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.

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.

U.S. ag shippers concerned about EU export barriers

Posted 02/24 · 05:35 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration

5 Steps to improving your 3PL relationships

Posted 02/24 · 07:00 AM · LM Editorial
Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.

Realizing Global Trade Management Potential

Posted 02/24 · 01:06 AM · LM Editorial
As the global trade engine kicks back into gear, new demands for electronic notifications and the need for better, more efficient trade compliance are buoying the global trade management market. Are you prepared to harness your organization’s global opportunities?

Panama Canal preparations under full sail

Posted 02/24 · 12:00 AM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.

United against piracy

Posted 02/23 · 09:44 PM · SCMR Editorial
The world’s three largest container shipping companies have decided to cooperate in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. According to The Global Insititute of Logistics in New York, the cooperation between CMA CGM, MSC and Maersk Line includes information exchange on safety measures, piracy policies and procedures as well as coordination to ensure the issue is addressed with all relevant stakeholders

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