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.

Shippers get some breathing room for Automated Commercial Environment compliance

Posted 02/10 · 05:35 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.

Despite near-term volume declines, Port Tracker calls for first half gains

Posted 02/09 · 02:45 PM · LM Editorial
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
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Asean Logistics: Refining tansportation networks

Posted 02/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
Ten Southeast Asian countries launched a long-term plan to achieve regional economic integration within the next 10 years to better compete with China, Japan and South Korea. However, transportation infrastructure must be rapidly improved for this to happen.

BPE Global working with Oracle on Export Control Compliance

Posted 02/01 · 10:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers attending Oracle’s “Modern Supply Chain Experience” conference last week learned that progress is being made on the mandated Export Control Reform effort despite a few hiccups.

Global Logistics: Prepare or perish

Posted 02/01 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial

2016 to be year of “transformation” in logistics

Posted 01/29 · 10:33 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics managers seeking yet one more forecast as the year gets underway, may wish to check in with Rodger Howell, PwC’s Strategy& Principal, specializing in strategy and operations. He sees a few key areas that should be central to corporate efforts during 2016.
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C.H. Robinson opens up new Certified Cargo Screening Facility in Southern California

Posted 01/28 · 11:20 AM · LM Editorial
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week it has opened up a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for air cargo in Carson, California, which it set will screen air cargo directly, instead of relying on third party facilities. This is the company’s second CCSF. It opened its first one in Chicago in April 2012.

Global demand for protective packaging to approach $27 billion in 2018

Posted 01/26 · 04:53 PM · MMH Editorial
Retail segment expected to register the fastest growth, but manufacturing applications will continue to account for a sizable majority of protective packaging demand.

“Global Trade Pulse” reflects supply chain inventory glut concerns

Posted 01/25 · 04:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Various global economic concerns and trends made their presence felt in both North America and Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates.
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Port of Oakland to stage major address

Posted 01/19 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.

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