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.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach kick off 2011 with solid volumes

Posted 02/18 · 12:12 AM · LM Editorial
Both ports show double-digit annual gains for imports and exports.

Panama Canal may compete with rail rival

Posted 02/17 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
According to a recent report in The Financial Times, China is in negotiations over the construction of a 137-mile rail link across Colombia that represents a competitive route. When completed, Chinese exporters could ship finished goods into Latin America while sourcing raw materials for outbound vessel deployment.

Business as usual in the Suez…for now

Posted 02/16 · 02:05 PM · LM Editorial
As news reports continue to track the transit of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, global shippers may also be ready to rethink their supply chain strategies

Give the Obama administration a break

Posted 02/15 · 02:52 PM · LM Editorial
Despite the beating the Obama Administration has taken on its trade policies, one fact is indisputable: Exports of U.S. goods and services grew 16.6 percent in calendar year 2010
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California exports rebounded sharply in 2010

Posted 02/15 · 02:48 PM · LM Editorial
California’s exporters nearly clawed their way back to pre-recession levels of trade with a strong performance in 2010, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics

Port Tracker report calls for solid first half of 2011

Posted 02/15 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
In a sign that the global economic recovery may have some sustained momentum, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for import cargo volume at major United States-based container ports to be up 11 percent year-over-year in February. The report is also calling for first half 2011 volumes to be up 6 percent annually.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rolls out new FAA bill

Posted 02/14 · 10:01 AM · LM Editorial
Last week, the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced legislation designed to reform Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs, set policies and priorities for United States aviation systems, and create jobs through infrastructure improvements.
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Global demand for flowers at record high

Posted 02/14 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
Consumer demand in emerging markets for more out-of-season perishables – including flowers for Valentine’s Day – is keeping logistics providers busy this season

Trade deficit numbers tell an interesting story

Posted 02/11 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
By now, you have probably seen the most recent batch of numbers from the Commerce Department regarding the trade deficit. In short, the data pretty much represents an ongoing trend. Commerce said that the international trade deficit increased 5.9 percent in December 2010, to $40.6 billion, up from $38.3 billion in November. And exports grew 1.8 percent, to $163.0 billion, and imports rose 2.6 percent, to $203.5 billion.

University of Arkansas to evaluate “global supply chains in an Ayn Rand world”

Posted 02/11 · 08:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
The 10th Annual Supply Chain Management Research Center Spring Conference, co-hosted by the Ozark Roundtable of the CSCMP, will take place on March 17.

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