Conrad, Kyle J.
January 2009
SGB;Jan2009, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p86
Trade Publication
In this article, Clark Luckmann, e-commerce operations manager for Rock Creek Outfitters, offers some guidance on how to save on shipping in 2009. Luckmann says there are usually several items in the shipping contract that can be negotiated, and a retailer can use his or her quarterly analysis as a guideline on what to ask for and when to ask for it. He also says to pay attention to how the vendor sends packages.


Related Articles

  • Zim American Israeli Shipping Co., www.zim.co.il. Cohen-Mintz, Shaul // JoC Week;1/7/2002 Annual Review, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p76 

    Comments on the need for ocean carriers to continue their efforts for cost-cutting in all aspects of their activities. Importance of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; Role of paperless advanced methods and electronic documentation processes as a main area of increased activity for cost...

  • A Shift In Freight Forwarding. Richardson, Helen L. // World Trade;Feb2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p22 

    Discusses developments in the freight forwarding business. Impact of improved load planning on shipping costs; Benefit of software in facilitating efficient shipping decisions on the dock; Importance of access to reliable information for security reasons.

  • Repackaging Savings. Hoffman, William // Traffic World;1/14/2008, Vol. 272 Issue 2, p14 

    The article reports on the plan of U.S. shippers to reduce freight packaging in order to cut transportation costs and meet environmental goals. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has introduced a program to convince suppliers to reduce packaging by five percent in 2008. The program will keep carbon dioxide...

  • Negotiating parcel contracts for 2010. MARTINEZ, ROB // Multichannel Merchant (Penton Media, Inc.);Mar2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p36 

    The article discusses five areas to be considered by shippers to reduce shipping costs when dealing with carrier contract negotiations. It suggests shippers to mine their distribution data by developing reports that will identify significant opportunities for cost control. It also recommends...

  • Is 'slow-steaming' a new trend among carriers?  // Air Cargo World;May2013, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p6 

    The article reports that major container shipping lines are effectively adopting a strategy of "slow-steaming" to save on fuel costs and to combat the downturn in traffic. Moreover, the shift by shippers from air to seafreight is probably exacerbating the apparent phenomenon. Freighter schedules...

  • Kuehne & Nagel Profit Hits Record.  // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);3/9/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p8 

    The article reports on the increase in profits posted by Kuehne & Nagel in 2008 despite the global recession. Its net profit rose by 9% to $500 million amid the decline in cargo volume in the fourth quarter. Its revenue climbed up by 3% to $18.5 billion. The company attributed the strong...

  • Riding Out the Storm. Dupin, Chris // Traffic World;7/15/2002, Vol. 266 Issue 28, p30 

    Reports on the problems in the shipping industry in the Caribbean Area. Recession after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States; Decline in tourist travel.

  • Where is the Peak? Mongelluzzo, Bill // Traffic World;9/1/2003, Vol. 267 Issue 35, p9 

    Discusses the state of shipping industry. Importers' signing of contracts incorporating freight rate increase; Evidence of continuing economic sluggishness in ocean container volume figures; Preparations made by carriers and importers for the peak season; Volume increase according to the...

  • Compensation for 'Accompanied Cargo'. Barrett, Colin // Traffic World;8/11/2008, Vol. 271 Issue 32, p38 

    The article provides an answer to a question on compensation for an accompanied cargo.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics