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.

UPS aircraft maintenance employees ratify new deal with Teamsters

Posted 04/07 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
UPS said that 69 percent of the 1,136 IBT members that voted approved the contract which covers 1,200 aircraft maintenance technicians and employees in related trades at UPS, by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.

Shippers under siege

Posted 04/05 · 03:47 PM · LM Editorial
As this nation struggles back from the Great Recession, one must wonder what really is behind Big Labor’s agenda. It certainly can't be job creation.

FedEx Trade Networks opens up new Chicago ‘gateway’ location

Posted 04/05 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said the new 104,000 square-foot location, with more than 85,000 square-feet for distribution, provides shippers with expanded service offerings, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services.

Printed circuit board production’s supply chain may ramp up in Japan soon

Posted 04/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Two key plants that produce 70 percent of the world’s copper-clad laminates, which have been shut since the Japan Tsunami devastated the Sendai prefecture, are hoping to re-open early this month

Airbus must compete now on a level playing field

Posted 04/03 · 08:49 PM · LM Editorial
One must wonder why The European Commission would welcome last week’s World Trade Organization’s final case ruling on subsidies, as it clearly favors Boeing over Airbus. Still, a proud face was put up by the EU members, who maintain that Boeing has received subsidies in the past and continues to receive them today.

Yusen makes a statement

Posted 04/01 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Today’s announcement of an NYK Group merger is significant in and of itself, but points to another observation being made by industry analysts worldwide: the resiliency of Japan’s business culture.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. launched today

Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move signaling renewed confidence in supply chain aggregation, two NYK Group companies –NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) – are merging.

When B2B goes mainstream

Posted 03/31 · 08:17 AM · SCMR Editorial
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan is continuing to have a profound impact on the global supply chain. This fact was not lost on mainstream news organizations, which contacted SCMR recently to gather market intelligence to share with its readers

New software platform extends C.H. Robinson’s reach

Posted 03/30 · 02:08 PM · SCMR Editorial
TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has expanded the capabilities of its Managed TMS, enabling it to offer TMS software plus managed services globally

Report indicates FedEx is not considering acquiring TNT’s Express unit

Posted 03/30 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Like its top competitor UPS said at the end of 2010, FedEx recently stated that it is not considering acquiring the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, according to a Dow Jones report.

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