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China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That
Africa's past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in... »

Here Are the Top 10 States for Logistics
The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, compiled by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, recently doled out... »

Low-Cost Digital Container Seal Developed for European Research Project
A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software... »

Videos
The Evolution of Mexico's Rail Network The Evolution of Mexico's Rail Network
Carlos Godinez, Mexico intermodal director with Celtic International, a Transplace company, provides an overview of the rail industry in Mexico, and how far it has come in... »

Drawing a Roadmap to Transportation Savings Drawing a Roadmap to Transportation Savings
Shippers are forever on the lookout for ways to reduce their transportation costs. Brooks Bentz, president of supply chain consulting with Transplace, offers his view of... »

Trends in Transportation, 2015 Trends in Transportation, 2015
Tom Sanderson, chief executive officer of Transplace, joins us in a discussion of the trends that are affecting the transportation landscape in 2015 -- and how they differ... »

Podcasts
How East Coast Ports Are Getting 'Big-Ship Ready' How East Coast Ports Are Getting 'Big-Ship Ready'
It takes a big port to handle a big ship. Can East Coast ports meet the challenge of handling the new generation of mega-container vessels?... »

The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses? The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?
The new set of locks at the Panama Canal is open for business. How will it affect North American shipping patterns?... »

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
Trains in Vain: Epic CSX Traffic Jam Snarls Deliveries, From Coal to Fries Trains in Vain: Epic CSX Traffic Jam Snarls Deliveries, From Coal to Fries
The freight-train ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tenn., usually takes a few days. Earlier this month, though, the ride was 18 days, 13 hours and 57 minutes, logs show.... »

Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record
Hyperloop One completed the second phase of testing its ultrafast transportation system - propelling an aerodynamic pod down a low-pressure tube at record speed and distance,... »

CSX Warns of 'Bumps in the Road' As It Tightens Rail Schedules
CSX Corp. is telling some shippers to brace for growing pains, including additional days of transit times, as the railway implements Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's plan to... »

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Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency
Continuous move planning plays a significant role in the success of any company's truckload operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. But understanding of... »

Safety in Logistics Operations
In logistics operations, the commitment to safety is all too often like the half-hearted embrace we give to an older aunt we occasionally see at family gatherings. We do it... »

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer
Many shippers commoditize the services of third party logistics providers (3PLs), believing that the best result will come from micromanagement and constant price pressure.... »

Supplier Case Studies
Intermodal Rail Investment Prepares Port for Higher Cargo Volumes
Challenge: Next generation ships carry more cargo than ever before. How can a port increase throughput in an environmentally sustainable manner while ensuring speed to market... »

Long-Term Transportation Management Partnership Saves Client Millions
Challenge: Wide transportation footprint; Different ERP systems across multiple platforms; Gaps in existing transportation network; Maintain core competency of... »

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.... »

Can Ports Keep Up With the Changing Needs of Container Lines?
Those idle cranes in the Port of Oakland's Outer Harbor stand as mute testimony to the changes that are roiling container ports and terminals today.... »

Are Carriers Changing Their Minds on Megaships?
It takes a lot of time and energy to turn around one of those massive new containerships in mid-ocean. The same goes for reversing the assumptions that led to the... »

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