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.

Ocean shipping: New Southeast Asia service coming to Port of Boston

Posted 05/20 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Boston announced this week that on May 27 it is rolling out a new service to Southeast Asia via the Suez Canal.

Ocean shipping: EU Commission widens its price-fixing probe

Posted 05/19 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.

Panjiva data points to seasonal growth pattern in global trade

Posted 05/18 · 11:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.

Global Logistics: Panjiva data points to seasonal growth pattern in global trade

Posted 05/18 · 11:08 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.

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.

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