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Inventories Shrink in Latest Logistics Report: Is That Good or Bad?

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.[more]


The Air Waybill Is Going Paperless - Slowly

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.[more]


Freight Regulation and Profitability: Can We Strike a Balance?

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.[more]


The Controversy Over Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air

The Controversy Over Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air

Lithium ion batteries are found in countless high-tech products – laptops, medical devices, security systems, disaster relief equipment and weather monitors, to name just a few. But are they too dangerous to ride on airplanes?[more]


Why Delivery Drones Aren't Quite Ready for Takeoff

Why Delivery Drones Aren' Quite Ready for Takeoff

Expecting all that stuff you ordered over the internet to come to your doorstep by drone? Don't look up just yet.[more]


The 'Single Window' for Trade Filing Is Finally on the Way

The ‘Single Window’ for Trade Filing Is Finally on the Way

It's a government program. It involves technology. And it's a good thing.[more]


The Air-Cargo Freighter as Endangered Species

The Air-Cargo Freighter as Endangered Species

It's getting harder and harder to keep air-cargo freighters profitably aloft.[more]


Paper Planes: What's Keeping Air Cargo Carriers From Automating?

Paper Planes: What's Keeping Air Cargo Carriers From Automating?

Fast and innovative: that's the image conveyed by the air cargo industry. So why is it lagging so badly when it comes to automating documentation and standardizing key procedures?[more]


The U.S. Merchant Marine Is Foundering. Should We Care?

The U.S. Merchant Marine Is Foundering. Should We Care?

More than 30 years ago, when I began writing about transportation and logistics, one of the first pieces that I did was about the imminent demise of the U.S. merchant marine. Today, I find myself addressing the same issue. As industries go, this has got to be one of the slowest deaths on record.[more]


The Industrial Internet: A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow?

A few weeks back I referenced the work of Robert J. Gordon, an economist and professor at Northwestern University. In a paper published last September for the Centre for Economic Research, he laid out the history of the first three industrial revolutions. And he asked whether a fourth, supposedly...[more]