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.

Los Angeles and Long Beach port volumes are mixed in August

Posted 09/16 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
Total POLB volumes dropped 9.1 percent in August at 573,083 TEU, and POLA volumes in August were up 6.7 percent compared to August 2013 at 757,702 TEU.

A.T. Kearney Offshoring Study Tracks Multinationals’ Innovative Strategies

Posted 09/15 · 10:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
A.T. Kearney released its Global Services Location Index today, which analyzes and ranks countries worldwide based on metrics in three categories: financial attractiveness, business environment, and people skills and availability

Surge in U.S. Exports Creates New Opportunities for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 09/09 · 08:04 AM · SCMR Editorial
Real exports have now increased five straight months, after dropping sharply in the first quarter.
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Supply Chain Managers Become More Reliant on Foreign Trade Zones

Posted 09/09 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record-high 79.5 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress.

PierPass continues to ease container throughput at LA/Long Beach

Posted 09/05 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
PierPass Inc. recently announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005.

Foreign trade zones continue to drive U.S. exports

Posted 09/02 · 03:49 PM · LM Editorial
The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record-high 79.5 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress.
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Surge Measured in Air Cargo Supply Chains

Posted 09/02 · 09:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
Global air freight markets showed a strong increase in air cargo in July, with the Asia Pacific continuing to lead the way.
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Global Logistics: Proceed with caution in América Latina

Posted 09/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to stay in low gear in 2014, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region. Shippers are advised to practice extreme due diligence before entering the marketplace.

3PL management: Building the dream house

Posted 09/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.

Cyber Hackers Threaten Global Supply Chains

Posted 08/29 · 08:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
Calling the global supply chain “the next playground for hackers,” The International Maritime Bureau is calling for vigilance.

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