Journal of Commerce--Retailers and other beneficial cargo owners are citing cost containment as their top priority in negotiations with logistics providers, according to a warehouse industry executive.

Logistics providers are being asked by their customers to assume the risks associated with warehousing and transportation while the cargo interests concentrate on their core business operations.

This is a plus for third-party logistics providers, Cliff Otto, president of Saddle Creek, told the Los Angeles Transportation Club Tuesday. “There are tremendous opportunities on the warehouse side of the business,” he said.

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