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Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

July 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

With its extensive infrastructure and footprint in the world’s biggest e-commerce market, China, Kerry Logistics is intimately involved in directing and processing the growing volumes of goods circulating the globe. In Europe, the company is working to grow its footprint, but the market is mature, necessitating an ambitious mergers andRead More

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

July 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Our family St. Bernard, Lacey, is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever come across, despite her impressive size and physical strength. She loves people and has a keen sense of smell, especially for food. Her excellent olfactory sense makes Lacey the best detector of the errant morsels thatRead More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

June 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

As seen in the first column in this series (February 2017), the emergence of e-commerce exposed how the air cargo industry is little match for new consumer logistics demands, which mandate transparency in pricing, speed and quality. The product offered by scheduled airlines, featuring interchangeable capacity and forwarding services inRead More

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

June 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Hamburgers are great, either cooked on the home grill or savored in the finest of gourmet restaurants. Every so often, if in a rush, nothing is more pleasing than a straightforward and cheap one from a fast-food chain. The quality, so to speak, is always intact as these burger chainsRead More

Disruption, adaptation no stranger to forwarding business

Disruption, adaptation no stranger to forwarding business

May 2, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Disruption is nothing new to the air forwarding industry, as I recently learned from a friend who just celebrated 50 years in the business. When asked about today’s disruptors, he chuckled and started rattling off a litany of examples. We now accept most of them as the norm, but whenRead More

C.H. Robinson’s Short navigates turbulent global trade climate

C.H. Robinson’s Short navigates turbulent global trade climate

April 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Having a protectionist stance in 2017 seems to be the equivalent of the “tough on crime” rhetoric that ushered so many American politicians into power in the 1990s. And, just as the United States had to learn that crime was better rectified through education and economic opportunity, America’s economy isRead More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 2: A matter of trust, urgency, transparency

Where We Went Wrong – Part 2: A matter of trust, urgency, transparency

April 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce revolution has, obviously, created great opportunities for the traditional air cargo industry, but it has also created challenges. It has exposed problems that were often hinted at in the past, but which, in an era when demand growth seemed never-ending, were never adequately addressed. Historically, carriers invested heavilyRead More

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

April 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

FedEx has emerged as a vocal, and at times controversial, advocate for global business in recent months. This time around, the company is holding the Trump administration to its promises to improve infrastructure. In his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker lobbied forRead More