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.

Panjiva data shows 15 percent shipment decline from January to February

Posted 03/11 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
While it was not unexpected, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, indicated that the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments dropped 15 percent from January to February.

Air Forwarders look to Asia for new business

Posted 03/10 · 05:43 PM · LM Editorial
As the Airforwarders Association annual conference gets underway in San Diego today, the industry continues to focus on the Pacific Rim

Port Tracker ups first half 2011 growth forecast to 7.5 percent

Posted 03/07 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.

U.S., Mexico focus on cross-border trucking compromise

Posted 03/04 · 06:43 AM · LM Editorial
In a political battle that has seen more than its fair share of tension, the United States and Mexico have finally hammered out an agreement to resolve the issues surrounding the countries cross-border trucking program.

IATA’s air cargo forecast now less rosy

Posted 03/03 · 06:45 PM · LM Editorial
As widely anticipated, the International Air Transport Association announced a cut in its forecast for airline industry profits

Untethered trade

Posted 03/02 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Something we don't often recognize is how much the Internet has joined steamships, railroads, aircraft, trucks, and pipelines as a primary mode of transport. Indeed, for a steadily expanding range of digitized products and services, the Internet is now the preferred delivery mode

2011 State of Air Cargo Special Report: Will fuel determine the course?

Posted 03/01 · 09:43 AM · LM Editorial
Today, fuel and capacity issues continue to loom large for air cargo carriers, while shippers are being told that tactical adjustments, especially in the growing Intra-Asia trade, will need to be made at a moment’s notice as carriers re-adjust their networks.

2011 Cross-Border Roundtable: Neighborly trading

Posted 03/01 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
Given the escalating offshore labor and energy costs, hemispheric trade has never been more attractive to U.S. shippers. But are they prepared with the global trade management strategies needed to navigate this regulatory landscape? Our panel weighs the risks and rewards of doing business with Canada and Mexico.

IATA issues positive statement on air cargo growth

Posted 03/01 · 08:25 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association announced international scheduled traffic results for January showing a 9.1 percent growth in air freight compared to January 2010

Supply chain security passes a crucial test

Posted 02/28 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
A dramatic example of how supply chain transparency and the “known shipper” rule fights terrorism was on public display last week as Con-way Freight helped the FBI foil a jihadist plot.

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