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European Logistics 2016: Under Pressure

Posted 04/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Our European correspondent examines how the region’s ongoing migration issue has affected freight transportation and logistics and how shippers and service providers are responding to overcome the bottlenecks.

Moore on Pricing: Changing the ethics of the air cargo business

Posted 04/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
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How Likely Is a Global Recession?

Posted 03/24 · 10:47 AM · SCMR Editorial
With some parts of the world economy already in recession, and given the recent rise in financial volatility, worries about another global recession are on the rise, notes IHS Chief Economist, Nariman Behravesh,
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FedEx Trade Networks formally rolls out CrossBorder services

Posted 03/23 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
CrossBorder is the former Bongo International, a provider of cross border enablement technologies and solutions, whom FedEx acquired in December 2014. FedEx said that this announcement reflects its investment in expanding its international e-commerce offerings.

Offshoring Remains Strong, Says New Supply Chain Research

Posted 03/22 · 08:50 AM · SCMR Editorial
The maturing global services industry experienced continued growth in 2015, with location activity reaching an all-time high. The drivers of that growth, however, have evolved. Small and mid-sized buyers led growth across industry verticals, and the adoption of new technologies caused disruption in the market, according to Everest Group
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Ocean Cargo Supply Chains Were More Secure in 2015, Says Study

Posted 03/22 · 08:35 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend with 85 total losses reported worldwide in 2015, according to the Allianz Global Corporated & Specialty (AGCS) fourth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2016
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US Manufacturing still No. 1 in a competitive market

Posted 03/15 · 09:33 AM · MMH Editorial
Oxford Economics report indicates factors that strengthen U.S. manufacturing despite headwinds.

Air Cargo Ships May Soon Alter Global Supply Chains

Posted 03/15 · 08:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
In an exclusive interview with SCMR, Worldwide Aeros Corp. CEO explains evolution of blimps and the new role they will play in supply chain management
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The Old Silk Road and the New Economic Silk Belt

Posted 03/15 · 08:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
The One Belt and One Road Initiative is a development strategy and framework that focuses on connecting countries primarily in Eurasia. There are two main components: the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" (SREB) and oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR).
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IATA sees air cargo picture brightening

Posted 03/07 · 04:37 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight ton kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.

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