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.

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.

Air Cargo in Latin America still falls behind in supporting supply chains

Posted 11/17 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the improvements in safety that have resulted from strong partnerships among aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urged governments in the region to use this as a template for working together in other areas.
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Air Cargo in Latin America Still Falls Behind in Supporting Supply Chains

Posted 11/16 · 02:37 PM · SCMR Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the improvements in safety that have resulted from strong partnerships among aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urged governments in the region to use this as a template for working together in other areas.
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Port Tracker report calls for strong holiday sales projections to lead to import volume gains

Posted 11/10 · 12:23 PM · LM Editorial
Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Defining Sustainability

Posted 11/09 · 02:16 PM · SCMR Editorial
As our news section story on sustainability opines, research from West Monroe Partners finds that half of North American supply chain executives consider green supply chain a strategic priority. But there’s a disconnect: how do these executives define it?

Trans-Pacific Partnership moving forward

Posted 11/06 · 09:57 AM · LM Editorial
While this column has identified the many advantages the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide U.S. logistics managers once it comes into play, the deal also has positive implications for Asian members.
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Freight intermediaries concerned about Customs and Border Protection deadlines

Posted 11/03 · 04:21 PM · LM Editorial
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. is urging "caution" as two new important regulatory deadlines approach early next year.

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