"The faster goods are moving, the better," he said. "The slower the goods move the
less value you add to a business. These are ocean carriers -- the railroads of the
ocean. The value added by Web-enabling [business processes] is not as significant as
[finding ways] to move goods faster."
Higgins agreed that the GTN won't necessarily move his goods faster, but he added
that's not what he views as the value of the exchange. "It's about decision-making on
the front end," he said.