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Shift From Airfreight to Seafreight in Perishables Shipping Said to Be Exaggerated Shift From Airfreight to Seafreight in Perishables Shipping Said to Be Exaggerated
Isn't modal shift toward the ocean, using "hibernation technology" inside sea containers, supposed to be the scourge of the perishable air cargo industry?

Better Oversight - Not a Ban - Needed for Lithium-Ion Battery Cargo on Planes
There is no doubt that lithium-ion batteries, when packed together without the proper packaging and handling precautions, can certainly be dangerous. In 2014, the Federal... »

The Brave, New World for Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries by Air The Brave, New World for Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries by Air
Has your company seen all the headlines about shipping lithium ion batteries by air? How are you supposed to keep up with what's compliant and what is not? Here's a concise... »

Videos
Industry Insights From NLDC Founder
When Jim Bowes established the National Logistics & Distribution Conference 10 years ago his aim was to provide a small, collegial, non-sales oriented conference for... »

Cutting-Edge Ideas for Optimizing the Supply Chain
Wayne Zorn, vice president of customer solutions with Solvoyo, lays out the tradeoffs that sellers must make between satisfying customer demands and calculating cost to... »

Four Transportation Trends That Are Transforming Retail
Matt Menner, senior vice president of strategic account management with Transplace, examines four macro trends affecting transportation: capacity, human capital,... »

Editors' Blog
Inventories Shrink in Latest Logistics Report: Is That Good or Bad?
The annual State of Logistics Report has a new author this year - and with it, a marked shift in some key trends.

The Air Waybill Is Going Paperless - Slowly
The electronic air waybill (eAWB) has arrived. But certain air freight forwarders and carriers are still holding on to the paper version for dear life.

Freight Regulation and Profitability: Can We Strike a Balance?
Want to get a sense of how new federal regulations will affect transportation tomorrow? Look at California today.

Podcasts
How Radically New Materials Will Impact Transportation How Radically New Materials Will Impact Transportation
Up in the sky - it's a solar-powered plane! But what does it mean for the sustainability of the commercial transportation sector?

Should We Privatize the Nation's Air Traffic Control System? Should We Privatize the Nation's Air Traffic Control System?
Supporters of a longtime proposal to privatize the U.S. Air Traffic Control system have failed again. But the issue is far from dead.

Customs Automation Is Finally Happening. Really! Customs Automation Is Finally Happening. Really!
After years of delay, the automation of importer filings, involving multiple government agencies, is upon us. Say hello to the "Single Window."

  News
DHL, United Airlines Add Service in Puerto Rico
DHL Global Forwarding and United Airlines have expanded cargo service in Puerto Rico.

Freightos Acquires Air-Cargo Rate Manager WebCargoNet Freightos Acquires Air-Cargo Rate Manager WebCargoNet
Freightos, an online freight marketplace, has acquired WebCargoNet, an air-cargo rate-management provider.

Hanjin Woes: Cargo Transportation Prices & the Interrupted Supply Chain
The world's seventh-largest deep sea cargo transportation carrier, Hanjin Shipping, filed for court receivership - a form of bankruptcy protection - on Aug. 31. Chaos has... »

White Papers
Improved Data Accuracy and Shortened Delivery Times at LP Group
With a new system in place, LP Group has not only continued to improve data accuracy and reduce data redundancy, it has shortened delivery times and the time frames for... »

Big Data in the Supply Chain
Prior to investing resources into "big data" systems, software and people, firms must understand that data aggregation alone is insufficient. Without a... »

Best Practices in Parcel Shipping LTL/Freight White Paper
Parcel and LTL shipping is now viewed as a strategic component of the supply chain.

Supplier Case Studies
ICAT Logistics - Urgent Supply & Demand
Challenge: Most hospitals utilize the just-in-time method of inventory control. If hospitals have higher than expected demand, additional supply must reach them immediately.... »

Tracking Cot Movement in the Emergency Department with RFID
With visibility to critical data from its ED entrance (when EMS crews enter, when they leave, and how long they stay), our client can now anticipate busier times and adjust... »

RFID Tagging to Improve Inventory Management, Billing Accuracy, and Cut Costs
An automatic inventory tracking solution, from stockrooms to operating rooms to waste areas, has improved inventory management by preventing stock-outs, supply hoarding, and... »

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