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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.