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.

For every billion dollars of exports, over 5,000 jobs are supported

Posted 07/11 · 05:29 PM · SCMR Editorial
U.S. exports supported an estimated 9.2 million jobs in 2010, up from 8.7 million in 2009, according to a report issued today by the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Global logistics: DHL expands LCL service offerings

Posted 07/08 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.

Ocean Cargo: Weak rate structure for carriers to persist, say analysts

Posted 07/07 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades

NAFTA: A deal’s a deal

Posted 07/07 · 03:17 PM · LM Editorial
News that the U.S. and Mexican governments have finally inked a Memorandum of Understanding on a new cross-border trucking program will be good for American shippers and, more importantly, save American honor on a promise made and kept.
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Logistics Management: Shippers will invest in “mission critical” options

Posted 07/06 · 07:21 PM · LM Editorial
Saia Inc. found that shippers responding to its “National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses” had a variety of concerns. But chief among them is having a “Plan B.”

Global logistics: Crowley acquires Puerto Rico Freight Systems

Posted 07/05 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
Crowley Maritime Corporation, a provider of ocean cargo transportation services, recently announced it has acquired the business and assets of Puerto Rico Freight Systems (PRFS), a provider of freight consolidation and less-than-container load (LCL) transportation services in the Caribbean.

Logistics & the Law 2011: Unintended consequences

Posted 07/01 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
The elimination of required cargo liability insurance by the FMCSA now forces shippers to independently verify the existence of the policy and nature of the coverage held by their carriers. Sound time-consuming? Our transportation law expert offers some practical advice.

Bulk and breakbulk ports get back to basics

Posted 07/01 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: OPEC meeting reveals further degeneration of the MENA region

Posted 07/01 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.

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