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  • Shadow of recession adds to carrier woes as rates fall after Chinese holiday

    Shadow of recession adds to carrier woes as rates fall after Chinese holiday

    As anticipated, container spot rates softened across the major deepsea trades following the Chinese New Year factory holiday. The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) this week recorded...

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  • XPO Logistics sees revenue and profits up in 2018, but the 2019 view not so rosy

    XPO Logistics sees revenue and profits up in 2018, but the 2019 view not so rosy

    XPO Logistics yesterday reported double-digit increases in both revenue and profit in its 2018 full-year results. But the operator warned that a weaker fourth quarter had pushed it to lower its...

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  • Supply chain radar: What’s the point of Maersk’s US customs buy?

    Supply chain radar: What’s the point of Maersk’s US customs buy?

    When details of the Stay Ahead plan of AP Møller Mærsk (APMM) were exclusively reported by The Loadstar in October, it immediately appeared clear that the Danish group would need to embrace...

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  • Large US truckload carriers ‘rebalance’ business

    Large US truckload carriers ‘rebalance’ business

    [caption caption="“Our large shippers expect to see things take off” as the quarter enters its latter half, in late February and March, said CFI CEO Greg Orr. Photo Credit:...

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  • 10 reasons why you should stop paying your carriers via Freight Payment providers

    10 reasons why you should stop paying your carriers via Freight Payment providers

    The Freight Invoice Payment set-up is quite old and initially started due to the heavily regulated transportation market back in the day

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  • Globalisation ‘too big to fail’, and Brexit and Trump haven’t dented trade either

    Globalisation ‘too big to fail’, and Brexit and Trump haven’t dented trade either

    Protectionist backlash sweeping across the world will not dent globalisation in the long-term, according to DHL Express chief executive John Pearson. He told journalists yesterday, at the launch...

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  • Eurozone Recession Talk Mounts as Industry Slumps

    Eurozone Recession Talk Mounts as Industry Slumps

    NewsSlumping industrial output across the 19-country eurozone is stoking talk of a possible recession this year, even before any additional damage from Brexit.Contributed Author: Pan Pylas,...

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  • Swedish shipping wants to go fossil free by 2045 - ShippingWatch UK

    Swedish shipping wants to go fossil free by 2045 - ShippingWatch UK

    Swedish shipping wants to go fossil free by 2045  ShippingWatch UKThe Swedish Shipowners' Association boosts its green ambitions and presents a new plan with initiatives aimed at making Swedish...

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  • Supply Chain Excellence Is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Supply Chain Excellence Is a Journey, Not a Destination

    ArticleBuilding a resilient supply chain that consistently provides a superior customer experience is an ongoing challenge that requires a feedback loop of insights and analytics. Here's a look at...

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  • Self-driving tractor-trailer truck startup valued at $1 billion - CNBC

    Self-driving tractor-trailer truck startup valued at $1 billion - CNBC

    Self-driving tractor-trailer truck startup valued at $1 billion  CNBCTuSimple, an autonomous trucking company based in San Diego, has achieved unicorn status on Wall Street with a *fresh* funding...

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  • Shipping must look beyond IMO 2020 to Decarbonization: ICS - Sea News

    Shipping must look beyond IMO 2020 to Decarbonization: ICS - Sea News

    Shipping must look beyond IMO 2020 to Decarbonization: ICS  Sea NewsSea News is the free online news *service* providing in depth coverage of global maritime news, Container Shipping, Port...

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  • Oracle upgrades enterprise blockchain platform - Ledger Insights

    Oracle upgrades enterprise blockchain platform - Ledger Insights

    Oracle upgrades enterprise blockchain platform  Ledger InsightsToday Oracle announced a batch of new functionality for its Oracle Blockchain Platform and shared information about thirteen...

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  • Trade dip hurts cargo forecasting - Port Strategy

    Trade dip hurts cargo forecasting - Port Strategy

    Trade dip hurts cargo forecasting  Port StrategySlower international trade and further structural changes to container shipping lines is making forecasting cargo volumes “challenging”, Hutchison...

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  • When Logistics Worlds Collide: Fashion History Predicts Future of Pharma Fulfillment

    Larry Hotz, of WDSrx - Woodfield Distribution, LLC, draws from his experiences in the fashion industry to predict the future of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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  • Dynamic air cargo pricing gaining traction

    Dynamic air cargo pricing gaining traction

    Electronic booking of air freight and dynamic online pricing is slowly gaining a foothold, as the air cargo industry inches its way toward a real-time rates model that has been the standard in the...

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  • Global trade still growing and flowing – but is becoming more regionalised

    Global trade still growing and flowing – but is becoming more regionalised

    Supply chains are becoming increasingly regionalised, particularly in Asia and Europe, while trade intensity is in decline, according to new research on globalisation published today. While trade...

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  • Maersk triples North American customs brokerage

    Maersk triples North American customs brokerage

    [caption caption="Maersk said the acquisition is less about driving revenue from brokerage fees and more about making its relationship with North American shippers stickier through consultative...

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  • Transports Are Rallying but Aren’t Yet Sending ‘An All Clear’ on Economy - Wall Street Journal

    Transports Are Rallying but Aren’t Yet Sending ‘An All Clear’ on Economy - Wall Street Journal

    Transports Are Rallying but Aren’t Yet Sending ‘An All Clear’ on Economy  Wall Street JournalShares of airlines, railroads and shipping companies are climbing, a bullish sign the U.S. economy is...

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  • US retailers signal import growth despite tariffs

    US retailers signal import growth despite tariffs

    [caption caption="Trans-Pacific container lines have planned for a significant drop in imports since the Lunar New Year celebrations began last week, with factories in Asia expected to remain...

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  • Supply chain radar: is XPO’s acquisition hunt toast?

    Supply chain radar: is XPO’s acquisition hunt toast?

    With the DSV-Panalpina deal not dead, just, umm, sleeping, it could be time for XPO Logistics to wake up. The $7.3bn-market-cap US freight heavyweight has had a share price nightmare since...

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