6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

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Panama Canal Expansion. The Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion this spring, will impact logistics in a big way. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season.

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

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Panama Canal Expansion. The Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion this spring, will impact logistics in a big way. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

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gulf region due to Panama Canal restrictions. In fact, there were some instances where vessels had to unload cargo in Panama to get through the canal. Diversification in your carrier selection lowers your risk of freight delays or cancellations. Procure enough capacity.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

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Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement (2,166 views). The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations (2,057 views). The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend).

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More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

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For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. The railroads had lost most passenger business, and freight business was regulated and operating at a loss.

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However, Nerijus Poskus, director of pricing and procurement for the freight forwarder and customs broker Flexport, predicts that this spike won’t last longer than one or two months. In addition, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal has led companies to build larger, newer ships.