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 finishes fourth quarter on a high note with strong earnings

Posted 02/01 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the economy is still taking its lumps en route to a full-fledged recovery, UPS appears to be ahead of the game based on its fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings performance.

Not all air shippers on on same page with e-commerce, study shows

Posted 02/01 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
Freight forwarders need to see “realizable and significant value” added to the airport-to-airport portion of the air cargo supply chain before making a commitment to e-commerce, said two major shipper associations.

Will slow steaming become a non-issue?

Posted 02/01 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
While the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is moving forward with an investigation of slow steaming practices in the transpacific, some analysts question whether it will even be an issue after the upcoming Lunar New Year.

2011 Logistics Rate Outlook - Going Up!

Posted 01/24 · 04:35 PM · LM Editorial
Listen to Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson, and a panel of leading energy and transportation analysts as they give shippers an updated look at the key drivers behind the increasing transportation rates U.S. logistics professionals will face over the course of 2011.

Pricing Across Transportation Modes - January 2011

Posted 01/24 · 01:25 PM · LM Editorial
Pricing across the transportation modes

IDC study suggests manufacturers have learned their lessons

Posted 01/14 · 04:47 PM · SCMR Editorial
As U.S. manufacturers begin to realign their supply chains with tactical and strategic initiatives, how will the recent recession inform their decisions?

2011 Customs Update: Balancing global priorities

Posted 01/14 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
Updated Incoterms, new trade agreements, and increasing demands for improvements in supply chain security are putting more pressure on global logistics managers. Our compliance expert offers an update on the evolving compliance scene and best practices for developing a “value chain” model for overcoming these challenges.

Supply chain security in a high-risk world

Posted 01/14 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management’s sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), interviewed security expert Barry Brandman in its July/August 2003 issue, not long after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The threats to the security of supply chains have certainly not abated since that interview; if anything, they have only intensified.

Oracle bullish on trade

Posted 01/13 · 03:40 PM · SCMR Editorial
Are companies willing to spend money on new “solutions” when still reeling from the recent recession? Most of the industry events we attended last year suggest that the ROI expectations will remain high in the shipping community.

Port of LA reports robust container throughput

Posted 01/13 · 02:27 PM · LM Editorial
The recession may be just a dark memory for the Port of Los Angeles, which is reporting a year-over-year container surge of 16 percent in 2010

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