The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.

Port of Long Beach gives shippers more “free time” to ease congestion concerns

Posted 10/20 · 03:39 PM · LM Editorial
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.

Do Flags of Convenience Enable Ebola?

Posted 10/20 · 11:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
U.S. shippers have been assured by a variety of governmental agencies that cargo vessels of Liberian Registry are no more vulnerable to carrying the Ebola virus than vessels sailing under other Flags of Convenience.

Amazon’s Brick & Mortar Model For Supply Chain Managers

Posted 10/15 · 08:24 PM · SCMR Editorial
A brick-and-mortar store is a major benefit to consumers who want to return orders

Port of Long Beach to add new chassis to fleet

Posted 10/15 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.

DHL Global Forwarding takes steps to secure additional and long-term capacity for customers

Posted 10/13 · 08:53 AM · LM Editorial
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, recently announced it is taking several steps to respond to global trade growth with various freight capacity initiatives designed to support shippers.

Port Tracker report has high hopes for holiday-related volume gains

Posted 10/10 · 10:42 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.

TSA-Westbound ocean cargo carriers annouce rate hike for U.S.exporters

Posted 10/08 · 03:12 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.

Energy and Logistics Sectors Search to Fill Talent Gap

Posted 10/08 · 09:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
Demands for corporate C-level leadership frequently come from unexpected changes in industries. This is apparent in the energy and logistics sectors which have recently become bedfellows.
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Shippers say SoCal port congestion requires measured response

Posted 10/07 · 05:06 PM · LM Editorial
As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened

The trade gap drifts lower as both imports and exports creep higher

Posted 10/06 · 08:40 AM · LM Editorial
Exports crept 0.2% higher while imports nudged up by 0.1%. The monthly differences versus July were counted in the millions rather than the billions because of the small movements. Indeed, the revision to the July report of a $0.2 billion narrower shortfall matched the $0.2 billion August improvement.
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