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08.04.2020

Lack of US logistics standard for ‘essential’ service imperils cargo flow

A set of national standards for essential supply chain participants in the United States is an imperative that cannot be ignored. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A railroad […]
08.04.2020

Soaring air freight rates add value to China-Europe rail

China-Europe rail volume posted record growth in March as demand surged back when factories reopened after the February shutdown in a measure to slow the spread […]
08.04.2020

Coronavirus fogging up visibility investment plans

Some technology providers say inbound leads have increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, while others say demand has slowed as shippers wrestle with short-term […]
08.04.2020

LTL trucker A. Duie Pyle temporarily cuts wages

“Nobody has a playbook” for the pandemic, A. Duie Pyle chairman Peter Latta said. “I’ve never seen a ship turn so quick.” Photo credit: A. Duie […]
08.04.2020

Container industry fallout from coronavirus to linger into 2021

Between March 20 and March 27, IHS Markit lowered its projection for 2020 US real gross domestic product (GDP) growth from a decline of 1.7 percent […]
08.04.2020

March US imports slammed by effects of COVID-19

US imports from Asia plunged in March, and analysts are projecting double-digit percentage declines in total import volumes through at least August. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US […]
07.04.2020

K+N takes regional approach to digital quoting in Asia

Kuehne + Nagel last year introduced a money-back guaranteed transit time product tethered to its global instant quoting platform. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Global forwarder Kuehne + […]
07.04.2020

Ag shippers urge Trump administration to intervene on detention, demurrage

The Port of Virginia (above) has additional space to provide cargo owners looking for storage during the coronavirus pandemic, but some cargo owners are cautious about […]
07.04.2020

Youredi expands connectivity options for DCSA track-and-trace standard

DCSA members have agreed to adopt the association Systems integration specialists continue to provide avenues for shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to access a new […]
07.04.2020

Chittagong storage fees waived as carriers levy reefer charges

Some 44,889 containers were at Chittagong’s port yard on Monday, almost 92 percent of its 49,018-container storage capacity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Shippers using the Bangladeshi Port […]