Transportation & Distribution >> Editors' Blog
The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.
Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?
Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.
Philosophies that underlie the management of global container-shipping lines seem to come and go with the tides.
The coming year looks like smooth sailing for container-shipping lines — if they can meet shippers’ increasing demands for service.
The Internet of Things would seem ideally suited to the task of monitoring and tracking containers around the world.
For all the dramatic advances in technology, the fundamentals of commercial transportation have remained constant for centuries: the shipper books a load, and the driver delivers it. But the next few years could see a radical transformation in the way that event takes place.
It’s been 23 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring "nutrition facts" labels on most food products. Is it time to do the same for disclosing the environmental impact of laboratory products?
The start of the phased-in compliance period for installation of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on commercial trucks is just over a month away. But many drivers appear to be lagging in adopting the technology.
More and more online shoppers want their stuff fast. But the economics of making that happen haven't changed.
Some believe that drones will never become a practical option for the delivery of packages in urban environments. But it's already happening.
If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.
Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.
Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?
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?