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.

Port Tracker report presents positive perspective for expected volume gains in coming months

Posted 07/08 · 10:39 AM · LM Editorial
Spurred on by expected volume gains due to what is expected to be a hectic back-to-school season, United States-based retail container ports are expected to see decent volume gains in the coming months. That is the working thesis of the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Ocean Cargo Still Faces Stiff Challenges

Posted 07/07 · 08:30 AM · SCMR Editorial
The container-shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey & Company. Making things worse, earnings have been exceptionally volatile.

Air Cargo Sector Strengthens

Posted 07/07 · 08:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit.
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2014 Was “Year of the Deal” in 3PL Arena

Posted 07/07 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In the annual study and forecast on third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the consultancy Armstrong & Associates note that “big deals” have dominated the last year.

Why Walmart is So Important to U.S. Manufacturing

Posted 07/06 · 07:56 AM · SCMR Editorial
Walmart has taken the lead and has ignited the Reshoring movement in America by committing to spend $250 Billion for products Made in the USA over the next few years.

2015 State of Logistics Air: Air cargo sector strengthens

Posted 07/01 · 09:40 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On expected revenues of $727 billion, the industry would achieve a 4 percent net profit margin.

Cargo Security: Defining threats, finding solutions for cyber attacks

Posted 07/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
A growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before. Analysts contend that a new “collective awareness” is necessary to thwart these assaults before they even begin.

Trade with Cuba remains a distant goal

Posted 07/01 · 04:58 PM · LM Editorial
Key sanctions are unlikely to be fully removed until Congress lifts the U.S. embargo on Cuba – something unlikely to take place before 2018 when incumbent president Raúl Castro is expected to step down

Foreign Direct Investment Has Impact on Global Supply Chains

Posted 06/30 · 08:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
Foreign direct investment has never been more important in catalyzing growth, whether in the developed or developing world.
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Free trade agreements may not always be “sure win” strategies

Posted 06/19 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) routinely produces a white paper on key trends and developments related to trade and investment in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. It’s most recent study is titled “Do Free Trade Agreements Matter?”

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