Global Logistics Outlook: 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mike Greco, Senior Vice President of Global Logistics, shares his expectations for the global market in 2018 2017 was a year of innovations, technology creation, and increased visibility in global logistics. Despite environmental and cyber disruptions, the industry made many large scales advances that will carry on through the coming year. Rates & Capacity In… Continue reading Global Logistics Outlook: 2018


2017 Logistics Year In Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes This past year, the supply chain industry evolved to accommodate numerous factors. Variables like new administration, advances in technologies, and changing consumer behavior are shifting how companies approach logistics, today and moving forward. NFI’s executive team shares their insight into the top trends of 2017. William Mahoney, Senior Vice President Dedicated Transportation We are excited… Continue reading 2017 Logistics Year In Review


Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes As in many areas of logistics, visibility during the ocean shipping process continues to be a challenge for both shippers and carriers alike. Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. Meanwhile, ocean carriers are trying to engineer the best routes… Continue reading Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers


2017 State of Logistics: A Look Back

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2017 has been quite the year for the world of logistics. With e-commerce booming and the adoption of new digital technology on the rise, it’s no secret that change is on the horizon. The air, rail, and ocean sectors all showed improvements, and the importance of one-stop-shop 3PLs became much more prominent, while truckload (TL)… Continue reading 2017 State of Logistics: A Look Back


Global Free Trade: Europe and Canada Implement CETA

Reading Time: 3 minutes In February, the European Union (EU) voted to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, with trade partner Canada. The act aims to increase trade between the countries by lowering tariffs, thus making goods easier to export between the two markets. Once fully implemented, CETA will eliminate tariffs on 99 percent of… Continue reading Global Free Trade: Europe and Canada Implement CETA


The Benefits of Partnering with an End-to-End Provider

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the supply chain continues to grow in complexity and consumers’ buying behavior evolves, a third-party logistics provider with the ability to deliver end-to-end solutions can give shippers the competitive edge in the market. A single-source provider that exceeds customer expectations and seamlessly collaborates across service offerings can give shippers a partner in business, growing… Continue reading The Benefits of Partnering with an End-to-End Provider


Leveraging Logistics at Origin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guest Post: Zach Brown, Managing Director – Asia Customer-centric supply chain models have inspired shippers to evaluate the best usage of their logistics resources. Shippers have seen an increased value in expanding logistics services at origin to better prepare products to reach customers in a timely manner. Through strategies such as export distribution centers and… Continue reading Leveraging Logistics at Origin


Tips For Evaluating Shipping Overseas

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest Post: Robert Garrison, President of Global at NFI When importers are booking their freight, two main concerns come to mind: cost and timeliness. With the new alliance route updates, it is a great time for shippers to reassess cost and time requirements. This year, carriers have adapted their routes to accommodate for larger vessels… Continue reading Tips For Evaluating Shipping Overseas