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Cargo Airports Do Brisk Business

Cargo airports were bustling in 2017, according to the Airport Council International's finalized list of the world's top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see chart). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million metric tons. Read More

Do's and Don'ts of Hurricane Relief

American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), an industry-wide organization that provides supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations and other non-profits, offers a few practical do's and don'ts to help during a disaster. Read More

BattleBots: Robots vs. Workers

The public is broadly fearful that automation will lead to significant job losses, with many populations skeptical that the technologies will boost economic efficiency, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of 10 countries. Read More

Retailers Plug Into AI

Nearly two-thirds of retail supply chain professionals struggle with disconnects between systems, finds Symphony RetailAI's Strengthening the Retail Supply Chain survey of North American retailers. Read More

Freight Forecast Stays Sunny

Freight volumes are projected to increase 4.2 percent in 2018 and increase 35.6 percent by 2029, according to the latest edition of the American Trucking Associations' Freight Forecast. Read More

Intermodal Transport: Finding the Road to the Right Track

Tight trucking capacity, the strong economy, and ongoing improvements on the rail are spurring more shippers to consider intermodal transportation. But finding a container, or a truck to haul it to or from the rail terminal, isn't always easy, either. Read More

No Industry is Amazon-Proof

If you think Amazon can't or won't do something, banish the thought. Well-run companies with qualified and competent executives should insist that every effort be made to identify how and when Amazon can impact its business. Read More

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Get It Fast: Supply Chain Velocity

When it comes to achieving supply chain velocity, shippers need to get a move on it. Customers want their orders and they want them right now. From revealing one dozen speed-boosting strategies to exploring how airfreight forwarders are strutting new service styles to featuring leading airfreight forwarding partners that rush shipments around the globe, this edition will get your supply chain going.

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