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Port Tracker report expects October volumes to see 2.6 percent annual gain

Posted 10/19 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
Even though a true 2011 Peak Season did not live up to once-promising expectations, import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to see a 2.6 percent annual increase in October, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Eurozone’s financial crisis still has supply chain implications for China

Posted 10/19 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to IHS Global Insight’s China analyst, Alistair Thornton, this should be a concern as it will impact the nation’s short-term expansion trajectory

New threshold in containership delivery reached

Posted 10/18 · 10:40 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo shippers will have access to more than a million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), thanks to the continuing introduction of new vessel capacity.

Ocean shipping: Port of Los Angeles September 2011 volumes show are relatively flat

Posted 10/18 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
Total September volume at the Port of Los Angeles of 705,623 TEU was down -0.84 percent compared to September 2010.

Panama Canal completes major step in expansion program

Posted 10/17 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel

Panjiva data shows sharp declines in global trade activity from August to September

Posted 10/17 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.

Export surge continues for California-based manufacturers

Posted 10/17 · 08:54 AM · SCMR Editorial
California exporters recorded another month of brisk double-digit growth in August - the 22nd consecutive month in which the state’s export trade increased on a year-over-year basis
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Greening the supply chain from the bottom up

Posted 10/17 · 08:42 AM · LM Editorial
The annual GreenBiz Innovation Forum in San Francisco last week yielded some remarkable information and insight on how major U.S. corporations are entering a new phase of sustainable supply chain creation

Regarding consumer confidence: curb your enthusiasm

Posted 10/14 · 10:44 AM · LM Editorial
In September, the consumer sentiment index inched up as the negativity related to the political bickering and finger pointing in Washington D.C. over the debt ceiling crisis started to wear off a little, said analysts at IHS Global Insight.

More news surfacing on ocean carrier volumes

Posted 10/14 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with observations made by shipping analysts in London and Copenhagen, a major U.S. trade intelligence company said ocean carrier capacity continues to outstrip demand

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