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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?
Another ambitious program for fixing and expanding the nation's transportation infrastructure. With no clear way how to pay for it. Déjà vu strikes again.
GPS technology can tell a commercial trucker all about routes and traffic conditions. But when it comes to predicting the regulatory landscape, the road ahead is a lot less clear.
With 2016 coming to a close, it's time for another helping of supply-chain predictions for the year ahead, courtesy of the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
The traditional holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a microcosm of the big changes that are roiling retailers every day.