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.

BSR study shows supply chain’s sustainable practices are key

Posted 11/08 · 03:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Despite continuing uncertainty about the world’s economy, most survey respondents embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years
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Port Tracker reports improving annual volumes, declining sequential volumes

Posted 11/08 · 01:20 PM · LM Editorial
Even though import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports declining on a sequential basis, they are up on an annual basis, according to the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In September,U.S. ports handled 1.34 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU), which was down 6 percent from August’s 1.42 million TEU and up 17 percent compared to September 2009.

U.S. chip exports up

Posted 11/08 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported.

Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

Massachusetts Rep. Markey preps to roll out legislation for all-cargo plane screening

Posted 11/02 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
Following the recent attempt by terrorists to send explosives to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey (D) said he plans to introduce legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes.

Investment in rail infrastructure is paying off for Port of Rotterdam

Posted 11/01 · 11:50 AM · SCMR Editorial
The combined rail traffic to and from the northern EU seaports will rise yet again, says a recent study. But Rotterdam will gain the most share.
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Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority.

Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority

UPS cargo planes searched for suspicious materials

Posted 10/29 · 11:45 AM · LM Editorial
Several media outlets are reporting that two United States airports—Newark, N.J. Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport—are on high alert after a UPS cargo plane originating in Yemen and had transited through Europe was carrying a suspicious package, which contained a printer toner package which was tampered with and resembled an improvised bomb.
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Multinationals can exert influence on sustainable supply chain

Posted 10/29 · 08:32 AM · SCMR Editorial
Eyefortransport’s 4th Sustainable Supply Chain Summit in San Francisco examined some of the more challenging aspects of “corporate responsibility” and outsourcing this week
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