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.

Global demand for flowers at record high

Posted 02/14 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
Consumer demand in emerging markets for more out-of-season perishables – including flowers for Valentine’s Day – is keeping logistics providers busy this season

Trade deficit numbers tell an interesting story

Posted 02/11 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
By now, you have probably seen the most recent batch of numbers from the Commerce Department regarding the trade deficit. In short, the data pretty much represents an ongoing trend. Commerce said that the international trade deficit increased 5.9 percent in December 2010, to $40.6 billion, up from $38.3 billion in November. And exports grew 1.8 percent, to $163.0 billion, and imports rose 2.6 percent, to $203.5 billion.

University of Arkansas to evaluate “global supply chains in an Ayn Rand world”

Posted 02/11 · 08:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
The 10th Annual Supply Chain Management Research Center Spring Conference, co-hosted by the Ozark Roundtable of the CSCMP, will take place on March 17.

FAA to examine health of air cargo industry

Posted 02/11 · 07:58 AM · LM Editorial
When the 36th Annual Federal Aviation Administration’s Forecast Conference convenes in Washington next week, shippers should expect to hear that profitability for U.S. carriers will hinge a stable environment for fuel prices.

U.S.-Canada supply chain to be strengthened

Posted 02/10 · 06:28 AM · LM Editorial
President Obama and Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper issued a joint statement reconfirming their support of new and existing trade initiatives.

DHL set to invest in improvements at its Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport hub

Posted 02/09 · 01:45 PM · LM Editorial
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said today that it plans to spend $22.5 million to expand its hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to meet the growing needs of international shippers.
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Zebra Technologies announces divestiture of Navis

Posted 02/08 · 01:22 PM · LM Editorial
In a development that may signal a shift in global marine terminal operations, Zebra Technologies Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Navis business to Cargotec Corporation.

Jacobson and Rhenus team up for European 3PL partnership

Posted 02/08 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Jacobson Companies recently announced it has established a strategic partnership with Rhenus Logistics, a European 3PL.

High-end counterfeit goods seized at Port of Los Angeles

Posted 02/07 · 02:09 PM · LM Editorial
More than $10 million in counterfeit electronics, stolen merchandise and bank receipts have been recovered as a result of a cargo theft investigation initiated by Los Angeles Port Police.

UPS expands service into Israel and Slovakia

Posted 02/07 · 01:36 PM · LM Editorial
UPS announced earlier today that it has expanded its UPS Express Freight service into Israel and Slovakia. Company officials said that this effort will serve expanding hubs for high-tech, industrial, and automotive shippers.
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