Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2017
The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “Top Tier” and begin competing for market share. By attacking targeted trade lanes left by the void of services, some carriers are finally finding a way to make money, too.
By MMH Staff · September 7, 2017
ALAN has compiled a list of needs and important guidelines for what to do -- and what not to do -- if your company chooses to help.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2017
The acquisition is designed to accelerate Pitney Bowes’ expansion into the U.S. domestic parcels market at scale, enabling the company to deliver a broader range of consumer-focused ecommerce and parcel management solutions to retailers, small and medium businesses, and enterprise clients.
By Patrick Burnson · September 5, 2017
Matson Navigation has signed contracts with Paceco Corporation for the purchase of three new 65 long-ton capacity cranes and modifications to upgrade three existing cranes at its Sand Island Terminal in Honolulu Harbor.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2017
The study results indicate rising consumer expectations surrounding online shopping are putting pressure on retailers to deliver on convenience, price, and the availability of products from around the world.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2017
Pitney Bowes recently announced a 48 percent increase in global parcel volume over the last two years, as reported by its second annual Parcel Shipping Index.
By MMH Staff · August 28, 2017
Founded in the wake of Katrina in 2005, ALAN offers advice for businesses and individuals who want to donate to the recovery.
By MMH Staff · August 25, 2017
A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service.
By Patrick Burnson · August 25, 2017
New data indicates the Port of Oakland this year may receive its second-fewest container ship visits in a decade. A Port executive called it "a positive sign."
By Patrick Burnson · August 24, 2017
FarEye, a logistics management solution, became a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise "real-time."
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2017
AS NAFTA renegotiations get underway, BDO shared a few insights on risk mitigation with LM readers. Eskander Yavar, national leader of BDO Management Advisory Services, provides answers in this exclusive interview.
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2017
Descartes Systems Group, a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it had acquired MacroPoint, LLC, earlier this month, LM learned that there would be implications for shippers reliant upon the cold chain chain.
By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2017
TOTE recently announced its intention to establish a new domestic shipping service to Hawai’i. The company is working with Philly Shipyard to construct four new environmentally advanced containerships, custom built for the trade.
By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2017
Every year, Connie recipients are recognized with the prestigious award for outstanding contributions to containerization and world trade and transportation sector and are acknowledged for their pioneering spirit in their careers, as well as for the positive example they establish for those who will be the future the industry.
By Patrick Burnson · August 21, 2017
Less than a year since launching its unique “digital solution” for ocean cargo container throughput, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program to include all terminals and shipping lines.

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