Author Archive for Brooks Bentz

Sea-Change or Shell-Game: The Transforming of International Inland Transportation

“Sea-change” is a well-used term describing significant transformations since William Shakespeare coined the phrase in “The Tempest” in 1610.  More narrowly applied to transportation and logistics, sea-changes have occurred throughout history: sail-to-steam-to-diesel propulsion or break-bulk to containerized cargo, for example. Now we are facing a more subtle sea-change – or maybe it’s more of a ripple – with the changing nature of how international import cargo is managed and paid for.  World trade has grown […]

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