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.

Port Tracker report calls for short-term volumes flattening before return to annual growth

Posted 05/16 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
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 closely resemble last year, with a leveling off in May volumes.

Ports of LA/Long Beach stay on course

Posted 05/12 · 04:46 PM · LM Editorial
Both major ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro Bay posted positive numbers for container throughput in April.

Germany moving ahead with national logistics strategy

Posted 05/11 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question

Crane and Kewill expand global partnership

Posted 05/06 · 07:17 AM · LM Editorial
In keeping with its aggressive march in global forwarding, Crane Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone, reports Kewill, a major software provider.

Americans conflicted about WikiLeaks

Posted 05/05 · 08:01 AM · LM Editorial
As we noted in a recent news story, Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their supply chain security compared to six months ago. This includes the threat posed by WikiLeaks.

Mexico is once again more attractive sourcing partner for U.S. manufacturers

Posted 05/04 · 11:37 AM · SCMR 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.

Security in the supply chain still a major U.S. concern

Posted 05/04 · 09:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their security compared to six months ago, according to new research conducted by Unisys Corporation.

Risk mitigation in Mexico

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.

U.S. manufacturers find new promise in Mexico

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

Freight Forwarding: Choosing the best partner

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?

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