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 points to increasing import levels with backlog levels high

Posted 03/10 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
While the months-long West Coast port labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a cease fire, with the parties coming to terms on a tentative new five-year labor contract late last month, the subsequent cargo backlog at United States West Coast ports is expected to see cargo volumes head up, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Eco-efficient “Wind Vessel” Now in Development

Posted 03/10 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
While Maersk and a few other innovative titans of the ocean carrier industry are at work developing more fuel-efficient and “greener” vessels for the future, the most striking plan to date has come from a Oslo, Norway where a ship design company is incorporating aerodynamics for its beta model.
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UPS Expands its Biomed Horizons

Posted 03/09 · 03:53 PM · SCMR Editorial
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently announced it has made a major expansion to its International Special Commodities (ISC) program, its service for shipping biological samples, specimens and dangerous goods in excepted quantities.
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M&A Activity Slowing Down in Supply Chain Arena

Posted 03/09 · 03:47 PM · SCMR Editorial
In the most recent edition of its quarterly report, entitled Intersections, consultancy PwC noted that fourth quarter merger and acquisition activity within the transportation and logistics sector was steady overall, while full-year deal making activity in 2014 was on the slower side as it was near a ten-year low.
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DHL Expands its Footprint in Southeast Asia

Posted 03/05 · 04:32 PM · SCMR Editorial
DHL today rolled out its plans to build an $85 million EUR ($93 million USD) DHL Express South Asia Hub, which will be a 24-hour express hub facility within the Changi Airfreight Center at the Singapore Changi Airport.
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State of GTM: Adoption ticks up as trade complexity deepens

Posted 03/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Thanks to the complications introduced by global trade, shippers are getting more strategic in their import/export approaches. In fact, more shippers are being forced away from spreadsheet-based compliance and adopting global trade management (GTM) solutions to get a better view into this increasingly intricate process.

Global 3PLs: Managing complex global networks

Posted 03/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.

Viewpoint: Take a long-term global view

Posted 03/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
If you’re one of the more than 70,000 shippers who are getting their daily logistics and freight transportation news on logisticsmgmt.com, you’re well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.

Import data stumbles to begin 2015, says Panjiva

Posted 02/24 · 10:35 AM · LM Editorial
Panjiva said that this marks the worst start to a new year since it began tracking this data in 2007.
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New IBM Procurement Study Points to New Value Proposition

Posted 02/24 · 09:07 AM · SCMR Editorial
Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

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