successful in today’s distribution environment have pushed logistics operations to improve their labor management practices. Here are three steps to help along the way.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
When searching for the best forwarder, global shippers are advised to first take a deep dive into the middleman’s business culture.

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