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.

Ocean carrier rate structure leaves futures markets shaky

Posted 02/16 · 05:48 PM · LM Editorial
The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.

Cross Border Trade to Keep Pace With Other Markets, Says Analyst

Posted 02/16 · 11:49 AM · SCMR Editorial
Are today’s shippers more likely to “go global” by starting in Canada and Mexico before exploring more far flung markets? According to one influential analyst, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Port Tracker calls for nearly 7 percent decline in February shipments

Posted 02/16 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

3PL news: MIQ expands EMEA reach with new LCL service offering

Posted 02/16 · 10:26 AM · LM Editorial
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics recently announced that it has bolstered its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) presence through an initiative centered on providing less-than-container (LCL) consolidation services from Istanbul, Turkey to New York.
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Humanitarian relief is key to container shipping mission

Posted 02/15 · 07:03 PM · LM Editorial
Social critics of globalization have long characterized the container shipping industry as a villainous partner in the oppression of the world’s most needy. But here’s another example that counters that perception.

Port of Los Angeles posts best output ever for the month of January

Posted 02/15 · 01:29 PM · LM Editorial
Cargo activity at the Port of Los Angeles got off to a great start, with the port announcing earlier today that its January total of 698,715 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalents) represents its best January ever recorded, topping January 2007, which reached 691,602 TEU.

APL Logistics launches “Simultaneous optimization”

Posted 02/15 · 12:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
APL Logistics today launched a shipment planning platform that could change the way large freight buyers coordinate their transportation activities
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Mexico and Canada figure prominently in California’s export surge

Posted 02/14 · 07:18 PM · LM Editorial
Trade with China, Japan, and South Korea also helped California firms establish a new record high for merchandise exports in 2011
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Big jump in California exports

Posted 02/13 · 12:28 PM · SCMR Editorial
California firms established a new record high for merchandise exports in 2011, edging past the former high-water mark set eleven years earlier during the dot com boom.
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Finding the Right Professional is Key to Supply Chain Competitiveness

Posted 02/13 · 10:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
Recent findings by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute advisory board suggest that finding the right professional has never been more crucial.

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