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The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

New Silk RoadVarious macro forces are redrawing the global trade map, and one of them is China’s revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route.

For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. Here’s an overview of the global trade possibilities and potential for the “new Silk Road.”

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- Director of Asia-Pacific, and Director of EMEA at TMC

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

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The flood of migrants into Europe that began in 2015 continues to be a major international issue in 2016. How has the crisis affected the logistics of moving product across the region, especially at highly congested border crossings?
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- Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
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Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management

Global Vendor Management

Editor’s Note: On December 10 2013, Bryan Foe contributed a blog post for Transportfolio®. We’re sharing his original post here because global vendor management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management.

Have you traveled on a train in a European city? Chances are you heard some version of the phrase: Mind the Gap. The phrase cautions passengers to watch the gap between a train door and station platform. I think the same warning holds true for anyone who ships freight around the world. While cargo moves freely across continents, technology might lag behind, creating a gap. This is when communication breakdowns happen—currency and language translations fail—and we’re reminded to watch our step. Freight sails away from one port, disappears for days or weeks, and surfaces at a new port. Information gaps mask potential delivery failures. And no company likes botched deliveries. Is there any solution? Read More…

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