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Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Philosophies that underlie the management of global container-shipping lines seem to come and go with the tides.[more]


Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

The coming year looks like smooth sailing for container-shipping lines — if they can meet shippers’ increasing demands for service.[more]


How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

How Blockchain Could Create the ‘Autonomous Container’

The Internet of Things would seem ideally suited to the task of monitoring and tracking containers around the world.[more]


How Iceland Became the Proving Ground for Urban Delivery Drones

How Iceland Became the Proving Ground for Urban Delivery Drones

Some believe that drones will never become a practical option for the delivery of packages in urban environments. But it's already happening.[more]


Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing

Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.[more]


The Brexit Clock Is Ticking. How Should Global Companies Respond?

The Brexit Clock Is Ticking. How Should Global Companies Respond?

On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May officially set into motion the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, beginning a two-year period of negotiation and closure. The clock is ticking.[more]


How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?[more]


Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted?[more]


Lenovo's Key To Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo's Key to Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo Group Ltd. is the world's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of personal computers. So why is it determined to overhaul the way it sells and markets product?[more]


Advice for Shippers Facing Rising Freight Rates in 2017

Advice for Shippers Facing Rising Freight Rates in 2017

A message to shippers who have been paying rock-bottom rates for truck transport over the last couple of years: next year, that ride is likely to come to an end.[more]


The Painful Lessons of the Hanjin Bankruptcy

The Painful Lessons of the Hanjin Bankruptcy

Having weathered numerous downturns in the past, major container lines might have thought they were immune from the laws of supply and demand. Now they know better.[more]


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]


Around New Container-Weighing Rule, Confusion Reigns

Around New Container-Weighing Rule, Confusion Reigns

Still confused about what shippers must do to comply with that new regulation on the weighing of loaded containers at ports? You've got plenty of company.[more]


Can Ports Keep Up With the Changing Needs of Container Lines?

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.[more]


Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

Is there any aspect of the e-commerce buying experience that Amazon.com Inc. doesn't want to directly control?[more]


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