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Shippers’ guide to the container weight mandate, Journal of Commerce, Dec 14, 2015

By on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Transportation Procurement, Trends. No Comments.

Under new rules scheduled to take effect on July 01, 2016, shippers will have to  provide a signed, certified weight declaration for each  container,  to the ocean carrier and terminal.( A new SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization or IMO) takes effect requiring shippers whose name appears on the […]


12 Things Thomas S. Albrecht,CFA Thinks About 2016

By on Saturday January 16th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, LTL, Rail, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Thom is Managing Director, Transportation Equity Research for BB&T Capital Markets.  These thoughts are from BB&T’s January 13, 2016 Surface Transportation Report. Thom and his team do a fantastic job covering transportation for BB&T.   At the beginning of each year it’s fun to throw some thoughts out on what the year might look like. […]


FTR State of Freight ” Four Lessons Learned in 2015″

By on Monday December 14th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Rail, Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I attended this  FTR’s   Transportation Intelligence  webinar on 12/10/15 moderated by Jonathan Starks, Director Transportation Analysis and presented by Larry Gross, Intermodal and Rail Expert. 4 Lessons Learned in 2015: Keep an eye on Washington Regulations will continue to play a large role in the transport world. Things can turn on a dime be […]


Shippers having the long view? I beg to differ

By on Friday November 13th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I question if shippers really have ” long memories”?  Like wall street analysts, most shippers manage and plan to the short term albeit many times due to cost cutting pressure from the CFO and CEO. Will there be an avalanche of RFP’s in November, December, and first quarter of 2016 as shippers attempt to time […]


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