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.

Port Tracker report has high hopes for holiday-related volume gains

Posted 10/10 · 10:42 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.

TSA-Westbound ocean cargo carriers annouce rate hike for U.S.exporters

Posted 10/08 · 03:12 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.

Energy and Logistics Sectors Search to Fill Talent Gap

Posted 10/08 · 09:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
Demands for corporate C-level leadership frequently come from unexpected changes in industries. This is apparent in the energy and logistics sectors which have recently become bedfellows.
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Shippers say SoCal port congestion requires measured response

Posted 10/07 · 05:06 PM · LM Editorial
As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened

The trade gap drifts lower as both imports and exports creep higher

Posted 10/06 · 08:40 AM · LM Editorial
Exports crept 0.2% higher while imports nudged up by 0.1%. The monthly differences versus July were counted in the millions rather than the billions because of the small movements. Indeed, the revision to the July report of a $0.2 billion narrower shortfall matched the $0.2 billion August improvement.
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Supply Chain Managers May Become Concerned About “Slumping” Goods Prices

Posted 10/06 · 08:33 AM · SCMR Editorial
Exports increased $434 million (0.2%). Imports firmed $222 million (0.1%). But both changes are just in millions as the totals moved so little.
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U.S.-bound shipments in August set a new high, reports Panjiva

Posted 10/03 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
Data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that global trade growth continues to be in a good place, heading into the home stretch of 2014.
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Ocean cargo shipping becomes “greener” still

Posted 10/02 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

Optimizing 3PL Relationships: How to avoid commoditization

Posted 10/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace.

Air cargo continues its upward trend

Posted 10/01 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued “robust”growth in air cargo volumes.

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