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.

UPS to Expand Healthcare Services in Latin America

Posted 04/08 · 09:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
UPS last week rolled out three new multi-client healthcare dedicated facilities in Latin America in Mexico City, Mexico, San Paulo, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile. Read more in Logistics Management

Diesel Prices Dip Again

Posted 04/08 · 09:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
Diesel prices came in this week at $3.959 per gallon, marking the fourth straight weekly decline and the fifth drop in the last six weeks, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Drewry Says U.S. Ports Will Be Vigilant in Pursuit of Carrier Calls

Posted 04/08 · 09:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several competitive factors converging at mid-year, say industry analysts.

On the Train to Nanjing

Posted 04/03 · 08:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
We need to bring some manufacturing back to the US...but very carefully. We want skilled jobs that pay a living wage and don’t pollute the environment.

Global trade activity dipped from January to February, according to Panjiva data

Posted 04/02 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of a strong beginning to the year for global trade activity in January, February did not follow suit, according to data released this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Global Logistics: Harry & David’s sweet global solution

Posted 04/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.

2014 Air Cargo Roundtable: Forwarders aim to please

Posted 04/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.

More Details Emerge in AlixPartners Ocean Cargo Study

Posted 04/01 · 03:51 PM · SCMR Editorial
The study recommends that carriers begin divesting non-core assets, exit unprofitable trades, and adopt a laser-like focus on cost control.

Major ocean carriers threatened by financial pressures, say industry analysts

Posted 04/01 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.

Insolvency May Be Next Great Threat to Ocean Carriers

Posted 04/01 · 08:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
Continued sluggish demand, a growing mountain of debt and a radically changing global marketplace has the ocean container shipping industry reeling, say financial analysts.
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