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.
Posted 09/24 · 11:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
Earlier in 2012, many economists, analysts, and pundits predicted a “solid” second half of the year for the economy. But with the curtain quickly closing on September—and any real signs of meaningful growth ostensibly slowed down considerably—it is fair to share the outlook has changed.
Posted 09/23 · 05:27 PM · SCMR Editorial
As explained in a previous Boston Consulting Group report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.
Posted 09/23 · 05:13 PM · SCMR Editorial
Manufactured exports – a bright spot of the U.S. economy in recent year – are set to surge. Combined with jobs created as a result of reshoring, higher U.S. exports could add 2.5 million to 5 million jobs by the end of the decade, as manufacturers shift production from leading European countries and Japan to take advantage of substantially lower costs in the U.S., according to new research by the Boston Consulting Group
Posted 09/21 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Staying abreast of developments that impact oil supply and demand helps shippers and carriers understand and plan for fuel price fluctuations; so the recent news coming out of Saudi Arabia must have left many in the logistics and transportation industry scratching their heads.
Posted 09/18 · 06:28 AM · LM Editorial
With Peak Season, or at least the semblance of it underway, August volumes at the nation’s two largest ports—the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB)—were mixed in August.
Posted 09/17 · 03:49 PM · SCMR Editorial
The growth of U.S. exports, especially to countries such as China, has put a spotlight on the need for strategic inland ports across the United States, according to Jones Lang LaSalle in a new white paper exploring supply chain dynamics.
Posted 09/17 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
ASCE unveiled a new economic study late last week which makes a compelling argument for seaport investment.
Posted 09/17 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
The American Society of Civil Engineers unveiled a new economic study late last week which makes a compelling argument for seaport investment.
Posted 09/12 · 01:52 PM · SCMR Editorial
PwC’s new report identifies seven factors—including transportation and energy costs; currency fluctuations; U.S. market demand; labor costs; U.S. talent; availability of capital; and the tax and regulatory climate—as the primary catalysts influencing manufacturers' decisions to establish production facilities domestically and produce products closer to their major customer bases.
Posted 09/12 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
Company officials said the move should be completed during the first quarter of 2013