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When Will the Drones Start Flying?

When Will the Drones Start Flying?

Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?[more]


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]


The Future of Freight: 'Uberization' and Self-Driving Trucks

The Future of Freight: ‘Uberization’ and Self-Driving Trucks

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.[more]


Laboratory Products Get a 'Green' Label. How About Consumer Goods?

Laboratory Products Get a “Green” Label. How About Consumer Goods?

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?[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 It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.[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]


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]


Infrastructure Funding Dilemma: Will the FAST Act Ever Get Out of First Gear?

Infrastructure Funding Dilemma: Will the FAST Act Ever Get Out of First Gear?

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.[more]


For Trucking Regulation, It's a Foggy Road Ahead

For Trucking Regulation, It's a Foggy Road Ahead

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.[more]


CSCMP's S.F. Roundtable Takes Another Shot at Divining the Future

CSCMP's S.F. Roundtable Takes Another Shot at Divining the Future

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.[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]


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