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.

More Details Emerge in FedEx Acquisition of TNT-NV

Posted 05/05 · 08:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a joint release issued by the companies last week, FedEx and TNT said they “are making timely progress on its preparations for the Offer."

Freight Forwarders: New regulations complicate the “cold chain”

Posted 05/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.

China Expands its Global Supply Chain Network

Posted 04/30 · 07:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which is widely regarded as progressive legislation to modernize and renew U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), has gained the support of prominent shipper associations—as well it should.

Iranian incident with rogue cargo vessel has logistics management implications

Posted 04/30 · 07:53 AM · LM Editorial
The recent Iranian seizure of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz has created a national security problem for the United States

More Trouble Ahead for Flags of Convenience

Posted 04/29 · 03:44 PM · SCMR Editorial
If the shipping community needed one more reason for eliminating “Flags of Convenience,” this may certainly be the one demanding our immediate attention.

Too much of a good thing: U.S. airport real estate investors thrive, tenants pay

Posted 04/28 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
With congestion issues and seaport gridlocks plaguing the transportation industry, air freight volumes are back on the rise. According to JLL’s annual Airport Outlook Report, global air cargo saw a 4.5 percent annual increase in 2014 and the forecast calls for 5 percent growth in 2015.
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Reshoring Initiative 2014 report highlights positive job trends

Posted 04/28 · 01:11 PM · MMH Editorial
Since 2003, when the U.S. lost 140,000 manufacturing jobs to offshoring, last year saw a net gain of more than 10,000 jobs.

Too Much of a Good Thing: U.S. Airport Real Estate Investors Thrive, Tenants Pay

Posted 04/28 · 07:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
With congestion issues and seaport gridlocks plaguing the transportation industry, air freight volumes are back on the rise.
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MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launches Manufacturing Innovation Consortium

Posted 04/24 · 01:16 PM · MMH Editorial
Forum founder discusses challenges and opportunities.

IT Disruption Risk in the Supply Chain

Posted 04/22 · 03:42 AM · SCMR Editorial
A recent survey conducted by APQC indicates that many organizations have been affected by various types of IT disruptions within the last two years.

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