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 calls for steady gains to finish 2015

Posted 12/09 · 10:48 AM · LM Editorial
The theme for the 2015 holiday season in terms of holiday season import cargo volumes could well be “holding steady,” according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

ELFF 2016 Economic Outlook forecasts 4.4% growth in equipment and software investment

Posted 12/09 · 09:52 AM · MMH Editorial
Forecast suggests domestic strength will offset global headwinds; materials handling equipment investment growth to remain weak over the next three to six months.

Air cargo gains in spot market pricing arena

Posted 12/08 · 04:20 PM · LM Editorial
The dramatic decline to ocean freight spot market rates has served to widen the pricing differential to air rates to record levels, say Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Supply Chain Managers Favor Air Cargo in Recent Weeks

Posted 12/08 · 10:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
The dramatic decline to ocean freight spot market rates has served to widen the pricing differential to air rates to record levels, say Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Resilience requires transparency

Posted 12/04 · 04:37 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. multinationals engaged in Pacific Rim commerce also appear to have a high threshold for risk, notes recent research done by Resilinc, a cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics

RM2 makes the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Posted 12/03 · 01:38 PM · MMH Editorial
In advance of the historic COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, RM2 joined the more than 150 companies that have pledged to pursue a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Global Economy Likely to Remain Stalled in 2016

Posted 12/01 · 02:07 PM · SCMR Editorial
At this time last year our experts told us to expect a “gravity shift” toward economic centers in the East. China’s sudden decline has changed all that, and it now appears that supply chains may remain in stasis worldwide.

Supply Chain Risk Disconnect

Posted 11/30 · 09:01 AM · SCMR Editorial
Zurich Insurance has just released the findings of two major studies that reveal compelling insights into the supply chain risks facing U.S. businesses today.
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Ocean carrier mega-alliances called into question

Posted 11/19 · 03:45 PM · LM Editorial
The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) says better communication across the whole supply chain is vital to ensure shipper’s needs are not compromised by the container shipping industry’s drive to cut costs through mega-alliances.

Ocean Cargo Carriers Face Rising Costs

Posted 11/17 · 09:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
The cost of operating cargo ships is forecast to rise over the next two years after falling in 2015, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2015/16 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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