Roberson joins as CFC senior consultant, ACW columnist

Airfreight logistics professional and analyst Cathy Roberson has joined Air Cargo World as a regular weekly columnist and Cargo Facts Consulting as a senior consultant, effective Aug. 1. Roberson founded the logistics-focused market research firm Logistics Trends & Insights, based in Atlanta, in 2015. She previously worked for UPS as part of the team responsible […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 15, 2019

Cargo Insights: Forwarders face stiff tech, regulatory and economic headwinds

Extinction is often triggered by a change in environmental conditions, which causes species with insufficient adaptive characteristics to perish. Forwarders continue to face a complex environment of changing regulatory requirements, shifts in trade, competitive technology demands and stiff economic headwinds. The challenging nature of the business has left many experts wondering if forwarders can adapt, […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • July 16, 2019

BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Expeditors goes from strength to strength

US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors International continues to set the bar for performance in the forwarding business, reporting first-quarter 2018 net income up 45.5 percent year-over-year to $137 million as net revenue rose 20.5 percent to $637 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 32.0 percent to $193 million. All three of […]
  • David Harris
  • May 8, 2018

Volumes surge as net income drops in Expeditors’ 4Q16

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts takes a look at US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors  International of Washington, Inc’s 4Q16 results. Despite significantly higher air and ocean freight during 4Q16, compared to 4Q15, net income was down 3.4% y-o-y, to $111 million. For more, see: Expeditors handles record volumes in 4Q16, as margins take a hit
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 22, 2017