Commentary

Commentary

How poor documentation clouds liability and lays burden on both broker and warehouse.
Several intermodal “giants” will be honored at an IANA seminar reception in Illinois later this month.
A shipper is without his cargo after contracting with likely fraudulent suppliers.
There is a need to look past the white noise surrounding the China-Italy MOU, particularly seeing the agreement for what it is.
As a middleman in this transaction, a freight broker has no legally recognized standing and no legally protected rights as respects either a shipper or carrier.
A freight agent’s right to pay only the net it owes isn’t compromised so long as the agent timely asserts it.
Still reeling from the chaotic conditions that dominated ocean freight in 2018, shippers are approaching this year’s contract season with considerable caution.
The service efficiency of the port can be reflected by the time cost of the ship in port.
Constantly changing regulations, tariffs, and free trade agreements are just a few of the compliance challenges that can disrupt business cycles and create financial risk for US firms engaged in international trade.
Talking to logistics and supply chain service providers, it would appear that Russia is unhappy with China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) march into Europe and Central Asia.
In the coming months, US lawmakers will face the important task of choosing to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or not.
Rampant terminal congestion in the key ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may be starting to wind down, but the story is still unfolding at other US ports.
Recently, several ocean carriers began charging new fees to motor carriers for engaging in street turn activities.
Rarely in logistics do we encounter something so sensible in theory but so challenging in execution as converting retail space to e-commerce distribution and other industrial uses.