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.

Inbound ocean cargo containers hit seasonal slump

Posted 04/16 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Zepol Corporation reported last week that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9 percent from February

March 2012 volumes mixed for Port of Los Angeles

Posted 04/12 · 01:01 PM · LM Editorial
Imports were up 9.34 percent at 324,758 TEU, and exports saw a 2.43 percent decline at 188,155 TEU.

Panjiva reports best-ever sequential gains in March trade data for shipments and manufacturers

Posted 04/12 · 11:16 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off a decline in global trade activity, due in part to the Chinese New Year, from January to February, things took a turn for the better from February to March, according to data from Panjiva.
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New UPS service focuses on improved U.S.-Mexico border trade

Posted 04/12 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to augment challenges pertaining to over-the-road cross-border shipping, UPS said this week it has rolled out UPS Cross Border Connect, which it described as a ground freight service between the United States and Mexico focused on easing heavyweight freight supply chain challenges for companies investing in cross-border trade.

Port Tracker report expects April imports to be up 3.2 percent

Posted 04/10 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
As the economy continues to show moderate signs of growth, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at U.S. ports to post a 3.2 percent annual gain in April.

Hackett Group’s new key issues report signals change in procurement

Posted 04/09 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
Supply Chain managers may expect to see a dramatic acceleration of globalization efforts that will likely increase the number of procurement jobs performed offshore by more than 50 percent by 2013
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Making Nice with Cuba

Posted 04/07 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
Mexican President Felipe Calderón visits Cuba this week, signaling greater hemispheric cooperation with the “closed loop” economy of the tiny island nation
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Livingston International Inc. completes acquisition of part of Global Trade business of J.P. Morgan

Posted 04/03 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
Livingston International says this deal greatly expands its trade expertise and service offerings within the United States and Canada, and extends this crucial and growing part of Livingston’s business to Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Port of Long Beach event points to strong 2012 Peak Season but global economic concerns linger

Posted 04/02 · 09:25 AM · LM Editorial
There is a growing sense of optimism for the upcoming peak season. This could be viewed with skeptical eyes by many freight industry transportation stakeholders, given that a real peak has truly failed to materialize in a meaningful way for at least four years running, if not more.

Global Logistics: Freight forwarders keep it simple

Posted 04/01 · 11:57 AM · LM Editorial
Scores of shippers and their freight intermediaries agree that basic brokerage and forwarding services are keeping pace with demands from new and emerging markets.

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