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BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners up 24.3 percent annually in 2010

Posted 03/17 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, increasing to $791 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Japanese automakers suspend vehicle production

Posted 03/17 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following last Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, nearly all Japanese automakers have idled production, owing to either physical damage or rolling blackouts.

Volume growth continues at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in February

Posted 03/16 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.

Japan’s air cargo sector also stressed

Posted 03/16 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
With the closing of three Japanese ports — Sendai, Hitachinaka and Kashima — some U.S. manufacturers and retailers may be opting for air cargo alternatives to meet shipping and sourcing deadlines.

DeFazio blasts proposed U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program

Posted 03/15 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, DeFazio expressed his concern about the plan to allow Mexican trucking companies to operate long-haul trucking operations in the U.S.

Japan’s supply chain still under pressure

Posted 03/15 · 07:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
While government and relief agencies are dealing with the ongoing health and safety consequences of Japan’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, supply chain professionals are coping with the tremendous impact this has made on global shipping and sourcing.

Reverse logistics key to Arrow’s enterprise

Posted 03/14 · 04:15 PM · SCMR Editorial
When Arrow Electronics Inc. announced that reverse logistics would be a new area of concentration for its global supply chain last January, there were still some details to be addressed.

Total container trade falls in February after January upswing

Posted 03/14 · 02:17 PM · LM Editorial
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.

APEC pledges to create “seamless regional economy”

Posted 03/14 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
While most of the world’s focus was on Japan’s response to its earthquake and related crisis, trade experts were quietly working behind the scenes in Washington last week to establish a long-term strategy for rebuilding that country’s economy.

CEVA CFO offers up take on global logistics market

Posted 03/14 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with Rubin McDougall, CFO of global 3PL CEVA, following the company’s strong fourth quarter and year-end earnings release.

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