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.

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

Port Tracker calls for 8 percent gain in January

Posted 01/13 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

The Evolving Landscape of Low Cost Country Sourcing

Posted 01/11 · 09:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Could the U.S.A. be the next frontier in Low Cost Country Sourcing? That’s not so crazy as it may sound.

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