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.
Posted 08/13 · 01:50 PM · SCMR Editorial
Between January and May of this year, SCM World fielded a six-question survey in order to understand the supply chain community’s perception of global third party logistics providers (3PLs).
Posted 08/13 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
Revenue was up 6 percent compared to the first quarter at $1.978 million and down 4.2 percent annually, and adjusted EBITDA was up 40 percent compared to the first quarter at $60 million, and was down 25 percent annually. Quarterly EBITDA was lower annually, due to the company’s Freight Management group revenues being negatively affected by lower market rates.
Posted 08/12 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
In echoing what has become a common refrain in recent months, the monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates continues to call for increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports.
Posted 08/12 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Air cargo carriers in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East have been the biggest beneficiaries of the improved market conditions.
Posted 08/12 · 08:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
For the quarter, PwC said there were 51 transportation and logistics transactions values at $50 million or more for a total of $20 billion, which was ahead of 38 deals for a cumulative $16.2 billion recorded during the first quarter and the 39 deals valued at a cumulative $16.b billion in the second quarter of 2013.
Posted 08/11 · 06:47 PM · LM Editorial
Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance
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.
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.
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.
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”