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New Supply Chain Risk Index Shows Significant Geographic Shift

Posted 04/01 · 02:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
Norway is ranked #1 in the Index as the country best suited for companies seeking to avoid disruptions in their global supply chain operations. Venezuela ranked last on the list of the 130 countries and territories listed. The three regions of the United States – East, Central and West – all rank in the top 25.

Port of Long Beach introduces Web-based offering to provide timely information on vessel movements

Posted 04/01 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The new online offering is entitled “Vessels at a Glance” and is comprised of a daily update that shows all vessels at berth and anchor within POLB, as well as the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). It also includes information relating to vessel arrival and departure dates and length of stay in Long Beach, too, along with weekly updated charts that show the number of vessels at anchor at POLB and POLA that POLB officials said illustrate trends occurring over…

Moore on Pricing: Reducing the impact of dangerous goods on air cargo costs

Posted 04/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
On January 1, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) revisions of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) went into effect. Many passengers have only had brief exposure to the complex rules that face aircraft operators.

Grant Thornton: U.S. businesses show little progress in advancing women during past decade

Posted 03/30 · 04:20 PM · MMH Editorial
Research indicates percentage of women in senior positions in U.S. virtually unchanged since 2004, less than global average.

Global Seaport Terminal Operators Urged to “Be Bold”

Posted 03/30 · 08:54 AM · SCMR Editorial
Supply chain managers reliant on global ocean carrier cargo services will be watching developments now underway in San Francisco this week with great interest.

Asia Pacific air cargo still surging

Posted 03/27 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.

George A. Kohlrieser to deliver keynote at Navis World 2015 Conference

Posted 03/26 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
Navis announced that George A. Kohlrieser, an internationally recognized expert on leadership, will present a general session at Navis World 2015, taking place March 29-April 1, 2015 at the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.

KPIs can keep ocean carriers from becoming “commoditized”

Posted 03/24 · 08:43 AM · LM Editorial
The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses

Ocean carrier alliances face closer scrutiny on performance

Posted 03/24 · 08:27 AM · LM Editorial
The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has called for a manageable but rigorous set of monitoring KPIs that can provide the required level of confidence to customers that ocean shipping alliances can deliver tangible benefits in terms of reduced costs, competitive ocean rates and improved services for shippers.

Air Cargo Safety Remains a Weak Link in Asia Pacific Supply Chain

Posted 03/24 · 08:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
Last year’s tragic crash of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 enroute from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore remains a mystery, but may have been a “wake up call” for Asia Pacific airlines.
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