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 05/03 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
As noted in a recent LM news story, the expected advantages to be gained from near-shoring from Mexico are lower freight costs, improved speed-to-market times, lower inventory costs...and risk mitigation.
Posted 05/03 · 07:53 AM · LM Editorial
Highlighting geographical proximity and improvements in transportation services, 63 percent of senior executives chose Mexico as the most attractive locale for re-sourcing manufacturing operations closer to the U.S. market, compared with just 19 percent who would re-source to the United States
Posted 05/01 · 07:48 AM · LM Editorial
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?
Posted 04/29 · 02:02 PM · SCMR Editorial
While many Americans believe that the United States has lost its longtime global edge in manufacturing, one prominent supply chain management consultant maintains that global competition from emerging markets has actually sharpened it
Posted 04/28 · 08:05 PM · LM Editorial
In the latest survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association, just over a third of respondents reported stability in employment numbers in Q1 2011 while 42 percent hired additional staff and less than a quarter cut back.
Posted 04/28 · 07:48 PM · LM Editorial
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011
Posted 04/27 · 04:19 PM · LM Editorial
For U.S. exporters, reductions in oceanborne cargo service frequency due to slow steaming are problematic
Posted 04/27 · 08:01 AM · LM Editorial
Following a relatively promising report last month, European import and export volumes remain solid, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted 04/26 · 08:12 AM · LM Editorial
Despite increasing fuel costs and harsh winter weather conditions, UPS reported today that first quarter revenue—at $12.58 billion—was up 7.3 percent year-over-year.
Posted 04/25 · 11:07 AM · LM Editorial
Following a 15 percent decline in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that shipments were up 4 percent from February to March.