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Ground to a halt: The third-party handling problem

Ground to a halt: The third-party handling problem

May 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

While it is possible for a box to be flown from London to Chicago in only about eight hours, it can take another nine hours for a forwarder to actu­ally get his or her hands on it at O’Hare Airport. O’Hare is in the crosshairs right now, due to someRead More

Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis

Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis

April 16, 2015 at 12:35 am 0 comments

Forwarders’ Forum (from the print edition): When McDonald’s restaurants in Japan could no longer wait for French fries delayed by the West Coast port labor slowdown, the company turned to air cargo, shipping 2,600 tonnes from the United States to Japan. With that, the popular food chain joined other companiesRead More

An Export Council wish list for 2015

An Export Council wish list for 2015

February 21, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

The New Year brings a renewed spirit of hope and optimism that the U.S. economy will continue its recovery from one of the longest economic recessions ever. Forwarders enjoying steady increases in their air cargo and overall trade activity should hope that recent recommendations submitted to the White House byRead More

TIACA remains vital to industry’s future

TIACA remains vital to industry’s future

January 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

Seoul, South Korea, is a modern, vibrant city, and Airports Council Interna­tional has ranked Incheon Airport number one for the past seven years. Incheon is also home to one of the larg­est air cargo carriers in the world. Accordingly, Seoul was a natural choice for the recent 2014 International AirRead More

Collective voice speaks loudly

Collective voice speaks loudly

July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

A friend met me for lunch after spending the morning visiting lawmakers on Capitol Hill to see if he could change a few minds about a proposed piece of legislation that would negatively affect his business. He appeared tired and I could sense lingering doubt on his part about theRead More

Comeback likely if industry embraces change

Comeback likely if industry embraces change

April 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

As a Washington Redskins football fan, I am accustomed to feelings of despair as my favorite team continues its mediocre performance for yet another year. Gone are the halcyon days of the ‘80s when victories were frequent and as commonplace as radio stations playing the team’s traditional “Hail to theRead More

Free trade benefits airfreight

Free trade benefits airfreight

February 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm 0 comments

With more than 80 percent of global purchasing power situated abroad, international trade is vitally important not only to our own industry, but to the U.S. economy as a whole. To those of us who move freight across borders, the value of international trade agreements – which eliminate artificial barriersRead More

The shutdown, shippers and sleepy truckers

The shutdown, shippers and sleepy truckers

November 26, 2013 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Freight and the Recent Government Shutdown My morning commute is roughly a seven-mile journey that takes 45 minutes in typical Washington, D.C., bumper-to-bumper traffic. The trip tends to vary based on the number of backups caused by motorcades whisking high-ranking government officials to work. There is normally some blessed reliefRead More