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UPS takes steps to expand Latin America air cargo capacity

Posted 06/07 · 05:27 AM · LM Editorial
The company is replacing a Boeing 757 narrow-body aircraft with a new and larger B-767 wide-body freighter, which increases cargo capacity by 50 percent on UPS’s 19 weekly flights into Central and South America.

BDP study cites myriad challenges shippers experience from ‘slow steaming’

Posted 06/06 · 09:36 AM · LM Editorial
While the practice of “slow steaming” by ocean carriers has become more commonplace in an effort to reduce fuel costs, shippers are not necessarily enthused about its subsequent effects on their supply chains, according to a new study comprised of feedback from 290 shippers conducted by third-party logistics services provider BDP International

Panama Canal expansion may be “game changer” say supply chain analysts

Posted 06/06 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the 2014 deadline for the completion of the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project gets closer, the ramifications it will have on supply chains and industrial real estate are abundant, according to the findings of a report issued by global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle

Global logistics: ODFL adds three Taiwanese ports to Pacific Promise service

Posted 06/02 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) said this week it has expanded its Pacific Promise service in an effort to meet increased shipping demand from Asia.

Managing air cargo costs

Posted 06/01 · 11:23 AM · LM Editorial
Although the fluctuation of jet fuel surcharges and the supply/demand balance of air cargo capacity are elements that air shippers can’t control, there are several steps they can take to better manage the related, volatile costs.

Ocean shipping: Global Port Tracker report calling for strong growth prospects in future quarters

Posted 05/31 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off a less-than-stellar first quarter, future prospects for import and export container volumes in Europe are expected to grow over the next six months, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Global logistics industry still left with acquisition “hangover”

Posted 05/30 · 04:49 PM · SCMR Editorial
New research by Transport Intelligence, contained within its recent report “Financial Ratio Analysis and Benchmarking of Global Transport & Logistics Sector Leaders 2010,” reveals that the industry is still suffering the hangover from its acquisition binge of the past ten years.

Port City Is vital chronicle of S.F. waterfront

Posted 05/27 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The San Francisco Heritage Foundation maintains that Port City (by Michael Corbett; San Francisco Architectural Heritage, 248 pages; $65.00) represents a first in terms of providing a comprehensive story of the Port of San Francisco.

TNT makes demerger of Express and Mail units official

Posted 05/26 · 10:47 AM · LM Editorial
Following a December announcement in which Netherlands-based TNT N.V., a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator announced its intentions to “de-merge” operations by separating its Express and Mail operations into two separate companies, the company’s shareholders yesterday signed off on the move.

Global logistics: UPS marks one-year anniversary of Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub

Posted 05/26 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, UPS marked the one-year anniversary of its Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub, which serves the company’s entire intra-Asian network. UPS also announced that in June it is rolling out a new direct weekly flight from Guam to Hong Kong, which connects Guam to the rest of the world.

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