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.

The Nature of Energy as a Purchased Item - Part Two

Posted 11/10 · 05:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
In our last posting, we began outlining some of the aspects that make energy unique among purchased items and why a “one set and forget” or “one size fits all” purchasing procedure does not apply.

Enhancing trade by cutting red tape

Posted 11/10 · 05:38 AM · LM Editorial
On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
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Seaports and ocean carriers pursue sustainable goals

Posted 11/09 · 06:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
“Beyond the Factory Gates: Extending Sustainability into the Logistics and Transportation Sector,” proved to be one of the more compelling panel discussions at last week’s BSR conference in New York.

BSR study shows supply chain’s sustainable practices are key

Posted 11/08 · 03:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Despite continuing uncertainty about the world’s economy, most survey respondents embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years
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Port Tracker reports improving annual volumes, declining sequential volumes

Posted 11/08 · 01:20 PM · LM Editorial
Even though import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports declining on a sequential basis, they are up on an annual basis, according to the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In September,U.S. ports handled 1.34 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU), which was down 6 percent from August’s 1.42 million TEU and up 17 percent compared to September 2009.

U.S. chip exports up

Posted 11/08 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported.

Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

Massachusetts Rep. Markey preps to roll out legislation for all-cargo plane screening

Posted 11/02 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
Following the recent attempt by terrorists to send explosives to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey (D) said he plans to introduce legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes.

Investment in rail infrastructure is paying off for Port of Rotterdam

Posted 11/01 · 11:50 AM · SCMR Editorial
The combined rail traffic to and from the northern EU seaports will rise yet again, says a recent study. But Rotterdam will gain the most share.
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Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority.

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