An electronic bill of lading must be in a format that ensures interoperability across multiple user interfaces.
With vaccines in tow, the transportation industry will deliver a lot of much-needed holiday cheer over the next few weeks.
In assessing customer service in transportation, data is necessary but not sufficient.
In Alaska, oil and politics (and logistics) mix. Big time.
Now is a good time for carriers that boosted their balance sheets with PPP loans to leverage that by investing in technology.
Commercial fishing is big business in Alaska. And like all industries, it depends on supply chains to work properly…
Trade has been destabilized by the pandemic. Can trade credit insurance help de-risk trade to a degree and help solidify supply chains?
Thousands of crew members are stuck on board their ships due to COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more in Darren Prokop’s commentary.
The California Air Resources Board has mandated a percentage of zero-emission Class 8 trucks must be built for sale in California. Darren Prokop’s commentary covers the ins and outs of this regulatory mandate.
“Freedom of the Skies” is tempered by landing slots at airports, which are controlled by the governments the airports are in. In the high-stakes world of air cargo, landing slots are very valuable. Learn more in Darren Prokop’s commentary.
The retail apparel sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how international trade, supply chains and tariffs complicate things further.
As various parts of the nation and the world begin to open up, there will be logistical and supply chain issues. Darren Prokop explores those issues.
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Governments must support vital supply chains. A big part of that is for all branches and levels of government to put aside partisanship and petty bickering and work for the good of the nation and its people.
Risk is often assessed in terms of probabilities. The probabilities themselves are often calculated under the assumption of a bell-shaped (i.e., normal) distribution. This distribution assumes that extreme events are not likely. What if there are?
The coronavirus has strained supply chains of all kinds around the world. Darren Prokop has written an interestng and informative commentary that explains the inherent weaknesses of supply chains and how to improve them.
Passenger aircraft are being used to fly essential cargo between continents. Learn more about what the airlines are doing to survive and to assist key supply chains.
Darren Prokop writes about the key role that transportation in the war against COVID-19 – particularly trucks.
The Chinese government is using the reason “Acts of God” to void many contracts due to coronavirus. Darren Prokop explores whether that is hurting current trade and will impact trade in the future.
The companies that control the bulk of ocean cargo opearte under different rules than most companies. Read Darren Prokop’s explanation of why that is…
Darren Prokop writes about California’s AB 5 and its impact in California – and nationwide.
The Artic Ocean may be the next area that sees the superpower nations “rubbing up” on each other in search of faster ocean passage and a new source of natural resources.
Darren Prokop writes about the volatility in trucking, and how ecommerce may help less-than-truckload carriers recover in 2020.
Darren Prokop writes about international trade and the World Trade Organization. Are disputes among member countries being handled correctly?
Darren Prokop explains why Positive Train Control – a positive safety measure for “Lower 48” railroads – doesn’t make sense for the Alaska Railroad.
The Jones Act has been in effect for nearly 100 years. Read about its pros and cons in this commentary by Darren Prokop.
With Christmas 2019 just celebrated, here is an only-in-Alaska tale of goodies from the sky. While the logistics involved are nowhere near as flawless as Santa Claus’ annual air courier […]
Darren Prokop writes about the complexities of international trade (imports and exports) and how transportation is measured in that mix.
Darren Prokop writes about foreign trade zones and their impact on imports, exports and the economy.
Darren Prokop writes about the benefits of economies of scale in maritime shipping; he also writes about the dangers of diseconomies of scale.
Connectivity is crucial to success in trucking. Darren Prokop writes about various aspects of connectivity that make trucking more transparent and efficient.
Connecting the Alaska Railroad with rail service in Canada and the U.S. is a bold, expensive plan. But it would generate tremendous benefits. Read more here.
Read what Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is doing to stay relevant and its importance to U.S.-international trade.
Market Voice Darren Prokop writes about automation at ports and the progress – and disruption – that will bring.