Category Archives: Transportation

Which Carriers Should You Use?

Which Carriers Should You Use?

Trucking companies are rated on a general scorecard, which allows them to benchmark, and gives shippers some guidance on performance levels when developing their routing guides. But what if current scorecards are too general to give shippers the information they need to create a portfolio of high-performance carriers with different market strategies? In our researchRead More

Wanted: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Plan

Wanted: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Plan

President Trump has called for a $1 trillion investment in America’s crumbling infrastructure. There is common agreement that the country’s transportation systems are in dire need of attention, but before we start pouring investment dollars into construction projects, can we figure out what infrastructure the country will actually need over the next several decades? ThisRead More

A Slow Merge for Truck Automation

A Slow Merge for Truck Automation

It seems almost inevitable that automated trucks will be introduced to our roads at some point, but it will not happen in a single step and it will take time. The attractions are substantial. In some future end-state, driverless trucks will remove the cost of the human operator from the cab and allow the equipmentRead More

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

Crude oil and its derivative products currently meet the world’s primary energy needs, and are commonly transported around the globe by tanker vessels. Investing in tankers is an extremely risky business owing to the volatile nature of the oil market and the high capital cost involved. An alternative to owning tanker ships is to charterRead More

ZLC Report Paves the Way for Faster Freight in Black Sea Region

ZLC Report Paves the Way for Faster Freight in Black Sea Region

Strategically located at the crossroads of three continents, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) region is a critical link in many international supply chains. A study by the Zaragoza Logistics Center shows that companies can capture substantial savings and service improvements by adopting the TIR Carnet system when shipping freight intermodally across BSEC countries. TwelveRead More