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.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach show strong July gains

Posted 08/13 · 11:12 AM · LM Editorial
As was the case in June, volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were strong on a year-over-year basis.

100 percent air cargo screening off to smooth start so far

Posted 08/11 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
On August 1, a law mandating 100 percent screening of cargo transported on passenger aircraft took effect. While the mandate has not been in effect for that long, the early returns indicate things are off to a solid start, according to industry stakeholders.

Let’s clear the air on trucks

Posted 08/09 · 04:19 PM · LM Editorial
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.

Boardwalktech releases new ERP solution

Posted 08/09 · 02:17 PM · SCMR Editorial
A new version of its Boardwalk Collaboration Platform (BCP) coincides with new market trends.

BSR report reveals business opportunities in reverse logistics

Posted 08/06 · 12:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
BSR’s latest report examines the newest frontier of sustainability, outlining the opportunities for companies to deliver value to customers, society, and the planet by promoting sustainable consumption

Port Tracker report calls for 15 percent annual volume increase and a new peak month

Posted 08/06 · 11:25 AM · LM Editorial
Following last month’s report which noted import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports would begin to decline in the coming months, the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates notes that 2010 volume is pegged to hit 14.5 million containers for a 15 percent annual increase.

FedEx Trade Networks continues global expansion

Posted 08/05 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, recently announced it has opened offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany.
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Ex-IM loan to Ford may enhance supply chain

Posted 08/05 · 08:52 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has approved a $250 million working capital loan guarantee for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

New life for Detroit?

Posted 08/04 · 01:28 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan State University have unveiled a strategic plan to build the region into a global supply chain hub

Global Trade Flow Index indicates a slight uptick in growth

Posted 08/03 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Capegemini Consulting tracks trade by quarter based on the latest available official data from national agencies of the 23 top countries in the global trade arena

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