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FedEx says it is in talks to possibly acquire France-based express transportation provider

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.
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The passing of a legend

Posted 04/17 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement

Ocean cargo shippers to be given new performance measurement tool

Posted 04/17 · 08:17 AM · LM Editorial
Drewry will incorporate the additional KPIs into a new quarterly report, the details of which will be announced later this month

Leap Year Delivers Boost to California Exports

Posted 04/16 · 08:01 PM · LM Editorial
The value of goods shipped abroad by California businesses in February reached $12.85 billion
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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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