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.

Port Tracker report is optimistic about import volumes in coming months

Posted 07/11 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
The report is calling for July import cargo volume to increase 1.6 percent annually, with modest annual gains expected in subsequent months into the holiday shipping cycle.

Small businesses will keep lean inventories

Posted 07/10 · 02:27 PM · LM Editorial
After slow but steady improvement over the first half of this year, small business optimism soured considerably in June, said analysts at IHS Global Insight
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Lean Inventories Prevail in Supply Chain

Posted 07/10 · 02:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
After slow but steady improvement over the first half of this year, small business optimism soured considerably in June, said analysts at IHS Global Insight.
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China blocks panel requests by the U.S., EU and Japan on “rare earths” dispute

Posted 07/10 · 07:53 AM · LM Editorial
At yesterday's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) China said it was not in a position to accept the establishment of a panel requested by the United States, the European Union and Japan regarding its measures related to the exportation of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum
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China blocks panel requests by the U.S. on “rare earths” dispute

Posted 07/10 · 07:49 AM · SCMR Editorial
China, at the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting on 10 July 2012, said it was not in a position to accept the establishment of a panel requested by the United States, the European Union and Japan regarding its measures related to the exportation of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum

The Intersection of Trade and Real Estate Examined

Posted 07/09 · 02:39 PM · SCMR Editorial
The expansion of the Panama Canal will have major implications for industrial real estate in the U.S., particularly in the Southeast.
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FedEx completes acquisition of Rapidao Cometa

Posted 07/05 · 10:19 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx said its FedEx Express subsidiary has completed the acquisition of Rapidão Cometa Logistica e Transportes S.A., a Brazil-based transportation and logistics services provider. The acquisition was initially announced in late May.

Certification: The Career Enhancer

Posted 07/02 · 08:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
The growing number of supply chain certification programs now available opens up new opportunities for managers looking to advance their careers. But before embarking on any program, the experts advise, make sure that it has value to current and potential employers.

2012 State of Logistics: Slow and steady

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.

Excellence: Put your money where your markets are

Posted 07/01 · 12:37 PM · LM Editorial
From 2010 to 2020, China’s aggregate household income will increase by more than $3.2 trillion. Income increases in India will total $1.4 trillion during the same period. This is definitely impressive, but hardly the whole story. In fact, rises of similar significance are expected in a host of “non BRIC” countries—emerging markets that should be on the radar screens of most global companies and, by implication, most supply chain executives.

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