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China’s Supply Chain Makes Special Demands on 3PLs

Posted 05/14 · 03:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
Beyond just export and freight forwarding services, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in China are now offering pick-and-pack services for direct-to-customer shipments in the U.S. and Europe, observes Rosemary Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and author of 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China.

Mixed Report on Retail Sales

Posted 05/13 · 10:31 AM · SCMR Editorial
Commerce reported that April retail sales at $434.6 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to March and up 4.0 percent compared to March 2013, and NRF said that April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis, while seeing a 4.7 percent unadjusted annual increase.
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With Relaunch of SeaLand, Intra-Americas Trade Will Gain New Focus

Posted 05/13 · 08:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
With so much attention now being placed on trade agreements with the EU and in the transpacific, shippers may wish to take a fresh look at what one leading ocean cargo carrier is doing within the parameters of the existing North America Free Trade Agreement
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Supply Chain Managers Welcome Progress Made on Water Resources and Development Act

Posted 05/12 · 04:14 PM · SCMR Editorial
Bipartisan, bicameral agreement is reached on WRDA conference report

Air cargo growth trend pauses

Posted 05/12 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
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Asia Pacific Air Cargo Gathering Speed

Posted 05/08 · 04:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, (AAPA) says international freight markets saw 3.8 percent growth in traffic during the first quarter of 2014.
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Air Cargo Growth Trend Pauses

Posted 05/08 · 04:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9% compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4%.
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CEVA reports mixed Q1 earnings results

Posted 05/08 · 09:36 AM · LM Editorial
Revenue was down 8.9 percent annually at $1.865 billion, and adjusted EBITDA saw a 7.3 percent increase to $43 million.
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Port Tracker says future look positive, but West Coast port labor talks loom

Posted 05/07 · 11:19 AM · LM Editorial
Growth is anticipated in the coming months at U.S. retail container ports despite some looming challenges along the way, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Global trade has a bounce back month, according to Panjiva data

Posted 05/06 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed an improvement in global trade activity from February to March after a lackluster February.
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