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.

Crowley Acquires International Ship Management Company – Accord

Posted 04/14 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management (HK) Limited and Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd.
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Complacency is not an option for U.S. ports

Posted 04/09 · 08:37 AM · LM Editorial
With the Panama canal expansion meeting its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which gateways would best serve their future needs. But even more strategic complexity has been introduced this year with consolidation of ocean carrier services. Rather than whistling in the dark, the leading ocean cargo gateways are keeping their guard up.

Port Tracker report is positive with warmer weather coming

Posted 04/08 · 09:31 AM · LM Editorial
The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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.

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