Global transportation systems have lost significant capacity, according to a recent report on the state of logistics, and costs are now rising. My colleague, Dave McClimon advises thinking strategically to stay ahead of the game.
Writing in the recent ADR e-Bulletin, McClimon says carriers in every mode, on land, sea and air, significantly cut their capacity during the recession, and they are raising prices as the economy recovers. Since they are operating closer to capacity, and in some cases, trying to regain profitability — carriers so far have not broken ranks to gain market share.
It may take some creative thinking and long-term strategies — even rethinking sourcing locations — to regain control over shipping prices.
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