Tag: freight pricing

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.com Inc. and others into the airline business. Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates […]

Commentary: Adventures in big data wonderland – Don’t get lost in the rabbit hole | American Shipper

Commentary: Adventures in big data wonderland – Don’t get lost in the rabbit hole | American Shipper

Chasing the elusive white rabbit. Today, 3PLs and brokers are stuck in a cycle of chasing loads, agreeing to fixed-price contracts with shippers, and getting burned when capacity tightens and rates rise. Margin compression is a daily concern, and the key to a failsafe pricing strategy remains just out of reach. In addition to pricing […]

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Further, C.H. Robinson estimates that about two million TEUs will be added during the 2016 and 2017 operating years, while about 600,000 TEUs will be scrapped. The net increase would seem to suggest a continued soft market, however industry consolidation means tighter price control. A good example has been the parcel carriers and railroads, which […]

4 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Shipping Surge Pricing | TotalRetail

4 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Shipping Surge Pricing | TotalRetail

Shipping costs continue to be the No. 1 reason for cart abandonment, and this new “surge charge” won’t help. There are steps you can take to minimize the impact of this new surge pricing and help you sleep at night: 1. Realize the everything in your agreement is negotiable. Standard carrier response will tell you […]

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

“This is consistent with the pre-announcements of lower earnings by several of the larger trucking companies,” Broughton Capital said. “Our pricing forecast for 2017 is now -1% to 2%, as the current strength being reported in spot rates by DAT Solutions is leading us to believe contract pricing rates should move back into positive territory […]

Japan’s parcel shippers forced to revise unprofitable strategy | Nikkei Asian Review

Japan’s parcel shippers forced to revise unprofitable strategy | Nikkei Asian Review

Earnings under pressure Earnings at parent Yamato Holdings will likely erode even further for the current financial year. The group is booking an 8% increase in outside contracting expenses for the period. Although package volume is slated to hit an all-time peak, the increase actually translates to weaker profitability due to slim unit prices paid […]

Moore on Pricing: The New Silk Road and other ocean challenges | Logistics Management

Moore on Pricing: The New Silk Road and other ocean challenges | Logistics Management

As previously reported in Logistics Management, vessels are being equipped with new power units, directional thrusters, as well as fuel and labor saving devices. The idea of an autonomous ship sailing continuously around the globe with self-repairing artificial intelligence is moving from science fiction to a port near you. When you roll up the facts, […]

Pricing For Profit in the Container Shipping Industry | Supply Chain 24/7 Paper

Pricing For Profit in the Container Shipping Industry | Supply Chain 24/7 Paper

Container shipping companies are becoming interested in the use of pricing as a profit lever. Traditional cost-plus pricing approaches, so deeply rooted in the industry, are ineffective in a volatile shipping market that’s plagued by a lackluster world economy and severe capacity-demand imbalance. The market continues to grow, but there is little capitalization on this growth by industry players. Freight rates remain […]

Logistics sector struggles to pad profit with price increases | JOC.com

Logistics sector struggles to pad profit with price increases | JOC.com

The logistics industry is still one of the worst performing when it comes to implementing annual price increases with their customers. This is just one of the results of the 2016 Global Pricing Study, conducted by the consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners, which surveyed more than 2,100 managers. Downward pricing pressure in the logistics industry […]

Two Critical Pricing Factors for LTL Freight | PLS Logistics Services

Two Critical Pricing Factors for LTL Freight | PLS Logistics Services

Since we’ve discussed shipping class rates in the blog about density-based pricing post, it is worth mentioning weight breaks and classification, an important part of freight pricing. When it comes to finding the best rate for a company’s shipping needs, freight class and weight are two pricing factors that shippers should evaluate before making the […]