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  • 3 Benefits of the New Shipping Alliances to Shippers

    Posted on 06-23-2017

    While the shipping industry has been consolidating for many years, over the past year, alliances have taken place on an unprecedented scale.  Below, we’ve created an infographic of three beneficial outcomes of the shipping alliances on shippers, as shared by …


  • 3PL Logistics – A New Paradigm for 2017?

    Posted on 06-20-2017

    3PL Logistics – Is the industry experiencing a paradigm shift? A recent article in Global Trade, an online trade magazine for the logistics industry, suggests “transparency” as the new paradigm for the modern 3PL in 2017.  We tend to agree. …


  • 90% of U.S.Fortune 500 Companies Rely on 3PL Logistics Providers – And Why You Should, Too

    Posted on 06-08-2017

    A new report that quantifies trends in 3PL customer relationships has been published by Armstrong & Associates, a supply chain consultancy.  Based on its analysis of more than 7,000 3PL customer relationships around the world, the report is named “Trends …


  • Supply Chain Automation Technology: New Tools

    Posted on 06-01-2017

    Supply Chain Automation – Global Complexity The global supply chain (and the need for supply chain automation) grows more complex by the day. Goods and information flow at unprecedented rates; shippers, third-party logistics providers, and major freight companies all expend tremendous …


  • Is the Shipping Industry Ripe for Disruption? Alliances Force A Trade-Off Between Price And Service

    Posted on 05-17-2017

    The shipping industry is coming out of one of the roughest patches in recent memory — and still faces a multitude of complex challenges in the years ahead. According to BIMCO, 2016 was particularly harrowing for the dry bulk shipping industry. …


  • 4 Logistics/Supply Chain Trends To Watch In 2017

    Posted on 03-30-2017

    There’s never a dull moment in the logistics and freight forwarding business: every day brings new and unexpected challenges and opportunities that demand our attention, and we should take any chance we can get to adjust our expectations and plan for …


  • 5 Events That Shaped Shipping and Logistics in 2016

    Posted on 02-14-2017

    Shipping and Logistics Experienced 5 Key Events in 2016 2016 was an eventful year: earth-shaking political developments, as well as the occasional economic shock, certainly held the spotlight. But there was plenty to buzz about elsewhere, not least in the industry …


  • Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Update

    Posted on 06-27-2016

    Effective July 1, 2016, the International Maritime Organization will mandate amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requiring shippers to Verify the Gross Mass (VGM) of a container carrying cargo. SOLAS regulations call for the shipper to …