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.

Bulk and breakbulk ports get back to basics

Posted 07/01 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: OPEC meeting reveals further degeneration of the MENA region

Posted 07/01 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.

Supply Chain Management: Inflation may be next looming threat says study

Posted 06/30 · 07:05 AM · LM Editorial
Rising prices and other inflationary pressure could reduce corporate profits by up to 9 percent in 2011 and 2012

BTS reports surface trade with NAFTA partners is up 12.1 percent in April

Posted 06/29 · 09:49 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 12.1 percent in April 2011 compared to April 2010, coming in at $73.8 billion.

Air Cargo: Freight payload must keep pace with passengers in Asia Pacific

Posted 06/28 · 03:02 PM · LM Editorial
As we discussed last week, air cargo shippers are increasingly concerned about the ongoing recovery of service in the Asia Pacific trade lanes.

UPS and Merck extend relationship with a global supply chain focus

Posted 06/28 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to further leverage a relationship that has been intact since 2003, UPS and global pharmaceutical giant Merck said today they are expanding their distribution and logistics agreement on more of a global supply chain basis.

Report suggests DB Schenker may leave U.S. market

Posted 06/27 · 11:05 AM · LM Editorial
The report stated that Deutsche Bahn management is considering restructuring Schenker’s U.S. business but added a withdrawal is more possible. And it added that Schenker management was due to deliver a business update by mid July and Deutsche Bahn executives plan to take a decision on the future of its U.S. business by the end of the year, possibly as early as August.

Global Trade: Fedex issues positive perspective

Posted 06/23 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.

U.S. microchips to remain in demand through 2013

Posted 06/21 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
The cornerstone of America’s tech industry is forecasting increased global sales, and touting pro-business policies for lasting economic recovery

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