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.

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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Supply Chain Managers May Become Concerned About “Slumping” Goods Prices

Posted 10/06 · 08:33 AM · SCMR Editorial
Exports increased $434 million (0.2%). Imports firmed $222 million (0.1%). But both changes are just in millions as the totals moved so little.
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U.S.-bound shipments in August set a new high, reports Panjiva

Posted 10/03 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
Data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that global trade growth continues to be in a good place, heading into the home stretch of 2014.
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Ocean cargo shipping becomes “greener” still

Posted 10/02 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

Optimizing 3PL Relationships: How to avoid commoditization

Posted 10/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace.

Air cargo continues its upward trend

Posted 10/01 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued “robust”growth in air cargo volumes.

PECO Pallet names former Procter & Gamble executive as advisor to board

Posted 09/30 · 12:22 PM · MMH Editorial
R. Keith Harrison, former global supply chain executive, to provide CPG expertise.

Hamilton Caster president co-writes book to bring jobs back to U.S.

Posted 09/25 · 02:12 PM · MMH Editorial
Book offers processes to guide manufacturers in making offshoring and reshoring decisions.

U.S. Reshoring Movement May Have China Concerned

Posted 09/25 · 12:32 PM · SCMR Editorial
A 2014 Boston Consulting Group report says that 52% of American corporations over $1billion in revenue are considering Reshoring

Global material handling products primed for strong gains through 2018

Posted 09/22 · 02:57 PM · MMH Editorial
Freedonia research highlights growing domestic interest in automation.

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