Ocean freight continues to battle uncertainty due to COVID-19

The U.S.’s relaxed restrictions have caused a spike in demand for ocean cargo shipping, as some consumers have returned to shopping in stores. There has also been a recent spike in imports from Asia. However, industry experts warn…

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The driver shortage in the trucking industry is momentarily over, but could worsen post-COVID

According to Transport Topics, the COVID-19 pandemic has momentarily put a pause on the driver shortage within the U.S. trucking industry. ATA reported that the trucking industry was short an estimated 60,000 drivers prior to the pandemic, as more…

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Air freight: how COVID-19 has affected the industry

Like the rest of the world, the air freight industry has been vastly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president of Emirates SkyCargo, the current coronavirus outbreak is the biggest crisis ever…

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How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the ocean freight industry

As the current global coronavirus pandemic unfolds, it is no doubt a challenging situation for all industries. Here is an analysis of how the ocean shipping industry is being affected by COVID-19, according to industry experts.  Falling stock prices…

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Why was 2019 such a big year for trucking company closures?

2018 was a banner year for the trucking industry, with an increase of 14% in annual revenue over the previous year, totaling over $796.7 billion. 2019, however, was the opposite story; nearly 800 trucking companies ceased operations last…

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IATA Commits to Streamlining and Reducing Air Cargo Audits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) program has been officially launched as of December 2019. IATA designed the SFOC program to enhance the cargo handling process by standardizing global cargo handling operations, in addition to…

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Ocean Freight: What to Expect in 2020

Another year has arrived, and it’s time to look at what 2020 may have in store for the ocean freight industry. Here are the biggest trends to watch, according to experts, as well as some major factors that…

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How digitalization improves the safety of ocean freight

Incidents at port terminals are an ever prevalent concern in the ocean logistics industry. From ships colliding, causing containers to fall into the sea, to fires and explosions, major incidents not only have a negative impact on the…

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4 Things to Know About the Truckload Pricing Battle

The U.S. trucking industry is currently weathering a challenging market, as truckload prices are being driven downward. The truckload producer price index (PPI) has now declined sequentially for two consecutive quarters, which means trucking companies are having to…

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Brexit and Air Freight: The Top Concerns

Brexit continues to have a daunting effect on the air freight industry, particularly as the waiting period is being drawn out further and further; the deadline for the U.K. to leave the EU has now been extended a…

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