Logistics News

  • Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

    Jan 18, 2019 — Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.”
  • Air cargo and ocean carrier rates should make for sustainable supply chains, say analysts

    Jan 8, 2019 — All regions and trade lanes are expected to report profits for air and ocean carriers in 2019.
  • As the U.S. shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

    Jan 7, 2019 — Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.
  • Global 3PLs to double down on technology

    Jan 2, 2019 — Logistics software providers are trying to arm shippers with systems that render 3PLs less important. In addition, some ocean carriers are aiming to recapture the supply chain management ground they ceded to 3PLs over the last decade.
  • Traditional forwarders beginning to see the threat from online platforms

    Dec 11, 2018 — While uncertainty in global trade is proving prosperous for the forwarding community, legacy forwarders appear to have now fully realised the threat posed by online platforms. A report claims traditional players have made “significant investments” to offset threats from online operators entering the $220bn global market.
  • FMC to standardise container detention and demurrage across the US

    Dec 10, 2018 — US shipping regulatory body the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is to introduce revised rules covering container detention and demurrage practices across the country after commissioner Rebecca Dye released the results of an eight-month investigation into how carrier and container terminal apply the charges.
  • How China Is Reviving The Silk Road By Buying Ports In The Mediterranean

    Dec 7, 2018 — China is about to bring the Silk Road back to life, investing billions of dollars to improve trade relationships. Beijing is building its way to European markets by constructing a network of infrastructures that will grant the transfer of Chinese goods worldwide through the Belt and Road Initiative.
  • The Logistics News that Shaped 2018

    Dec 6, 2018 — Here are the stories that best summarize the year in logistics and transportation management—the news that’s changing the market environment and will most certainly alter the way shippers approach operations in the coming year.
  • Freight Brokers, 3PLs Must Embrace Technology or Face Disruption, Experts Say

    Dec 4, 2018 — To remain competitive in this changing environment, freight brokers and third-party logistics firms will need to adapt or risk being left in the dust, technology experts and logistics leaders said here at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s inaugural 3PL Technovations conference.
  • Forwarders and airlines eye tougher capacity negotiations for 2019

    Nov 27, 2018 — After record high demand – and prices – in 2017, forwarders were keen to lock in capacity in advance this year, while airlines were equally keen to hold some space unblocked to capitalise on late-booked cargo when spot prices were high.