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 05/01 · 06:24 PM · LM Editorial
Most enterprises have logistics and transportation risk management protocols that can address localized disruptions. Global supply chain risks, however, can have cascading and unintended consequences that no one organization can mitigate. Here are recommendations for managing the vulnerabilities.
Posted 05/01 · 09:09 AM · LM Editorial
New service launches in the next three months are expected to bring the idle fleet below 350,000 TEU by July
Posted 05/01 · 04:57 AM · LM Editorial
By understanding the markets and how oil prices are set, shippers and carriers will more aggressively look for ways to increase the fuel efficiency of logistics operations. Along these lines, the second part of this series, next month, will dive deeper into how futures markets work and why they are nothing to be feared or loathed.
Posted 05/01 · 04:16 AM · LM Editorial
This month we reflect on the views of the businesspeople, government policy makers, and academics that participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) study of supply chain risk.
Posted 04/25 · 08:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America is encouraging all its members to begin integrating the ACE into their business processes.
Posted 04/24 · 04:17 PM · LM Editorial
Most procurement professionals expect growth in 2012, with 72 percent of respondents expecting revenues to increase over last year.
Posted 04/20 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling a commitment to long-term leadership, The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has unanimously adopted a five-year strategic plan the port
Posted 04/19 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
A new piece of bipartisan legislation rolled out this week by Representatives Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Tim Bishop (D-NY), entitled H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012, ensures that “pilot rest requirements apply to all air cargo operations.”
Posted 04/19 · 10:43 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean carrier spokesmen said this demonstrates “a strong commitment” by the industry to drive major improvements in efficiency and customer experience
Posted 04/17 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx said this morning it is in discussions about a potential plan to acquire TATEX, a France-based B2B express transportation company focused on heavy shipments. This potential deal follows FedEx’ early April acquisition of Poland-based courier company Opek Sp.Z o.o.