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 cargo: Getting ready for “super-slow” steaming

Posted 10/11 · 09:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
By cutting the knot speed to save money, vessel operators are also contributing to the global container shortage.

Reverse logistics requires new expertise

Posted 10/11 · 09:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
A forward supply chain is only half of the total logistics process, says a 4PRL executive

Ocean shipping: Port Tracker report notes August is new peak month for 2010

Posted 10/11 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
As the year goes on, import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports are expected to decline on a sequential basis but remain up on an annual basis, according to the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

The International Monetary Fund says credit crunch may impact supply chain

Posted 10/08 · 06:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
Progress to restore global financial stability has suffered a setback in advanced economies, states the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report

Latest Commerce report reflects uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing sector

Posted 10/05 · 05:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce report, new orders for manufactured goods edged down 0.5 percent in August.
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Reducing inventory can disrupt supply chain, say some experts

Posted 10/05 · 05:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
Businesses that scaled back on supply during the recession may find themselves or their suppliers suddenly unable to accommodate increased demand as the economy begins to recover, some experts warn

Justice Department investigation of forwarders may continue

Posted 10/01 · 08:06 AM · LM Editorial
While news that half a dozen major international freight forwarders have plead guilty to price-fixing, there may be more collateral damage to come.
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New challenges for growing the nation’s “cold chain”

Posted 09/30 · 06:28 PM · SCMR Editorial
When it comes to ensuring sustainable and safe transport of food and medicine, a single unified vision is required

Oracle’s Open World ends in a “cloud”

Posted 09/24 · 08:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
“Cloud Computing in a box” was heralded as the next big thing by Oracle’s CEO, Larry Ellison in his closing remarks at this year’s conference

More encouraging news surfaces in new trade report

Posted 09/22 · 11:09 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following faster than expected recovery in global trade flows so far in 2010, World Trade Organization economists have revised their projection for world trade growth in 2010 upwards to 13.5 percent.
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