Commentary

Commentary

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.
Negotiations for 2019-2020 shipping contracts will be difficult on a number of fronts.
The actual process of shipping hasn’t changed since its inception, and I do not foresee it changing drastically in the foreseeable future.
Your shift in terms should be from FOB to EXW, meaning that title passes the moment the goods depart the origin plant where they’re produced.
Three issues will have a major impact on the container shipping world for all stakeholders in 2019: trade squabbles, carrier capacity management, and low-sulfur fuel cost recovery.
Their up-front costs may be more, but the economies of scale for collapsible containers are even greater.
The reason blockchain has so much appeal to owner-operator truckers is that it puts them on an equal footing with their larger competitors.
When was the last time your internal controls were tested and upgraded? It's the new year — now is the time to start!
From a risk standpoint, a faster liquidation timeline can be very important to both the importer and the surety.