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.
Posted 07/19 · 10:48 PM · LM Editorial
As fellow blogger – Mike Regan – notes in a recent fine article by Jeff Berman, “there has never been a period of volatility in fuel prices like there has been in the last year."
Posted 07/19 · 10:39 PM · LM Editorial
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
Posted 07/19 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is taking steps to augment its ocean freight forwarding services in the form of a new Ocean Choices portfolio the company introduced today.
Posted 07/18 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes
Posted 07/18 · 11:24 AM · LM Editorial
Global supply chain and logistics services provider CEVA Logistics recently held its first global Supplier Awards ceremony. CEVA said these awards were launched as “part of its relentless quest for excellence” and are designed to recognize “impeccable execution, commitment, and strategic alignment among” its supplier base. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman interviewed CEVA CEO John Pattullo about these awards and current trends and issues in the global 3PL market.
Posted 07/18 · 08:34 AM · LM Editorial
Compared to a year ago, volumes are down overall at both ports.
Posted 07/17 · 04:45 PM · LM Editorial
The SaaS-based delivery will experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach $21.3 billion
Posted 07/17 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities recently commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthoriztion proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title.
Posted 07/15 · 10:02 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of April and May which saw 7 and 8 percent gains, respectively, in the number of waterborne shipments heading to the U.S., June saw a 1 percent decline from May to June at 1,030,363, according to Panjiva. On an annual basis, June shipments were down 4 percent compared to June 2010’s 1,076,015 shipments.
Posted 07/12 · 06:13 PM · LM Editorial
The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service