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.

Air freight volumes expand more slowly

Posted 08/11 · 06:47 PM · LM Editorial
Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance

Looming Seafarer Shortage Will Challenge Carrier Profitability

Posted 08/11 · 05:18 PM · SCMR Editorial
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.

Supply Chain Managers Take “World View” on Risk

Posted 08/05 · 08:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
AsiaInspection, a global provider of quality control services for businesses importing from Asia, Africa, Southern Europe, and Latin America, maintains that supply chain managers should pay more attention to risk irrespective of region.

Mitigating Risk Means Evaluating Emerging Nation Resilience

Posted 08/05 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
FM Global commissioned analytics and advisory firm Oxford Metrica to develop country rankings with the aim of bolstering intelligent dialogue around building resilience and avoiding supply chain disruption.

Emerging Economies Launch Development Bank

Posted 08/05 · 08:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Last month’s summit meeting of leaders from the BRICS in Brazil yielded a surprise for many supply chain managers evaluating emerging nations: The rise of a the “New Development Bank”

Global Logistics: Emerging markets gain traction

Posted 08/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.

Investment Inflows to China Plunge as Japan “Pivots” to ASEAN

Posted 07/30 · 03:04 PM · SCMR Editorial
Aside from China's rapidly eroding competitiveness for low-end manufacturing and the bilateral political tensions, another driver has been significant trade-liberalization initiatives being untaken by a number of ASEAN economies.
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EU rightfully concerned about “flagging out” air cargo carriers

Posted 07/29 · 02:55 PM · LM Editorial
Flags of Convenience are a fact of life in the commercial maritime trade, but several European political action groups are worried that they will pose a threat to the Continent’s air cargo industry.

New Application Programming Interface from Panjiva provides a deep dive into global trade data

Posted 07/28 · 11:57 AM · LM Editorial
Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently said it is opening up the “vault,” so to speak. The vault in this case is making its copious amount of trade data accessible through an Application Programming Interface (API), which enables customers to extract Panjiva’s trade data into their own database.
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Global Demographics May Reshape Supply Chains

Posted 07/28 · 07:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
The era of constrained labor supply is just beginning, and the decreasing share of populations that are in the working age cohort will keep human capital a front-burner issue for goods producers for decades, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation report.

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