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.

Are ocean carriers in a “boom and bust” cycle?

Posted 10/11 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
While the biggest ocean carriers seek the economies of scale from ever-larger super post-Panamax ships, they run the risk but of introducing too much capacity at the same time, thereby ruining the already fragile supply/demand balance.

Some surprising facts surface in recent 3PL survey

Posted 10/11 · 09:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Dr. Robert Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, told SCMR in an exclusive interview that there was more than met the eye in a recent 3PL survey
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Ocean carriers not likely to capture more revenue, say analysts

Posted 10/10 · 06:11 PM · LM Editorial
An excess of capacity on key routes, as well as poor discipline from carriers means that container shipping lines will not cover their cost of capital in 2011, and many will lose money once again.

Oracle changes its tune on “The Cloud”

Posted 10/10 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
Oracle, which up until recently been openly dismissive of “cloud computing,” made a major reversal last week when it embraced the new technology

Air cargo concerns surface in the EU

Posted 10/10 · 02:30 PM · LM Editorial
Amid the many other worries troubling the Eurozone, comes news that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve the region’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management

U.S. Port Person of the Year champions inland waterways

Posted 10/07 · 03:17 PM · LM Editorial
Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry.

Third-party logistics providers keep the faith

Posted 10/05 · 09:54 AM · LM Editorial
The 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers, released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference yesterday, contained some encouraging news.

Slowing growth does not signal a recessionary contraction

Posted 10/04 · 09:04 AM · LM Editorial
Although the year began with a fizzle, Beacon Economics is forecasting that the U.S. economy will not enter into a double dip recession in 2011
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United Cargo and Forward Air sign logistics agreement

Posted 10/04 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
In a deal announced yesterday, United Continental Holdings signed a new logistics agreement between United Cargo, the cargo division formed by the merger of United and Continental Airlines, and Forward Air, Inc.

U.S. trade agreements on fast track

Posted 10/03 · 01:53 PM · LM Editorial
Reports that President Barack Obama may send free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress for consideration this week will be fully embraced by the logistics community.
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