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 expects import cargo activity to pick up in March

Posted 03/13 · 12:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
Following a projected 6.8 percent annual decline in import cargo volume for February, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates of calling for a ten percent annual gain for March.

Port Tracker report expects import cargo activity to pick up in March

Posted 03/13 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
Following a projected 6.8 percent annual decline in import cargo volume for February, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for a 10 percent annual gain for March.

World Container Index shows sharp increase in Asia/EU trade

Posted 03/12 · 03:55 PM · LM Editorial
Container freight rates in the westbound Asia-Europe corridor increased by 114 percent this week

Indo-Asia Global Supply Chain Summit To Be Held in Singapore

Posted 03/12 · 03:18 PM · SCMR Editorial
The year’s event, the fifth in a series spanning nearly a decade, is the brainchild of Dr. John Gattorna, an internationally known supply chain author, educator, and business consultant

Nearshoring is on shippers’ radar but LM survey finds few are taking action

Posted 03/12 · 01:08 PM · LM Editorial
When the price per gallon of diesel was closer to $5 per gallon and oil barrel prices were nearly touching $150 during the summer of 2008, much was made about the possibility of North American shippers moving manufacturing operations closer to home, also known as nearshoring.

CEVA CEO looks to the future following record revenue in 2011

Posted 03/07 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.

UPS-TNT talks slowing down, says report

Posted 03/07 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
A Wall Street Journal report said that talks focusing on UPS trying to acquire the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator “have slowed” due to various issues.
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Air Cargo: Is 2012 the Turnaround Year?

Posted 03/06 · 06:35 PM · SCMR Editorial
While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.

Embracing Green in China ... with an NGO Nudge

Posted 03/06 · 06:06 PM · SCMR Editorial
To date, more than 200 corporate giants have explained to the seven-person Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs why their manufacturing facilities or suppliers in China violated the country’s air and water laws. At least 50 companies have taken corrective actions and agreed to IPE-supervised environmental audits of their factories. Here’s why supply chain managers need to pay attention to influential little watchdogs like IPE.

9th Annual Global Supply Chain Survey

Posted 03/06 · 05:32 PM · SCMR Editorial
This year’s survey focused on the progress being made across three capabilities that are essential to supply chain success today —visibility, analytics, and flexibility. As in past surveys, clear levels of competency emerged among the respondents. We’ve termed them the leaders, followers, and laggards. And it’s not surprising that the leaders’ superior performance in these key areas translates directly to competitive advantage.

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