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Date: 2024-06-22 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0300-SS-TRADE
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
TRADE
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STRUCTURE OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
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TOP FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS OF 2017
A report prepared by Peerless Media and Logistics Management


With the complex economic and global trade environment, logistics professionals are under more pressure than ever to secure the right carriers and transportation service providers— while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.

Trucking Top 50: Reinventing the fundamentals
A new breed of leadership is creating a long-term vision to earn strategic relationships with shippers. Solid day-to-day execution and aggressive investment in technology set the direction for trucking’s new guard.

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Preparing for the uncertain
The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which of the top ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, logistics managers must hedge their bets to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.

2017 Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.

Freight Forwarding 2017: Digitization & e-commerce continues to reshape marketplace
The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight. Forwarders now need to ramp up the value-add visibility services in an effort to boost revenues and keep shippers smiling..

Top 35 ocean carriers still a puzzlement
The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “top tier” and begin competing for market share. With this, logistics managers putting container shipping to work are facing the biggest shift in their carrier base in 20 years—and now must adapt their procurement and contract strategy
Open PDF ... Logistics-Top-Companies-2017
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THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS
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HOW THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS WORKS
Each piece of the supply chain has evolved over time to optimize for profit, including the development of sophisticated data and technology to model the best way to organize and operate.

The trouble with this approach where optimizing for profit is the dominant metric, there are other impacts outside of financial performance like social performance and environmental performance that are ignored.
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IMPORT EXPORT TRADE FLOWS
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Congressional Research Service study of NAFTA and automobile trade
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Trade/NAFTA-and-automobile-trade-2017-R44907.pdf'
Open PDF ... NAFTA-and-automobile-trade-2017-R44907
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VISUALIZATION OF GLOBAL TRADE (2012)
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The interactive data visualization, created by the London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute, gives us an insight into the complex nature of trade. It plots the position of cargo ships across the oceans.
'https://ourworldindata.org/trade-and-globalization'
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This map has been produced by KILN ... the developer of FLOURISH
'https://www.kiln.digital/'
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