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.
Posted 09/08 · 08:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Global supply chain managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives.
Posted 09/03 · 08:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) has released a report indicating that in 2014 average CO2 emissions in the global container shipping trades declined 8.4 percent from the year before.
Posted 09/02 · 08:11 AM · LM Editorial
Freight forwarders were relieved to learn yesterday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be delaying its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) implementation.
Posted 09/01 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.
Posted 09/01 · 09:29 AM · MMH Editorial
Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus.
Posted 09/01 · 07:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to a recent study by Prologis Research, evolving trade patterns, along with advances in technology and the expansion of e-commerce, reinforce the value proposition of core market locations.
Posted 08/31 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May.
Posted 08/21 · 02:45 PM · SCMR Editorial
Risk is a fact of life for the supply chain professional due to innumerable forces subject to change or beyond control within the supply chain such as legal, security, regulatory and environmental compliance; weather and natural disasters; and terrorism.
Posted 08/10 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
Seasonal cargo flows appear set to take hold for United States-based retail container ports even with a glut of Transpacific trade capacity, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted 08/04 · 07:54 AM · SCMR Editorial
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.